This Land Of Ours (Series) (1966-1986)

Aka: This Land

This Land of Ours started as a thirteen week series of half-hour programs that aimed to explore issues of agriculture and renewable resources. Over the show's four and a half year history, before it was transformed into This Land in 1970, it presented many distinguished documentaries that showed us our rural and natural heritage, as well as feeding our appetites for nature and science information television.

One of the principal television outlets to explore environmental issues and policies of conservation, This Land evolved as the central production of the CBC Agriculture and Resources department. Although the program was in one sense devoted to celebrating the land in visual terms, it also carried a strong sense of commitment to the social issues of the environmental movement, and consequently documented conflict as well as the harmony of nature.

Through the late 1970s and 1980s, each year saw fewer and fewer new shows in the series, and the program ended in 1986.

John Foster....Host (1966-70)
John Hopkins....Host (1970-72)
Phyllis Gorman....Host (1970-71)
Laurie Jennings....Host (1973-78)
Mary Chapman....Host (1976-78)
John Foster....Host (1977)
Mike Halleran....Host (1977)
Don Francks....Host (1978-82)
Tommy Tompkins
Stanley Burke
Doug Wilkinson
Bruno Engler
Dr. Donald Chant

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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This Land of Ours did an episode with my father Leonard Monague regarding Life on Beausoleil. Could you help us find it for the resource centre on the island.

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