One of a Kind (game show)

One of a Kind is a Canadian television panel game show which aired on CBC Television from 1958 to 1959.

One of a Kind
GenrePanel game
Created byBernard Slade
Written byBernard Slade
Presented byAlex Barris
StarringRita Greer Allen
Lloyd Bochner
Allan Manings
Kathie McNeil
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
ProducersHarvey Hart
Bob Jarvis (1958–1959)
Claude Baikie (1959)
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release6 June 1958 (1958-06-06) –
24 June 1959 (1959-06-24)


The series featured a panel (Rita Greer Allen, Lloyd Bochner, Allan Manings and Kathie McNeil) who attempted to identity of an item using guesswork. Once the item was identified or revealed, the panel and moderator (Alex Barris) would discuss the item with an associated guest. The panel game was similar to Front Page Challenge except that this involved objects instead of news stories. Visiting personalities included Xavier Cugat, Celia Franca, Arthur Godfrey, Cedric Hardwicke, Celeste Holm, Mitch Miller, Jan Peerce, Kate Reid and Walter Susskind.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 6 June to 12 September 1958, then given a full season on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. from 1 October 1958 to 24 June 1959.


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2006). "One of a Kind". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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