Item AAAB9288 - The bush and the salon : Journey to a still point on the turning Earth

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The bush and the salon : Journey to a still point on the turning Earth

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  • Variations in title: Polar saga no. 2

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  • 1977 (Creation)

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The bush and the salon

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SUMMARY: "The Bush and the Salon" was a CBC radio series that recreated early Canadian life from letters, diaries and other sources. This episode (Polar Saga number two), "Journey to a Still Point on the Turni;ng Earth", a sound play by Michael Mercer, begins with the American expedition to the Arctic in 1871 on the USS "Polaris" with Commander Charles Francis Hall, Hall's death, and the later determination; of his poisoning. Other Arctic explorations are remembered, including that of Sir John Franklin, and the subsequent search parties for the lost explorer. Actors include: Joseph Golland, Walter Marsh;, Otto Lowy, Merv Campone, Barney O'Sullivan and Eric Schneider. The music is by George Crum.;

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Don Mowatt, 1987-08


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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T4303

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CBC-Mowatt ; H5131

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Merv Campone, Joseph Golland, Otto Lowy, Walter Marsh, Barney O'Sullivan, Eric Schneider

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producing company: CBU (Radio station : Vancouver, B.C.), producer: Don Mowatt, writer: Michael Mercer, composer: George Crum, broadcaster: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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