Maggie Muggins

Maggie Muggins was a Canadian children's radio and television series which began on-air live as a fifteen-minute program on CBC Radio on New Year's Day, 1947. The highly popular radio program engaged children's imaginations, with its continuing cast of unique animal puppets and human characters. Maggie Muggins moved to CBC Television to air between September 29, 1955 and June 27, 1962.

Maggie Muggins
Created byMary Grannan
Written byMary Grannan
Directed byMichael Spivak, Norman Jewison
StarringBeth Morris (1955)
Deanne Taylor (1956-1959)
Mary Long (1959-1962)
John Drainie (1955-1956)
Frank Peddie (1956-1959)
Doug Master (1959-1962)
Mavor Moore
Robert Christie
Puppeteers John and Linda Keogh
Voices ofRuth Springford, Alice Hill, Murray Westgate, Jack Mather, Margot Christie
Theme music composerLou Snider
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
Producer(s)Dick Knowles
Francis Chapman
Running time15 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original releaseSeptember 29, 1955 
June 27, 1962
Preceded byMaggie Muggins (radio program)

Maggie Muggins is a freckle-faced girl in a gingham dress, with her red hair pulled back in two long pigtails who had adventures with many human-like animals and her neighbour Mr. McGarrity, who constantly worked on his garden.

The television series was adapted from previous media including radio and print.

  • Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series (Maggie Muggins archived listing link via
  • Maggie Muggins at the Canadian Communications Foundation
  • Maggie Muggins on IMDb
  • Just Mary: the life of Mary Evelyn Grannan By Margaret Anne Hume (2006) ISBN 9781550025972; on-line on Google Books.

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