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Today's Special (TV Series 1981–1987) Poster

(1981–1987)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Clive VanderBurgh ... (86 episodes, 1981-1987)
Robert Gardner ... (42 episodes, 1981-1985)
Ted Regan ... (33 episodes, 1981-1982)

Series Writing Credits  

Candice Bist ... (7 episodes, 1981-1983)
Clive Endersby ... (27 episodes, 1982-1987)
Joanne Hauser ... (18 episodes, 1981-1987)
Kate Lonsdale ... (9 episodes, 1983-1987)
Jed MacKay ... (15 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ian Ritchie ... (6 episodes, 1981-1983)
Juli Voyer ... (1 episode)

Series Cast  

Jeff Hyslop Jeff Hyslop ...  Jeff 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Nerene Virgin Nerene Virgin ...  Jodie 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Bob Dermer Bob Dermer ...  Sam / ... 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Nina Keogh ...  Muffy / ... 89 episodes, 1981-1987
Robyn Hayle Robyn Hayle ...  TXL / ... 55 episodes, 1981-1987
Nikki Tilroe Nikki Tilroe ...  Mime Lady / ... 20 episodes, 1981-1986
Bob Stutt ...  Mort / ... 12 episodes, 1983-1987
Cheryl Wagner Cheryl Wagner ...  Mrs. Pennypacker / ... 6 episodes, 1984-1987
Barry Baldaro Barry Baldaro ...  Waldo the Magnifficent / ... 6 episodes, 1985-1987
Deborah Fallick Deborah Fallick ...  Storyteller 4 episodes, 1981
Madeline Paul Madeline Paul ...  Elf / ... 4 episodes, 1982-1984
Sharon Hampson Sharon Hampson ...  Sharon 4 episodes, 1983-1985
Lois Lilienstein Lois Lilienstein ...  Lois 4 episodes, 1983-1985
Bram Morrison Bram Morrison ...  Bram 4 episodes, 1983-1985
Monica Gaylord Monica Gaylord ...  Today's Special Guest / ... 3 episodes, 1981
Canadian Brass Canadian Brass ...  Today's Special Guest 3 episodes, 1982
Oscar Peterson ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1982-1985
Brenda Muskat Brenda Muskat ...  Storyteller / ... 2 episodes, 1982
John Stocker John Stocker ...  Clump / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
Stan Lesk Stan Lesk ...  Byron the Grump / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1985
Karen Kain Karen Kain ...  Ballerina Doll 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Grant Cowan ...  Elf 2 episodes, 1983
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ...  Dr. Bennett 2 episodes, 1984-1985
Bruce Cockburn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1984
Lesley Ballantyne Lesley Ballantyne ...  Castle Guard / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Phyllis Marshall Phyllis Marshall ...  Aunt Millie 1 episode, 1981
Jessica Booker Jessica Booker ...  Soapy Sue 1 episode, 1982
Patrick Rose ...  Ron Smooth 1 episode, 1982
George Buza ...  Jake the Bug Killer 1 episode, 1983
Jayne Eastwood ...  Flora Frimble 1 episode, 1987
Kay Hawtrey ...  The Queen of Hearts 1 episode, 1987
Riki Turofsky Riki Turofsky ...  Today's Special Guest 1 episode
Clive VanderBurgh Clive VanderBurgh ...  Himself 1 episode
Emma Jones Emma Jones ...  Storyteller 1 episode, 1981
Bill McVean Bill McVean ...  Himself 1 episode, 1981
Charles Palmer ...  Gus Seymour 1 episode, 1982
Allan Aarons Allan Aarons ...  Mitch 1 episode, 1984
Bibi Caspari Bibi Caspari ...  Bleep 1 episode, 1987
Mignon Elkins Mignon Elkins ...  Mattie 1 episode, 1987
Lane White Lane White ...  The Knave of Hearts 1 episode, 1987
Mark Carpenter Mark Carpenter ...  Storyteller 1 episode
Mark Carpenter Mark Carpenter ...  Storyteller 1 episode
Jonathan Whitaker Jonathan Whitaker ...  Officer Hardy 1 episode
Wendy Chong Wendy Chong ...  Storyteller 1 episode, 1983
John Kozak John Kozak ...  Coop Scoop 1 episode, 1983
Sheila McCarthy ...  Sourpuss Sal 1 episode, 1983
Ken Pogue ...  Mechanic 1 episode, 1983
Thick Wilson Thick Wilson ...  The Genie 1 episode, 1983
Jamie Dick Jamie Dick ...  Alan 1 episode, 1984
Terri Hawkes ...  The Nurse 1 episode, 1984
Don MacQuarrie Don MacQuarrie ...  Pirate Pete 1 episode, 1984
Kathy Michael McGlynn Kathy Michael McGlynn ...  Madame Melba 1 episode, 1984
Brendan McKane Brendan McKane ...  Alan's Father 1 episode, 1984
Dave Patrick Dave Patrick ...  Smiling Jack 1 episode, 1984
Barbara Szablowski Barbara Szablowski ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1984
Richard Binsley Richard Binsley ...  The Sheriff of Nottingham 1 episode, 1985
Eric Fink Eric Fink ...  Greedy O'Grady 1 episode, 1985
Dennis O'Connor ...  J. Ross Craven 1 episode, 1985
Helen Carscallen Helen Carscallen ...  Geraldine Hucklemeyer 1 episode, 1986
Bernadette Gale Bernadette Gale ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1986
Claire Ann Gironella Claire Ann Gironella ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1986
Gerard Parkes ...  Phil Phenelli 1 episode, 1986
Richard Sali Richard Sali ...  Max Dunphy 1 episode, 1986
Valdy Valdy ...  Himself 1 episode, 1986
Justine Campbell Justine Campbell ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1987
Jeffrey Prentice Jeffrey Prentice ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1987
Avery Saltzman Avery Saltzman ...  Harvey Hardcassel 1 episode, 1987
Jeffrey Hurwitz Jeffrey Hurwitz ...  Himself 1 episode
Kathy McCormack Kathy McCormack ...  Herself 1 episode

Series Produced by 

Clive VanderBurgh ... producer (46 episodes, 1981-1987)

Series Music by 

Clive VanderBurgh ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Jim Betts ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jed MacKay ... (1 episode, 1985)

Series Art Direction by 

Chris Adeney ... (1 episode, 1985)
Catherine Basaraba ... (1 episode, 1985)

Series Set Decoration by 

Chris Adeney ... (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Lindsey Goddard ... (1 episode, 1983)
Debra Deeks ... (1 episode, 1986)

Series Costume Design by 

Mary Partridge-Raynor ... (1 episode, 1986)

Series Makeup Department 

Diane Rowe ... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983-1986)

Series Production Management 

Michelle Maurice ... production manager (2 episodes, 1985-1986)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Peter Newman ... floor director (3 episodes, 1983-1986)

Series Art Department 

Joyce Cosby ... graphics designer (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Roy Condy ... story illustrator (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Frank Hammond ... story illustrator (1 episode, 1983)
Don Miloyevich ... properties (1 episode, 1983)
Michiko Yano-Shuttleworth ... designer (1 episode, 1983)
Jeff Cutler ... properties (1 episode, 1985)
Doug Harlocker ... key props (1 episode, 1986)
Gary Vandenbor ... props assistant (1 episode, 1986)

Series Sound Department 

George Claridge ... sound mixer / re-recording mixer / audio / sound (7 episodes, 1981-1986)
Thomas Hidderley ... sound / audio (3 episodes, 1983)
Terry Crack ... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1983)
Maurice Dalzol ... audio (1 episode, 1986)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Alf Hunter ... lighting director (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Roger Lauzon ... camera operator (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Denis Paul ... video (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ian Wahn ... camera operator (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
David Beswick ... best boy / key grip (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Tom Ford ... key grip (1 episode, 1985)
Peter Roy ... key grip (1 episode, 1985)
Tom Savage ... camera operator (1 episode, 1985)
Ted Hart ... camera operator (1 episode, 1986)
Robin Periana ... camera operator (1 episode, 1986)

Series Casting Department 

George Bourne ... talent coordinator (1 episode, 1985)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Constance Buck ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1983)
Mary Partridge-Raynor ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1985)
Lorraine Carson ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1986)
Carole Milon ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1986)

Series Editorial Department 

Douglas Beavan ... videotape editor (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jane Downey ... editing director (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Gardner ... story editor (1 episode, 1982)

Series Music Department 

Clive VanderBurgh ... musical director / music director (10 episodes, 1981-1986)

Series Other crew 

Jane Downey ... production assistant (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
Jeff Hyslop ... choreographer (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
Marney J. Berube ... production assistant / production secretary (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Michelle Maurice ... unit manager (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jim Anderson ... technical director (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Susan Beavan ... technical director (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Andrea Kikot ... production secretary (1 episode, 1982)
Wendy Monnikendam ... production assistant (1 episode, 1982)
Wendy Moffit ... production assistant (1 episode, 1983)
Joyce Cosby ... graphic design coordinator (1 episode, 1986)
Ranjit Dulabh ... technical director (1 episode, 1986)
Diane Rowe ... technical director (1 episode, 1986)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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