31 March 1953
| 6.7/10 |
9 September 1952
| Addison Spotlight Theatre|
Stephen Leacock (original material)
Don Harron (adaptation)
Henry Kaplan (adaptation)
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.
Sunshine Sketches (TV series) Wikipedia
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.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
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.