Wednesday Night Specials (Series) (1970-1972)

A CBC series of special music, documentary, and drama broadcasts, the Wednesday night specials varied from popular to classical to public affairs. The 1970-71 season included Ballet High, a production featuring the music of Lighthouse; Glenn Gould in a program of Beethoven; Maureen Forrester as the witch in a production of Hansel And Gretel; and the revue, Oh Coward, with Tom Kneebone and the songs of Noel Coward. The 1971-72 season included a production of Puccini's La Rondine; The Sound of August, on the music of the National Youth Orchestra; Mario Prizek: An English Concert; Two In Concert; and The Toronto Symphony: A Golden Gala. The time slot was also used for the public affairs series, The Tenth Decade and the drama Talking To a Stranger.


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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