G.E. Puppet Commercials on Showtime

G.E. Puppet Commercials on Showtime Richard Williams and Richard Brown's Cartoon Marionettes had made a couple of appearances on "The Big Revue." The exposure led to the people from McLaren Advertising to commission them to build two special puppets (a housewife puppet and a professor puppet) to do TV commercials for General Electric on Sunday night's "Showtime." Each Sunday for three ...

Original Airdates1952-1955

Gallery, The

Gallery was an entertaining documentary series examining a wide variety of interesting people, places and events, focusin on such topics as Hollywood stars of the 1930s to Junior A hockey.

Original Airdates1973-1975

Galloping Gourmet, The


Galloping Gourmet, The The Galloping Gourmet, a half-hour, weekday show, was the most popular cooking show of its time. It had originated on Australian television, and then moved to Canada, with Ottawa's CJOH-TV as its production base. Graham Kerr demonstrated the preparation of dishes that were exotic, but affordable and accessible. The key to the show's popularity, howev ...

Original Airdates1968-1972

Game Country

Paul St. Pierre, journalist and writer of the Cariboo Country series, was the host of this nature series, produced in Vancouver. The half-hour broadcast consisted of reports, interviews, and film on outdoor life in British Columbia, with St. Pierre and his guests, who included authorities on science and hunting.

Original Airdates1958

Game Nation


Game Nation Game Nation is an exciting half-hour show that features a unique mix of reviews, previews, competition, game testing and comedy featuring two glamorous (in their minds anyway) hosts. Each episode takes an innovative look at the newest hardware, software and technological developments in the video game and PC game industry. High energy and fast paced, th ...

Original Airdates1995-1996

Game of Scouting, The


Garnet Anthony, a CBC announcer and former scout, was the host of this summer series from Edmonton, which celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of the Boy Scouts. In each half-hour program, he or Mike McNamara led a group of scouts through different practices and procedures for outdoor living. In one program, for example, Anthony and the troop examined to ...

Original Airdates1967

Game On!


Game On! Global TV's hit sports trivia game show which came on immediately after NFL football every Sunday.

Original Airdates1999



Gamerz is a high-speed, weekly half-hour magazine format program that delivers cutting edge information about the technical aspects of video games as well as all aspects of the gaming world. While Gamerz focuses primarily on checking out the wide array of video games available, the series also probes on-line games, websites, game fashion and other game- ...

Original Airdates1998-2000

Garage Gazette

Garage Gazette presented the five core strands of the language arts curriculum--writing, reading, speaking, listening and viewing --in an entertaining format. The running story-line recorded the struggles of four children who, unable to obtain coverage of their winning soccer team from the local press, resolved to publish their own newspaper. In five ep ...


Gardening With Earl Cox

On this series of fifteen minute broadcasts from Toronto, Earl Cox was assisted by CBC announcer Harry Mannis, and discussed gardening topics that pertained to the season, or took viewers to sites of horticultural interest, such as the Allan Gardens in Toronto. From 7 January to 31 March 1968, gardening experts from other areas of the country shared ...

AkaThe Gardener
Original Airdates1967-1970

Gary Karr and His Friends

Gary Karr and His Friends consisted of 3 episodes of a 12-week summer series which features three variety shows each from Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Vancouver. Gary Karr and His Friends, from Halifax, featured Gary Karr, (one of the world's leading solo bassists), Harmon Lewis on the organ and harpsichord and a 12-piece orchestra directed by Dave Wo ...

Original Airdates1973


Gateway was a local public affairs program out of Edmonton.

Original Airdates1961-1963?

Gemini 12 Space Mission

Live coverage of the launch, including some colour coverage, with CBC News science editor Kingsley Brown, and various CBS newsmen, including Walter Cronkite. Aired November 9, 1966 at 2:00 pm CST

Original Airdates1966

Gemini Awards

Gemini Awards The Geminis celebrate excellence in Canadian English-language television. The event has grown in prominence and stature to become one of the most prestigious cultural events in Canada. The Geminis were created to replace the Nellie Awards which ran for 15 years under the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists. The CBC union endured mu ...

Original Airdates1986-

Gene and Jodie


In June 1974, pianist and singer Gene DiNovi and singer Jodie Drake starred in a jazz series, with their rhythm section of Jerry Fuller on drums and Michel Donato on bass, and a guest list that included Joe Venuti, Clark Terry, Gene Lees, and Phyllis Marshall.

Original Airdates1974


Generation, a public affairs series on youth/adult relations, ran locally on CBLT-TV Toronto from 1963 (when its host was Lloyd Robertson) to 1966. In the summer of 1965, the CBC network ran the series for seven weeks, airing four new programs and three repeats from the local broadcasts. The 1965 show, which featured as hosts June Callwood, Bill McVean, ...

Original Airdates1963-1966

Genesis StoryTime

Genesis StoryTime was actually a cable channel consisting of story-telling using computer graphics in order to bring children's storybooks alive. The programs were presented without sound so as to encourage reading aloud. Although being Canadian in origin, the cable channel was mainly distributed in the USA, due to bureaucracy from the CRTC. Over 200 ...

Original Airdates1983

Gentle Sinners


The story of 17-year-old Eric Smith's struggle to escape the repressive restrictions placed on him by his fanatically-religious parents. Against his parents' wishes, Eric sneaks out to attend a party given by one of his friends. When his parents find out where he is, they go to the house and pray on the front lawn for forgiveness of Eric's "sin". Humili ...

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie



George George told the story of a single Canadian man, younger woman (Trudy Young), a young boy and last but not least, George, their hell-raising, yet adorable Saint Bernard. They move to Switzerland to take up residence in the Swiss Alps with their nanny Frau Gerber. Most of the hilarious stories hinge around George and the young boy- especially when George ...

AkaGeorge the Dog
Original Airdates1972-1973

George and Martha

George and Martha This animated series is based on the popular books by James Marshall and co-produced with Maurice Sendak, creator of Nelvana's show Seven Little Monsters and acclaimed author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are. George And Martha is the sweet story of two best friends who happen to be hippos. These dear, ditzy, down-to-earth hippos, voiced by Acade ...

Original Airdates1999-2000

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