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CBC Television Theatre (1956-58)
a.k.a. CBC TV-Theatre

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded April 2018]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

Winnipeg Free Press and Ottawa Journal


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CBC TELEVISION THEATRE aka "CBC TV-Theatre"
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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Canadian Anthology series 1956-58 70 episodes (2 seasons)

Sundays 9pm (1956-57)
Tuesdays 8pm (1957-58)

Rotating producers, Mavor Moore, Robert Allen, Peter McDonald, David Greene and Silvio Narizzano.

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CBC Sundays 9pm

[01] CBC Television Theatre: KATHLEEN
07Oct1956 CBC Sun
Written by Michael Sayers
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Margaret Griffin ......... Kathleen
Larry Beattie .............. Shamus
Katharine Blake ........ Lily
Ted Follows ............. Angus
Brendan Dillon ......... Father Keogh
John Hardinge ......... Jaimey
Frank Perry .............. Christy
Drew Thompson ..... Professor
Frank Peddie .......... Doctor
Synopsis:
A comedy about an Irish girl's efforts to evade her father's matchmaking schemes.

[02] CBC Television Theatre: DISTINGUISHED GATHERING
14Oct1956
Teleplay by Doria Folliott
Play by James Parish
Cast:
Margot Christie
Mavor Moore
John Drainie
Charles Jarrott
Ann Morrish
Joseph Burns
Iola Lynn
Peter Sturgess

[03] CBC Television Theatre: PENTHOUSE
21Oct1956
Adapted by Jacqueline Rosenfield
Story by Robert Howard Lindsay and Kathleen Lindsey
Cast:
Lorraine Foreman ..... Mrs. Hallam
John Sullivan ............ Mr. Hallam
Shelley Bakewell ....... Judy Hallam
Sarah Davies ............. Mary
Fred Diehl .................. Dr. MacLean
Les Rubie .................. Fred
John Vernon ............. Fireman
Jack Paris .................. Fireman
Synopsis:
It's about a mother and her sick child alone in a hurricane-swept apartment house.

[04] CBC Television Theatre: THE QUEEN OF SPADES
28Oct1956
Teleplay by Leo Orenstein
Based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Mary Savidge ............ Countess Anna
Joan Blackman ......... Maria
Lloyd Bochner .......... Ernst Hermann
Kate Reid .................. Lisa
Charles Jarrott .......... Paul
Norman Ettlinger ...... Narumov
Lew Davidson ........... Chauffeur
Sydney Brown .......... Guard
Fred Diehl ................. Dealer
Synopsis:
A play about gambling and murder at Monte Carlo.

[05] CBC Television Theatre: WELCOME HOME
04Nov1956
Written by N. Richard Nash
Cast:
Mavor Moore
Winifred Dennis
Sydney Sturgess
Zillah Carter
Synopsis:
A play about a middle-aged couple and their maid of 25 years
who tries to adopt a baby in her employers' name.

[06] CBC Television Theatre: THE BLINDFOLDED LADY
11Nov1956
Written by Alex Dyer
Cast:
Murray Matheson
Austin Willis
Joe Austin
Alex McKee
Rex Hagon
Murray Westgate

[07] CBC Television Theatre: THE UNFORESEEN
18Nov1956
Written by Dorothy Macardle
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Katharine Blake ......... Virgilla
Joan Blackman ......... Linda
Ted Follows .............. Boyfried
Ivor Barry ................... Doctor
Synopsis:
Presents a story of a woman who has visions that eventually come true.

[08] CBC Television Theatre: FAILURE TO REMAIN
25Nov1956
Play written and produced by Melwyn Breen
Cast:
Budd Knapp ......... Steve Brock
Robert Shirriff ........ Buzz Brock
Deborah Turnbull ..... Mardy Taylor
Charmion King .......... Mary Brock
Ed McNamara .......... Gander
Michael Fitzgerald ... Dick
Austin Willis .............. O'Hara
Jacqueline Barnett ... Myra
Paul Kligman ............ J.P.
Suzanne Finlay ........ Helen
Ted Follows ............. Jerry
Dawn Greenhalgh .... Sally
Howard Milsom ......... McMurtrie
Jonathan White ......... George
Larry O'Connor ......... Bartender
Synopsis:
Story is about a dishonest contractor and his son who's involved in a hit-and-run accident.

[--] CBC Television Theatre: KENNEDY'S QUEST
02Dec1956 (rescheduled to 16Dec56)


[09] CBC Television Theatre: A SILENT CRY
09Dec1956
Adapted by Joseph Liss
Based on a book "Mist Upon The Waters" by F.L. Green.
Cast:
Barry Morse .......... Pelancy
Katharine Blake .... Mabel
Henry Comer ....... Barty
Jan Campbell ....... Anne
Lew Davidson ....... Lance
Joseph Burns ....... Inspector
Michael Conway ...... Molloy

[10] CBC Television Theatre: KENNEDY'S QUEST
16Dec1956
Written by Joseph Schull
Cast:
Kate Reid .......... Martha
Bill Walker ......... Kennedy
Jack Creley ........ Pop Whalen
Pegeen Rose .... Celia
Rex Hagon ........ David

*Note: The play was scheduled and cancelled Dec 2, 1956
when Miss Reid had a severe attack of laryngitis.

[11] CBC Television Theatre: THE RETURN OF DON JUAN
06Jan1957
Adapted by Ronald Duncan
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner ..... Don Juan
Toby Robins
Eric Christmas ...... Catalion
Geoffrey Alexander ........... Anthony
Jill Foster .............. Evelyn
John Hardinge ..... Oscar Wilde
Richard Easton ..... Lord Byron
Jack Creley ........... George Bernard Shaw
Mavor Moore ...... Satan
Ivor Barry ............. Bishop
Juan Root ........... Lionel

[12] CBC Television Theatre: THE ACROBATS
13Jan1957
Play by Mordecai Richler
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Les Lawrence ..... Andre
Hildegard Rossi .... Toni
E.M. Margolese .... Chaim
Joseph Furst ......... Roger Kraus, a former Nazi officer in exile.
Charles Jarrott
Jane Graham
Jacob Reinglas
Charlotte De Neve
Lee Crawford
Ivor Murillo
Ursula Danera
Peter Rock
Dickson Kenwin
Synopsis:
Set in Spain, the play is about a Canadian trapped in an alien world.

[13] CBC Television Theatre: WHITEOAKS
20Jan1957
Adapted by Ronald Hambleton
An adaptation of Mazo de la Roche's novel Whiteoaks
Cast:
Gladys Rutherford ....... Adeline, the 101-year-old grandmother
John Charlesworth ...... Finch Whiteoak
Cec Linder ................... Uncle Nicholas Whiteoak
Donald Davis ............... Renny Whiteoak
John Hardinge ............ Uncle Ernest Whiteoak
Zillah Carter ................. Aunt Augusta Whiteoak
Margaret Griffin ............ Pheasant Whiteoak
Amelia Hall .................. Meg Whiteoak
Hayward Morse .......... Wakefield Whiteoak
Douglas Rain .............. Piers Whiteoak
William Needles ......... Mr. Patton
Synopsis:
The play is about the sharp-tongued grandmother who has cracked
the whip over the Whiteoaks family of Jalna ever since making the first
of her eight wills 20 years before.
*Note: John Fisher's intermission commentary will focus on the prairie scene.

[14] CBC Television Theatre: THE SACRED SCALES
27Jan1957
Adapted for television by Robert Rietty and Nathan Cohen.
Story by an Italian playwright, Ugo Betti
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner ...... Cust
Charles Jarrott ....... Erzi
Ivor Barry ............... Persius
John Drainie ......... Croz
Earl Grey ............... Vanaan
Eric Christmas ....... Malgal
James Edmond ..... Bata
Paul Endersby ........ Maveri
Sarah Davies ........... Nurse

[15] CBC Television Theatre: ROMANCE
03Feb1957
Written by Rita Greer Allen
Cast:
Toby Tarnow
Gerald Sarracini
Margaret Braidwood

[16] CBC Television Theatre: STRICTLY NORMAL
10Feb1957
Written by Jesse Goldstein, Mort Greene, Dave O'Brien and Sherwood Schwartz
Cast:
Carol Starkman
Bernie Orenstein
James Doohan
Austin Willis
Stan Francis
Synopsis:
The play's about a young advertising executive and "the average man and woman".
*Note: A comedy written by four of comedian Red Skelton's gag writers.

[17] CBC Television Theatre: DATELINE BUDAPEST
17Feb1957
Teleplay by George Salverson and Nathan Cohen,
created from information provided by Charles Wasserman,
who witnessed the tense struggle of revolt and repression in Hungary.
Cast:
Robert Shirriff
Hildegarde Rossi
Alex Denaszody
Geoffrey Alexander
Ed Simay
Synopsis:
The plot centres around a Canadian journalist in love with
an Hungarian woman freedom fighter.
*Note: At least a dozen Hungarian freedom fighters now in
Toronto will take part in the production, some of them in principal roles.

[18] CBC Television Theatre: THE DOLL
24Feb1957
Written by Charles E. Israel
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Toby Tarnow
Jonathan White
Katharine Blake
Joan Blackman
Synopsis
A comedy-drama about a young married couple who,
though approaching parenthood, are reluctant to grow up.

[19] CBC Television Theatre: ONCE A THIEF
03Mar1957
Written by Jean Cavall and Leo Orenstein.
Cast:
Barry Morse ....... Marcel Victoire
Jean Cavall ........ Police Chief
Synopsis:
One of the cleverest thieves in Paris agrees to help the
police capture the killer of a politician.
*Note: Barry Morse plays nine roles in the drama —
a master criminal, an Arab, a tramp, a streetwalker,
an art collector, a waiter, an aristocrat, a murderer and an old man.

[20] CBC Television Theatre: TO LIVE IN PEACE
10Mar1957
Adapted by Victor Rietti
Play by Giovacchino Forzano
Cast:
Helene Winston
John Drainie ...... Don Geronimo
George Luscombe .... Maso
Synopsis:
Don Geronimo is the priest in a small village in northern Italy.
He learns that he is the uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte and
that the emperor wants him to come to Paris where he
will be made a cardinal. This produces a strong impact
on the quiet village.

[--] CBC Television Theatre: THE MAGIC LIFE
17Mar1957
(Originally broadcast on General Motors Theatre last April).


[21] CBC Television Theatre: BLACK CHIFFON
24Mar1957
Producer David Greene
Story Editing by Nathan Cohen
Play by Lesley Storm
Cast:
Pamela Simpson ..... The Woman
Rupert Davies ........... Her Husband
Lloyd Bochner .......... The Son
Carol Starkman ......... The Son's Fiancee
Mavor Moore
Margaret Griffin
Winifred Dennis
Synopsis:
A woman is caught stealing a chiffon nightgown. Subsequent investigation
reveals strong currents of emotional conflict between the woman, her son and his fiancee.
(Originally scheduled for Feb. 24 and then March 17).

[22] CBC Television Theatre: THE MOVIE STAR
31Mar1957
Written by John Glennon
Cast:
Kate Reid
John Drainie
Roberta Maxwell
Synopsis:
A boy's attempt to break into the movie life ends in disappointment, but when he goes
to a small country school he finds enjoyment spinning a tale of the star he might have been.

[23] CBC Television Theatre: PASSPORT TO YESTERDAY
07Apr1957
Written by Enid Hollins
Cast:
Anne Morrish ....... Karen
Patrick Macnee .....Smoky
Synopsis:
A woman in France, her past cut off by amnesia, gropes for her identity.

[24] CBC Television Theatre: COURSE FOR COLLISION
21Apr1957
Producer David Greene
Written by Arthur Hailey
Story editing Nathan Cohen
Idea Edwin Cair
Cast:
Murray Westgate ...... President of the United States in 1962
Mavor Moore ........... Canadian Secretary for External Affairs.
Jack Creley .............. U.S. General Patrick
Cec Linder ............... Major Hale
George Luscombe .. Sergeant Baiden
Paul Kligman ........... Freeman
Ed McNamara ......... Pilot
William Hutt ............. Harbon
Norma Renault
Sean Sullivan
Chris Wiggins
Sandy Webster
Frances Lougheed
Ivor Barry
Jean Cavall
Daryl Masters
Larry Beattie
Michael Conway
Irwin Browns
Angela Fusco
Les Lawrence
Dickson Kerwin
George McCowan
Arch McDonnell
Larry Middlestadt
Leonard Ontkean
Frank Perry
Jacob Reinglas
Sophia Reinglas
Charles Telling
David Toguri
Synopsis:
The U.S. and Russia are on the brink of an atomic war. In a last desperate personal bid
for peace the American president and the Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs
take off for Moscow for a meeting with the head of the Russian government. In mid-flight
over the north pole they learn that a Russian plane carrying a nuclear weapon has taken
off for New York, and its course will cross that of their own plane. Deliberate collision with
the Russian plane seems the only way to prevent the Russian plane reaching the U.S.

[25] CBC Television Theatre: THE SILENT PARTNER
28Apr1957
Written by Joseph Liss
Cast:
Sammy Sales
Miriam Wolfe
Louis Negin
Vera Kamis
Jacob Reinglas
Sophia Reinglas
Synopsis:
An ardent suitor of a Jewish widow, believes she should honour the memory of her husband
for the traditional twelve months.
*Note: Originally scheduled for Apr 14, 1957)

[26] CBC Television Theatre: LADY'S CHOICE
05May1957
Written by Joseph Schull
Cast:
Ruth Springford ..... Edna
Alex McKee .......... Pete
David Gardner ...... William
Sandra Scott ......... Letitia
Eric Clavering ....... Henshaw
Roberta Maxwell ..... Marjorie
Synopsis:
Edna, a middle-aged woman, is out to get her man. She concentrates her attention first on Pete,
a man she has known most of her life; but when he seems immovable she turns to the mayor.
Serious moments allude to social changes in the town that tend to curb individuality and personal dignity.

[27] CBC Television Theatre: A PLASTIC ITEM
12May1957
Written by Stanley Mann.
Cast:
Rolf Carston ......... Al Carpenter
Aileen Seaton ...... Jessie
Louis Cusson ....... Jimmy
John Sullivan ........ Nelson
Norma Renault ..... Jennifer
Jo Fisher ............... Ginger
Stan Francis .......... Ambrose
Deborah Cass ....... Miss Price
Meg Hogarth ......... Lindy
Len Birman ........... Sidney
Winifred Dennis .... Mrs. Oliphant
Lynne Spencer ..... Mrs. Watson
Elsa Saba .............. Landlady
Synopsis:
An enterprising man begins distributing a line of plastic products in Canada, then sees his chances
of success cut from beneath him by another man in the same company.
*Note: This was Rolf Carston's first leading television role.

[28] CBC Television Theatre: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
19May1957
Produced by Paul Almond
Adapted by Nathan Cohen
Novel by Emily Bronte
Cast:
William Hutt ............ Heathcliff
Meg Hogarth .......... Cathy
Winnifred Dennis .... Nellie, the housekeeper
David Gardner ......... Edgar
Norma Renault ........ Isobel
Henry Comor ........... Hindley
Alwyne Whatsley ..... Earnshaw
Stephanie Mews ...... Cathy as a child
Frank Bodwel ........... Heathcliff as a child
Mervyn Blake ............ Joseph
Geoffrey Alexander ... Lockwood

[29] CBC Television Theatre: FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE
26May1957
Written by Mordecai Richler
Cast:
Katharine Blake ..... General's Wife
Budd Knapp .......... Commissar
Austin Willis ........... Doctor
Powys Thomas ..... General
George Luscombe ... Paco
Mel Benstock
Set in Spain

[30] CBC Television Theatre: 99 TIMES AROUND THE BLOCK
02Jun1957
Produced by William Kotcheff
Written by Myron Galloway
Cast:
Margaret Braidwood ..... Irene
Geoffrey Alexander ...... Avery
James Doohan ............. David
Lynne Gorman ............. Dorothy
Shane Rimmer ............. Bill
Mavor Moore
Barbara Hamilton
Kay Hawtry
Mel Benstock
Maud Whitmore
John Paris

[31] CBC Television Theatre: NIGHT OF THE PLAGUE
09Jun1957
Written by Lester Powell (Kraft Theatre produced last March.)
Story Editing Nathan Cohen
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Patrick Macnee ...... Paul Stafford
Toby Robins ........... Elaine
Ivor Barry ................. Bond
Henry Comor .......... Ferguson
Rupert Davies ........ Marr
Eric Heath .............. Baynes
Powys Thomas ....... Quill
Gillie Fenwick
Norman Welsh
Brendan Dillon
Maureen Fitzgerald
Donald Ewer
Ian Hewitson
Rosemary Palin
Dawn Leslie
Synopsis:
A pathologist working in a hospital is called upon to perform an autopsy on a man who has died mysteriously. His findings
lead him to a web of government agents, intrigue, national security and the possibility of an outbreak of bubonic plague.

[32] CBC Television Theatre: MY GUESS WOULD BE MURDER aka "Murder Without Tears"

16Jun1957
Produced by Ron Weyman
Adapted by John Irving
Story by Anthony Gilbert
Cast:
Winifred Dennis ......... Laura
Sarah Davies .............. Alice
Drew Thompson ........ Mr. Finnemore
Brendan Dillon ............ Mr. Mach
Geoffrey Alexander ..... Burch
Dawn Greenhalgh ....... The Sister
Zillah Carter .................. Miss Woodman
Barbara Tremain
Irena Mayeska
Synopsis:
A woman recovers consciousness after a train wreck and finds her inheritance and identity have been taken over by someone else.

[33] CBC Television Theatre: BIRTHDAY PARTY [Final episode of season 1]
23Jun1957
Written by Arthur Kavanagh
Cast:
Muriel Cooper ....... Marie
Austin Willis ........... Frank
Rex Hagon ............ Paulie
Nan Stewart ........... Mrs. McIntosh
Sammy Sales ........ Mike
Helene Winston .... Gladys
Anne Wright .......... Muriel
E.M. Margolese ..... Grapelli
Miriam Wolfe .......... Carmela
Corinne Orr
Hildegarde Rossi
Margaret MacBain
Sally Walton
Synopsis:
Marie works in a bakery and is about to become a bride. Marie has not told her husband-to-be about her little boy, child of
a previous marriage. Austin Willis and Rex Hagon also star. Leo Orenstein, producer.

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CBC Tuesdays 8pm

2.01 [34] CBC Television Theatre: ONE OF OUR MEN IS GUILTY
05Nov1957
Written by J.N. Harris
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner
Jonathan White
Eric Christmas
Bill Glover
Henry Comor
Shame Rimmer
Max Brent
Leslie Yeo
Synopsis:
Allied airmen plan an escape from a German prison camp but are unaccountably discovered in the attempt.
Their search for the informer brings them to one of their own number — a Canadian whose father was a flying ace
in the First world War. He must be silenced, but to kill him would disgrace his family at home.

2.02 [35] CBC Television Theatre: GUEST APPEARANCE
12Nov1957
Written by Lester Powell
Cast:
Murray Matheson ...... Stuart Marlowe
Charmion King .......... Grace Shearing
Stephanie Taylor ....... Linda Shearing
Paul Kligman ............. Ben Dash
Ron Hastings ............. Jack Shearing
Leonard Glenn .......... Arthur Kassel
William Bell ................ Gus
Bud Browning ........... Bartender
Thelma Palk .............. Secretary
Synopsis:
A second-rate actor tries to get money from an old flame to buy into a Broadway production. Her refusal forces him to
work on her through her teen-age daughter, and to forestall this, she gives him the money. But the damage is done;
the daughter has fallen in love with the actor.

2.03 [36] CBC Television Theatre: DEBIT ACCOUNT
19Nov1957
Written by Kim McIlroy
Cast:
Robert Goulet ........ Eddie McDonald
Carol Starkman ...... Jane McDonald
Peter Mews ............ Mr. Forbes
Murray Westgate .... Sergeant
Miriam Wolfe ........... Mrs. Forbes
Frances Tobias ....... Mrs. Rogers
Harold Burke ........... Joe
Corinne Orr ............. Elsie
Mel Benstock .......... Mr. Maxwell
Leslie Yeo ............... Policeman
Synopsis:
A suspense drama about a young accountant who takes the risk of "borrowing" money from his employer in time of need.
He pays it back, but his embezzlement is discovered by an unscrupulous auditor who blackmails him.

2.04 [37] CBC Television Theatre: LOST IN THE CROWD
26Nov1957
Written by Jack Kuper
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Vivian Nathan ........ Mrs. Jaworski
Jonathan White ..... Stanley
Toby Tarnow ......... Marion
Jill Foster ................ Jenny
George Luscombe .... Johnny
Ruth Springford ...... Mrs. Robinson
Ray Bellew .............. Shorty
Synopsis:
When a young man living at home with his- mother falls in love with a girl, his mother is openly hostile,
fearing she will lose him. The bewildered youth is caught between feelings of duty and love.

2.05 [38] CBC Television Theatre: THE GRAB SHOT
03Dec1957
Written by Fred Edge
Cast:
Jack Creley ......... Lawrence
Corinne Conley ... Vi Ralston
Sheila Billings ...... Miss Wolfe
Austin Willis .......... Detective Piper
Don Francks ........ Ray Morris
Uriel Luft ............... George
Alan Hood ........... Storey
Synopsis:
A hard-driving executive bases a foolproof plan for murder on a tape-recorded alibi. His ingenious scheme to rid himself
of a useless partner is well on the way to success—except for one small detail.

2.06 [39] CBC Television Theatre: THE OLD MAN SAYS NO
10Dec1957
Produced by Melwyn Breen
Written by Mac Shoub
Cast:
Mavor Moore ........ Root
Donald Davis ........ Crown
Alex McKee .......... Crimp
Ed McNamara ....... Holland
Bernard Slade ....... Billop
Tom Harvey ........... Moorehead
Stan Francis............ Bucham
Ron Hartman .......... Lund
Synopsis:
When a big corporation buys up a large section of wilderness in B.C., the lives of the area's 31 settlers drastically changed.
They stand to gain $32,000 for selling their land, but one old man says "No!" and uses his hunting rifle to emphasize his answer.

2.07 [40] CBC Television Theatre: THE ROOM
17Dec1957
Written by William Kendall Clarke
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Austin Willis ........ Stanley Loring
Corinne Conley .. Alix Loring
Roberta Maxwell .... Kathryn Loring
Frances Tobias ....... Governess
John Vernon ........... Businessman
Synopsis:
The father visits his 15-year-old daughter after the death of her mother, from whom he had been separated. He gets a hostile reaction
when he asks her to return with him to South America.

2.08 [41] CBC Television Theatre: THE LITTLE SWEEP
24Dec1957
Produced by Basil Coleman
Written by Benjamin Britten and Eric Crozier
Cast:
Brian Craib ................ Sam
Jeanne Pengelly ...... Miss Baggott, the housekeeper
Rhoda Pendleton ..... Rowan, the nurserymaid
Jack Ringham .......... Black Bob, the sweep
Donald Bartle ........... Clem, his assistant
Maxine Miller ........... Juliet
The children are played by Billy Potten, Roger Olson, Renee Rosen, Janice Crenstein and Hayward Morse.
Synopsis:
Christmas presentation from the Crest Theatre in Toronto with a performance of a miniature opera "The Little Sweep".

2.09 [42] CBC Television Theatre: DAVID AND JONATHAN
31Dec1957
Written by N.R. Rolde

2.10 [43] CBC Television Theatre: BAPTISM OF FIRE  aka "Maiden Voyage".
07Jan1958
Written by John Whelan
Directed by Henry Kaplan
starring
Anthony Grey ......... Gopher
Robert Sheriff ......... Lt. Peters
Shane Rimmer ...... Sharkey
Don Francks .......... Karsh
Bruno Gerussi ....... Obie
Jonathan White ..... Jaggers
Murray Westgate ... Captain
Shane Rimmer ...... Sharkey
Alan Chrysler ......... Barnes
William Bell ............ Rawlins
Lew Davidson ........ Grabbe
George Luscombe .. Jackson
Derek Ralston ......... Duffy
Synopsis:
On his first naval assignment a young sailor learns the difference between sea-cadet exercises and actual combat.

2.11 [44] CBC Television Theatre: THE RADIOACTIVE MAN
14Jan1958
Written by Fred Edge
Cast:
Uriel Luft ......... Marko
Jill Foster ........ Mary
Ivor Barry ......... Graham
Cec Linder ....... Shore
Frank Perry ......... Todor
Alex Denaszody ... Milan
Henry Comor .... Janez
Ed Simay .......... Zvone
Tony Brown ....... Peter
James Barron .... Reynolds
John Maddison .... Campbell
Alan Chrysler ....... Constable
Synopsis:
Story of a man who entered the country on a forged passport and who is unwittingly carrying a deadly radioactive pellet.

2.12 [45] CBC Television Theatre: NOR ALL THY TEARS
21Jan1958
Written by Alan Miller
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Muriel Cooper
Eric House
Helen Winston
Sean Sullivan
Art Jenoff
Barry Lavender
Gene Sandys
Synopsis:
The story deals with a young boy who escapes from reform school and comes home to threaten his home and family.

2.13 [46] CBC Television Theatre: DEATH MINUS ONE
28Jan1958
Written by Arthur Hailey
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Murray Westgate ............ Falmouth
Sylvia Marriot .................. Rita Falmouth
Tony Brown .................... Bud Falmouth
Marcia Clare ................... Sylvia
Geoffrey Alexander ........ S.L. Burns
Norman Welsh ............... Werner
Elizabeth Cole ................ Edie
Paul Endersby ................ Verger
Joseph Shaw ................. Army Captain
Eric Heath ...................... Sergeant
John Greenwood ......... Corporal
William Glover .............. Police Constable
Gillie Fenwick ................. Staff Sergeant
Brendan Dillon ............... Foreman
Tom Kneebone ............. Newsvendor
Synopsis:
Police and Army demolition experts are called in when an unexploded bomb is discovered in a ruined London building, in which two children are trapped.

2.14 [47] CBC Television Theatre: RETURN FROM DARKNESS
04Feb1958
Written by Lester Powell
Cast:
Katharine Blake ...... Flora
Austin Willis ............ Mark
Cec Linder .............. Steven
Kay Hawtrey ............ Gally
Tom Harvey ............ Bristow
Sandy Webster ....... The Priest
Synopsis:
A wife and her lover plan the murder of her husband who is deemed officially dead.

2.15 [48] CBC Television Theatre: OUR MISS HAMMOND
11Feb1958
Play by Joseph Schull
Cast:
Francie Jones ...... Miss Hammond
James Doohan ..... Hal Warren
Jill Showell ............ Marion
Art Jenoff .............. Mr. Phillips
Joan Newell ......... Aunt Clara
Synopsis:
A young woman faces life as a spinster, so she sets out to remedy the situation.

2.16 [49] CBC Television Theatre: THE SOUNDINGS
18Feb1958
Written by George Lowther
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Torin Thatcher ........ Shagg
Norman Ettlinger ..... Dr. Mark Fowler
Gille Fenwick ........... Captain Scudder
Sean Sullivan ........... Stratton
Donald Ewer ............ Meachum
Bill Venema ............. Halvorsen
George Luscombe ... Carlson
William Bell ............... Miller
Synopsis:
The story tells of the words of a dying sailor and the effect they have on the ship's doctor.

2.17 [50] CBC Television Theatre: THE BUTLER
25Feb1958
Written by Ralph Rose
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Geoffrey Alexander ...... Pinot
Larry D. Mann ............... Keever
Ludmilla Tchor ............. Madeleine
Winifred Dennis ............ Countess
Mel Benstock ................ Brand
Earl Grey ....................... Dr. Bell
Charles Jarrott

2.18 [51] CBC Television Theatre: THE RUNAWAYS
04Mar1958 [Winnipeg Free Press]
Cast:
Phyllis Love
Clay Hall
Synopsis:
Two teenage girls decide to marry despite parental objection, but both find some legal and moral
barriers blocking their paths to the altar.

2.19 [52] CBC Television Theatre: THE OTHER MAN  aka "Valjean". [Winnipeg Free Press]
11Mar1958
Teleplay by Leslie McFarlane
Adapted from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"
Cast:
Henry Comor .......... Police Inspector Javert
Edythe French ........ Fantine
Louis Zorich ........... Raphael
Robert Christie ....... Champmathieu
Hilary Vernon ......... Sister Simplice
Ivor Barry ................. Judge
Art Jenoff .................. Cochepaille
Peter Needham ....... Clerk
George Sperdakos
Norman Welsh
Zillah Carter

2.20 [53] CBC Television Theatre: THE INVADERS
18Mar1958
Adapted by Alwyne Whatsley
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Patrick Macnee ...... Tom
Jill Showell ............. Veronica
Gillie Fenwick
Synopsis:
While wandering through the countryside, a young married couple discover an old abandoned cottage in which they decide to make
their home. A mysterious stranger tells them of the curse which falls on all its inhabitants, but they disregard his warning.

2.21 [54] CBC Television Theatre: THE BIG COIN SOUND
25Mar1958
Written by Bernard Slade
Cast:
Muriel Cooper ......... Lorrie
Ron Hastings ........... Jimmy
Timothy Findley ....... Jay
Peter Humphreys ..... Charlie
Louis Zorich ............. Hanson
Barry Lavender ......... Tony
Elwood Glover
Synopsis:
The story deals with a singing group, who finally makes the grade
in show business. The leader finds that success goes to his head
and the other partners set out to remedy this.

2.22 [55] CBC Television Theatre: A QUESTION OF DISCIPLINE
01Apr1958 CBC Tue
Written by Joseph N. Orenstein
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Cast:
Kate Reid ........... Annabelle Ronan
WIlliam Needles .... Dr. Jonathan Kern
Joseph Furst .......... Joe Greenwood
Margot Christie ....... Alice Kern
John Vernon .......... Dr. Rice
Hedley Mattingly .... Caruthers
John Mackin ........... Sanderson
Michael Conway .... Stokes
Kay Hawtrey ........... Nurse
Synopsis:
When a woman is stricken with a fatal disease her doctor son fails to
see why she should not be told about her condition. It is only when
the mother tries to kill herself that the son learns the difference between
wisdom and truth.

2.23 [56] CBC Television Theatre: THE RIGGIN' SLINGERS
08Apr1958
Written by Fred Edge
Directed by Ronald Weyman
Cast:
James Doohan
Robert Goodier
Wayne Morris
Jon Granik
John Nevette
Shane Rimmer
Synopsis:
The story of a lumberjack who is indirectly involved in a murder of a fellow worker.

2.24 [57] CBC Television Theatre: THE BLACKWOOD DEAL
15Apr1958
Teleplay by Leslie McFarlane
Story by Ron Krantz
Directed by Melwyn Breen
Cast:
Austin Willis ....... Burleigh
Jack Creley ........ Watson
Hugh Webster ... Pop
Bernard Slade .... Norman
Sydney Brown .... Jack
Ivor Barry ............. Whittlesee
Peggi Loder ........ Vivian
Ron Hastings ...... Jim
Thelma Palk ........ Claire
Cy Mack .............. MacLean
Arch McDonnell .... Barris
Frank Perry ............ Gray
Mike Fitzgerald ...... Bruce
Jack Greening ....... Harvey
Leslie Yeo ............. Editor

2.25 [58] CBC Television Theatre: EPITAPH AT LITTLE BUFFALO
22Apr1958
Story by Arthur Hailey
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Lorne Greene ..... Captain
Rex Devlin ........... Davy
Margo Christie ..... Castlerod
Budd Knapp ........ Carley
James Doohan .... Newman
Phyllis Stewart ...... Imogene
William Needles ... Marshall
Robert Goodier ...... Air Commodore
Jo Fisher

2.26 [59] CBC Television Theatre: CHAIN REACTION
29Apr1958
Written by Dick Berg
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Robert Goodier ...... Dr. Austin Case
Kathy McNeil ......... Alexandra
Joseph Furst ......... Emil Thibodeau
Howard Ryshpan ..... Robert Thibodeau
Murray Westgate ...... Undersecretary
Lew Davidson ........... Allenby
Alex Denaszody ....... Farkas
Hedley Mattingly ........ Howell
Shirley Jordan ............ Doris
Synopsis:
Story follows the events in a research project of a physicist.

2.27 [60] CBC Television Theatre: WHO IS CARAPACE?
06May1958
Written by Lester Powell
Directed by Ronald Weyman
Cast:
Barry Morse ........... Shannon
Eric Christmas ....... Henry Bruce
Timothy Grey ......... Martin
John Maddison ..... Mr. Harrison
Elizabeth Cole ....... Mrs. Harrison
Peter Sturgess ....... Berstein
Hedley Mattingly ..... Green
Liane Garon ............ Judy
Cynthia Michaelis ..... Miss Vance
Donald Ewer ............ Bus Conductor
Norman Welsh......... Sir Gregory
Ivor Barry................... Crown Prosecutor
Earl Grey .................. Judge
Synopsis:
Based on a murder which took place in Liverpool, England in 1931.
The teleplay deals with a man convicted of murdering his wife and
later freed on appeal.

2.28 [61] CBC Television Theatre: A HEART AND A DIAMOND
13May1958
Written by Eileen and Robert Pollock
Cast:
Joseph Furst ......... Ex-King Gustavus
John Drainie .......... Antonio
Ed Simay ............... Paul
Austin Willis ........... Harry
Dyne Mousso ........ Nikki
Tino Baxa .............. Judge
Ron Taylor ............. Policeman

2.29 [62] CBC Television Theatre: THE SUCCESSOR
20May1958
Written by Seymour Stern
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner
Murray Westgate
Synopsis:
The story of a young executive's attempts to do away with the policies of the company's founder.

2.30 [63] CBC Television Theatre: EVERY MINUTE COUNTS
27May1958
Written by Elaine Morgan
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Derek Ralston ........ Harry
Francie Jones ....... Stella
Chris Wiggins ........ George
Nadia Salnick ........ Alison
Jack Blacklock ...... Banyard
William Bell ........... Richard
Synopsis:
A man who finds that suspicion can distort the truth finds himself in jeopardy.

2.31 [64] CBC Television Theatre: A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE
03Jun1958
Written by Charles Templeton
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner ......... John Holt
John Drainie ............ Dr. Norman Bonar
Katharine Blake ....... Des Bonar
Margaret Griffin ........ Jane
Anthony Grey .......... Herb
Murray Westgate
Synopsis:
A love affair and a murder shake a man's conviction
that honesty is the best policy.

2.32 [65] CBC Television Theatre: CHILDREN OF THE SUN
10Jun1958
Written by Mark Hellington
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Deanna Taylor ........ Myra
Lorne Greene ......... Casey
Kate Reid ................ Susan
William Needles ..... Robert
Jill Foster ................ Leah
William Cole ............ Ned
Synopsis:
In a post-apocalyptic future survivors take turns venturing outside their bunker to draw water and face glowing
eyed mutated humans. The well gets lower and tensions higher. Myra, the child unlike the others, has a secret.

2.33 [66] CBC Television Theatre: ISOBEL
17Jun1958
Written by Margaret Bonham
Directed by Basil Coleman
Cast:
Dawn Lesley ........... Isobel
Donald Davis ........... Rush
Norma Renault ........ Elizabeth
TImothy Grey ........... Adam
Rosamund Merivale ..... Dilys
Tier Parker ................ Megan
Michael Conway ....... Landlord
Gladys Rutherford ..... Old Woman
Anna Haworth ........... Housekeeper
Charles Palmer
Gillie Fenwick

2.34 [67] CBC Television Theatre: THE WILLOW TREE
24Jun1958
Story by Audrey Piggott
Cast:
Ivor Barry ......... Richard
Leo Ciceri ........ Julian
Winifred Dennis ..... Betsy
Janet Reid .......... Elizabeth
Hilary Vernon ..... Sarah
Synopsis:
A sensitive young girl is her mother's rival for the affection of her father.

2.35 [68] CBC Television Theatre: BLOOD ON WHOSE HOUSE
01Jul1958
Written by Ed McGibbon and Phed Vosniacos.
Cast:
Geoffrey Alexander
Vivian Nathan
George Sperdakos
Synopsis:
The story of a British soldier who is captured by a Greek Cypriot fighter.

2.36 [69] CBC Television Theatre: TO MY SON ... WITH LOVE
08Jul1958 CBC Tue
Written by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Walter Massey
Kate Reid
Miriam Wolfe
Synopsis:
The story of a young father who tries to give his son all the advantages he never had himself.

2.37 [70] CBC Television Theatre: BIOGRAPHY OF A CRIME [Final episode of the series]
15Jul1958 CBC Tue
Teleplay by Leslie McFarlane
Story by Charles Templeton
Directed by Ronald Weyman
Cast:
Murray Westgate ...... Donovan
John Vernon ............ Frank Loma
Eric Cryderman ........ Decker
Robert Goodier ........ Purvis
Muriel Cooper .......... Julia
Colin Hamilton .......... George
Louis Zorich .............. Uncle Jimmy
Jacob Reinglas ......... Benny
Sylvia Lennick ........... Peggy
Dennis Stanway ........ Cy
Sydney Brown ........... Pete
Howard Milsom ......... Herb
Larry Solway .............. Moe
Ivor Murillo ................. Syndicate Man
Larry Reynolds

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