Maclear Maclear gave Canada's finest TV journalist a weekly forum for personalized coverage of news breaks around the world. Michael Maclear was the gaunt native Londoner who quit the public network for CTV a couple of years previously following world scoops that included the first film—interviews in North Vietnam with U.S. prisoners of war. For the summer of 1 ...

AkaAssignment Maclear
Original Airdates1974-1977

Mad Dash, The


Mad Dash, The The Mad Dash is a television game show created by Sidney M. Cohen. It first appeared in 1979 on Canada's CTV network and proved to be a family favourite. It featured a huge game board with contestants landing on squares that could reward or penalize their team. The show featured hilarious questions and stunts, making it one of the most memorable gam ...

Original Airdates1979-1981

Mad Dog Vachon: Wrestling with the Past


Mad Dog Vachon: Wrestling with the Past A comedic bio pic that traces Mad Dog Vachon's life & career from beginning to present, with an emphasis on hardship, friendship and road stories. Guests include Baron Von Rashke, Moose Morowski, Gene Kiniski, Stu Hart, Promoter Don Owen, Don Leo Jonathon, his brother The Butcher and The Intelligent, Sensational Destroyer.

Original Airdates1999

Made in Canada


Made in Canada Made in Canada is a satirical look down the corridors and into the offices of Pyramid Productions, a fictional, publically traded entertainment company. Rick Mercer stars as Richard Strong, a lowly script reader whose grasp of Machiavelli's principles is princely. Richard and his army of power-hungry corporate climbers led by Alan Roy, the charismat ...

Original Airdates1998-2003

Mademoiselle de Paris


Mademoiselle de Paris Mademoiselle de Paris was an afternoon series for women filmed in Paris, France. Mlle. Evelyne Dandry — a young Parisienne actress — took viewers on a weekly tour of the city on the Seine River. Mlle. Dandry was one of eight candidates for the job of hosting the television show. She was a recognized actress of French stage, TV and films, and daughter of ...

AkaMlle. de Paris
Original Airdates1961-1962



Madison The first three seasons of Madison were set at Madison High School near Vancouver, British Columbia, and all three seasons covered one school year. The fourth season picked up six months after the end of the third, with the students beginning their lives outside of high-school. The initial episodes centered on a different primary character each time, ...

Original Airdates1993-1998

Maggie Muggins


Maggie Muggins Maggie Muggins was a freckle-faced girl in a gingham dress, with her red hair pulled back in two long pigtails. Her stories had been heard on CBC radio and in print for years before Maggie and her friends in the meadow materialized on television on CBC in 1955. Maggie played with friends like Fitzgerald Fieldmouse and Grandmother Frog. When she was c ...

Original Airdates1955-1962


An early Montreal television production, this broadcast featured a professional magician and an audience of twelve children.

Original Airdates1952

Magic Lie, The


One of Canada's leading authors and storytellers, W. O. Mitchell, was the host of this series of fictional tales — from fantasy to melodrama - for young audiences. CBC producers in various Canadian cities first chose from published stories and then adapted dramatized versions for TV.

Original Airdates1977-1979

Magic of Aladdin, The


A classic British pantomime version of the tale of Aladdin and the Lamp. The evil vizier Abanazar tries to manipulate Aladdin and his mother, Widow Twankey, into helping him acquire the magic lamp. But with the help of the Genie of the Ring, Aladdin wins through and captures the heart and hand of the Princess. Music, singing, dancing, and merriment thro ...

Original Airdates1989

Magic of Music, The

Violinist and conductor Eugene Kash introduced children to the instruments of the orchestra and their history, and concepts in musical theory to develop young people's general knowledge and appreciation of music in this half-hour program.

Original Airdates1955-1958

Magic Shadows


In this show, host Elwy Yost presents classic feature films that are divided into portions for viewing over the week in a serial format. On Fridays, when the film is finished early, classic adventure serials are run at that time.

Original Airdates1974

Magic Show, The

Magic Show, The At the nightclub Chez Manny, a new young magician, Doug, and his assistant, Cal, are hired as the headline act. Unlike the washed up no talent, Van Zyskin with his cliché style, Doug is an young ingénue with long hair and casual clothes, but with amazing talent. With the rumor of an important producer coming to see the show, the jealous Van Zyskin is de ...

AkaThe Magic Show with Doug Henning
Original Airdates1983
TypeTV Movie

Magistrate's Court


A daily syndicated half-hour program, Magistrate's Court dramatized the life of a police magistrate and the variety of cases with which he had to deal. Roy Jacques starred as the magistrate. The series was produced by Rai Purdy for Screen Gems, and originated from CHAN-TV in Vancouver for the first few years before production moved to CFCF-TV in Montrea ...

Original Airdates1963-1969

Maiden Dreams

Maiden Dreams Maiden Dreams is the award winning television documentary following the career of a thoroughbred racehorse as he developed from an untrained yearling into a top class champion. The story focuses on a group of dedicated owners who waited 25 years to have a champion horse. Every year they bought one horse with the hopes that one day they might stand in th ...

Original Airdates1999

Major Crime


Major Crime focuses on the police efforts to apprehend a sex offender. Detective Gordon Tallas's relentless pursuit of a dangerous sociopath seems doomed at every turn.

Original Airdates1997

Make a Match

A game show produced by CBC Montreal, Make a Match ran every other week, alternating with House Party. It matched a panel of four, composed of a married man, a married woman, a single man, and a single woman, against a group of seven people made up of three married couples and a man or woman in disguise. (Got that?) The panel, after a series of question ...

Original Airdates1954-1955

Making Ends Meet

This CBC series of 7 half-hour programs outlined problems in family finances. After an introductory show, called Making Ends Meet: How Do We?, the remaining programs each concentrated on a different way of spending or using money: Food, Homes, Appliances; Clothes; Cars; and Money in the Bank. The programs used three urban couples as examples of possibil ...

Original Airdates1962

Mallets and Brass


A post-hockey, musical variety show, Mallets and Brass starred vibraphonist Peter Appleyard and trumpet player Guido Basso, with a twenty-one piece band that included regular CBC and studio musicians, such as Moe Koffman on flute and reeds, Teddy Roderman on trombone, and Ed Bickert on guitar. Eight programs aired between March and May

Original Airdates1969

Man Alive


Man Alive CBC television's weekly inquiry into issues of faith, commitment, and contemporary life. Although it has maintained a vigilant and critical attitude toward the church, it has generally reflected its sense of self-criticism and reform and its growing social commitment. Originally in a magazine format, Man Alive reflected the public affairs training ...

AkaThe Best of Man Alive
Original Airdates1967-2000

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