The CBC Mystery Project
"Radio's Outstanding Theatre of Thrills!"
Who says radio drama is dead? Every Saturday night, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 's Radio One broadcasts The CBC Mystery Project every Saturday on CBC Radio One (6:30 p.m. for most of Canada, 7:30 p.m. Maritimes, 8:00 p.m. Nfld.), and is repeated at 3:30 p.m. the following Mondays on Richardson's Roundup, also on Radio One.
Not that the "Project" has only done private eyes, mind you. They've actually covered all types of mystery and crime fiction, "with excursions into the classics of Sherlock Holmes and visits to the hard-boiled school of American radio from the 40s and 50s."
CBC Radio produces more than 150 hours of original radio drama
each year, and they do far more than just mysteries. They are
produced in regional centres across the country and in the network
studios in Toronto. Their mandate is to, hopefully "reflect
the national fabric of
Canada and beyond." But beyond the rhetoric, these are generally class productions, well-written and acted.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to Geoff Loker for a well-deserved poke in the ribs.
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