Radio-Canada collaborated with France, Belgium, and Switzerland to produce D'Iberville, a thirty-nine week dramatic series based on the life of Pierre Lemoyne, Sieur d'Iberville. D'Iberville was shot on location near Quebec City on sets representing Quebec and Montreal settlements at the end of the seventeenth century, and a full scale replica of d'I ...

Original Airdates1968-1969

Da Vinci's Inquest


Da Vinci's Inquest Da Vinci's Inquest ran for seven seasons and then was spun-off into: Da Vinci's City Hall . The series revolves around the life of Dominic Da Vinci, coronor of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Follow along as the police investigate the crimes; the medical examiners and coroner investigate & examine the deaths, and conduct their inquests, when needed.

Original Airdates1998-2005

Daily Planet


Daily Planet Daily Planet is a one-hour long science magazine show that brings you the world like you've never seen it before. Host, science popularizer, author, and broadcaster Jay Ingram demystifies the mysteries of science and bridge the gap between the lab and your living room. From movies to microbiology, space to sports, food to hi-tech gizmos, Jay makes sense ...
Original Airdates1995-

Daily Tips for Modern Living


A six-part series that aired on CBC TV. Daily Tips for Modern Living was a mock health-food style magazine

Original Airdates1998

Dale Harney Show, The


The Dale Harney Show featured Dale Harney (who also starred in Dale Harney's Magic Palace and Lynsky and Co.) with a magazine of magic tricks, social games, riddles and a segment, "It's a Fact," presenting unusual information from sources such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not or the Guinness Book of Records. The segment was without visuals--simply a graph ...

Original Airdates1975-1978

Dale Harney's Magic Palace


Dale Harney's Magic Palace was a variation on Harney's original show, entailing the introduction of other magicians who teamed up with Harney, focusing especially on card tricks or sleight-of-hand. They teamed up on more spectacular tricks, such as disappearing acts. The series was produced in Calgary.


Dancing Storybook

Members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet company returned to the air in spring 1959 with another broadcast for children, Dancing Storybook. The fairy tale-style stories revolved around two young people who searched for a patch from a magical coat left to them by their father. As the series of adventures progressed, the young searchers meet with curious per ...

Original Airdates1959

Danger Bay


Danger Bay Animal rescue missions along British Columbia's rugged northwest coast provided much of the adventure for Danger Bay, a CBC family drama series. Veteran actor Donnelly Rhodes starred as 40-year-old Grant "Doc" Roberts, a veterinarian and the crusading Curator of Marine Mammals at the Vancouver Aquarium. A passionate and intelligent man, with an unconven ...

AkaCap Danger (French title)
Original Airdates1984-1990

Danger Tree, The

Danger Tree, The Memory and history mingle in this moving account of one family's journey through World War I and the events leading up to Newfoundland's confederation with Canada. David Macfarlane narrates this story of his great grandparents, Josiah and Louisa Goodyear, and their seven children, who, at the turn of the century, left behind the hardships of the cod fis ...

Original Airdates1997

Dark Eyes

Dark Eyes tells the story of a single-parent policewoman put in charge of a mismanaged task force on organized crime. This was a pilot episode created for ABC by Alliance Communications. ABC did not pick up the series. The pilot also aired in Canada on CTV.

Original Airdates1995

Date With Frosia, A

A Date With Frosia replaced CGE Showtime for part of the summer of 1954. Regularly featured performers included harpist Donna Hossack, keyboard player Dorothy Bromley, Lois and David Adams, dancers with the National Ballet, a quartet called the Enchanted Strings (Elsie Dunlop, Erica Zentner, Lois Thomas, and Lillian Nickoloff), and a quintet of female v ...

Original Airdates1954


Dateline was a series of half-hour, historical dramas on CBC. Dateline boasted extensive research in the Public Archives and the aid of authorities in history from the Archives, the Royal Military College, the Canadian Army, and verification for accuracy in costume design. Nevertheless, the program used events of the past, principally the military pa ...

Original Airdates1955-1956

Dateline U.N.

The CBC provided Canadian viewers with regular coverage of the United Nations, direct from New York, and telecast on both English and French services, starting with the Ninth General Assembly. At the time, of course, the Korean War and the division of the country and the cold war were hot issues, as were the questions of French colonialism in Tunisia an ...

AkaReport From The U.N.; U.N. Review; UN Review
Original Airdates1958-1965

David Clayton-Thomas Show, The

The David Clayton-Thomas Show consisted of 3 episodes of a 12-week summer series which features three variety shows each from Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Vancouver. The first three from Toronto starred David Clayton Thomas, former lead singer and composer of the jazz-rock group Blood Sweat and Tears. The David Clayton-Thomas Show was followed in t ...

AkaThe David Clayton Thomas Show
Original Airdates1973

David Steinberg Metric Special, The

David Steinberg was joined by Bill Saluga and the Bambinis when he tackled the topic of how to think in metric. From Fahrenheit to Celsius, from pounds to kilos, from pints to litres, from weight to mass, the whole metric system got a good going over when Steinberg applied the comedic pressure while explaining, with the assistance of a guest expert, ...

Original Airdates1977

David Steinberg Show, The

David Steinberg Show, The The David Steinberg Show brought the satirist back to his native land in a comedy-variety vehicle modelled on the old Jack Benny show— complete with curtain monologue. It was a show within a show, most of it taking place backstage before the "actual" program, and in the restaurant across the street, the Hello Deli.

Original Airdates1976-1977

Day in the Life of Canada, A

On June 8, 1984, one hundred internationally-renowned photographers and eight CBC Television film crews travelled to hamlets, towns, cities, farms, ice floes and islands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. What resulted were two unique things, a television program and a book of the same name that has become the most successful picture book in Canadian pub ...

Original Airdates1985

Day of Decision

Day of Decision combined dramatic reenactment and discussion to explore moments in history when men and women were compelled to make important decisions in the history of the world. The dramatic segment took up about twenty minutes of the half-hour broadcast. At the moment that the character must make up his or her mind, the scene switches to a panel di ...

Original Airdates1959

Days Before Yesterday, The

The Days Before Yesterday was a seven-part chronicle of Canada's Prime Ministers and Canada's struggle to achieve status during the period 1897 through 1957. The host-commentator was Bruce Hutchinson, with additional narration read by Barry Morse.

AkaStruggle for Nationhood
Original Airdates1973

Dead Aviators

Dead Aviators A young girl (Juliana Wimbles), who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother (Marsha Mason) in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots (Lothaire Bluteau, Michel Monty), who are condemned to Earth to constantly re-live their own crash that occurred in 1927. The girl decides t ...

AkaRestless Spirits (USA TV title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

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