A Go Go '66


A Go Go '66 featured young Canadian recording stars along with Robbi Lane and his orchestra, and the Go Go girls, in a discotheque setting. It debuted on the CTV network on September 17, 1965 and aired for a full year.

Original Airdates1965-1966

A Is For Aardvark


A half-hour summer series, created, produced and hosted by Lister Sinclair. In the first show, Sinclair chose the letter "A" and discussed a number of subjects beginning with that letter. James Bannerman took Sinclair's place for the final show of the series, on "N". A radio series, which ran the full 26 weeks, from "A" to "Z", succeeded the television ...

Original Airdates1954

A Kin to Win


A-Kin-to-Win was a popular game show co-produced by CTV, NBC Canada and New Merrit Enterprises at CFCF-TV in Montreal. It was hosted by Jimmy Tapp, and pitted family against family in a game of questions and answers. The game was sponsored by Lever Brothers (now Unilever).

Original Airdates1961-1962

A Singin'

This CTV series, originally titled "A Singing With The Womenfolk," was hosted by the folk group, The Womenfolk. The program featured many different styles of music, from gospel to folk, to opera, and eventually was retitled to A Singin'. It was hosted at the end of its single season by Eddie Hazell.

AkaA Singing With The Womenfolk
Original Airdates1966-1967

About Canada

About Canada was a CBC series of National Film Board productions. The NFB productions varied in length from 3 minutes to half an hour. One to three films were seen in each program.

Original Airdates1956-1957


Access CBC Access was a half-hour current affairs program that invited groups of Canadians with ideas of national interest to make use of the network's facilities to air their views. The program looked for groups who felt they had been ignored by television — either because their views were considered too controversial, or alternatively too dull, or simply bec ...

AkaCBC Access; Take 30 Access
Original Airdates1974-1982

Accident, The

CBC's The Accident starred Fiona Reid and Terrence Kelly in a tale of how the people of a small town coped when their hockey arena's roof collapsed under the weight of the ice and snow that built up, collapsing on top of the fans and players below. Many were killed in the tragic accident, but a few survived, trapped under tons of snow and steel.

Original Airdates1983
TypeTV Movie

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective The completely-bonkers Ace Ventura continues to tackle cases involving stolen or missing animals, usually arriving at the solutions by pure fluke as he blunders his way through the facts in his inimitable way. Produced by Nelvana

Original Airdates1995-2000

Across Canada

Across Canada was a series of documentaries from different regions of Canada. Sometimes referred to as Regional Documentaries, each week's programs were contributed by various CBC regions, and were previously seen only regionally.

AkaRegional Documentaries
Original Airdates1978-1979

Acting Crazy


Acting Crazy Acting Crazy was a game show featuring two teams of four, each having one contestant, one celebrity and two house players, playing several rounds. The format of the show was based on the game of charades. The celebrity guests generally appeared for ten shows at a time.

Original Airdates1991-1995

ACTRA Awards

The ACTRA Awards was a glittering occasion honouring Canada's TV, film and radio artists. Beginning in 1972, and until 1986, the award was symbolized by the "Nellie." Later in 1986, responsibility for presenting the Canadian television and film awards was transferred to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television which continued to present the Nellie ...

Original Airdates1974-1986

Ad and Lib

Joe Austin as Ad and Larry Mann as Lib starred in this 15-minute weekday comedy satire on the CBC. It was the story of two country people who ran a general store which didn't do too well because it is too near the large city. The actors improvised the dialogue in stories that aimed to be "gentle satire and quizzical commentary," and which generally invo ...

AkaAd Lib
Original Airdates1954

Ad Lib

Ad Lib was a short-lived series on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. It was hosted by CJAY News Director (and future politician) Bud Sherman. The format was simply an evening around a coffee table with finger foods while Bud chatted with well-known local guests about the changing sexual scene in the country. Controversy hit especially hard when Bud asked a guest (a ...

Original Airdates1961



Adderly Adderly featured the exploits of Miscellaneous Affairs' best— and only— agent, V.H. Adderly (Winston Rekert). Formerly a high-ranking government agent, Adderly's run in with a sadistic adversary left him without his left hand— and a job. Down but not out, the sleuth joins the tiny Miscellaneous Affairs department where he steps all over the neat plans o ...

AkaCrimes en Solde
Original Airdates1987-1988

Adieu Alouette


Adieu Alouette Adieu Alouette was a series of 12 half-hour films produced by the National Film Board, intended to revise stereotypes of Quebec for English Canada. In the wake of the October Crisis of 1970 and during a period of rising Quebec nationalism, the series offered a survey of Quebec culture instead of politics. Series Producer: Ian McLaren

Original Airdates1973

Adrienne at Large


Adrienne at Large was a half-hour, prime time series of "personalized public affairs reporting." The show was not particularly successful and lasted less than four months. For Adrienne Clarkson, the series allowed her to travel outside of Canada. She recorded segments for the show in foreign countries like South Africa (where she interviewed Nadine Gord ...

Original Airdates1974-1975

Adrienne Clarkson Presents


Adrienne Clarkson Presents Adrienne Clarkson Presents was a prime-time cultural affairs series on which Clarkson offers profiles of Canadian and international figures from the worlds of opera, ballet, folksinging, and the other arts. Adrienne Clarkson Presents was Canadian cultural programming at its very best. The series was originally titled Adrienne Clarkson's Summer Festi ...

AkaAdrienne Clarkson's Summer Festival
Original Airdates1988-1999

Adventure Time

Adventure Time was a children's anthology adventure series which aired on the CBC

Original Airdates1967-1968

Adventures in Golf

Adventures in Golf Adventures in Golf is an exciting new television program about two friends-Corey Atkins and Andrew Livingston-who have their dream job. They travel the globe in search of the ultimate golf experience as hosts of their own golf adventure series. Better than average golfers-but not pros, Corey and Andrew have taken viewers on exciting golf adventures. ...

Original Airdates1999-2000

Adventures in History

Adventures in History was an anthology drama series recalling important events in Canada's past. It was set mainly in the early half of the 20th century and was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Original Airdates1978

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