Sunshine Sketches (TV series)

Sunshine Sketches, also known as Addison Spotlight Theatre, is a Canadian dramatic television series which aired on CBC Television from 1952 to 1953. It was the first English-language drama to be broadcast on Canadian television.

Sunshine Sketches
Also known asAddison Spotlight Theatre
Written byStephen Leacock (original material)
Don Harron (adaptation)
Henry Kaplan (adaptation)
StarringTimothy Findley
Peggi Loder
Peg Dixon
Frank Perry
Narrated byJohn Drainie
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Producer(s)Robert Allen
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release9 September 1952 
31 March 1953


The series was an adaptation of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. Don Harron and Henry Kaplan wrote the episodes from this material. It was later titled Addison Spotlight Theatre for its sponsor, an automobile dealer.[1]

The series was filmed in Beaverton, Ontario.[1]



This half-hour series was broadcast on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. from 9 September 1952 to 31 March 1953. Its debut marked the first Canadian broadcast of an English-language dramatic series.[1]


  1. Corcelli, John (February 2005). "Sunshine Sketches". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
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