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Y B Normal?

★★★★

Y B Normal? Describing the material as Pulp Fiction meets Twilight Zone, this group of artists, writers and actors has managed to produce some of the most shockingly funny comedy sketches since the old Kids in the Hall television series. The Y B Normal series, which aired on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. on the Comedy Network, certainly dares to be different. No top ...

Original Airdates1998-1999
TypeSeries

Yan Can Cook

★★★★½

Not to be confused with Wok With Yan, Yan Can Cook was a Chinese cooking hosted my Martin Yan. Martin had filled in for a chef for a 12-minute spot on a local talk show on CFAC-TV in Calgary. The general manager of the station saw Yan in action and asked him to do a half-hour on his own. 130 shows per season were produced in Calgary and syndicated in ...

AkaYan Can
Original Airdates1978-1982
TypeSeries

Yarns From Pigeon Inlet

★★★★½

Yarns From Pigeon Inlet Yarns From Pigeon Inlet was a CBC Newfoundland series of dramas based upon the writing of noted Newfoundland Humourist, Ted Russell.

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Yes You Can

★★★★★

Yes You Can Yes You Can was a fast-paced children's show of music, humour, exercise, sports information, athlete profiles, coaching tips, fitness and nutrition advice for the 8 to 12-year-old crowd. Kevin Gillis was joined during this half-hour by Tammy Bourne and Trevor Bruneau, who weekly received instruction from such sports greats as Debbie Brille, Wayne Gretzk ...

Original Airdates1980-1983
TypeSeries

Yesterday and Today

★★★

This series of dramatizations was intended to compare the lives of the pioneers with the lives of people today. The five half- hours were first aired on Canadian School Telecasts and repeated on A Place of Your Own. Frank Perry played George Scott, the father, Tudi Wiggins was Martha Scott, the mother, and Trudy Young and Jaro Dick played Jennifer and J ...

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Yesterday's Heroes

Yesterday's Heroes was a series of seven half-hour film biographies celebrating heroism, achievement or notoriety in Newfoundland history.

Original Airdates1981-1983
TypeSeries

Yesterday's Hit Parade

Winnipeg producer Jack Phillips presented a selection of hit tunes over the years in a live local telecast called Yesterday's Hit Parade on CBWT.

Original Airdates1956-1958
TypeSeries

You and the Law

This 13-week series, produced by Winnipeg's C-JAY TV in co-operation with the Manitoba Bar Association, examined various aspects of the law and how it related to the public. Appearing with Ray Torgrud each week was Mr. Lyle Smordin of the Manitoba Bar Association.

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

You Can Do It

★★★★½

Originally titled Mr. Chips from 1972-1979, You Can Do It showed viewers how to do home repairs and basic carpentry projects through short information segments, helpful hints and information on various "do-it-yourself" topics. The program was produced at CFCF-TV in Montreal.

AkaMr. Chips
Original Airdates1972-1981
TypeSeries

You Can't Do That on Television

★★★★½

You Can't Do That on Television You Can't Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) was a children's television program produced from 1979 until 1990, with a reunion episode in 2004. It primarily featured child actors in a sketch comedy format, acting out short scenes based on a theme that served as the topic for the episode. Connecting scenes based on the theme would often serve to create a st ...

AkaYCDTOTV; Whatever Turns You On
Original Airdates1979-1990
TypeSeries

You Tell Us

You Tell Us was a game show hosted by Edmonton broadcaster Doug Paulson. Each week, a topic was chosen, such as movies, television, sports, cartoons, fictional characters, or advertising. A panel of three competed against a resident expert who had full knowledge in the chosen topic. The expert was allowed five seconds to write down the answer to the giv ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeSeries

You've Come A Long Way, Katie

★★★★★

You've Come A Long Way, Katie You've Come A Long Way, Katie was the title of a three-part drama that CBC Television aired on three consecutive evenings starting Sunday, Jan. 4, 1980. The mini-series dealt with the widespread practice of mixing alcohol and sedative drugs as a means of relieving stress. Lally Cadeau starred as Kate Forbes, an addict.

Original Airdates1981
TypeMiniseries

Young Chefs, The

★★★★½

Jehane Benoit of Quebec who had already been teaching people about the joys of food preparation for 45 years turned her attention to beginners on The Young Chefs. Eager young apprentices on the program were Karim Kovacevich and Lisa Schwartz, both of Montreal. Each program was built around a specific subject and began with a nature study.

Original Airdates1976-1982
TypeSeries

Your World

This series of fifteen minute programs, produced by Earl Barnholder, was presented on Canadian School Telecasts. Targeted for students ages twelve to fifteen, on it Lloyd Robertson discussed significant events, illustrated with newsfilm. Another series of school broadcasts, produced by Rena Elmer of the Schools and Youth Department, used the same tit ...

Original Airdates1965-1969
TypeSeries

Youth '60

This afternoon program combined entertainment with discussion. Host Tommy Common presented interviews with persons of interest to young audiences, young performers, career discussions, and a letters segment, which included correspondence from viewers on subjects of interest. Also on the show were Penny Williams, a grade twelve student from Leaside Colle ...

Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Youth Confrontation

★★★

This program pitted a group of twenty to thirty young people against an authority in a question and answer session. Bruce Rogers was the host and Don Elder the producer for the show, which originated in Toronto and other cities. Issues included professional sport, with Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, the pressures on Canadian culture and the ec ...

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Youth Takes A Stand

On this early panel show for teenagers, with host Gordon Blackford and Vernon Trott, the director of guidance for Forest Hill Schools, young people discussed issues such as juvenile delinquency, citizenship, and sportsmanship.

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Yuk Yuk's - The TV Show

Yuk Yuk's: The TV Show was a series of stand-up comedy shows from the Yuk Yuk comedy clubs. Some shows were also exported to A&E for U.S. broadcast.

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

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