Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Created by Elsa Franklin, the daily Canadian series 55 North Maple was a unique hybrid of the lifestyle, do-it-yourself, talk-interview, and situation-comedy TV formats. Max Ferguson and Joan Drewery starred on the series, the former cast as a writer, the latter as the writer's married sister. The program was ostensibly broadcast from Ferguson's home, as the host invited his celebrity "friends" to help him cook, build, redecorate, sew, and otherwise make themselves useful. Taped in the Toronto studios of the CBC, 55 North Maple was seen on weekdays from September 7, 1970 to September 15, 1971.