Author Adrienne Clarkson with Director Karen Cho

Extraordinary Canadians (Series Director)

Biographies of eminent Canadians, including Glenn Gould, Norman Bethune, René Lévesque, Big Bear, Nellie McClung and Tommy Douglas, as told by Canada’s greatest writers. Extraordinary Canadians captures the relationship between writer and subject that lies at the heart of the biography process, and explores the lives of thouse who have shaped our history and identity.

Produced By PMA Productions

18 x30 min – CBC, Rogers Biography, Citytv and Omni (English/French/Italian/Chinese/Hindi)

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Mark Kingwell on Glenn Gould
directed by Adrian Wills

Adrienne Clarkson on Norman Bethune
directed by Karen Cho

Lewis DeSoto on Emily Carr
directed by Joshua Dorsey

Rudy Wiebe on Big Bear
directed by Kenneth Hirsch & Adrian Wills

Margaret McMillan on Stephen Leacock
directed by Tom Puchniak

David Adams Richards on Lord Beaverbrook
directed by Joshua Dorsey

Charlotte Gray on Nellie McClung
directed by Karen Cho

Andrew Cohen on Lester B. Pearson
directed by Karen Cho

Jane Urquhart on Lucy Maud Montgomery
directed by Helene Klodawsky

M.G. Vassanji on Mordecai Richler
directed by Lewis Cohen

Nino Ricci on Pierre Elliott Trudeau
directed by Helene Klodawsky

John Ralston Saul on Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine & Robert Baldwin
directed by Kenneth Hirsch

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    Restoration Garage II (Writer / Story Editor)

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    Yukon Gold II (Story Editor / Creative Consultant)

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    All for One with Debbie Travis (Field Director / Story Editor)