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.
|Created by||Mary Grannan|
|Written by||Mary Grannan|
|Directed by||Michael Spivak, Norman Jewison|
|Starring||Beth Morris (1955)|
Deanne Taylor (1956-1959)
Mary Long (1959-1962)
John Drainie (1955-1956)
Frank Peddie (1956-1959)
Doug Master (1959-1962)
Puppeteers John and Linda Keogh
|Voices of||Ruth Springford, Alice Hill, Murray Westgate, Jack Mather, Margot Christie|
|Theme music composer||Lou Snider|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||7|
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||September 29, 1955 –|
June 27, 1962
|Preceded by||Maggie 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 archive.org)
- 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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