For almost four decades (1957 to 1992), the talent and variety program Tiny Talent Time showcased the talents of local children in an entertaining family format. The original show was aired in a half-hour format and was hosted by notable Canadian performer Bill Lawrence. During the program, “Uncle Bill” engaged in casual, light-hearted banter with the performers before and after each act. The questions usually revolved around a child’s school, home life, family, and likes and dislikes. Over the years, Bill influenced countless Canadian children to pursue their talents in the hopes of one day “making it big” on Tiny Talent Time.
Bill Lawrence is now in his 80’s, and fondly recalls the show that was responsible for making him a household name over his 35 years as host. Bill Lawrence and his wife still live in Hamilton and enjoy watching their five adult grandchildren mature and plot their careers.
We caught up with Bill Lawrence to ask him what made Tiny Talent Time so memorable to viewers past and present. Read our interview with Bill HERE, and check out our interview with original Tiny Talent Time show creator Steve Dunn HERE!