#iCraveFridays Kicks Off With the Addition of Eight-Part TSN Original Documentary Series ENGRAVED ON A NATION

CraveTVTM’s #iCraveFridays release schedule continues today with the release of the TSN Original documentary series ENGRAVED ON A NATION. Commissioned to celebrate the 100th Grey Cup Championship, the series features eight 60-minute episodes tackling the most iconic players and moments in CFL history, touching on legacy, the importance of hope, and acceptance.

From the Roughriders’ famed “13th man,” to the inspirational journey of legendary quarterback Anthony Calvillo, to how football has played an important role in times of political crisis; ENGRAVED ON A NATION demonstrates how the CFL has helped shape Canada’s identity. 

Episode 1: “The 13th Man”

During the 97th Grey Cup, the Saskatchewan Roughriders received a last-minute “13th man” penalty, spoiling their championship hopes. In the wake of defeat, fans stood by their team proving that they are, and will forever be, the team’s “13th man”.


Episode 2: “Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story”

The first African-American quarterback to ever win a Grey Cup trophy, “Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story” recounts the tale of an Ohio-born football player who found refuge, a team, and a home in Canada.


Episode 3: “The Kid From La Puente”

Growing up in one of the poorest slums in L.A., Anthony Calvillo pushed through countless obstacles in his life before leading the Montréal Alouettes to Grey Cup victory and becoming pro football’s all-time passing leader.


Episode 4: “Playing a Dangerous Game”

Set against a backdrop of violence in Québec in the late ‘60s, quarterback Russ Jackson was determined to win what was destined to be one of the greatest games in CFL history.


Episode 5: “The Crash”

Following the 1965 All-Star Game in Vancouver, a plane carrying five players crashed, killing everyone on board. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the league that can still be felt to this day as the descendants of one of the athletes retrace the footsteps of the fateful flight. 


Episode 6: “The Photograph”

Following the 1942 Toronto Royal Canadian Air Force Hurricanes’ Grey Cup victory, many members of the team went overseas and became casualties of war. Now, 70 years later, daughters of a player embark on a journey to discover why an old team photograph is their father’s most prized possession.


Episode 7: “Western Swagger”

Set against a background of Canada’s national energy debate, the legacy of the Edmonton Eskimos’ five consecutive Grey Cup victories displays Alberta’s unshakeable determination on and off the field. 


Episode 8: “The Greatest Team That Never Won”

In their first Grey Cup appearance in 20 years, the 1971 Toronto Argonauts committed a last-second fumble, spoiling their run. Now, the stars of the team reunite to relive the game and the wild days in Toronto.


** Media Note **– Download photos for CraveTV programming at BellMedia.ca/pr.


About #iCraveFridays

New content for CraveTV will be released on Fridays, and can be found under the What’s New Collection or the Featured Collection, along with their respective permanent collection such as Superheroes, Music, Comedy, etc. Follow @CraveTVCanada and @CraveTV_PR for the most up-to-date information on all things CraveTV.


About CraveTV

Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV subscription on-demand video streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is currently available to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Nexicom, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, and Tbaytel, and will be available direct to consumers on Jan. 1, 2016. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Smart TVs and Microsoft Windows 8.1, CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.


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Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

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