Mar 02, 2016

  CBC Radio One announced today the launch of an original and compelling investigative podcast series SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING, hosted by
  award-winning filmmaker and writer David Ridgen. Exploring unsolved cases of the missing or murdered, SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING probes
  theories, debunks rumours and aims to uncover new information in unsolved crimes, while unravelling the visceral ripple effects these events have on
  families and communities across the country.


  Each season, the series will focus on a single Canadian cold case that draws listeners deep into a mystery. As each case is brought back to life, audiences
  will hear evidence and first-hand accounts from those closest to the investigation, including the family, law enforcement and potential suspects. The story
  will unfold on a weekly basis, with new episodes released every Monday. In Season 1, Ridgen explores what happened to Adrien McNaughton, a five-year-old
  boy who disappeared near a lake in eastern Ontario without a trace, more than four decades ago. Ridgen, who grew up in the area, returns in search of


  Specializing in hard-hitting, character-driven, point-of-view storytelling, Ridgen has an aptitude for investigate work and narrative experimentation.
  “The more time you spend looking at a case, the more things emerge from the picture that can help to solve it,” says Ridgen. “That’s why
  podcasting and true crime are such a natural fit. It allows the case to roll-out in real-time. It’s an exciting and immersive way to tell stories and an
  effective method for uncovering new information and using the public to help gather missing pieces of the puzzle and put it together in a new way, that may
  lead to solving the case.”


  Educated as a documentary filmmaker, Ridgen began his ‘learning on the job’ investigative career with the 2007 documentary Mississippi Cold Case,
  which led to the second only federal trial of the Ku Klux Klan in US history and the arrest of the guilty party. His recent works have been credited with
  the reopening of cold cases and led to arrests (Confession to Murder and A Garden of Tears), have made a progressive impact on the
Israel/Palestine conflict (American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein) and spurred victim reconciliation with perpetrators (  Reconciliation in Mississippi).


  Music for the series is composed by renowned Canadian musician, filmmaker and actor Bob Wiseman (one of the founding member of Blue Rodeo) and iconic
  singer Mary Margaret O’Hara. Listeners can subscribe via iTunes and the Google Play store or tune-in online at cbc.ca/sks.



  About CBC/Radio-Canada

  CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on
  new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions,
  CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.


  A space for us all
  is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy to modernize the public broadcaster and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians and for future
  generations. Through to 2020, it will increase its investment in prime time television programming, and continue to create radio programs of the highest
  quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.


For more information including series synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios, please visit the CBC Media Centre at   cbc.ca/mediacentre.


 For more information please contact:

Cathleen Saville, publicist, CBC
416.205.7976 (office)