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“People used to describe us as pot smoking hippies on welfare.” That was Paul Pope, the dean of Newfoundland TV and film production, describing his early days in an industry he helped create. I knew him for one day, but it was memorable, and he told me the secret to making Canadian television. That day

Here’s another reason to curse that same-result federal election: last Monday’s vote came the week after the 15th season return of CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries. With the election falling last Monday, it delayed the second half of the two-part premiere 14 days until tonight. Fans who can think two weeks back will recall that all hell

One of the most curious TV shows promoted at the most recent Television Critics Association press tour back in January was Dead Still. Set in Victorian Ireland, it’s about the odd practice of photographing the recently deceased, all dressed up in their Sunday best, often in the company of their living relatives. Think of it