1960s

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12 For Summer

★★★★

A show designed for warm summer evenings, 12 For Summer debuted on the CBC network on June 25, 1966 and aired for two summers. It featured Canadian singers, dancers and comedians, with shows from Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. Producers: Dave Thomas, Neil Sutherland, Bob Jarvis, Allan Angus, Terry Kyne, Bill Lan ...

AkaTwelve For Summer
Original Airdates1966-1967
TypeSeries

20/20

Generally a half-hour Sunday afternoon broadcast, 20/20 offered a wide range of documentary profiles on Canadian life. They ranged from films on sports to portraits of different regions or people, to historical accounts, and sometimes included sub-series. The series was produced by CBC film crews in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Ot ...

Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

A Go Go '66

★★★★

A Go Go '66 featured young Canadian recording stars along with Robbi Lane and his orchestra, and the Go Go girls, in a discotheque setting. It debuted on the CTV network on September 17, 1965 and aired for a full year.

Original Airdates1965-1966
TypeSeries

A Kin to Win

★★★★½

A-Kin-to-Win was a popular game show co-produced by CTV, NBC Canada and New Merrit Enterprises at CFCF-TV in Montreal. It was hosted by Jimmy Tapp, and pitted family against family in a game of questions and answers. The game was sponsored by Lever Brothers (now Unilever).

AkaA-Kin-to-Win
Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

Ad Lib

Ad Lib was a short-lived series on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. It was hosted by CJAY News Director (and future politician) Bud Sherman. The format was simply an evening around a coffee table with finger foods while Bud chatted with well-known local guests about the changing sexual scene in the country. Controversy hit especially hard when Bud asked a guest (a ...

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Adventure Time

Adventure Time was a children's anthology adventure series which aired on the CBC

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

After Four

★★★½

After Four After Four was a unique program for the young adult covering a variety of topics. It was seen on CTV on Saturday afternoons. The show was conceived to retain some of the elements which young people enjoyed in rock bands and "dance party" shows, while the young people were also presented as intelligent individuals, confident in their personalities and ...

Original Airdates1964-1968
TypeSeries

Albert J. Steed

★★★★½

This 90-minute, 6-day-a-week series featured "Uncle Bill" Lawrence and his puppets Albert J. Steed, a horse and Sebastian, a dog. The show consisted of stories, viewer mail and segments of the British "Sir Lancelot" series or "Tiny Talent Time."

Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

Alberta Game Farm

★★★½

Alberta Game Farm Alberta Game Farm was an Edmonton-produced series, with Al Oeming, founder of the Alberta Game Farm, located fifteen miles south of the city. By 1961, Oeming had collected some 1,100 animals and 1,000 birds on his refuge. On the television series, he showed and discussed a different animal, wild or tame, each week.

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Album of History

Album of History was a CBC series of seven programs. It showed interesting events and personalities from 19th century Canadian history, as depicted by actual photographs gathered from public archives across Canada. Writer: Tommy Tweed Researcher: Lester Machan Music: Ricky Hyslop Producer: Loyd Brydon Executive Producer: Thom Benson

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Alf Coward Show, The

★★★★★

Alf Coward Show, The Alf Coward was a pianist from Halifax, who appeared frequently on CBHT with drummer Ralph Doyle and bassist Dave Ross as the 'Alf Coward Trio'. The Trio performed on CBC Radio in the early 50s and later became regular guests on the CBHT series One for the Show. Producers: Bill Harper, Robert Alban

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

All Around the Circle

★★★★

All Around the Circle All Around The Circle was a weekly half-hour program of good music, song, variety and travel from St. John's, Newfoundland. It originally aired only locally but made its debut on the CBC-TV network in the summer of 1969. Regulars appearing in the first nationally televised summer series included singers John White and Carol Brothers, musician Ray Walsh ...

Original Airdates1964-1975
TypeSeries

Almanac

Almanac was a series of documentary films that succeeded Junior Roundup as aftertoon informational program for young people.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Anniversary Party

Anniversary Party was a summer series designed for older viewers of CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. Each week on the half-hour show, two couples married 25 years or longer recalled the days of their courtship and marriage. In addition, there was sometimes a five-minute film item concerning the year in which each couple was married.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Archie and His Friends

★★★★½

Archie and His Friends Archie and His Friends, produced by CKY-TV Winnipeg, was an on-going half-hour series for pre-school children in which ventriloquist Uncle Bob and puppet Archie Wood entertained children with crafts, animals and birthday telephone calls. Guests of interest to children were introduced frequently. Other puppet characters on the show included Grandpa Wood, ...

Original Airdates1965-1986
TypeSeries

Art in Action

Professor George Swinton of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Art, presented a series of programs to explain the basic principles of design, the artist's method of creating interest and excitement with his paint brush, and the development of art over the centuries. He had a special interest in landscape painting, and gave his views on such subjects ...

Original Airdates1959-1961
TypeSeries

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By was a musical variety series produced in Vancouver. The program featured the music of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway show tunes. The host was entertainment writer and radio producer Tony Thomas, and the orchestra was conducted by Martin Slavin and featured twin pianos played by Slavin and Bud Henderson.

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

At Home

At Home was a half-hour afternoon program on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg with hostesses Marie Hohtanz (1961) and Betty-Jewel Canning (1962). The segments ran the gamut of interviews, cooking, home repair, fashion, theatre, music, dancing, sports and more.

Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

At the Caribou

★★★★★

At the Caribou Accordionist Harry Hibbs hosted At the Caribou from the Caribou Club in Toronto. In 1973 the show relocated to Cambridge and was retitled The Harry Hibbs Show. (Thanks to Keith for suggesting this entry)

AkaThe Harry Hibbs Show
Original Airdates1969-1976
TypeSeries

Audubon Wildlife Theatre

★★★★★

Audubon Wildlife Theatre was a nature series produced by KEG Productions Ltd. of Toronto in association with the National Audubon Society Inc. of the United States and the Canadian Audubon Society. The 78 colour films in the series represented both Canadian and foreign filmmakers. Twentieth Century-Fox Television bought the United States syndication ...

Original Airdates1968-1969
TypeSeries

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