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CBC Comedy: Nitwit Court

The Story

Imported programming has long been a staple on CBC Radio, but Canadians have a home-grown comedy duo they can proudly call their own: Woodhouse and Hawkins. Their show features sketches from Nitwit Court -- a fictional apartment block -- and popular music by an in-studio orchestra. In this clip, Woodhouse and Hawkins purport to take to "a busy corner downtown" for a segment called "Vox Populi." 

Medium: Radio
Program: Woodhouse and Hawkins
Broadcast Date: 1938-01-01
Host: Art McGregor, Frank Deaville
Duration: 3:28

Did You know?

• Woodhouse and Hawkins were performers Art McGregor and Frank Deaville, who also played other characters residing in Nitwit Court. Hawkins was the building's superintendent while Woodhouse was a tenant.
Woodhouse and Hawkins began in 1935 as regional Friday-night programming on CRBC stations in western Canada. The 30-minute show, which originated at a Calgary radio station, moved to Winnipeg in 1936, then to Toronto, where it was produced until its end in 1947.



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