The importance and greatness of Not Criminally Responsible

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

‘Disturbing’ doc takes an inside look at Sean Clifton and the perpetrator’s experience
In this context, the importance and greatness of NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (CBC, 9 p.m. on Doc Zone) cannot be overstated. John Kastner’s fine and vividly illuminating documentary caused something of a sensation at the Hot Docs festival and has already been screened and much discussed in Britain. “Disturbing,” “controversial” and “provocative” are the adjectives used to describe it. I prefer “illuminating.” Continue reading.


New Thursday: Played, Nature of Things, Doc Zone


Played, CTV – “Money”
Daniel (Dwain Murphy) infiltrates a group of deadly bank robbers. One of the gang members, Beth (Brittany Allen, DEFIANCE), starts flirting with Daniel provoking her possessive, erratic partner Colin (Bruce Ramsay, CONTINUUM) to make a bold move. The team is forced to run a risky play to take down the heist crew.

The Nature of Things, CBC – “Myth or Science 2: The Quest for Perfection”
Dr. Jennifer Gardy is back. But this time, Dr. Gardy’s journey of scientific discovery will plumb our very hopes and dreams – our quest for self-improvement. Are raw vegetables really better for you? Can you be fat and fit? Should you ditch caffeine? Dr. Gardy puts her own body on the line in lively experiments and scientific investigations to discover whether many popular health claims are science fact or science fiction.

Doc Zone, CBC – “Not Criminally Responsible”
Julie Bouvier who was nearly stabbed to death by a man in a psychotic frenzy because “the devil told him to kill the prettiest girl in the mall” is shocked to find he is released from the psychiatric hospital and terrified that he will come after her.


New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle


Dragons’ Den, CBC
A six-figure ask leaves the Dragons feeling flushed, a demonstration comes to a smashing halt, and a silent skit causes confusion in the Den. Plus, a fit pitch hopes to spike some Dragon interest.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Firecracker”
Jake and Mal have to keep up with Sloan Daniels, a mysterious girl with an eye for trouble — and Jake’s GTO. Des feels a deep connection to the case which awakens painful memories. Guest stars: Lola Tash, Steve Bacic, Mark Critch, Jonathan Keltz, Brett Donahue, Seamus Morrison, Neil Crone.

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