Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The first CBC series to bear the name Encore was a summer-replacement offering, consisting of 13 repeat broadcasts culled from the Canadian drama anthologies Folio, General Motors Presents, and Showtime. Individual episodes included "A Phoenix Too Frequent" with Rosemary Harris, "The Last of the Hot Pilots" with Alan Young, "Mr. Acularis" with Lois Nettleton, and "Here Today" with Robert Goulet and Kate Reid. The actor seen most often in the course of the series was Barry Morse, who showed up in "Love Story," "The New Men," "Murder Story," and "The Gioconda Smile." Morse also appeared at the end of each 50-minute episode in a ten-minute coda, "Presenting Barry Morse," in which he related backstage stories and discussed other fascinating aspects of Canadian theater history. Encore was broadcast from June 26 to September 25, 1960.