This CBC summer series saw conversation between some of the world's headline-making people and host Lorraine Thomson. The program's concept arose from the opportunity to have people on the series after they had appeared on Front Page Challenge. (Lorraine Thomson was guest coordinator for Front Page Challenge). For this show, "V.I.P." stood for "Very Int ...

Original Airdates1973-?

Vacant Lot, The


Toronto sketch troupe The Vacant Lot landed their very own CBC series, although it lasted for only 6 episodes. The series was developed and produced by Lorne Michaels.

Original Airdates1994

Vacation Canada

Vacation Canada was a CBC-TV series aimed at providing Canadians with a better perspective of Canada as a vacation land. On Wednesdays following NHL hockey or baseball, John Foster talked to experts about places to see, new travel equipment, safety hints and general tips on how to make holidays more enjoyable. The series look at vacation outdoor activit ...

Original Airdates1971

Vacation Time


A summer replacement for regular children's programming, Vacation Time presented films, cartoons, and live broadcasts with special guests. In 1963, the show expanded and was produced in a number of cities. Toronto on Monday, Vancouver on Tuesday, Winnipeg on Wednesday. Thursdays the show alternated between Ottawa and Montreal. On Fridays, the show r ...

Original Airdates1962-1968

Vacations Unlimited

This half-hour program for summer 1953 presented a feature on a different Canadian holiday spot each week.

Original Airdates1953

Vagabond Honeymoon

Pat and Martin Simpson, newly married, financed their around the world honeymoon through odd jobs and by selling film footage that they shot along the way. They also produced this series of eight, half-hour programs that documented their trip--mostly by car and van--through Mexico, South America, Africa, India, Australia, Siam, and Europe.

Original Airdates1966-1967

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The killing came as the mobster was with his girlfriend Alma. Jack suspects Alma of being involved - even more so when he finds her involved with one of the mob family, Michael ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Valley Sketches

Valley Sketches was a 13-week documentary television series, exploring the annals of history and pieced together the rich heritage of the Ottawa Valley. This series of half-hour programs examined the origin, social development and architecture of the early setlements. Valley Sketches was first broadcast on CBOT, the CBC's Ottawa station, in the fall of ...

Original Airdates1973

Valour and the Horror, The

Valour and the Horror, The This three-part series closely scrutinizes three WWII military campaigns that involved thousands of Canadians. Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941: In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 mostly inexperienced Canadian soldiers were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British government which mistakenly thought that a symbolic show of strength would det ...

Original Airdates1992


Vanderberg was a stylish six-parter chronicling the business and personal adventures of the ruthless young Calgary tycoon, Hank Vanderberg. Michael Hogan stars as Vanderberg, a man determined to create a corporate empire in Calgary and who respects nothing but power.

Original Airdates1983



Venture Venture was CBC Television's business program originally hosted by Patrick Watson with correspondent Carole Taylor. The series looked at every facet of business — profits, prices, ideas and innovations. There were also features on the people who drive our economy, individuals and companies, owners and employees. Frequently, there was follow up on ne ...

Original Airdates1985-2007

Verdict Is Yours, The

Experienced professional lawyers portrayed judge and counsel in the unrehearsed courtroom drama The Verdict Is Yours, Monday through Friday, on the CBC-TV network. The lawyers prepared their briefs independently of each other, and the actors and actresses who played witnesses, the accused, and the plaintiff, were briefed on the case prior to the show ...

Original Airdates1960-1961

Vic Obeck Show


Produced in Montreal, Vic Obeck's show highlighted football, but also covered other types of sports events and physical activities, from the Calgary Stampede to the Davis Cup to fitness with Lloyd Percival to water safety with Marilyn Bell.

AkaVic Obeck's Parade of Sports
Original Airdates1954-?

Vicki Gabereau Live


Vicki Gabereau Live Vicki Gabereau offers viewers conversations with musicians, celebrities and people of interest—from Diana Krall, Wayne Gretzky, k.d. lang and Martin Short to Sir Elton John—with some new twists!

AkaGabereau (1998-2001); Vicki Gabereau (2001- 2005)
Original Airdates1997-2005

Vid Kids


Vid Kids Vid Kids was a lively half-hour show featuring original and well-known songs ranging from the '60s to the '80s, each presented in music-video form in a wide range of styles and settings. The Vid Kids themselves, aged from 7 to 14, appeared throughout each show to sing, dance and act out the lyrics of the songs, bringing youthful high energy to the s ...

Original Airdates1985-1987

Video & Arcade Top 10


Video & Arcade Top 10 Video and Arcade Top 10 includes head-to-head contestant competition on new video games, continuous series of game tips, Electro-News that highlights the latest industry innovations as well as music and movie video reviews.

Original Airdates1991-

Video Hits


Video Hits Video Hits was a music video program that aired on CBC weekdays at 4:30 pm from 1984-1989 before moving to 5 pm. It featured music videos of current songs and interviews with artists.

Original Airdates1984-1993

Video One

Originally part of Drop-In, and then scheduled as a summer show, Video 1, a public affairs magazine for high school age viewers, extended into the regular season. Its original host was Ian McCutcheon, but he was replaced by Rainer Schwartz, formerly the overnight disk jockey on CHUM-FM and one of the principal voices of alternative FM programming in Can ...

AkaVideo 1
Original Airdates1971-1972

Video Singles

Video Singles was a daily rock video show which ran daily, afternoons and weeknights. The show was simple - one stationary camera, one host. The original host was John Majhor, who introduced the promotional video clips and occasionally offered comments about them. Samantha Taylor took over from Majhor when he left the show to join CITY-TV. Former To ...

Original Airdates1983-1984



A forum of opinion and commentary, Viewpoint was a five-minute program of freely-expressed opinion on a matter of national importance. It lasted for eighteen years as a regular follow-up to the national news broadcast at the end of each weekday.

Original Airdates1957-1976

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