CTVA Canada - "Sidestreet" (1975-78)

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The Collaborators (1973-74)    Sidestreet (1975-78)
Sidestreet
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Alan Leventhall (alanleventhall@hotmail.com)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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SIDESTREET
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Executive Producers
John T. Ross (early eps) / Stanley Colbert (later eps)
Produced by
G. Chalmers Adams (eps 1-2) Brian Walker
Creators John Saxton and Geoffrey Gilbert.
Story Editor David Helwig

Canadian Crime series 1975-78 approx 36 episodes x 60 min color
(4 seasons)

CBC airdates:
Sun 9:00-10:00 p.m., 14 Sep-9 Nov 1975 (season 1) (approx 8 episodes)
Sat 10:00-11:00 p.m., 10 Apr-5 Jun 1976 (Re-run)
Sun 9:00-10:00 p.m., 3 Oct-21 Nov 1976 (season 2) (approx 8 episodes)
Sun 9:00-10:00 p.m., 9 Oct-18 Dec 1977 (season 3) (approx 11 episodes)
Sun 9;00-10:00 p.m., 24 Sep-12 Nov 1978 (season 4) ( 8 episodes)
Thu 11:45-12:45 a.m., 13 Sep-1 Nov 1979 (Re-run)

starring: (season 1)
Stephen Markle as Sgt. Johnny Dias (1975)(eps. 1-8)
Sean McCann as Insp. Alec Woodward (1975)(eps 1-8)
starring: (seasons 2-4)
Donnelly Rhodes as Nick Raitt, old cop (1976-78)
Jonathan Welsh as Glenn Olsen, young cop (1976-1978)
John Swindells as Inspector Ted Bowman


Premise/Background:
"Sidestreet:" succeeded "The Collaborators" as the CBC's main series drama.
"The Collaborators" had moved away from its original premise based on the
combined work of police and forensic scientists to become a more conventional
cop show. Program developers John Saxton and Geoffrey Gilbert aimed to move
"Sidestreet:" away from the violence of the typical police show with
protagonists who were community service officers instead of ordinary
detectives. They aimed to concentrate on issues such as blockbusting,
strikebreaking, rape, poverty, and the problems of the elderly in the city,
instead of major crimes.

Writers included:
Tony Sheer, Grahame Woods, Ty Haller, Seymour Blicker

Directors included:
Richard Gilbert, Don Haldane, Gerald Mayer, John Wright, and Denis Hroux.


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CBC - Sundays 9:00-10:00 p.m., 14 Sep-9 Nov 1975
(approx 8 episodes)
********* no episode details ********

unknown airdates:
x.xx [--] Sidestreet:: WIFE BEATER
guest starring
Nick Mancuso as Mr. West

x.xx [--] Sidestreet:: RAPE
guest starring
Nick Mancuso as Bob Williams

x.xx [--] Sidestreet:: ONCE A HERO
guest starring
Al Waxman
Geraint Wyn Davies as Gary (credited as Gary Davies)

x.xx [--] Sidestreet:: Unknown episode
guest starring
Christopher Maher

x.xx [--] Sidestreet:: Unknown Episode
guest starring
Don Francks as Don Shebib


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Summer Reruns CBC - Saturdays
10:00-11:00 p.m., 10 Apr-5 Jun 1976 (Re-run)
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CBC - Sundays 9:00-10:00 p.m., 3 Oct 1976 -21 Nov 1976
(approx 8 episodes)

********* no episode details ********


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############# season 3 fall 1977 #############
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CBC - Sundays 9:00-10:00 p.m., 9 Oct 1977- 18 Dec 1977
(approx 11 episodes)


3.xx [--] Sidestreet:: WITH THIS RING
1977
starring
Barry Morse

3.xx [--] Sidestreet: STAKEOUT
1977-12-11 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-7009
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Martin Lavut & Arnie Gelbert / Directed by Peter Pearson
ARNE BOYES, SPE
BARBARA MCLEAN, SET
BONNIE FELKER, SEC
CLARE WALKER, CAS
DWIGHT GALLINGER, UNI
IAN GIBSON, LIG
NORMAN ALLIN, DOP
SHIRLEY MANN, COS
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells,
Antony Parr, Gay Rowan, Tom Hauff, and John Evans.
Guest Star:
Leslie Nielsen
Synopsis:
An over-zealous Emergency Task Force Leader (Leslie Nielsen) is sent
in to back-up Raitt and Olsen during a tension filled hostage taking
incident during which the hostage and her captor develope a warm
relationship. [AL]

3.xx [--] Sidestreet: A CASE IN POINT
1977-12-18 CBS Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-7003
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Rob Forsyth / Directed by Joe Scanlan
BETTY DOWSON, COS
BONNIE FELKER, SEC
CLARE WALKER, CAS
DON MCELLIGOT, LIG
DWIGHT GALLINGER, UNI
MARILYN STONEHOUSE, PRM
NORMAN ALLIN, DOP
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells, Antony Parr,
Robin Ward, Philip Craig, and Charmion King.
Guest Star:
Jack Duffy
Synopsis:
In this episode, comedian Jack Duffy makes his dramatic debut as a hired
killer who mistakenly assassinates a community lawyer and leads Raitt
and Olsen to a series of fraudulent transactions in upper-crust society.

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############# season 4 fall 1978 #############
############## (final season) ###############
CBC - Sundays 9;00-10:00 p.m., 24 Sep 1978 - 12 Nov 1978
(8 episodes)
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker

4.01 [--] Sidestreet: JUST ANOTHER DAY
1978-09-24 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-7015
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by - NOT KNOWN / Directed by - NOT KNOWN
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, Maury Chaykin, John Swindells,
Hugh Webster, Dave Hughes and Trudy Weiss.
Synopsis:
In this episode, an ordinary day for Sgts. Nick Raitt and Glenn
Olsen turns into one of fear and confusion when with dynamite
strapped to his body, a crazed man named Ferris holds a terrorized
Inspector Bowen at gunpoint. He demands that Raitt and Olsen
bring his estranged wife to the police station. Fearing he wants
to kill her, Raitt and Olsen find someone to inpersonate his
frightened wife. [AL]

4.02 [--] Sidestreet: HOLIDAY WITH HOMICIDE
1978-10-01 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-7014
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Rob Forsyth / Directed by Don Shebib
BARBARA MCLEAN, SET
BLUE DIXON, LIG
CATHY MACLEAN, SEC
LORELY FRITZ, COS
MARSHA CHESLEY, CAS
NICK EVEDMON, DOP
STEPHEN FINNIE, SET
SYLIVA SNOW, UNI
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells and Antony Parr.
Synopsis:
In this episode, to prevent an unwanted horse from being destroyed,
Sgts. Raitt and Olsen claim, and enter him in Quarter Horse Competition.
At the Quarter Horse Show, Raitt and Olsen run up against a con artist
and a pretty young woman who has double-crossed. Filmed on location at
Quarterama '78 will reflect the fun and excitement of Quarter Horse Competition. [AL]

4.03 [--] Sidestreet: BIG BROTHER
1978-10-08 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-7013
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Seymour Blicker / Directed by Stanley Olsen
ASTRID JANSON, COS
BARBARA MCLEAN, SET
BLUE DIXON, LIG
CATHY MACLEAN, SEC
MARSHA CHESLEY, CAS
NICK EVEDMON, DOP
STEPHEN FINNIE, SET
SYLVIA SNOW, UNI
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, and John Swindells.
Synopsis:
In this episode, Saul Rubinek is the special guest star. He portays
Frank, who is forced into hiding from a loan shark enforcer until
he can raise the cash he owes. His hiding place is discovered
and with no indication that the money will be forecoming, Frank
is forced to accept the enforcers job offer - transporting drugs
across Canadian - US border. Meanwhile, Frank's young brother is living with Raitt. [AL]

4.04 [--] Sidestreet: LES GENDARMES
1978-10-15 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-8002
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Martin Lavut & Arnie Gelbert / Directed by Brian Walker
ADA KANGYAL, COS
BARBARA MCLEAN, SET
BLUE DIXON, LIG
BRIAN GLISERMAN, PA
CATHY MACLEAN, SEC
MARSHA CHESLEY, CAS
NICK EVDEMON, DOP
STEPHEN FINNIE, SET
SYLVIA SNOW, UNI
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, Jacques Thisdale, Gilles Savard and Ron Ulrich.
Synopsis:
In this episode, Raitt and Olsen assist Andre Bergeron and MarcRoy,
two Montreal police officers, track a courier for a well know crime
syndicate. The courier, Bill Godfrey is also being hunted by a
syndicate hit man because he knows too much about the organization's
operations. Roy is shot and killed, and his partner Bergeron, the
only witness, accuses Godfrey. Raitt becomes suspicious when he
hears conflicting stories of the events that lead to Roy's death. [AL]

4.05 [--] Sidestreet: SCORPIO RISING
1978-10-22 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-7011
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by - NOT KNOWN / Directed by - NOT KNOWN
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, Sean Sullivan, and Ron Harman.
Synopsis:
In this episode, the German head of a multinational corporation comes
to visit the head of a Canadian multinational corporation to discuss
financial matters. However, the primary reason for his visit is to
discuss Project Scorpio, a world-wide security force for wealthy
businesspeople. Posing as a private body guard, Olsen infultrates
the Canadian corporation. [AL]

4.06 [--] Sidestreet: THE MONEYLENDERS
1978-10-29 CBC Sunday - program number: 61-21346-7012
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Martin Lager / Directed by George Bloomfield
ALLEN HARMON, PA
BARBARA MCLEAN, SET
BLUE DIXON, LIG
CATHY MACLEAN, SEC
LORELY FRITZ, COS
MARSHA CHESLEY, CAS
NICK EVDEMON, DOP
STEPHEN FINNIE, SET
SYLVIA SNOW, UNI
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, Susan Hogan, David Eisner,
Jeannie Elias and Lisa Langlois.
Synopsis:
In this episode, a ruthless loan shark preys on teenagers at a big city
high school. When they are unable to repay their loans with high interest,
he forces the girls into prostitution and turns enforcers loose on the
boys. When a boy is beaten to death, Raitt and Olsen work with a woman
undercover cop to find the killer. [AL]

4.07 [--] Sidestreet: REVENGE
1978-11-04 CBC Sunday - Program number: 61-21346-8001
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by David Helwig / Directed by Rene Bonniere
ADA KANGYAL, COS
ALLAN HARMON, PA
BARBARA MCLEAN, SET
BLUE DIXON, LIG
CATHY MACLEAN, SEC
DAVID HELWIG, WRI
MARSHA CHESLEY, CAS
NICK EVEDMON, DOP
STEPHEN FINNIE, SET
SYLIVA SNOW, UNI
Regular cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells and Antony Parr.
Guest cast:
Nicholas Cortland, Nicholas Campbell, Linda Mason-Greene, Dorothy Poste,
Henry Beckman, David Bolt, and Judy Lee-Johnson.
Synopsis:
In this episode, a convict is released from prison. [AL]

4.08 [--] Sidestreet: VANCOUVER CONNECTION (final episode)
1978-11-12 CBC Sunday Program number: 61-21346-7010
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by - NOT KNOWN / Directed by - NOT KNOWN
Cast:
Donnelly Rhodes, Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells, Antony Parr and Pia Shandell.
Synopsis:
In this episode, narcotics trafficking on the West Coast, Glenn Olsen is
forced to go undercover to trace a drug shipment that is contaminated
with a deadly disease. Filmed on location in Vancouver.  [AL]

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Summer Reruns CBC Thursdays
11:45-12:45 a.m., 13 Sep-1 Nov 1979
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