Episode Guide - Parade (Series) (1959-1964)

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The following is an incomplete listing of episodes for Parade.

Jul 9, 1959 - The first program in a weekly series of summer-weight spectaculars. This week host Bill Walker will welcome singer-dancer-impersonator Sammy Davis, Jr. Music will be supplied by a 30-piece orchestra under the direction of Morty Stevens.

Jul 16, 1959 - Comedy Parade. Comedians Vic Waters and Paul Lind will star.

Jul 23, 1959 - Bill Walker will introduce Count Basie and his orchestra on Jazz Parade. Vocalist Joe Williams will be featured, along with Peter Appleyard and a special string section.

Jul 30, 1959 - Sir Ernest MacMillan will conduct a special symphony orchestra on Classical Parade. Guests are soprano Lois Marshall and pianist Marian Ross. The orchestra will play The Secret Of Suzanne by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. The aria In Questo A Reggia from Puccini's opera Turandot will be sung by Miss Marshall. Miss Ross will play Divertimento On A Nursery Theme by Jaques de Menasce. Miss Marshall and the orchestra will be featured in the songs of Richard Strauss. The orchestra will play selections from the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

Aug 6, 1959 - There will be a dance spectacular with members of the National Ballet performing dance numbers from the Broadway shows Pajama Game, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, and American in Paris. Special guests on the program will be American dancer-choreographer Gene Nelson, singer-dancer Ruth Price, and dancer Don Gillies.

Aug 13, 1959 - Host Bill Walker welcomes comedian Mort Sahl. Sahl will try to prove that comedy can be controversial. His part of the show is unrehearsed.

Aug 27, 1959 - Sir Ernest MacMillan will conduct a special symphony orchestra on Classical Parade. Maureen Forrester will be the guest artist and will sing the aria "Che Faro" from Orpheus and Euridice by Gluck. A selection of folk songs arranged by Neil Chotem will also be featured.

Sep 3, 1959 - The theme is Minuet To Cha Cha, as the Carlu Carter Trio demonstrates dance crazes over the past 500 years. Bill Walker is host.

Sep 10, 1959 - Host Bill Walker will present highlights of the Canadian Revue After Hours on Parade starring Jack Creley, Norma Renault, Don Francks, Allan Blye, Betty Robertson and Pam Hyatt.

Sep 17, 1959 - Jazz Parade will feature Jerry Toth, Hagood Hardy, Roy Smith, Eddie Karam, Ed Bickert, and singer Anne-Marie Moss. Bill Walker is host.

Jul 19, 1960 - This week Bill Walker will be host to guests Bette Camden, Adolph Green, singer Janis Paige and dancer Glenn Gibson.

Jul 26, 1960 - A program of classical music conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan. Guest soloists are pianist Gordana Lazarevitch and baritone Cornelius Opthof.

Aug 9, 1960 - A jazz drama with featured guests Joyce Davidson and Gordon Clarkes, who plays a private eye. Only the jazz background of Jerry Toth will be heard throughout the program.

Aug 23, 1960 - Guests will be Montreal folksinger Jean Carignan and Toronto folksinger Bonnie Dobson.

Aug 30, 1960 - Vancouver jazz trombonist Dave Robbins will be highlighted in a jazz session in the gardens at Niagara Falls.

Sep 6, 1960 - Singer-dancer and impressionist Sammy Davis will be a guest (repeat)

Sep 20, 1960 - Host Bill Walker welcomes Walter Susskind, conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, as guests.

Jul 13, 1961 - Third Season Debut. Host Bill Walker presents songs and sketches from the past nine years of the annual Canadian revue, Spring Thaw; Dave Broadfoot, Jean Templeton, Barbara Hamilton, Jack Duffy and Peter Mews featured.

Jul 27, 1961 - Jazz Goes Broadway; American recording artist and actor Johnny Nash with singer Anne Marie Moss and saxophonist Jerry Toth in a selection of jazz numbers from Broadway shows.

Aug 3, 1961 - Summertime in Canada - Canadian folksingers Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker, Jerry Toth and band; actors Larry Mann, Les Rubie, Don Francks, Alan Crofoot; singer Sylvia Murphy, baton-twirlers The Lownsbury Sisters. Bill Walker sings an original song by Saul Ilson, Summertime in Canada. Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker sing folk-songs, and an original jazz composition, Highway Anyone?, written by Phil Nimmons, is played by Jerry Toth and his band. Larry Mann, Les Rubie, Don Franks and Alan Crofoot sing Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Sylvia Murphy, at the Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, sings County Fair and It's Most Unusual Day. Bill Walker interviews Jack Arthur at the CNE grandstand, and, back in the studio, Sylvia sings The Things We Did Last Summer.

Aug 10, 1961 - Heaven Help the Working Girl. Host Bill Walker welcomes special guest Carol Lawrence, star of the Broadway musical West Side Story. Carol and guest Alan Blye will sing their way through a working girl's week.

Aug 17, 1961 - Folk Songs from the Valley; from Edwards Gardens in Toronto; singers Wally Koster and Joyce Hahn and the folk-singing, banjo-playing trio. The Journeymen

Aug 24, 1961 - Highlights of the Vancouver Festival: pianist Glenn Gould giving a piano lesson to a young audience; the military searchlight tattoo at Empire Stadium; the Red Army Chorus which made its North American debut at the festival; interviews with Fran Gregory and Norah Halliday, stars of Guys and Dolls presented at Vancouver's Theatre Under The Stars; and performances by Austrian operatic singer Irmgard Seefried and Miriam Makeba, who has been appearing with Harry Belafonte at the festival,"

Aug 31, 1961 - Guests - Stan Kenton with his new 22-piece orchestra, singer Ann Richards (Mr. Kenton's wife); the melophonium, a new instrument designed by Mr. Kenton is introduced.

Sep 7, 1961 - Hockey star Bernie Geoffrion makes his English television singing debut. He is appearing along with singer Joan Fairfax and bandleader Denny Vaughan in Parade's show sub-titled Small Town and The People Who Come From Them.

Sep 17, 1961 - Back To School, a visit to John Fisher public school. Ontario's schoolteacher Bette Rese, of Timmins, Ontario, a finalist in the 1961 Miss Canada contest, makes her national TV debut as a singer. This new series of Parade has been moved from Thursdays to Sundays.

Sep 24, 1961 - A show with a carnival theme as Parade visits the Midway at Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition grounds. Guests include American singer Sandy Stewart, comedian Carl Ballentine (The Amazing Mr. Ballentine), singer Tommy Common and the vocal group The Billy Van Four.

Oct 1, 1961 - Guest — Dick Shawn.

Oct 8, 1961 - In this first show of the fall season singer Rosemary Clooney and orchestra leader Nelson Riddle present music from their latest albums. Riddle conducts an orchestra of Canadian musicians with a medley of tunes that form a background to a series of short film clips from which the theme music is taken.

Oct 15, 1961 - The Jet Age: guests singer Betty Robertson, and Bill Cole.

Oct 22, 1961 - Highlights of Canadian Opera Company productions.

Oct 22, 1961 - Ilona Kombrink is one of the singers on Parade's highlights from this season's productions of the Canadian Opera Company. Other performers include singers Jan Rubes, John McCollom, Sylvia Grant, Ronald Nelson, and dancers Joyce Hill and Glen Gibson. Marin Bernardi conducts the orchestra.

Oct 29, 1961 - Behind-the-scenes look at Broadway musical, The Gay Life.

Nov 12, 1961 - New faces — not completely new in all cases, but new to network television — will be featured. The one exception is Juliette, known to Canadian television viewers for the past five years. The new faces belong to 19-year-old classical pianist Janet Thorn from Vancouver, folk singer David Campbell, originally from British Guiana, dancer and revue artist Natalia Butko. from Toronto, French-Canadian singer Claudette, and Toronto tenor Thomas Clerke. Miss Thorn will play the theme from the film Exodus.

Nov 19, 1961 - Two writers are featured: Frank Peppiatt and John Ayleswrth.

Nov 26, 1961 - Mata and Hari, mime artists, satirists and dancers are featured. As part of their show they will do an act that has made them famous in the United States called "Carnegie Hall." Through mime and dance they portray the instruments, musicians and conductor of a large orchestra.

Dec 3, 1961 - The Limeliters in Person. In a nightclub setting. The Limeliters, a folk song trio, provide a half hour of their individual brand of entertainment in comedy, singing and playing. Numbers include: The Whistling Gypsy; The Gunslinger; Jehosephat; Gurima; When I First Came To The Land; and The Whale. Host is Bill Walker.

Dec 17, 1961 - Julius La Rosa and Shirley Harmer will star in a musical snow with a theme about traffic — parking problems, driving schools and traffic tickets. Miss Harmer and La Rosa will be joined by the Billy Van Four vocal group and Don Gillies and his dancers for this edition of the Parade program. Host is Bill Walker.

Dec 24, 1961 - The Night Before Christmas, stars Joan Fairfax and the Gino Silvi singers. Also on the show will be George Murray, who will join in the gala presentation of Christmas carols and songs.

Dec 31, 1961 - Folk Song Show. Bill Walker visits some of Toronto's growing coffee houses during New Year's Eve. Guests include folk singers Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker, singers Elan Stuart, George Murray and Kathy McKinnon, and limbo dancer Chico Rodriguez.

Mar 4, 1962 - Parade On A Winter Weekend. Winter sports with a musical background from Britannia Hotel and resort near Huntsville, Ontario. Guests are Olympic skiing champion Anne Heggteveit; Olympic ice skating champions Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul; singers Shirley Harmer and Tommy Common; and the Billy Van Four vocal group. Items include a hockey game played by the full cast, tobogganing, a camp-fire medley, snow-shoeing, curling, skiing and skating displays.

May 6, 1962 - The Sound Of Jack Kane. A musical tribute to the late Jack Kane with singers Sylvia Murphy and Allan Blye, and the Music Makers Orchestra presenting music arranged or composed by Kane.

May 20, 1962 - (Repeat from Dec 3, 1961)

May 21, 1964 - Ticho, Ticho, Ticho (Silence, Silence, Silence) — an award-winning musical film from Czechoslovakia.

Jun 3, 1962 - Books On Broadway. Starring Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, choreographers and dancers with singer Joyce Hahn and the Parade dancers and singers. Featuring music and dance from some Broadway shows that were originally written as books. Host is Bill Walker.
Featured numbers are: Dance of the Siamese
Children from The King and I; Whip Dance from Destiny Rides Again; Hernando's Hide-Away from The Pyjama Game; Once in a Lifetime from Subways Are for Sleeping; Get Me to the Church on Time from My Fair Lady.

Jun 10, 1962 - International Film Variety. A selection of variety shows from several countries. The selections are from entries in the International Contest for Television Variety programs, held in Montreux, Switzerland.

Jun 24, 1962 - Parade Goes Wandering. American musician Richard Hayman, singer Elan Stuart, folk singer Ian Tyson (of Ian and Sylvia), the Halifax Three — a vocal-instrumental trio — and the Carl Tapscott Singers are the guests on this program. This folk song show was videotaped at various spots in and around Metro Toronto including the dock area, Edwards Gardens, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Railway Station. Musical numbers include Moon River, The Blues is a Travelling Thing, The Wayward Wind, Five Hundred Miles, and Weary and Lonesome Traveller.

Aug 15, 1962 - Parade Presents Miss Diahann Carroll. Diahann Carroll, star of the Broadway musical, No Strings, sings highlights from her nightclub act, supported by the Don Gillies Dancers and the Roydon Smith singers. Numbers include: Got a Lot of Living to Do; Shopping Around; Motherless Child; Turn Around.

Oct 3, 1962 - Host Bill Walker introduces American pop singer Tony Bennett, accompanied by pianist-conductor Ralph Sharon and the Parade orchestra.

Oct 31, 1962 - Tonight's show, taped at Ontario's Upper Canada Village, features singers George Murray and Terry Dale, folksingers Ian Tyson and Sylvia Fricker, fiddler Jean Carnigan and the Roy Smith Singers.

Nov 14, 1962 - A variety show starring British band leader, arranger and composer Norrie Paramor with 16-year-old British pop singer Helen Shapiro, the Billy Van Four and host Bill Walker. Paramor conducts a Parade orchestra in several numbers from his latest recordings and Shapiro sings some of her songs that have reached the top of the British hit parade.

Dec 5, 1962 - Bill Walker's guests are the comedy team of Phil Ford and Mimi Hines. In a sketch, Miss Hines portrays a Japanese baseball player. Ford joins her for "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?" and Miss Hines the Puccini aria "0 mio bambino caro."

Mar 6, 1963 - Bill Walker's guests are the Gino Silvi Singers and singer Pat Hervey. Highlights include "I Got out of Bed on the Right Side," "It's a Good Day," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Back in Your Own Backyard," "Folks Who Live on the Hill" and "All the Things You Are."

Apr 10, 1963 - The Billy Van Four. The show opens with an artistic number, "Paint by Numbers" in which members of the group are introduced: tenor Billy Van, second tenor Les Leigh, bass Jack Northmore and lead singer Patti Van. Other production numbers include a dixie medley by the boys, and a wistful comedy number sung by Patti as the ultimate hockey fan, "I'm In Love with Foster Hewitt."

Apr 17, 1963 - Parade presents Shelley Berman with vocalist Joan Fairfax. Berman appears in a series of sketches and songs with Joan, Bill Walker and others. The show opens with a skit especially written for Parade in which Berman satirizes his recent appearance as the subject of a "profile" on an American network. Musical numbers include: Dear Hearts and Gentle People (Berman); I Wanna Be Around (Fairfax); Kill 'Em with Kindness (Berman and cast); West Camelot (Berman); Wouldn't It Be Loverly (Fairfax and Berman); Lollipops and Roses (Berman and cast).

Apr 24, 1963 - The Neighbours. Starring Jack Duffy, with Paul Kligman, Sylvia Lennick, Larry Mann, Toby Tarnow and host Bill Walker. A musical show about a man who moves into a new suburban neighbourhood, and is immediately beset by some neighbours who decide they will help him move in.

May 22, 1963 - Bill Walker's guests are Jose Greco and his company of dancers and musicians.

May 29, 1963 - Host Bill Walker introduces an all-musical show tonight with guests-singer Sylvia Murphy; the Billy Van Four Quartet; actor Al Bertram; and Eddie Karam with his band from The Inn On The Park in Toronto.

Jun 5, 1963 - A La Triple Play, a Revue with Larry Mann, Max Ferguson, Bill Walker, Cynthia Kelly and Jack Creley.

Jun 12, 1963 - Many Moons. A play adapted by Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster from a short story by James Thurber. Many Moons is about a princess who is sick, and asks for the moon to make her well. Foolishly, her father, the King promises her she will have the moon. Starring Wayne and Shuster with Kathy Kastner as the Princess.

Jun 26, 1963 - American song stylist Rosemary Clooney stars on tonight's show of music, variety and songs. Host is Bill Walker.

Sep 26, 1963 - Season debut. "A La Carte" previews performances of the upcoming season.

Nov 14, 1963 - Special guest is puppeteer Shari Lewis, who displays some of her other talents, including singing and dancing.

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