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Keeping an eye on Seeing Things creator Louis Del Grande

The Story


He's a crime reporter with the gift of second sight whose visions are key to his ability to solve crimes (with a little help from his ex-wife). That's the plot of Seeing Things, a hit CBC-TV series created by actor, writer and New Jersey transplant Louis Del Grande. In this 1985 profile, reporter Nadine Berger visits the show's writers' room and talks to Del Grande's colleagues to find out the secrets of his success.

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: Feb. 1, 1985
Program: The Journal
Reporter: Nadine Berger
Guests: Louis Del Grande, Martha Gibson, Perry Rosemond
Duration: 12:38

Did You know?


• Louis Del Grande was an actor and writer on several CBC shows in the 1970s, including Three's a Crowd, Royal Suite and King of Kensington.

• Seeing Things started as a three-part miniseries on CBC in 1981 and came back as a regular hour-long series in 1983. By February 1984 it had been sold to broadcasters in 35 countries, including the United States. It lasted until 1987.

• Burned out by the TV business and city life, Del Grande moved his family to Cape Breton in the late '80s.


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