Take Thirty (Series) (1962-1984)

Aka: Take 30; Thirty From... ; Take 60

Take Thirty
Take 30 was a long-lived CBC weekday afternoon public affairs show. It was originally designed as a so-called women's show. In the opening seasons, each day of the week was devoted to a different general subject: entertainment, household advice, public affairs, men's taste, and travel. However, the series evolved into a much more vital program of documentaries, commentary, and other features than that early description might have indicated.

During the summer months, in addition to repeat broadcasts from the previous season, for several years it was replaced by 30 From... (in which the names of a regional production centre filled the blank). Moreover, for several seasons in the 1970s, it took a place in the prime time schedule and, during the 1973-74 season, alternated with an hour-long version called Take 60.

Anna Cameron....Co-Host (1962-1965)
Fred Davis....Co-Host (1962-?)
Paul Soles....Co-Host (?-1978)
Adrienne (Poy) Clarkson....Book reviewer (1962-64)/Co-Host (1965-1975)
Moses Znaimer....Co-Host (1967-1968)
Ed Reid....Co-Host (1970-1975)
Mary Lou Finlay....Co-Host (1975-1977)
Hana Gartner....Co-Host (1977-1982)
Harry Brown....Co-Host (1978)
Nadine Berger....Co-Host (1982-1984)
Paul Fox
Jehane Benoit
Charles Lynch (1964-65)
Ellen Roseman
Brian Costello
Rita Deverell
Ruth Fremes
Dian Cohen

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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byClick here to see the profile of this user ViolaB, March 1, 2011
I remember my mother always had Take 30 on, and she rarely watched any television at all.I enjoyed watching it as well, although young and not really understanding all that was on. I especially enjoyed the adventure my whole family had when Take 30 took pics and had interviews with us all, for a show on Stratford. We were from Oshawa, and my parents had been attending plays at the Festival Theater every year from it's first! Thanks for the website. Wonderful memories, for sure!
byClick here to see the profile of this user uriah, December 31, 2009
This with Mr. Fix IT, is a show I knew existed, but never bothered investigating. Too young, I guess!

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