Back by popular demand: CBC presents the Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean! Featuring Canada’s favourite storyteller, the late Stuart McLean, the Vinyl Cafe is a blend of stories, essays and music, recorded at live concerts across Canada. McLean’s hilarious stories are about Dave, owner of a second-hand record store, and assorted family, friends and neighbours. Available for a limited time.
“Arthur the Dog” - M’Chigeeng, ON
Stuart tells a story about Dave, Morley and the kids, and their beloved pet, Arthur. Arthur the dog, who stole socks, potatoes, too much space in the bed, and, more than anything else, stole the hearts of his family. And left them the richer for it.
“Dave and the Elevator” - Picton, ON
Dave volunteers to take care of Mary Turlington’s homemade cake.
“Dave and the Bike” - Gander, NL
When Dave sees his friend Ted Anderson’s fancy Italian racing bike strapped on to the roof of the car, he decides to climb up to see what it would feel like to take the bike for a spin.
“The Fishing Trip” - North Hatley, QC
Dave, Bert and Kenny provide some moral support for their friend Carl, now retired. Carl is missing his annual office fishing derby. The four friends head out of town to size up the competition and try their hand in the fishing contest.
“Dave the Dogwalker” - Montreal, QC
Dave becomes the neighbourhood’s de facto dogwalker - walking and caring for six neighbourhood dogs.
“The Waterslide” - Georgetown, PEI
Dave’s son Sam and his friend Murphy turn boredom into brilliance and entertain the neighbourhood by building the most amazing backyard slide.