TVO's December 2007 Highlights



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    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - In December, TVO entertains, informs, inspires,
and provokes thought through its schedule of dramas, documentaries, children's
shows and current affairs. Here are just some of TVO's great programs in
December that will make you think.

    The Whistleblowers - North American Premiere - Beginning December 12,
    2007 at 9 pm.
    Six-part drama starring Richard Coyle and Indira Varma as personal injury
lawyers who help members of the public blow the whistle on those who will stop
at nothing to keep the truth buried.

    Magnificent 7 - North American Premiere - December 18, 2007 at 9 pm.
    Helena Bonham Carter stars as a mother of seven kids, four of whom are
autistic.

    The Choir - North American Premiere - December 16, 23 & 30, 2007 at 8 pm.
    A three-part documentary following choirmaster Gareth Malone as he
attempts to turn a rag-tag group of kids into a world-class choir capable of
competing in the World Choir Games in China.

    Saddam's Tribe - Canadian Premiere - December 9, 2007 at 9 pm
    Drawing on published interviews, documents and eyewitness accounts, this
gripping drama reveals the inside story of how Saddam Hussein ruled both his
country and his family with an iron fist.

    Jane Austen Dramas - North American Premieres
    In December TVO presents three new dramas fashioned for a contemporary
audience that capture the timelessness of Jane Austen's works.
    Northanger Abbey - Sunday December 16, 2007 at 9 pm
    Mansfield Park - Sunday December 23, 2007 at 9 pm
    Persuasion - Sunday December 30, 2007 at 9 pm

    TVOKids Seasonal Specials
    Throughout the holiday season TVOKids features seasonal episodes of
everyday favourites and presentations of holiday specials. Some of the
programs to look for include Eloise: Little Miss Christmas, Mama Mirabelle
Savannah Kwanza, The Christmas Orange, Daniel Cook: Holiday Ornament, and Dora
the Explorer: Present for Santa, Charlie & Lola Christmas Special, and Wonder
Pets Save the Reindeer.

    The View From Here: Wal-Town - English Canada Premiere - December 5, 2007
    at 10 pm
    A group of university students take to the highway to raise awareness
about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies
on cities and towns across Canada.

    The View From Here: Chichester's Choice - World Broadcast Premiere -
    December 12, 2007 at 10 pm
    Filmmaker Simonee Chichester is at the centre of this moving documentary
as she sets off in search of her homeless father, Edgar.

    Human Edge: China Blue - Canadian Premiere - December 19, 2007 at 10 pm
    Behind the scenes inside a blue jeans factory in southern China where
teenage workers face harsh working conditions.

    National Geographic: Inside Jerusalem's Holiest Places - December 22,
    2007 at 7 pm
    Filmmakers are granted access to some of the holiest and most contested
sites in Jerusalem.

    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell Expressvu subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers:
Channel 353





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, pginis@tvontario.org; Anne Rubenstein, (416) 484-2600 x288,
arubenstein@tvontario.org; Audience Relations: (416) 484-2665,
asktvo@tvontario.org


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