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Hi Diddle Day
Genre children's puppetry
Written by Bob Gardiner
Composer(s) Wyn Canty
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
Producer(s) Audrey Jordan (1969–1970)
Denny Faulkner (1970–71)
Brian Frappier (1971–74)
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 7 November 1969 (1969-11-07) – 29 March 1976 (1976-03-29)

Hi Diddle Day was a Canadian children's television series which aired on CBC Television from 1969 to 1976.


This puppet show was set in the community of Crabgrass, with mayor Gertrude Diddle, Basil (a beagle), Durwood (a 900-year-old dragon), Wolfgang (a wolf) and Chico (a crow). The programme's songwriter, Wyn Canty, was featured in the role of a music teacher.


Hi Diddle Day was initially limited to the Ottawa, Montreal and Maritime CBC stations, airing Fridays at 4:30 p.m. although a special Christmas episode was broadcast on the network 25 December 1969. The following year, it was seen Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. from April until September. By October 1970, Hi Diddle Day was available on the entire network and was broadcast weekly as an after-school series, and also aired Saturdays 1:00 p.m. in May and June 1971. Production ended after the 1975–1976 season, although repeat episodes were broadcast from April to June 1977.

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