This was an outstanding commercial series, combining music, with a dramatic sketch about war heroes. Harry (Red) Foster organized the series, and wrote a special tribute to war heroes, which was read by Lorne Greene. Greene was also known as "the voice of doom," because he was the newscaster who read the highlights of Canada's often bloody involvement in the war. He later became known to TV viewers as Bonanza. In 1944, all of the heroes honoured on Command Performance were Victoria Cross winners. Much of the special music was composed by Lucio Agostini, with Sir Ernest MacMillan conducting. Produced at the concert studio of the CBC in Toronto, the show was generously sponsored by Supertest Gasoline.