The Big Revue
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|The Big Revue|
|Written by||John Aylesworth
|Directed by||Norman Jewison|
|Presented by||Budd Knapp
|Country of origin||Canada|
|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.).
- The Big Revue at the Internet Movie Database
- Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series: The Big Revue (text link)
- The Big Review at Canadian Communications Foundation
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