By far the most-downloaded episode of brioux.tv: the podcast has been a conversation I had two years ago with Murdoch Mysteries star Yannick Bisson. The actor is back to talk about "Baking All the Way," a new Super Channel House & Home/Lifetime original he stars in and directs this holiday season.
Bisson stars opposite Cory Lee on the festive flick, which is about a search for the perfect gingerbread cookie recipe. Lee's celebrity chef wants it, and Bisson's small town bakery shop owner is reluctant to share it.
Bisson says he pulled a few favours by asking veteran Canadian comedy stars Colin Mochrie, Deb McGrath and Jayne Eastwood to join him in the movie. He wrangled another actress as well -- his youngest daughter Mikaela Bisson, who plays a news producer.
It's not the first time Yannick has stepped in with casting. He boldly reached out to add William Shatner to an episode of Murdoch Mysteries a few years ago.
We also talk about Murdoch, of course, which just passed the 250 episodes mark in this its 16th season. To Yannick's delight, the Shaftesbury-produced series is also currently the subject of a museum exhibit in Kitchener, Ont., featuring sets, costumes and all kinds of clever props.
Bisson also talks about his family's plans for Christmas this year and shares his not-so-surprising choice for best all-time TV theme song.