Magistrate's Court (Series) (1963-1969)

A daily syndicated half-hour program, Magistrate's Court dramatized the life of a police magistrate and the variety of cases with which he had to deal. Roy Jacques starred as the magistrate. The series was produced by Rai Purdy for Screen Gems, and originated from CHAN-TV in Vancouver for the first few years before production moved to CFCF-TV in Montreal.

Roy Jacques .... Judge Jacques

Original Broadcaster(s): CTV

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byClick here to see the profile of this user gogxmagog, February 5, 2015
I used to watch this show when I was a kid. It was on channel 11 out of Peterborough Ont. If I remember correctly.
Me and my brothers and sisters got a huge kick out of this show, mainly because, as announced at the beginning of each episode; "What you are about to see is true, taken from the records of actual court cases of the magistrate's court. The actors are not professionals..."
I seem to remember that the judge was an actual retired judge, as was the court officer (security guard?) and the "non-actors" were great and hilarious. A particular fav episode featured an old farmer who was asked to remove his chewing gum lol
I guess it is a very early example of "reality TV"
I have looked online for old episodes of MC but to no avail. I am guessing that they were taped over, somewhat like what happened to old ep.s of Hilarious House of Frightenstien. We can only hope they show up on home video some time, but seeing as they stopped re-running them sometime in the early 70s, I don't hold too much hope for this.
I really hope whoever decided to erase the old tapes pays some karmic debt for that myopic decision. A philistine of the first order!
byClick here to see the profile of this user Theresa, March 14, 2014
I am looking for episode that my Dad and Uncle appeared in. I was only 5 at the time.My dad and uncle r both passed now. would really like to have this for myself.

would have been 60's. Leopold (Leo) Coleman and William (Bill) Arns.

thanks so much

byClick here to see the profile of this user rendles, February 24, 2012
i'm looking for an episode that my uncle from germany was on while he lived here. he was arguing with a woman over some land. he has since passed but would love to show his daughters the episode.

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