The Big Revue

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The Big Revue
Written by John Aylesworth
Frank Peppiatt
Directed by Norman Jewison
Presented by Budd Knapp
Donald Harron
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Original release 9 September 1952 – 1 May 1953

The Big Revue was a Canadian variety television show. It was the first ever production of CBC Television when both debuted in 1952. The show was directed by Norman Jewison and written by John Aylesworth and Frank Peppiatt. The pilot episode first aired on 9 September 1952.

The series was hosted by actress Toby Robins who would later rise to fame as a panelist on Front Page Challenge. It was on The Big Revue that Don Harron introduced TV audiences to his country bumpkin alter ego, "Charlie Farquharson" (who years later would be immortalized on the American series Hee Haw and the Canadian series The Red Green Show.).

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