Tales of Adventure (TV series)

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Tales of Adventure
Genre drama serial
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 13 September 1952 – 6 March 1953

Tales of Adventure is a Canadian serial dramatic television series which aired on CBC Television from 1952 to 1953.


The first six episodes were a serial version of Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, with adaptation by Ray Darby and production by Silvio Narizzano. This was followed by The Moonstone, a Wilkie Collins story adapted by Michael Jacot and produced by David Green.[1][2] The next serial was "Roger Sudden" by Thomas Raddall, produced by Lloyd Brydon; this ran from 5 December 1952 until the following month.[3] "The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne ran from 30 January to 6 March 1953.[4]


This half-hour series was broadcast on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from 13 September to 8 November 1952. Episodes then moved to a Friday 7:30 p.m. time slot from 14 November 1952 to 6 March 1953. After this, Space Command was introduced in the time slot.


  1. ^ Rutherford, Paul (1990). When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952-1967. University of Toronto Press. p. 374. ISBN 0-8020-5830-2. 
  2. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2005). "Tales of Adventure". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Radio Television". The Globe and Mail. 5 December 1952-16 January 1953.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Radio Television". The Globe and Mail. 6 February – 13 March 1953. 

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