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 Season 2 (CBC)(1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox [Uploaded April 2018]
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2.01 [39] GM Presents: THE NEW MEN
27Sep1959
Adapted by Jacqueline Rosenfeld
from the book by E.P. Snow
Cast:
John Colicos ........ Luke Richardson
Donald Harron .... Martin Williams
Barry Morse ...... Mounteney
Alfred Gallagher .... Drawbell
Charles Palmer .... Bevill
Olwyn Millington .... Nora
Norman Welsh ...... Hector Rose
Synopsis:
The two men are running the first British atomic reactor, toward the end of the Second World War. They are pushing on feverishly
in hopes that they, not the Germans, will be the first to produce a nuclear bomb. Failure, and delay on the project antagonizes
the officials and when Luke suffers radiation burns all seems lost. Then they learn that the Americans have the bomb and intend
to drop it on Japan. Martin becomes disgusted with the whole thing and leaves Luke to fight it out alone.

2.02 [40] GM Presents: THE LAND OF PROMISE
04Oct1959
Adapted by Alwynne Whatsley
Story by Somerset Maugham
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Robert Goulet ........ Frank Taylor
Rosemary Harris .... Norah Marsh
Joe Austin ........ Sharp
Mary Duff ........ Miss Pringle
Eric Heath ...... Ben
Joseph Shaw ........ Ed
Muriel Cooper ........ Gertie
Synopsis:
Norah, a young English girl accustomed to a middle-class English life joins her brother and his wife on a wheat farm in Manitoba,
and finds that her ladylike qualities clash with the rugged hand of promise. To try to escape her sister-in-law, she agrees to
marry one of the hired hands, but she fights him as a lover and as a husband. When she receives a cheque for $500 and the offer
of a job in England, she sees a chance to escape.

2.03 [41] GM Presents: RACE FOR HEAVEN
11Oct1959
Written by David Swift
Cast:
Hugh Webster ...... Francis Feylan
Chris Wiggins ....... Jonah Grundeen
James Doohan ...... Father Geraghty
Ivor Barry ........ Bishop Cahill
Ruth Springford ...... Mrs. Fineen
Gillie Fenwick ....... Sully Sulvane
Sean Mulcahy ...... Hefferman
Leslie Yeo ...... Mr. O'Fahy
Michael Conway .... Mulveny
Synopsis:
A comedy about two Irish friends who are inseparable to the point of planning a double funeral. They quarrel one day over
a little piece of sausage, and then decide to outdo each other in a race to take the last journey.

2.04 [42] GM Presents: MURDER STORY
18Oct1959
Written by Leslie Duncan
Based on the play by Ludovic Kennedy
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Jeremy Wilkin ...... Jim Tanner
Barry Morse ......... Bert Graves
Eric Christmas ....... Mr. Tanner
Elizabeth Cole ........ Mrs. Tanner
Donald Ewer .......... Clift
Barbara Alleyn ....... Daisy
Norman Ettlinger .... Bart
Gillie Fenwick ......... Chaplain
Norman Welsh ....... Inspector
Mary Savidge
Leslie Yeo
Synopsis:
A backward youth, Jim Tanner, is sentenced to hang as a murder accessory. The effect of the death cell confinement
is revealed, along with the effect on those close to him.

2.05 [43] GM Presents: THE TWENTY FIRST FLOOR
25Oct1959
Written by Jeanette Newton
Cast:
George McGowan ...... Steve
Toby Tarnow .............. Nancy
Neil LeRoy ................. Hendrickson
Anna Cameron ......... Mrs. Seabrook
Robert Christie ......... Tracy
Jack Creley ............. Barton
Howard Milsom ....... Gil Seabrook
Gordon Pinsent
Judith MacLeod
Synopsis:
A young man who belongs to the right golf club becomes an executive in an advertising firm. He finds that the men
in the grey flannel suits expect more than he is prepared to give.

2.06 [44] GM Presents: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT PILOTS
01Nov1959
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Michael Sadlier
Narrator Lloyd Chester
Cast:
Alan Young ......... Wilbur Bowser
Paul Kligman ..... General
Barbara Franklin ....... Helen
Dave Broadfoot ........ Hemp
Tom Harvey ....... Murdoch
Joe Austin ........ Elderly Man
Frank Perry
George Appleby
Douglas Kerr
Robert D'Ancona
Ken James
William Bell
D'Arcy Guthrie
Ken Karroll
Synopsis:
Story about an "old pro" pilot who is glad retirement from the air force is near now that he is surrounded
by "kids" who love to fly jets - which he hates. Suddenly faced with the prospect of being posted to an arctic
jet squadron he decides instead to sign up for a priority project. Too late he discovers he may be the first
man to be sent to outer space.

2.07 [45] GM Presents: THE DESPERATE SEARCH
08Nov1959
Written by Len Peterson
Directed by Harvey Hart
Cast:
Yvon Deschamps ........ Francois Bouchette
Janine Sutto ............. Mme. Bouchette
Margot Campbell ...... Blanche
Emile Genest
George Carron
Aime Major
Robert Rivard
Norman Taviss
Paul Guevremont
Synopsis:
The play is based on a Montreal murder case in which a young man answers an ad for a bachelor to drive a car to New York,
The young man mysteriously vanishes.

[--] GM Presents:
15Nov1959
pre-empted for "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen, featuring Hume Cronyn, Julie Harris and Christopher Plummer.


2.08 [46] GM Presents: THE SECOND HOME
22Nov1959
Written by Arthur Cavanaugh
Cast:
John Sullivan ....... Eddie
Aino Pirskanen ..... Lil Carr
Timothy Findley ....... Mr. Bates
Ruth Springford .......... Alice
Alex McKee ............ Mr. Folger
Linda Ballantyne ...... Miss Hasset
Jane Mallett .............. Miss Richard
Cosette Lee ............ Pearl
Walter Balay
Nadia Salnick
Derek Johnson
Diane MacMillan
Lloyd Jones
Synopsis:
A loyal secretary has made her office a second home, much to the annoyance of her neglected husband.

2.09 [47] GM Presents: THE DISCOVERERS
29Nov1959
Written by Max Rosenfeld and George Salverson
Cast:
Murray Westgate ....... Dr. Frederick Banting
John Drainie ............ Dr. Joe Gilchrist
Ted Fullows ............ Dr. Charles H. Best
Alex McKee
Kay Hawtrey
Claude Rae
Jocelyn Drainie
Douglas Master
Al King
Synopsis:
The teleplay recreates the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles H. Best
and was written by Max Rosenfeld and George Salverson and first produced in 1956.
The drama has been scheduled as a salute to the University of Toronto and its national fund drive to raise $12,600,000.
During the program, Dr. Charles H. Best, director of the Banting-Best laboratories will speak on behalf of the fund and
will talk about medical research currently under way at the university.

2.10 [48] GM Presents: LOVE STORY 1910
06Dec1959
Written by Leslie McFarlane
Cast:
Eric House .......... Dr. Harvey Crippen
Frances Hyland .... Ethel
Barry Morse ........... Foest
Tony Van Bridge ...... Inspector Dew
Gillie Fenwick ...... Dr. Stewart
Charles Jordan ....... Captain Kendall
Davd Broadfoot ...... Green
Murray Westgate ...... Macleod
Cal Whitehead ....... McCarthy
Donald Ewer ......... Jenkins
Tom Harvey ........ Brown
Hedley Mattingly .... Mitchell
Alan Nunn ............ Sparks
Synopsis:
The story of Crippen the murderer, based on one of the most famous crime detection cases of the century.

2.11 [49] GM Presents: THE ODDBALL
13Dec1959 [Winnipeg Free Press]
Produced by Melwyn Breen
Written by Bernard Slade
Starring:
Tom Harvey .............. Adam Parker
Corinne Conley .......... Cathy
Murray Senens ........... Father
Jane Mallett ............ Mother
Roberta Maxwell ......... Laurie
Rex Hagon ............... Chris
Ed McNamara ............. Marty Bentley
Larry Mann .............. Reporter
Pam Hyatt ............... Alice
Eric Lane ............... Howie Banks
Douglas Ney ............. Ralph Blake
Synopsis:
Salesman Adam Parker is happily married to Cathy, a
television commentator. Their two children are becoming wild and
undisciplined under a succession of housekeepers. Adam decides to
keep house - he likes housework - but his wealthy in-laws are
extremely embarrassed by his abnormal way of life, and pressure
is brought to bear.
(UK syndicated airdate: 25Nov60 ITV A-R London, Fri 11:00pm)

[--] GM Presents:
20Dec1959
The Christmas Opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Menotti will be performed in English by the NBC Opera Company.
Kirk Jordan will play Amahl and others in the cast are Rosemary Kuhlmann, Andrew McKinley, Leon Lishner, David Aiken
and Francis Monachino. Members of the cast are repeating their roles for the fourth year.


2.12 [50] GM Presents: TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS
27Dec1959
Written by Arthur Wing Pinero
Cast:
Barbara Franklin ....... Rose Trelawney
Douglas Rain .......... Tom Wrence
Joseph Shaw .......... Arthur Gower
Eric Christmas
Barbara Hamilton
Leo Leyden
Kathleen Kidd
Mervyn Blake
Betty Leighton
Tom Kneebone
Zillah Carter
William Glover
Jane Hilary
Earl Grey
Synopsis:
The story deals with actress-heroine Rose Trelawney, who becomes engaged to a young aristocrat
but breaks her engagement to return to the stage.

2.13 [51] GM Presents: SHADOW OF A PALE HORSE
03Jan1960
Written by Bruce Stewart
Cast:
Robert Christie
Patrick Macnee
Synopsis:
The play deals with Jem, an ex-convict who is found drunk beside the murdered body of a man.
A desire for vengeance by the tiny community is replaced by the knowledge that it can have the
machinery for justice and become a civilized community - at a price.

2.14 [52] GM Presents: HERE TODAY
10Jan1960
Written by Andy Lewis
Directed by Melwyn Breen
Cast:
Kate Reid ............ Nina
Robert Goulet ..... Laz
George Luscombe ..... Paul
Peter Mews ............ Ben
Janet Reid ............ Ellie
Mary Jane Saunders
Walter Balay
Billyann Balay
Wayne Moss
Michele Finney
Larry Reynolds
Susan Sniderman
Richard Thorneycroft
Gulliver Pearce
Synopsis:
A love story set in the Niagara Falls fruit belt.

2.15 [53] GM Presents: REHEARSAL FOR INVASION
17Jan1960
Adapted by Michael Jacot
Story by Leslie McFarlane
Cast:
Lawarence Dane (as Larry Zahab)
Jean Cavall
Ted Follows
James Doohan
Don Francks
Jon Granik
Robert D'Ancona
Jonathan Erland
Douglas Ney
Anthony Kramreither
Christopher Fitz-Simon
Jack Greening
Zack Matalon
Henry Comor

2.16 [54] GM Presents: YOU WIN, YOU LOSE
24Jan1960
Written by William Edwards
Cast:
Lee Patterson ...... Phillips
Alfie Scopp .......... The Hump
Austin Willis ........... Captain Birkett
Martin Andrews ....... Lt. Toohey
William Bell ........... Owens
W.B. Brydon ..... Det. Fenton
John Nevette
Synopsis:
The play reveals how psychology is a major weapon in police hands.

2.17 [55] GM Presents: HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY THAN MEN
31Jan1960
Adapted by Bernard Slade
Novel by Shepherd Mead
Cast:
Corinne Conley ....... Marie Frale
Murray Matheson
Tom Harvey
Anne Collings
Barbara Hamilton
Larry D. Mann
Chris Wiggins
Drew Thompson
Toby Tarnow
Jonathan Erland
Norman Welsh
Synopsis:
A comedy about a widow, Mary Frale, who must enter the workforce when her husband leaves her and their son penniless.
But when Frale secures a secretarial job in a large firm she discovers a way to make more money than men.

2.18 [56] GM Presents: THE REMARKABLE INCIDENT AT CARSON CORNERS
07Feb1960
Written by Reginald Rose
Cast:
Eric House
Jeremy Wilkin
Gillie Fenwick
Ron Hartmann
Alexander Webster
Ruth Springford
Nicky Austin
Rex Hagon
Alex Barringer
Steven Barringer
Tony Brown
Peg Dixon
Betty Leighton
Mona O'Hearn
Michael Ontkean
Sandra Scott
Aileen Seaton
Susan Sniderman
Synopsis:
A drama about the pupils of a small-town public school who summon their parents to the school at 6 a.m. for a mysterious reason;

2.19 [57] GM Presents: MURDER, ANYONE?
14Feb1960
Teleplay by Leslie McFarlane
Story by Philip Weathers
Directed by Basil Coleman
Cast:
Margaret Braidwood ....... Jane Mannion
Douglas Rain ....... Jack Howell
Emerton Court ............. Bentley Richmond
Catherine Proctor ....... Ellen
Powys Thomas ......... Richard Mannion
Anthony Grey .......... David Mannion
Sharon Acker
Eric Heath
Leo Leyden
Joanna Richardson
Earl Grey
Antony Parr
Edward Holmes

2.20 [58] GM Presents: THE SUN IN MY EYES
21Feb1960
Written by Jack Kuper
Jack Kuper, the author, drew the sketches that open the play and also narrates the introduction.
Cast:
Al Waxman
Toby Robins ...... Edzia
Kenneth Ponzo ....... Yankel
Joel Amos .......... Yosel
Ruth Springford ....... Mrs. Paizak
Martin Andrews ........ Mr. Cohen
James Doohan ...... Police Chief
Jacob Reinglass ...... Mr. Pinski
W.B. Brydon ........ The Farmer
Alma Matsh ......... Fortune Teller
Jonathan Erland ...... Pole
Alfie Scopp .......... Old Man
Kurt Schiegl ......... Townsman
Martin Lavut
Ben Lennick
Synopsis:
The play tells the story of the suffering of the Jews under the tyranny of Hitler.

2.21 [59] GM Presents: MADGE IS FOR MAYBE
28Feb1960
Written by Ronald Bailey
Directed by Henry Kaplan
Cast:
Anna Cameron .......... Madge Tomson
Robert Goulet .......... Jim Mercer
Austin Willis ............ Theo
Phyllis Stewart
George Cooper
William Bell
Douglas Master
Kenneth Wulff
Synopsis:
Story about a shy backwoods woman who tries to become part of the outside world.

2.22 [60] GM Presents: THE DEATH AROUND US
06Mar1960
Written by Arthur Murphy
Cast:
Emerson Court
George Luscombe
Alex McKee
Jo Fisher
Elinor Beecroft
Synopsis:
The hospital drama deals with a mysterious infection that begins with the death of a young boy, crippling an
entire hospital and forcing rigid emergency measures.

2.23 [61] GM Presents: THE MAN WHO STOLE THE BLARNEY STONE
13Mar1960
Written by Richard Morris and Michael Leighton
Cast:
Joseph Shaw
Anne Collings
Drew Thompson
Chris Wiggins
Emerton Court
Mary Savidge
Synopsis:
The story is about a thief whose scheme is to have the stone stolen and then found in England so that war can be declared on the English.

2.24 [62] GM Presents: ORDEAL BY POISON
20Mar1960
Written by Tod Rhode
Cast:
Jack Creley ............. Colonel Garth
Ted Follows ............ Charles Wingate
Dawn Greenhaugh ..... Ann
James Doohan .......... Inspector Purvis
Barbara Hamilton ......... Jane
Neil Leroy ........ Dr. Steele
Leo Leyden .......... Elkins
Araby Lockhart ....... Mrs. Knowles
Larry Beattie ......... Henry
Alexander Webster ..... Dr. McNab
Lew Davidson ........ The Sexton
Synopsis:
Story of a young lawyer and his wife find they have been marked for murder.

[--] GM Presents: THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF HORACE FORD
27Mar1960
postponed to following week due to Hockey semi-finals game.


2.25 [63] GM Presents: THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF HORACE FORD
03Apr1960
Written by Reginald Rose
Cast:
Alan Young ........... Horace Ford
Jill Foster .............. Laura
Miriam Wolfe .......... Mrs. Ford
Frank Perry ........... Leonard
Aino Pirskanen
Lloyd Chester
Joel Kligman
Nicky Austin
John Grima
Nancy Island
Jim Barringer
Steven Barringer
Kathleen Livingstone
Cosimo Filane
Synopsis:
Story of a man who finds escape from reality in childhood memories.

2.26 [64] GM Presents: THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
10Apr1960
Written by Mordecai Richler
Directed by Harvey Hart
Cast:
Martin Lavut .......... Duddy Kravitz
Margot Campbell
George Sperdakos
Louis Negin
Jacqueline Michaels
Al Waxman
Jacob Reinglass
Alfie Scopp
Art Jenoff
Helene Winston
Ben Lennick
Perry Rosemond
Murray Senens

2.27 [65] GM Presents: MR. SYCAMORE
17Apr1960
Teleplay by Ketti Frings
Short Story by Robert Ayre
Cast:
Walter Massey ...... Mr. Sycamore
Willam Needles .... John Gwilt
Deborah Turnbull ...... Jane Gwilt
Ivor Barry .......... Reverend Dr. Doody
James Doohan ........ Fred Staines
Ruth Johnston ......... Myrtle Staines
Douglas Master ........ Mr. Fernfield
Larry Beattie ....... Abner Coote
Amelia Hall .......... Estelle Benbow
Dave Broadfoot ........ Fletcher Pingpank
Drew Thompson ...... Ned Fish
Tom Kneebone ........ Tom Burton
John Bethune ......... Mr. Oikle
Tom Harvey ....... Mr. Hoop
Synopsis:
Story of a man who announces he is going to "plant" himself in the backyard - and become a tree.

2.28 [66] GM Presents: THE QUEEN'S PEACE
24Apr1960
Written by Arthur Hailey
Directed by Ronald Weyman
Cast:
Patrick Macnee ......... Police Sergeant Pine
Jeremy Wilkin ........... Roy Durrant
Tony Van Bridge ...... Basher Durrant
Joseph Shaw ........... Major Hackett
Neil McCallum .......... Leader of the Teddy Boy gang
Ralph Endersby
George Luscombe
Bill Glover
Charles Palmer
Betty Leighton
Jack Greening
Henry Comor
Hedley Mattingly
Alan Nunn
Brian Petchley

2.29 [67] GM Presents: THE OUTCAST OF STE. ANGELE
01May1960
Written by Phyllis Lee Peterson
Cast:
Antoinette Giroux
Mona Lisa Foy
with an all French Canadian cast.

2.30 [68] GM Presents: MUSIC IN THE WALL
08May1960
Written by Donald Jack
Cast:
Kate Reid ............ Ellen Gordon
James Doohan ..... Brad Gordon
Hayword Morse ....... John Gordon
Powys Thomas ...... Fairline
Ivor Barry ........... Professor Mitchell

2.31 [69] GM Presents: SUBSTITUTE SOLDIER
15May1960
Written by John Whelan
Directed by Ronald Weyman
Cast:
Jonathan White .......... Jamie McTague
Lloyd Bochner ............ Captain Biggards
Jack Creley ................ Matt Tearle
Sharon Acker ............ Melody
Scott Peters .............. Possum
Jonathan Erland ...... Clete
Martin Andrews
Gordon Pinsent
Alex McKee
Douglas Master
Jerry Shane
Ed Stevenson
Buddy Ferens
Perry Rosemond
Amba Trott
Synopsis:
A young Canadian farmer is "hired" to fight on the side of the North in the American Civil War.
He wants to pay off the mortgage on his father's farm but he doesn't want to kill.
The reluctant "substitute soldier" makes a decision that brings him face to face with death.

2.32 [70] GM Presents: A WIND FROM THE SOUTH
22May1960
Written by James Costigan
Directed by George McCowan
Cast:
Frances Hyland .......... Shevawn Flaherty
John Vernon ............... Robert Shanley
Charmion King ............ Jean
Don Francks
Jill Foster
Sean Mulcahy
Aileen Seaton
Tom Harvey
Jay Shannon

2.33 [71] GM Presents: THE BECKONING HILL
29May1960
Written by Arthur Murphy
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Michael Craig
Martha Buhs
Eric Clavering
Hilary Vernon
Al Waxman
Burl Sugarman
Lynne Gorman
Gerald Rowan
Rod Oxford

2.34 [72] GM Presents: THE INQUEST
05Jun1960
Written by John Whelan
Cast:
Shepherd Strudwick .... Jeremiah Bracken
Jacques Godin ............ Joe Beris
Norma Renault
Martin Andrews
Douglas Master
Cosette Lee
Gerald Rowan
Joe Austin
Ray Bellew
Dennis Stanway
Rex Hagon
Sydney Brown
Josephine Barrington
Jean Cavall

2.35 [73] GM Presents: THE WELL
12Jun1960
Written by Mavor Moore
Cast:
William Shatner ....... Harry Mungo
Corinne Conley ....... Jean Marden
James Doohan
Elizabeth Cole
Leo Phillips
Jane Mallett
Arch McDonnell
Peggy Harris
Raymond Carl
Andrew Allan
Nancy Island
Neil Leroy
Edwin Stephenson

2.36 [74] GM Presents: THE VIRTUOS ISLAND
19Jun1960
Teleplay by Maurice Valency
Based on the by Jean Giradoux
Cast:
John Colicos ....... Uturu
Norman Welsh .... Banks
Joseph Shaw ....... Lieutenant
Ted Follows ......... Matamua
Betty Leighton ...... Mrs. Banks
Scott Peters .......... Vaituru
Charlotte De Neve .... Tahariri
George Sperdakos .... Solander
and
Leo Phillips
Garbut Roberts
Tony Kramreither
June Sampson
Katherine Doby
William Bell
Gordon Pinsent
Judith Coates
Loretta Sherman
Betty Anderson
Ruby Renault
Dolores Niskanen
Eric Cryderman
Paul Pettiford
Art Lorne
Joseph Maher
Synopsis:
Captain Cook's frigate Endeavor is anchored off the island of Otahiti. Banks, the naturalist of the scientific expedition,
goes ashore to "civilize" the natives in preparation for the landing next day. The native chief, Uturu, and his islanders
bewilder the Englishman with their co-operation.

*Encore" begins a 13-week series of dramas, most of which have bee seen on the CBC-TV network earlier this season.
June 26, 1960 "A Phoenix Too Frequent", a verse comedy by Christopher Fry, starring Rosemary Harris, Don Harron and Helen Buras will be shown.


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