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Preview: Frankie Drake Mysteries explores the civil rights movement

Frankie Drake Mysteries‘ Monday night CBC partner, Murdoch Mysteries, explored racism directed at Greek immigrants in the city circa 1906. This week’s newest instalment of Frankie Drake Mysteries did the same by delving into the civil rights movement in this country in the 1920s.

Here’s what the CBC has revealed as an episode synopsis for “Emancipation Day,” written by Andrew Burrows-Trotman and directed by Ruba Nadda:

When donations are taken from a coloured girls’ orphanage, civil rights hero Marcus Garvey (Ryan Allen) hires the team to catch the thief and find the cash.

And, as always, a few more facts I gleaned after watching a screener.

Do some research on Marcus Garvey
Garvey is a fascinating figure and well worth you doing more digging into. And yes, he did really visit Toronto, though a little later in real life than the Frankie Drake timeline. Every August 17 is celebrated in Toronto as Marcus Garvey Day.

Trudy sings
This isn’t the first time Chantel Riley has gotten to show off her singing skills on Frankie Drake and I’m sure it won’t be the last. If you want to hear more of her music, search for Riley on your favourite music platform.

Karen Robinson stops by
Yes, you already guessed it from the above image. Mildred Clarke and her side-eye are in full effect on Monday night and she plays a key part in the main storyline. Also, look for 19-2‘s Richard Chevolleau and Defiance‘s Dewshane Williams in guest roles.

Frankie Drake Mysteries airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC.

Images courtesy of CBC.


CBC announces a new batch of bakers for The Great Canadian Baking Show Season 2

From a media release:

CBC today announced the 10 amateur bakers who will compete on the second season of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch. Over the course of eight episodes, this diverse group of dedicated bakers from across the country will bring their whisking skills to a series of culinary-themed challenges, each contestant aiming to be the last baker standing. Based on the beloved British format, THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW Season 2 is hosted by actor and writer Daniel Levy and actor Julia Chan, with acclaimed pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Rochelle Adonis also returning as the series judges.

Each week, the bakers will compete in three challenges – the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake, and the Show Stopper – during which they will rely on their personal interests, styles and cultural backgrounds to make their delicious dishes stand out to the judges. After the bakes are tested and critiqued, the judges will decide who will be the week’s Star Baker and who will be sent home. In the final episode, the remaining three bakers will vie for the title of Canada’s best amateur baker. This season’s bakers are:

· Tim Chauvin, 38, a hardware store manager from Brockville, ON

· Mengling Chen, 30, a market research account manager from Toronto, ON

· Timothy Fu, 19, an undergrad student from Edmonton, AB

· Andrei Godoroja, 58, a software engineering consultant from Vancouver, BC

· Sadiya Hashmi, 38, a homeschooling mom with an MBA from Edmonton, AB

· Wendy McIsaac, 54, a senior policy analyst from Cornwall, PEI

· Sachin Seth, 43, a dentist and dentist professor from Halifax, NS

· Megan Stasiewich, 30, a hair stylist from Leduc, AB

· Devon Stolz, 27, a gravestone carver and substitute teacher from Regina, SK

· Ann Marie Whitten, 49, an operations manager from Pickering, ON

Twenty-four-year-old graphic designer Sabrina Degni of Montreal, QC, the youngest baker in the first season, took the inaugural Canadian title after competing against semi-finalists Linda Longson of High River, AB and Vandana Jain of Regina, SK. Fans can relive her Season 1 journey anytime at cbc.ca/watch.

THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is produced by Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions. The executive producers are Lesia Capone and Cathie James, and the series producer is Marike Emery.


Link: I’m late to the Schitt’s Creek party and I feel like absolute you-know-what

From Michael Ausiello of TV Line:

Link: I’m late to the Schitt’s Creek party and I feel like absolute you-know-what
f O’Hara is Schitt’s ace in the hole, then co-star Murphy — who plays privileged daughter Alexis — is the series’ breakout star. The way she makes her ditsy, self-indulgent character come off as wholly grounded and relatable and charming and sympathetic is more than just good acting, it’s a freakin’ magic trick. Continue reading.





Link: Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire on her rise to film and TV success

From Elizabeth Renzetti of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire on her rise to film and TV success
She worked up the courage to audition for CBC’s Schitt’s Creek, although Dan Levy would later tell her that she prefaced her appearance with, “This is going to be horrible,” and hid her face in her shirt. Continue reading.