Other Voices (Canadian TV series)

Other Voices (Canadian TV series)
Other Voices
Genre current affairs
Presented by Don Francks
Country of origin  Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Executive producer(s) Jim Guthro
Producer(s) Richard Nielsen
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel CBC Television
Original run 6 October 1964 – 29 June 1965

Other Voices is a Canadian current affairs television series which aired on CBC Television from 1964 to 1965.



Don Francks hosted this series which sought to feature groups who did not usually receive significant television coverage such as First Nations people living on reserve, youth in the British Mods and Rockers subculture and homosexuals ("Every Tenth Man"). The series also contained dramatic, musical or satirical sketches. The series also featured people such as author Wyndham Lewis, academic Marshall McLuhan, filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, painter Frederick Varley and musician Joe Hill. Other Voices filled the current affairs void left by the cancellation of the previous season's Horizon.[1][2]


This half-hour series was broadcast on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) in two runs, from 6 October to 29 December 1964, then 6 April to 29 June 1965.


The series attempted controversy, but an episode on cultural mediocrity drew criticism from one of its interview subjects, Gladys Taylor, who assumed the discussion was about the arts. Instead, when the programme aired, she unexpectedly found herself ridiculed as a "mediocrat".[3]


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Other Voices". Canadian Communications Foundation. http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/programming/television/programming_popup.php?id=871. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Rutherford, Paul (1990). When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952-1967. University of Toronto Press. p. 407. ISBN 0-8020-5830-2. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Paul (1990). When Television Was Young: Primetime Canada 1952-1967. University of Toronto Press. p. 418. ISBN 0-8020-5830-2. 

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