Aided by her daughter (Shauna Farrell) and a mute servant boy (Stelio Calagas), phony medium Madame Flora (Maureen Forrester) swindles her unsuspecting clients using simple parlor tricks -- until a supernatural force reaches out and grabs her by the throat. An eerie ambiance permeates this 1977 televised production (staged at the Comus Music Theatre in Toronto) of composer Gian Carlo Menotti's first major opera.
In this innovative and invigorating workout, instructor Maureen Solomon takes the calm-inducing poses of yoga and steps them up a notch, helping your body build strength and flexibility as you de-stress. Beginning with a series of traditional standing yoga movements, Solomon quickly progresses to the floor for more advanced yoga forms -- even adding the resistance of a physical therapy tool known as the T-roller.
Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-grams was an educational CBBC show about music which ran from 1992 to 1996 starring Sophie Aldred and Matthew Devitt. The show was rerun on CBeebies in late 2000s. Melvin and Maureen ran a music shop which sold "Music-A-Grams"- a recording of music for a certain purpose. Sometimes customers came asking for a particular music-a-gram. Melvin and Maureen also sang songs, and told stories to illustrate how musical instruments could be used to create different effects, or on a particular theme. The stories also involved a trio of soft toys, led by a teddy bear named Groovy Ted, who were on a constant quest for musical stardom. Episodes Pilot- Melvin and Maureen are set a riddle by Mr. Baggage; what is the funniest instrument in the world? The Wriggle- The gang try different types of dancing, then invent a style of their own. Dastardly Landlady- Melvin and Maureen use their music-a-grams to outwit their evil landlady Repercussions- Melvin learns that a pair of his bongo drums may be priceless. Whilst he turns the music shop upside-down looking for them, he and Maureen also showcase the vast range of percussion instruments. Orchestra-ra-ra Melvin and Maureen are asked to talk about the orchestra, but argue over who knows most