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 Season 1 (CBC)(1955-56)
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 (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

Winnipeg Free Press, Ottawa Journal

  
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[01] CBC Folio: MACBETH (first episode of season 1)
25Sep1955
Produced by Robert Allen
Play by William Shakespeare
Directed by David Greene
Cast:
Barry Morse ........ Macbeth
Katharine Blake ...... Lady Macbeth
Patrick Macnee ...... Macduff
Margaret Braidwood .... First Witch
Jack Creley .................. Seyton
John Drainie ................ Banquo
Charles Jarrott ............. Ross
Elizabeth Cole ............. Lady Macbeth's attendant
Dickson Kerwin ........... Siward
Ron Hartmann ............ Caithness
Hayward Morse .......... Macduff's son
John Maddison
Brendan Dillon
Paul Endersby
Ed McNamara

[02] CBC Folio: THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WULLIE MCCRIMMON
09Oct1955
Play by W.O. Mitchell
Host Robert Christie
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner
Robert Shirriff
Jack Creley
Ron Hartmann
Phyllis Coglan
Paul Kligman
John Drainie
George Spelvin
Eric House
Douglas Rain
Sandy Webster
William Needles
Frank Peddie

[03] CBC Folio: TAKE TO THE WOODS
16Oct1955
Book by Eric Nicol
Cast:
Robert Goulet
Sharon Acker
Jack Creley
Helene Winston
James Beer
Maggie St. Clair
Earl Dick
Joan Gilmour
Bernard Johnson
Diane Laumer
Margo MacKinnon
and dancers Myrna Aaron, Natalia Butko, Joy Dunning and Joey Harris.

[04] CBC Folio: BETRAYAL
23Oct1955
Adapted by Nathan Cohen
Play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Basil Coleman
Cast:
Othello segment
Narrator: Lister Sinclair
Frederick Valk ............ Othello
Diana Van der Vlis ..... Desdemona
Barbara Chilcott .......... Emilia
Alan Nunn .................. Iago

The Dreyfus Affair segment
Narrator: William Needles
Eric House .......... Alfred Dreyfus
Hugh Webster ..... Emile Zola
Paul Kligman ........ General Mercier
Charles Jarrott ...... Clemenceau

Traitor segment
Lucas Hoving ......... Christ
Jose Limon ............. Judas

[04] CBC Folio: A SOVIET PORTRAIT
30Oct1955
Written by Len Peterson
Compiled by Raymond Bauer
Directed by Harvey Hart
Narrator Leo Gruliow
Cast:
Charles Jarrott ........ Murakovich
Paul Kligman .......... Vashchenko
Larry McCance ....... Bukin
Jon Granik ............... Alexey
Suzanne Finlay ....... Nina
Betty Leighton ......... Grandmother
Jack Creley
Alex Denaszody
Margaret Braidwood
Cec Linder
Eric House
Vernon Chapman
Lesley Granik
Michael Gray

[05] CBC Folio: THE WOMAN WHO CAME TO STAY
06Nov1955
Written by Ronald Hambleton
Cast:
Katharine Blake ......... Mrs. Anna Brownell Johnson
Norman Ettlinger
Charles Jarrott
Douglas Rain
William Needles
Molly Golby
Jeremy Wilkin

[06] CBC Folio: LA BOHEME
13Nov1955
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Guiseppe Giacosa
Cast:
Claire Gagnier .......... Mimi
Richard Verreault ..... Rodolfo
Evelyn Gould ............ Musetta
Louis Quilco .............. Marcello
Yoland Guerard ......... Colline
Andre Rousseau ........ Parpignol
Robert Savoie ............. Schaunard
Joseph Rouleu ........... Benoit / Alcindoro
Jean-Pierre Hurteau ... Sergente

[07] CBC Portfolio: THE HAND AND THE MIRROR
20Nov1955
Written by Cynthia Allen
Narrator Lister Sinclair
Cast:
Barry Morse ........ Leonardo da Vinci
Bruno Gerussi .... Francesca
Lloyd Bochner
Louis Negin
Sylvia Gillespie
Chris Wiggins
Roland Bull
Douglas Rain
William Needles

[08] CBC Folio: SYMPHONY OF MOVEMENT: MOODS AND VARIATIONS
27Nov1955
Written by Harvey Hart
Directed by Harvey Hart
Narrator Lister Sinclair

Segment: "Primitive Abandon" and "Flirtation"
Marguerite Adiren
Jean-Leon Destine
Joceline Martinez

Segment: "The Diamond Backs" and "At the Still the Point"
Yvonne Brenner
Emily Frankel
Harvey Lichtenstein
Roberta Reed

Segment: "Loneliness" and "On Impulse"
Natalia Butko
Gladys Forrester
Joey Harris
Fergus Hunter
Birgitta Kiviniemi
Gordon Marsh
Beth Morris

[09] CBC Folio: HEDDA GABLER
04Dec1955
Produced by Paul Almond
Teleplay by John Bethune
Play by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Esse W. Ljungh
Cast:
Barbara Chilcott
Mavor Moore
Elizabeth Cole
William Needles
Patricia Shepherd
John Drainie
Beth Lockerbie

[10] CBC Folio: DOUBLE BILL
11Dec1955
Produced & Directed by Franz Kraemer
National Ballet Company of Canada
Costume Designer Kay Ambrose
Conductor George Crum
Arranger Harry Somers
Lighting Designer John Grozelle
Designer Rudi Dorn

Segment: "Lilac Garden" (Composer Ernest Chausson 1855-1899)
Lois Smith ......... Caroline / Operetta star
David Adams .... Caroline's young lover
James Ronaldson ........ the man she must marry
Celia Franca ..... the woman in her fiance's past
Charles Dobias ..... solo violin

Segment: "Offenbach in the Underworld" (Composer Jacques Offenback 1819-1880)
Ray Moller ................. Grand Duke
Oldyna Dynowska ..... Madame la patronne
Richard Englund ....... the artist
Lillian Jarvis ................ the debutante
Earl Kraul .................... the officer
Angela Leigh .............. the lady of the carriage trade
Betty Pope ................... her daughter

[11] CBC Folio: THE PHILANDERER
18Dec1955
Adapted by Andrew Allan
Play by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Andrew Allan
Cast:
Barry Morse
Jacqueline Barnett
Mavor Moore
Toby Robins
Al King
Dawn Greenhalgh
Jeremy Wilkin
Frank Peddie

[12] CBC Folio: THE HOUSE BY THE STABLE / GRAB AND GRACE
25Dec1955
Written by Charles Williams
Cast:
Jack Creley
Katharine Blake
Charles Jarrott
Janet Reid

[13] CBC Folio: 1955 IN REVUE
01Jan1956
Synopsis:
A satirical look at the year's news.

[14] CBC Folio: EDWINA BLACK
08Jan1956
Play by William Dinner and William Morum
Cast:
Norma Renault
Charles Jarrott
Barbara Tremain

[15] CBC Folio: GOODBYE, YOUNG MAN
15Jan1956 CBC Sun 10pm [Winnipeg Free Press]
Producer Henry Kaplan
Written by Jacqueline Rosenfeld
Cast:
Joe Austin
Kate Reid
Joan Blackman
James Doohan
Synopsis:
The story is about a daring young man who wins a duel, then fences romantically with a beautiful young woman he's met in an Italian garden.

[16] CBC Folio: WHEN SOFT VOICES DIE
22Jan1956
Play by Lister Sinclair
Cast:
Lorne Greene ....... Beethoven
Jack Creley
Margaret Griffin
Toby Robins
Richard Easton
Deborah Turnbull
James Edmond
Drew Thompson

[17] CBC Folio: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
29Jan1956 [Winnipeg Free Press]
Libretto by Mozart
Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Waddington
Cast:
Mary Morrison ..... Countess Almaviva

*Note: Presented as a Special Canadian Production on CBC Folio television January 29, 1956 at 10pm.
Also on CBC Radio January 25, 1956 at 7:30pm.

[18] CBC Folio: THE LADY AND THE LOGGER
05Feb1956
Directed by Norman Campbell
Cast:
Robert Goulet ...... Jeff
Jean Ramsay ....... Frankie
Carol Starkman ..... Tanya
James Doohan
Joe Austin
Helene Winston
Norman Ettlinger
Paul Kligman
Les Rubie

[19] CBC Folio:
12Feb1956 [Winnipeg Free Press]


[20] CBC Folio: KATHERINE DUNHAM
19Feb1956 [Winnipeg Free Press]

[21] CBC Folio: THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
26Feb1956
Adapted by Len Peterson
Play by Fritz Hochwalder
Cast:
Barbara Chilcott
Jack Creley
Gerald Sarracini
Douglas Rain
Tony Van Bridge
William Hutt

[--] CBC Folio:
04Mar1956
pre-empted Showcase Special


[22] CBC Folio: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
11Mar1956
Adapted by Donald Harron
Lyrics by James Costigan
Music by Norman Campbell
a musical dramatization of L.M. Montgomery's 'Anne of Green Gables'.
Orchestra and chorus conducted by Gordon Kushner
Choreography by Gladys Forrester
Cast:
Toby Tarnow ..... Anne
John Drainie ...... Matthew
Margot Christie ... Marilla
Margaret Griffin .... Diana
Helene Winston .... Mrs. Lynde

[23] CBC Folio: THE SMALL RAIN
18Mar1956
Play by Lister Sinclair
Cast:
Barry Morse
Suzanne Finlay
Gerald Sarracini
Phyllis Stewart
Jonathan White ..... Edmond
Alene Kamins ........ Eunice
Synopsis:
The story about the impact of a self-confident young man on a group of dissatisfied, neurotic people.

[24] CBC Folio: DARLING CORIE
25Mar1956
folk opera by Elie Siegmeister
Chorus and orchestra conducted by Victor Feldbrill
Cast:
Roma Butler
On the same program will be "The Rake's Progress", a study of six etchings
by William Hogarth, written by Prof. Stanley Read of the University of British Columbia.

[--] CBC Folio:
01Apr1956
pre-empted for the Easter Seal Show

[--] CBC Folio:
08Apr1956
pre-empted for Showtime Presentation.


[25] CBC Folio: THE HAUNTED POST OFFICE / THE FACE OF CANADA
15Apr1956
Play by Lister Sinclair
Essay "The Face of Canada" by Harry Boyle
Directed by Harvey Hart
Narrator Harry Boyle (The Face of Canada)
Cast:
Hugh Webster
Ruth Springford
David Gardner
Norman Etltinger
Douglas Rain
Eric House

[26] CBC Folio: THE TRIAL AT ROUEN
22Apr1956
Opera by Norman Dello Joio
Synopsis:
The story centers on Joan of Arc's trial for heresy and witchcraft.

[27] CBC Folio: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST
29Apr1956
Adapted by John Bethune
Play by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Andrew Allan
Cast:
Lloyd Bochner ........ John Worthing
Elizabeth Cole ........ Miss Prism
Barry Morse ............ Algernon Moncrieff
Charmion King ....... Gwendolyn Fairfax
Eric House ............. Canon Chasuble
Toby Robins ........... Cecily Cardew
John Hardinge ........ Merriman
Tony Van Bridge ..... Lane

[28] CBC Folio: THE TRIAL
06May1956
Written by Franz Kafka
Synopsis:
Story of a man victimized by circumstances beyond his control.

[29] CBC Folio: THE WIDOW OF THE MISSISSAGI
13May1956
Written by Len Peterson
Directed by Esse W. Ljungh
Cast:
Monique Miller ......... Widow
John Drainie ........ Pipineau
Ed McNamara ........ Jim
Fred Diehl ......... Louis
Joe Austin ....... Cook
Hugh Webster ....... Short Legs
Paul Kligman ........... Boris
Murray Westgate ......... Red
Jon Granik ........ Steve
Frank Peddie ....... Cruel Face
Jeremy Wilkin ......... Johnson

[30] CBC Folio: PIRATES OF PENZANCE (90 min)(final episode of season 1)
20May1956
Produced by Norman Campbell
Musical by Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed by Godfrey Ridout
Cast:
Roma Butler
Robert Reic

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