Re: My OTR Website
Very nice website Scott - well done!
On Saturday, September 25, 2021, 12:37:06 AM EDT, Scott <hello@...> wrote:
They were produced in regional centres across the country and in the network studios in Toronto. Their mandate was to, hopefully "reflect the national fabric of Canada and beyond."The series ran from 1992 until 2002.
Each week, casual listeners got to puzzle through a fully dramatized radio-play with a resolved plot, while regular listeners had the added fun of following familiar characters' further adventures. The series was created by the Executive Producer, Bill Howell. Barry Morgan was the co-ordinating producer. With Host Bob Boving.
"The Queen of the Rockies. A Grand Hotel. About the last thing you'd expect to find in the Rockies in 1923, but then I may be the last thing you'd expect to find in a Grand Hotel. I'm the House Detective. Becker's the name. Just Becker."
So he's a 1920s house dick who, like the hotel, is a little out of place. It seems Becker has a few surprises in his past: a fancy pants eastern education (which, even then, must have gone over real well in Alberta), a stint as a mountain guide, of all things, and a tragedy that haunts him. and so he throws himself into his work, trying to protect the hotel and its guests from all sorts of trouble. And oh what guests! Film stars, American senators, European explorers, con men, flappers and maybe, just maybe, a gangster or two. Through it all, Becker tries to keep a cool head.
Each week brings a startling new case that needs cleaning up: a child with Downs Syndrome is found frozen to death in the woods; Bonnie's son Robbie is accused of vandalism; and the local game warden is found dead in his own kitchen. So sit back, pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the best of radio drama with eerie disappearances, unusual deaths, gripping plots, spinetingling suspense, and, of course, the smart sleuthing of Bonnie Marsden.
The series stars Deborah Allen as Bonnie and a host of other characters, including Richard Donat as Bonnie's husband, Big Ben; Michael Pellerin as RCMP Cpl. Kowalchuk; and George Jordan as local radio announcer Bob Smiley.
Music for the series is composed by Scott Macmillan and Dave Maclsaac. Clean Sweep, a CBC audience favourite, is a full cast mystery series produced and directed in Halifax. It has been broadcast on CBC Radio One's "The Mystery Project," which features one of the most popular and enduring forms of radio, the half-hour detective mystery. It aired on Saturdays at 6:30 pm ET and on "Richardson's Roundup" on Fridays at 3:30 pm ET.
Episode 1 - After a riding accident kills rancher 'Red' Pederson, his wife Annie is haunted by doubts about the event. She finds herself forced into playing detective. And the deeper she delves, the more suspicions come floating to the surface. That's this Saturday evening on the Mystery Project at 6:30 (7:30 AT, 8:00 NT) on CBC Radio One. 2001/10/22
Episode 2 - Annie believes she has unearthed the plot that led to the death of her husband. Now the tough part is to get the suspects to reveal themselves. But she has help - from an old family friend and spectral conversations with her dead husband. That's this Saturday evening on the Mystery Project at 6:30 (7:30 AT, 8:00 NT) on CBC Radio One. 2001/10/29
Episode 3 - The highway death of a young artist shifts Annie's innate curiosity into overdrive. Annie and Robbie follow a twisted trail into human emotions and the politics of a First Nation council. That's this Saturday evening on the Mystery Project at 6:30 (7:30 AT, 8:00 NT) on CBC Radio One. (CONCLUDES NEXT SATURDAY) 2001/11/03
Episode 4 - The conclusion of Fallaway Ridge by Eve Crawford and Catherine Dunphy. This week, Daughters: Annie and Red's long-lost daughter Kristen shows up unexpectedly to reclaim the child she left with her parents. But why now? That's this Saturday evening on the Mystery Project at 6:30 (7:30 AT, 8:00 NT) on CBC Radio One.by Eve Crawford and Catherine Dunphy
From the start, he keeps running into problems (such as that body that someone left in the trunk of his cab), and he solves the mysteries with the help of his girlfriend, wheelchair-bound Krista Papadopoulos (who dispatches cabs), Alfonso Piatelli (his boss), and Metro Police Inspector Wilfred Kiss (a friendly homicide cop).
Each episode is fairly self-contained, but the series builds on its past episodes as well, so we see Walker’s developing relationship with Krista, his coming to terms with the big city, etc.
Robert Haley is Charlie McMann
The Investigations of Quentin Nickles
The hero, Jean-Claude, is a young sous-chef living in Montréal. In the first episode, A Sweet Death, the police arrest his close friend, Georges-Luc (who is from Haiti), charging him with murder. Jean-Claude proceeds to investigate on his own. A sweet death indeed, for this episode deals with the making of chocolates, all sorts, and the descriptions are heavenly.
Each story deals with a different type of food. The writer, Don Druick, is a gourmet cook from Montréal; his descriptions of various dishes and their preparation are so vivid, so enticing, there are times it’s almost painful to listen without wanting to run out and stuff yourself.
Each story focuses on a different type of cuisine. A Sweet Death deals with not only chocolates, but all sorts of sweets (and some of those sweeties are deadly). The second story, Buzz Buzz, centers around various delectable insects (and the nasty competition between two teachers at a cooking school). In Fugu, there’s Japanese cuisine; in The Ghost of Miz B, it’s Jewish cooking. And there’s also a murder to solve in every story.
Since our own writer, M. Fulton, once worked at a radio station in Montréal, and has a fondness for that city and it’s night life, he suggested we record on location; in the sidewalk cafés, restaurants, the Métro, the cobbled streets of Vieux Montréal, wherever the scenes actually take place. The sound is wonderfully rich, especially hearing Montréal in the summer ... it’s visually stimulating, the descriptions are enticing, and the smells are exquisite.
I started with nothing; I still have most of it.