CTVA Canada - "Sidestreet" (1975-78)

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The Collaborators (1973-74)    Sidestreet (1975-78)
Sidestreet (1975-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Alan Leventhall (alanleventhall@hotmail.com)  Rina Fox [Updated March 2020]
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://imdb.com)


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 32 episodes x 60 min color (4 seasons)

CBC airdates:
Season 1: 14-Sep-1975 to 02-Nov-1975 : CBC Sun 9:00-10:00p.m. (8 episodes)
Re-runs: 10-Apr-1965 to Jun-1976: CBCSat 10:00-11:00 p.m.
Season 2: 03-Oct-1976 to 21-Nov-1976: CBC Sun 9:00-10:00 p.m. (7 episodes)
Season 3: 09-Oct-1977 to 18-Dec-1977: CBC Sun 9:00-10:00 p.m. (9 episodes)
Season 4: 24-Sep-1978 to 11-Dec-1978 CBC Sun 9;00-10:00 p.m (8 episodes)
Reruns: 13-Sep-1979 to 01-Nov-1979: CBC Thu 11:45-12:45 a.m.

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
and Michael Ayoub as Harvey Wasko

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.


################## Sidestreet ##################
############# season 1 Fall 1975 ###############
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CBC Sundays 9:00pm 8 eps x 1hr (14-Sep-1975 to 02-Nov-1975)

[01] Sidestreet: THE HOLD OUT  [Premiere]
14Sep1975 CBC Sun
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle as Metro Toronto Police
Guest stars
Ruth Springford ..... Widow
Jon Granik
Larry Reynolds
Amah Harris
Vijay Sharma
Synopsis:
A widow being terrorized by a real-estate developer trying to force her out of her home.
*Note: Up against "Kojak".

[02] Sidestreet: THE MONEY-GO-ROUND
21Sep1975 CBC Sun
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Synopsis:
A young man turns to crime in order to pay off inherited debts to a loan shark. Extortion and purse
snatching by a bicycling thief heat things up and community service cops Alex Woodward and
Johnny Dias move quickly to defuse a dangerous situation.

[03] Sidestreet: THE REBELLION OF BERTHA MACKENZIE
28Sep1975 CBC Sun
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Synopsis:
Two social workers are involved as a Metis mother of two children
fights to keep from being evicted from her home.

[04] Sidestreet: PERHAPS IN DREAMS OLD MAN
05Oct1975 CBC Sun
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Synopsis:
An informer's tip shatters the dreams of two elderly pensioners whose obsession with
owning a farm in Alberta leads them into committing a rather unusual robbery.

[05] Sidestreet: RAPE
12Oct1975 CBC Sun [rerun 10Apr76]
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Guest star
Nick Mancuso as Bob Williams
Synopsis:
The rape of a young woman soon to be married triggers a series of events affecting
the lives of several people in addition to the rapist and his victim.

[06] Sidestreet: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE?
19Oct1975 CBC Sun
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Guest star
Donnelly Rhodes
Synopsis:
A police inspector is torn between a sense of duty and paternal concer when
he learns that his son has become involved in organized juvenile crime.

[07] Sidestreet: STRIKEBREAKER
26Oct1975 CBC Sun (rescheduled from 28Sep75)
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Guest star
Daniel Pilon
Synopsis:
Tempers flare when a professional strikebreaker leads a group of scabs across a picket line.

*Note: [Leader-Post] Sask.
The title of this episode could be titled The Case of the Missing Film.
Half of the third episode "Strikebreaker" scheduled for Sunday September 28,
has disappeared and can't be re-filmed because the guest star, Daniel Pilon,
has other commitments.
The film was apparently mislaid in an independent processing laboratory in Toronto.

[08] Sidestreet: PLAYING THE GAME
02Nov1975 CBC Sun
starring
Sean McCann and Stephen Markle
Synopsis:
A young parolee is harassed by two overly zealous cops who employ
barely-within-the-law tactics to extract information from him.

*Series was renewed but the two stars were recasted.

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Re-runs: 10-Apr-1965 to Jun-1976: CBC Sat 10:00-11:00 p.m.
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################## Sidestreet ##################
############# season 2 Fall 1976 ###############
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CBC Sundays 9:00-10:00 p.m. 7 eps x 1 hr (03-Oct-1976 to 21-Nov-1976)
Lead roles recast. Donnelly Rhodes (as Sgt. Nick Raitt)
and Jonathan Welsh (as Sgt. Glenn Olsen).
Guest stars include, John Colicos, Kate Reid, Neil Munro,
Deborah Turnbull, Murray Westgate, Nick Mancusco.

2.01 [09] Sidestreet: LINE OF DUTY  [Season 2 premiere]
03Oct1976 CBC Sun 9pm
Directed by Peter Carter
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Sean McCann (as Sgt Glenn Olsen)
Synopsis:
Sergeant Glenn Olsen who's accused of knocking down a pregnant woman and causing her to have
a miscarriage, is suspended and his partner begins a personal crusade to clear his friend's name.

2.02 [10] Sidestreet: THE RIGHT TO DEFEND
10Oct1976 CBC Sun 9pm
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Kate Reid
Leslie Carlson
Michele Chicoine
John Horton
Michael Tait
John Evans
Ricky O'Neill
Nicholas Kilbertus
Synopsis:
The story focuses on Ed Mallory, an average, law-abiding citizen who shoots and kills
an intruder in his home. The dead youth's brother escapes from jail and wants revenge.

[--] Sidestreet:
17Oct1976 CBC [Leader-Post]
pre-empted by the World Series.


2.03 [11] Sidestreet: INTIMIDATION
24Oct1976 CBC Sun 9pm
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
John Colicos (as Ed Maddox)
Neil Munro
Synopsis:
A hard-nosed police veteran sidesteps established procedures
and harasses an elusive drug pusher who attacked his wife.

2.04 [12] Sidestreet: ASSAULT
31Oct1976 CBC Sun 9pm
Directed by Peter Carter
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Cayle Chernin
Jacquie Presly
Gary Reineke
Ken James
Synopsis:
Chet Deckerman, a cabdriver has no idea what he's letting himself in for whenhe plays the
good samaritan and rushes to the aid of a man suffering a brutal beating in an alley.

2.05 [13] Sidestreet: DEATH SENTENCE
07Nov1976 CBC Sun 9pm
Directed by Don Haldane
Written by Barry Pearson
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Shelley Peterson (as Eleanor Sanders)
Stu Daly (as George Graham)
Budd Knapp (as McCullough)
Synopsis:
Community Service Sergeants Raitt and Olsen are summoned when a rifle used
in cadet drills is stolen from a high school storeroom.



2.06 [14] Sidestreet: ROGUE COP
14Nov1976 CBC Sun 9pm
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Lawrence Dane
Deborah Templeton
Donald Davis
Synopsis:
A Morality squad officer is under investigation by Raitt and Olsen.



2.07 [15] Sidestreet: 'TILL DEATH DO US PART
21Nov1976 CBC Sun 9pm
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Stephen Young
Barbara Gordon
Richard Pierce
Synopsis:
A hotheaded salesman and his wife are offered help by Raitt and Olsen in an
attempt to resolve their domestic difficulties.

################## Sidestreet ##################
############# season 3 Fall 1977 ###############
##############################################
CBC - Sundays 9:00-10:00 p.m. 9 eps x 1hr (09-Oct-1977 to 18-Dec-1977)
New theme music composed for the show by Chuck Mangione



3.01 [16] Sidestreet: SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL [Season 3 premiere]
09Oct1977 CBC Sun
Written by John Hunter
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest star
Chuck Shamata
Synopsis:
A police officer is show with a "Saturday night special" and Raitt and Olsen uncover a gun smuggling
racket as they chase down the gun from a gambler in trouble with the underworld and a young hold-up man.

[--] Sidestreet: -
16Oct1977 CBC Sun
pre-empted for


3.02 [17] Sidestreet: BETWEEN FRIENDS
23Oct1977 CBC Sun
Written by Peter Verner
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Doug McGrath
Calvin Butler
Synopsis:
An ex-marine CIA operative, wounded at the scene of a homicide, enlists the aid of a former
buddy, now working with Raitt and Olsen, in getting to the safety of the U.S. Consulate.

3.03 [18] Sidestreet: EIGHTEEN HOURS TO KILL
30Oct1977 CBC Sun
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Synopsis:
Raitt and Olsen find themselves up against a complicated string
of terrorist bombings and the terrorist kidnaps a 12-year-old boy.

3.04 [19] Sidestreet: SUGAR AND SPICE
06Nov1977 CBC Sun
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Synopsis:
Sgt. Nick Raitt's unmarried daughter arrives in town desperately looking for an abortion
and the horrors of back-street abortion clinics are brought to light.

3.05 [20] Sidestreet: LAST OF THE FALL GUYS
13Nov1977
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Synopsis:
Uncooperative eyewitnesses refuse to aid Raitt and Olsen in
their attempt to solve a murder.

[--] Sidestreet:
20Nov1977
pre-empted


3.06 [21] Sidestreet: WITH THIS RING
27Nov1977
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest star
Barry Morse
Synopsis:
An illegal immigrant flees from immigration authorities
and marries a woman who specializes in quicky immigration marriages.

3.07 [22] Sidestreet: ONCE A HERO
04Dec1977
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh
Guest stars
Al Waxman
Geraint Wyn Davies as Gary (credited as Gary Davies)
Synopsis:
A retired and now aging sports hero turns to Nick Raitt for help
when his son, an aspiring hockey star, turns to crime in order to
further his career.

3.08 [23] Sidestreet: STAKEOUT
11Dec1977 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.
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Leslie Nielsen
Antony Parr
Gay Rowan
Tom Hauff
John Evans.
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]

3.09 [24] Sidestreet: A CASE IN POINT
18Dec1977 CBS Sunday
Program number: 61-21346-7003
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by Rob Forsyth / Directed by Joe Scanlan
Betty Dawson, COS; Bonnie Felker, SEC; Clare Walker, CAS
Don McElligot, LIG; Dwight Gallinger, UNI; Marilyn Stonehouse, PRM; Norman Aallin, DOP
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Jack Duffy
Antony Parr
Robin Ward
Philip Craig
Charmion King
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.

################## Sidestreet ##################
############# season 4 Fall 1978 ###############
################ Final Season #################
CBC - Sundays 9;00-10:00 p.m. 8 eps x 1hr (24-Sep-1978 to 12-Nov-1978)
 Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker

4.01 [25] Sidestreet: JUST ANOTHER DAY  [Season 4 premiere]
24Sep1978 CBC Sunday
Program number: 61-21346-7015
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by - NOT KNOWN / Directed by - NOT KNOWN
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Maury Chaykin
Hugh Webster
Dave Hughes
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 impersonate his frightened wife. [AL]

4.02 [26] Sidestreet: HOLIDAY WITH HOMICIDE
01Oct1978 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 Evdemon, DOP; Stephen Finnie, SET; Sylvia Snow, UNI
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
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 [27] Sidestreet: BIG BROTHER
08Oct1978 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 Evdemon, DOP; Stephen Finnie, SET; Sylvia Snow, UNI
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Saul Rubinek (as Frank)
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 [28] Sidestreet: LES GENDARMES
15Oct1978 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
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Jacques Thisdale
Gilles Savard
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 [29] Sidestreet: SCORPIO RISING
22Oct1978 CBC Sunday
Program number: 61-21346-7011
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by - NOT KNOWN / Directed by - NOT KNOWN
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Sean Sullivan
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 [30] Sidestreet: THE MONEYLENDERS
29Oct1978 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 MavLean, SEC; Lorely Fritz, COS;
Marsha Chesley, CAS; Nick Evdemon, DOP; Stephen Finnie, SET; Sylvia Snow, UNI
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Susan Hogan
David Eisner
Jeannie Elias
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 [31] Sidestreet: REVENGE
04Nov1978 CBC Sunday
Program number: 61-21346-8001
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by David Helwig / Directed by Rene Bonniere
Aada Kangyal, COS; Allan Harmon, PA; Barbara McLean, SET; Blue Dixon, LIG; Cathy MacLean, SEC;
Marsha Chesley, CAS; Nick Evdemon, DOP; Stephen Finnie, SET; Sylvia Snow, UNI
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Nicholas Cortland
Nicholas Campbell
Linda Mason-Greene
Dorothy Poste
Henry Beckman
David Bolt
Judy Lee-Johnson.
Synopsis:
In this episode, a convict is released from prison. [AL]

4.08 [32] Sidestreet: VANCOUVER CONNECTION (final episode)
11Dec1978 CBC Sunday
Program number: 61-21346-7010
Executive Producer Stanley Colbert/ Produced by Brian Walker
Written by - NOT KNOWN / Directed by - NOT KNOWN
starring
Donnelly Rhodes and Jonathan Welsh, John Swindells
Guest stars
Antony Parr
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 Thu 11:45-12:45 a.m., (13-Sep-1979 to 01-Nov-1979)
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[--] Sidestreet: WIFE BEATER
Guest star
Nick Mancuso as Mr. West

[--] Sidestreet: Unknown episode
Guest star
Christopher Maher

[--] Sidestreet: Unknown Episode
Guest star
Don Francks as Don Shebib


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