Marketplace, CBC – “The Dirt on Hotels: We’re Back!”
A year after exposing the dirt on hotels, Canada’s consumer watchdog checks in again to find out if hotels have cleaned up their act.
The Fifth Estate, CBC – “The Murder and The Money Trail”
A Canadian bank gets embroiled in allegations of fraud and corruption after one of its bank managers is brutally murdered. The fifth estate’s Bob McKeown investigates.
From BBM Canada:
Top programs – Total Canada
#24 Murdoch Mysteries – 1.393 million
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.
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.
From the CBC:
Where are the Canadian TV shows in this golden age?
In this so-called golden age of television, Canadians are often seen as minor players. Many ask where’s our Breaking Bad or Downton Abbey? Today, we’ve got the debate over the vision in Canadian television. Listen here.