Tiny Talent Time (Series) (1957-1992; 2000-2001)

Aka: Today's Talent Time

Tiny Talent Time
Tiny Talent Time was a long-running and hugely successful television program on CHCH television, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For almost four decades (1957 to 1992) the talent and variety program showcased the talents of local children in an entertaining family genre. The show was marked by a characteristically home-spun style and had great appeal to many different age groups. Indeed, many participants in the original show have enjoyed illustrious careers as performers around the world.

The original Tiny Talent Time was aired in a half-hour format and was hosted by notable Canadian performer Bill Lawrence. During the program, Mr. Lawrence engaged in casual, light-hearted banter with the performers before and after each act. The questions usually revolved around a child's school, home life, family and likes and dislikes.

Tiny Talent Time was revived in the fall of 2000 under the title "Today's Talent Time."

Cast:
Bill Lawrence....Host "Uncle Bill"
Sandie Savelli....Host (2000-2001)
Mike Gravina....Host (2000-2001)


Original Broadcaster(s): CHCH

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byClick here to see the profile of this user Baker1964, January 24, 2014
I watched this show all the time with my grandparents in Niagara Falls Ontario it was one of the best family shows around...this is what television was and should still be...someone said "change is inevitable" but it's a choice and I would love to see this show air again with the same love it had when it was on the first time..raw and uncut
I just called CHCH and they do not keep an archive from the initial run of Tiny Talent Time.

Online, I found this:

"Sadly I have learned that nothing, not one single video tape of this station’s history has been saved. Everything has been destroyed. Very sad for a station with such history."

http://henleyshamilton1.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/chch-tv-canada-hamilton-tele-vision-1954/
...would love to get a video of my performance. I played the accordion. My name at that time was Tina Kozub & in one performance I held up a Christie's Christmas cake and had a line .... (spelling) 'Delicious'. If any type of reunion show/appearances are planned, would be happy to be involved.
MY NAME IS PATRICIA I WAS ON THE SHOW BETWEEN 1972-1974 I THINK IT WAS FOR TAP DANCE OR SINGING IF I COULD GET A COPY I WOULD LOVE TWO SHOW IT TWO MY GRANDKIDS. BACK THEN MY NAME WAS PATRICIA WARD.
I was on tiny talent time a couple of times around 1970 -75 . I would love to get a copyof each episode I was on. How do I get them, anyone know? If so please let me know. Thx.
byClick here to see the profile of this user Mishy0416, November 3, 2013
Hi there. My mom was on the show sometime between 1963-1966. She was a little tap number and her name was Judy Buttigieg at the time. I would love to suprise her with a copy of the show as she talks about her experience all the time. As well as my daughter who is a dancer would love to see it as her dance teacher has entered one of the group numbers that my daughter danced in last year into the 60th Annirversary show of Tiny Talent Time. If anyone can get me a copy please contact me at mishy0416@gmail.com. It would be so amazing to see for all of us and my mom would be thrilled. Thank you :)
I was on Tiny Talent Time between 1973/74. I have always wanted to get a copy of my episode. If anyone has any information on how I can obtain this I would great appreciate it. Please let me know @ belindaspanyi@yahoo.ca
WOW, my borther was on this show in 1977. He is the father of three and a Principal for many more children. How can we get old versions of the show? I would love to show his children. My brother was the Michael Jackson of the 70's
great work....cheers
byClick here to see the profile of this user schunik, August 26, 2011
My dad was on this show when he was young. He passed away last year and I'm interested to see if theres any way possible that his appearance on the show is available to me somehow. Please, if there is a way for me to get a hold of that episode that would make ALOT of people for happy. Please email me at lexc_@live.com if this is possible or even if its not. Thank you.
I wish they would air Tiny Talent time again. If they did a new version of the show now, it would probably surpass Glee, American Idol or any other music talent shows that air today!
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