The Band Played On

8 EpisodesProduced by CBC Radio

This investigative series unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens–preyed upon by three teachers. Warnings were ignored, abuse continued, and the ...

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E7: No More Secrets

May 31st, 2019

45:58

There's a confrontation as a victim demands accountability from the institution he says failed them all. Meanwhile, the drama heads back to court, with more charges and fresh convictions. Survivors gather together with …

E6: The Demon Inside

May 31st, 2019

42:33

When the court documents are finally unsealed, they reveal a disturbing portrait of a sex offender who began preying on students in the late 1960s. …

E5: Face the Music

May 30th, 2019

39:10

A predatory music teacher has his day in court, and victims are there to watch. When Peter Hamer tried to reveal his secret decades ago, authorities failed to act. Now they're listening. But after so much time has …

E4: The Crush

May 30th, 2019

48:30

On a clear spring day in 2017, witnesses call 911 to report a fiery car crash. Inside the burning vehicle is a high school music teacher who'd been …

E3: The Dance of the Lemons

May 30th, 2019

45:10

In 1986, Peter Hamer told a school administrator about his vulgar, abusive music teacher. Soon, the teacher was gone. Other adults had known what was …

E2: The Coach

May 30th, 2019

40:53

The coach was successful, charismatic and powerful, and in 1968 he treated student Rob Ferron like he was special. Years later, Madeleine Glaus …

E1: The Gun

May 30th, 2019

40:42

It's the summer of 1985. Peter Hamer is a typical, goofy teenager partying with his friends. They're drinking beer and coolers. Then he invites his …

The Band Played On - Trailer

May 17th, 2019

3:07

Investigative reporter Julie Ireton unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens. They were preyed …

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