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Sampson, Paddy, 1926-2005
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Superspecials [television series]

A recurring special weekend broadcast that showcased many of Canada's international and up-and-coming stars, supported by well-known foreign talent. The Superspecials slot was the place for four annual Wayne and Shuster hour-long shows, as well as programs by the Irish Rovers and ballerina Karen Kain.

The Corsican Brothers / Purple Playhouse [television series]

The Purple Playhouse featured a series of eight television melodramas from the United States and Europe that were adapted for Canadian television. The story of the Corsican Brothers was adapted from a story by Alexandre Dumas, first published in 1844.

Black Hallelu-jah [television special]

Performance and broadcast of a song called "Black Hallelujah" composed by Russ Little and Norm Symonds; a 60 minute gospel music version of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Donnellys of Biddulph / Heritage

An episode of the long-running CBC program "Heritage", a show which presented dramatized stories taken from different religious denominations, prepared with the cooperation of the National Religious Advisory Council and approved by the Church denominations each program addressed. This episode told the story of the Donnelly family of Lucan, Ontario, also known as the Black Donnellys, who were murdered by a mob in the early morning hours of February 4, 1880.

Youth concert exerpts

Produced as 12 one-hour specials of Canadian orchestral works and original ballets, jazz and classical, with international soloists. Hosts included Lois Applebaum and Mario Bernardi.

Tears are not enough [documentary]

"Tears Are Not Enough" was a song written and performed by a group of Canadian artists in 1985 to raise relief funds for the famine in Ethiopia. This documentary explored the song's creation and recording, and aired on CBC television on December 22, 1985.

B.C. Place opening ceremonies

Opening ceremonies for the B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, which was the largest air-supported domed stadium until May 2010 when it was deflated to be replaced by a retractable roof.

Olympic medal presentation

Medal ceremony showing RCMP officers, close-up of medals, downtown Calgary, the torch relay, winners for the 20km Biathalon from East Germany, Italy, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Soviet Union (Ukraine), Switzerland.

Treasure of kings / NBC Network, USA

A 90 minute feature film documentary about the discover of lost art treasures for the NBC network in conjunction with Phil Stein/ Belafonte Productions. Filmed on location in Czechoslovakia, West Germany and Austria.

National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

The lonely machine / Eye opener

  • 2010.003.01.15.01
  • Item
  • February 11, 1982 [original record date March 1965]
  • Part of Paddy Sampson fonds

An adaptation of a Jules Feiffer cartoon starring Rich Little, originally aired in a 1965 episode of the CBC series Eye Opener.

Indigo [part 1]

Item is a tape on part one of a sales courtesy program by Indigo.

Insight Productions

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