Mr. Fix-it (Series) (1955-1965)

Aka: Mr. Fixit

Mr. Fix-it
The CBC gave Peter Whittall his own fifteen minute time slot and christened him Mr. Fix-it. In an era when most men seen on television wore jackets and ties, uniforms, or costumes, Whittall cut a distinctive figure dressed in plaid flannel shirts and dungarees, ready for work in the shop. He demonstrated how to handle basic tasks in home construction, carpentry, and repair. In part because of the brief time slot, Mr. Fix-it could not delve into complex projects. Instead, he concentrated on the jobs that could be done with handsaw, hammer, screwdriver, block plane, combination mitre square, and level, and stayed away from territory that called for skilled craftsmen. Whittall answered Rex Loring's questions and demonstrated with the quiet authority of someone who knew what he was doing.

Peter Whittall .... Mr. Fix-it
Rex Loring .... Host

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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Comments (3)
I was reading the manual today and since I am an Amateur radio operator I was interested in the article about how to install a TV antenna and tower. Just for curiosity I looked on Google Earth at Whittall's home from his address. There it was; the tower he put up, a little rusty but there after over 50 years. I still remember watching the show during the early 60's.
byClick here to see the profile of this user Timerider1160, August 29, 2013
I happened to be spending a few minutes surfing the internet this evening and came across your web site.( Mr.Fix it ) with Peter Whittall and Rex Lorning is a program that I remember well. I wasn't very old, just a child at the time but I found this program so very very interesting! Today (Aug 28,2013 ) is the first time I have come across any information concerning this show. I thought it had simply been forgotten and lost in time. Rex Loring was an individual well recognized at the time on television also but I either never knew or long forgot the name of Mr. Fix it until coming across this website. I used to watch this program on ( CBOT Channel 4 in Ottawa Ontario ). Thanks for posting this information about the program.
byClick here to see the profile of this user uriah, December 31, 2009
This is a Show I never watched, and never would watch, but along with Don Messers JUBILEE, THIS WAS PART OF MY CANADIAN childhood.

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
Blaine Allan's directory