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Sunshine Sketches (TV series)

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Country of origin  Canada
No. of seasons  1
Final episode date  31 March 1953
Number of seasons  1
Genre  Sitcom
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Original language(s)  English
First episode date  9 September 1952
Network  CBC Television
Narrated by  John Drainie
Cast  Frank Perry
Also known as  Addison Spotlight Theatre
Written by  Stephen Leacock (original material) Don Harron (adaptation) Henry Kaplan (adaptation)
Starring  Timothy Findley Peggi Loder Peg Dixon Frank Perry

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Sunshine Sketches, also known as Addison Spotlight Theatre, is a Canadian dramatic television series which aired on CBC Television from 1952 to 1953. It was the first English-language drama to be broadcast on Canadian television.

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Premise

The series was an adaptation of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. Don Harron and Henry Kaplan wrote the episodes from this material. It was later titled Addison Spotlight Theatre for its sponsor, an automobile dealer.

The series was filmed in Beaverton, Ontario.

Cast

  • Timothy Findley as Peter Pupkin
  • Peggi Loder as Zena Pepperleigh
  • Peg Dixon as Lillian Drone
  • Frank Perry as Mallory Tompkins
  • Paul Kligman as Josh Smith
  • Gerry Sarracini as the poet
  • Barbara Hamilton as the poet's wife
  • Gerry Campbell as the drugstore clerk
  • John Drainie as narrator
  • Robert Christie as Golgotha Gingham
  • Scheduling

    This half-hour series was broadcast on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from 9 September 1952 to 31 March 1953. Its debut marked the first Canadian broadcast of an English-language dramatic series.

    References

    Sunshine Sketches (TV series) Wikipedia


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