Hi Diddle Day (Series) (1968-1975)

Hi Diddle Day
Hi Diddle Day was a CBC Ottawa production designed to entertain and inform young viewers. The uniquely-produced series starred a number of puppet characters (created, manipulated and voiced by Noreen Young) who lived in an unusual household. The setting was a remodelled Victorian house in Crabgrass, a typical small Canadian community. In the house lived Mrs. Dibble, and a host of zany puppet characters. Other puppets were Basil the Beagle, Durwood the Dragon, Wolfgang Von Wolf, Granny, Chico The Crow, a French-Canadian moose called Ti, Lucy Goose and others.

A regular on the show was the mailman, Mr. Post, played by Bob Gardiner. Musician Wyn Canty appearred occasionally as music teacher. There were also guest appearances by experts in the fields of music, art, science, entertainment and sports. The show was originally seen only in Ottawa, Montreal and the Maritimes. By 1970, its popularity led CBC to turn it into a national children's series.

Cast:
Noreen Young .... Puppeteer
Bob Dermer .... Puppeteer
John Keyworth .... Puppeteer
Stephen Braithwaite .... Puppeteer
Peter Evans .... Puppeteer
Bob Gardiner .... Regular
Wyn Canty .... Regular
Don Shaw .... Regular
Anna MacCormack .... Regular
James Bradford .... Regular
Richard Peregrine .... Regular


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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