Join us as we delve into the careers of Canadian actors, writers, and directors who helped to create the Golden Age of radio.
Screen Guild Theater, and The Alan Young Show.
This time, we feature a double dose of Canadians Abroad.
up to bat, from June 18, 1945, is a baseball comedy from Screen Guild
Theater called Alibi Ike , starring Jack Carson who was from Carman,
Next, we hear an episode from The Alan Young Show from November 6 of that same year entitled Alan Wills Five Dollars. Young was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England. The family moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia when he was six. He lived there until he moved to the States to pursue his career.
Canadian Quiz Shows.
This time, we devote the whole episode to Canadian quiz shows. Included are excerpts from The International Quiz, The Goodwill Quiz, Hide and Seek from 1954, Now I Ask You from 1955, and finally, from November of 1976, Yes, You’re Wrong.
The King Ganam Show and Stage Struck
Our Made-in-Canada segment features a profile of
Canada’s King of The Fiddle, King Ganam, as well as the only example
still in existence, as far as we know, of the King Ganam Show.
In our Canadians Abroad segment, Mary Pickford, who was born in Toronto is featured in the April 18, 1954 episode of Stage Struck.
Small Types Club re-creation, Just Mary, and The Adventures of Superman.
We hear two shows in our Made-in-Canada segment.
First, we listen to a re-creation of Small Types Club, a program from
Next, we hear an episode of Just Mary from 1945.
to our Canadians Abroad segment, the featured Canadian this time is
Toronto-born writer Joe Shuster, co-creator of the Superman comic books,
precursors of both the radio and television series. In case you’re
wondering, he was a cousin of Frank Shuster of Wayne and Shuster fame.
This episode, from January 23 of 1950 is entitled Dead Men Tell No
Great Moments in Hockey
This time, we present an hour-long Made-in-Canada segment. Prior to losing his battle to cancer in 1975 at age 59, longtime Toronto newscaster and sportscaster Jack Dennett narrated this documentary called Great Moments in Hockey.
President Roosevelt Salute on His 61st Birthday.
This time, we present an hour-long Canadians Abroad segment. Mary Pickford may well have been called “America’s sweetheart of the silent screen,” but she was actually born in Toronto, Ontario. She appears, along with Bob Hope, in a salute to President Roosevelt’s 61st birthday on January 30, 1943.