CBC Television Network

At the Hotel

Aired Tuesday nights at 9pm from March 7, 2006 to April 11, 2006

Ken Finkleman, creator of The Newsroom, created this hour-long series of six episodes that took place in the fictional Château Rousseau, a metropolitan hotel. It was the story of a writer [played by Mathew Edison] who was preparing a book about the history of the hotel and its mysterious past. Two murders separated by 40 years served as the core of the narrative of what was essentially a miniseries.


49th & Main

Aired July 18 to July 27, 2006, three days a week.

Produced in Vancouver, this daytime program was self-described as “a dramatic look at the many worlds that revolve around a new medical practice opening its doors in one of Vancouver’s most diverse neighbourhoods, 49th & Main. It’s not what young Dr. Cedric Ferreira with his Indian heritage, his African birth-place and his best-of –boarding schools British upbringing expected when, alone with his young son, he decided to take up medical practice in [the Dominion] of Canada.”


11 Cameras

Aired Wednesdays and Thursday nights at 7:30PM; repeated at 11:30PM, from June 28 to September 7, 2006.  The series aired again in the summer of 2007, but was not subesequently renewed.


Tournament, The

Aired Tuesday nights at 8:30PM from January 5, 2005 to March 2006


Da Vinci's City Hall

Aired Tuesday nights at 9PM from October 25, 2005 to February 28, 2006

This hour-long drama succeeded Da Vinci’s Inquest by following the career path of its lead character, Dominic Da Vinci. The show was based on the actual story of Larry Campbell, the Vancouver Coroner who steered a career path of his own from Mayor of Vancouver to Premier of British Columbia. In this drama, Da Vinci became Mayor of the city and had to contend with City Council, the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief while trying to enforce a new social policy for the poor and disadvantaged.


This Is Wonderland

Airing Tuesday nights.

Making its debut in 2004, this one hour drama  explored the highly charged world of the lower criminal courts. Lawyers, judges, criminals and court workers were portrayed on the show with a sense of urgency and disbelief as they proceeded through the legal system. And much like Alice In Wonderland, nothing really was as it appeared. Shot in Toronto's Old City Hall.

In February 2006 it was announced that the series would not be renewed for 2006-07.


Rick Mercer Report, The

Debuted January 12, 2004; aired Tuesdays at 8PM.


Greatest Canadian, The

Based on the BBC series, "The Great Britons" and contests in Britain, Germany and France, The Greatest Canadian sought to identify its top individuals in any field. First announced in the spring of 2004, the CBC sought nominations from Canadians. These names were submitted by mail, phone and by the internet.


72 Hours: True Crime

This half-hour drama was taken from the files of Canadian police stories about important crimes. The producers interviewed the officers and detectives involved as a series of re-creations told the story of a particular actual case. The title was taken from the common police notion that the first 72 hours were critical in solving a murder, based on the activities of the victim’s final hours.

46 episodes were broadcast between January 15, 2004  and March 12, 2007


Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

A two-part mini-series dramatizing the events of the Halifax explosion. On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax harbour. One of the ships, bound for Europe, was loaded with munitions. The blast leveled most of the city [approximately 2 square kilometers] leaving 2,000 dead and 9,000 injured as a result of flying glass and debris.



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