Hidden Pages (Series) (1954-1959)

Hidden Pages
The first regular dramatic presentation for children produced in CBC studios was Hidden Pages, with Beth Gillanders as hostess.

Hidden Pages started as a fifteen minute broadcast from Toronto, later expanded into a half-hour, and, from 1956, originated in Vancouver. The program was developed as a means of encouraging children to read and to use the public libraries. The program featured books for both younger and older children. Beth Gillanders introduced a book about a particular subject, and her introduction was followed by a dramatization of a scene from the book. Gillanders then explained how the book could be obtained from the public library and made suggestions about further reading on the topic of the day.

Beth Gillanders....Hostess

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
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