Serial, The (Series) (1963-1966)

The Serial revived Canadian stories in a consistent half-hour television slot in its presentation of serialized dramas and episodic series. It permitted sustained stories, frequently adapted from novels, to unfold over an extended period of real and screen time, and it provided a regular, national venue for domestic dramatic production, even though the story might change from month to month.

The Serial showed several runs of Cariboo Country, which had previously aired locally in Vancouver. For several weeks, it also ran films from the BBC. The third season showed Gordon Pinsent's debut performance as Quentin Durgens. The series was so well received that the CBC continued it the next year as a series on its own, Quentin Durgens, M.P.

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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