The Raes (TV series)

The Raes was a Canadian variety television series which aired on CBC Television from 30 June 1978 to 1 April 1980.

The Raes
Also known asThe Raes Variety Hour
GenreVariety
Directed byMichael Watt
StarringRobbie Rae
Cherrill Rae
Theme music composerTommy Banks
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
ProducerKen Gibson
Production locationsCBC-TV Studios
Vancouver
Running time30–60 minutes
Release
Original networkCBC Television
Original release30 June 1978 (1978-06-30) –
1 April 1980 (1980-04-01)

PremiseEdit

Robbie and Cherrill Rae, a husband-and-wife singing duo, hosted this entertainment series featuring the Tommy Banks orchestra, Jeff Hyslop's choreography and the James Hibbard Dancers. The series featured international musical guests combined with Canadian musicians and also included comedy segments starring Lally Cadeau as a wardrobe director and Jackson Davies portraying a television director. The series was recorded with a studio audience at CBC-TV Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1]

SchedulingEdit

The show's initial run was an hour-long mid-season series titled The Raes Variety Hour on Fridays at 9:00 p.m. from 30 June to 25 August 1978. The following year, it ran for a regular season as half-hour episodes under the shortened title The Raes on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. from 11 September 1979 to 1 April 1980.

Episode listEdit

Season 1 – The Raes Variety Hour (1978)Edit

Ep # Airdate Director Guest Stars(s)
1 30 June 1978 Michael Watt Patsy Gallant, The Keane Brothers, Morey Amsterdam, Shari Lewis
2 7 July 1978 Michael Watt Tommy Common, Peter Pringle, Morey Amsterdam
3 14 July 1978 Michael Watt Donna & LeRoy Anderson, Shari Lewis, Morey Amsterdam
4 21 July 1978 Michael Watt Morey Amsterdam, Ray Griff, Myrna Lorrie, Susan Jacks, Larry Evoy
5 28 July 1978 Michael Watt Patti Page, Ian Tyson, Shari Lewis
6 18 August 1978 Michael Watt Morris Albert, Denise McCann, Carroll Baker
7 25 August 1978 Michael Watt Peter Chipman, Ray Price, Morey Amsterdam, Shari Lewis

Season 2 – The Raes (1979–1980)Edit

Ep # Airdate Director Guest Stars(s)
1 11 September 1979 Michael Watt ABBA
2 18 September 1979 Michael Watt Max Webster, Shari Lewis
3 25 September 1979 Michael Watt The Babys, Arlene Duncan
4 2 October 1979 Michael Watt Nick Gilder, Alma Faye
5 23 October 1979 Michael Watt Prism, Frank Mills
6 30 October 1979 Michael Watt Stonebolt, Grace Jones
7 6 November 1979 Michael Watt Trooper, Christopher Ward
8 13 November 1979 Michael Watt Shari Lewis, Martin Stevens
9 20 November 1979 Michael Watt Maxine Nightingale
10 27 November 1979 Michael Watt Robert John, Touche
11 4 December 1979 Michael Watt France Joli, Bram Tchaikovsky
12 18 December 1979 Michael Watt Sylvester, Max Webster
13 25 December 1979 Michael Watt Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop
14 1 January 1980 Michael Watt Rex Smith, Peter Allen
15 15 January 1980 Michael Watt Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop, Doucette
16 22 January 1980 Michael Watt Chubby Checker, Stonebolt
17 29 January 1980 Michael Watt Pat Benatar, Howie Mandel
18 12 February 1980 Michael Watt Shari Lewis, Prism
19 26 February 1980 Michael Watt Patsy Gallant, Nick Gilder

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corcelli, John (September 2005). "The Raes". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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