1960s

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Hatch's Mill

★★★★★

Hatch's Mill, backed out of the 19th century Upper Canada backwoods by patriarch Noah Hatch and his family, was a crossroads for the adventurers, the wayfarers, the military and professional men in pursuit of their duty, the immigrants, the con men in search of a sucker, the clowns of the road. Life is colorful, boisterous and tough in Hatch's Mill. Sta ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Hatful of Music, A

A Hatful of Music was 13-week half-hour musical variety show which aired in summer of 1960 on CBC. It featured popular music ranging from showtunes to folk music to jazz. Ernie Prentice was the host of the show, which also regularly featured Lorraine Foreman, The Tommy Vickers Dance Trio, and The Ricky Hyslop Orchestra and Chorus. The program was sh ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Head Hunter Show, The

★★★★½

The Head Hunter Show was a live, ad libbed program from CFCN-TV in Calgary. It was the first children's show in Calgary, pre-dating even the long-running Buckshot Show. On this Monday to Friday show, kids between 6 and 13 would perform, tell jokes and celebrate birthdays. It normally ran for an hour, but many times it ran longer to ensure the station wo ...

Original Airdates1961-1965
TypeSeries

Healthier, Wealthier, Wiser?

The CBC cooperated with the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Canadian Institute on Public Affairs to produce a series of five radio programs and four television programs on health services. The broadcasts coincided with public meetings across the country to inform Canadians about issues in health care. The four television programs we ...

Original Airdates1965
TypeSeries

Here's Looking at You

Here's Looking at You The format of Richard Willis' CTV show Here's Looking At You, was simple: Willis took women from his studio audience, got them up before the cameras, and proceeded to tell them that they didn't look as good as they might. Then he told them how they could improve. He spoke to three or four women in each half-hour show, and did five afternoon shows a w ...

Original Airdates1962-1964
TypeSeries

Here's My Pet

In this fifteen minute show from Winnipeg, formerly called Pet Shop, Dr. Robert Kirk, Fur and Game Pathologist for the Province of Manitoba, introduced children with their pets, and discussed the pet's species and that particular animal.

AkaPet Shop
Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Hi Diddle Day

★★★★½

Hi Diddle Day Hi Diddle Day was a CBC Ottawa production designed to entertain and inform young viewers. The uniquely-produced series starred a number of puppet characters (created, manipulated and voiced by Noreen Young) who lived in an unusual household. The setting was a remodelled Victorian house in Crabgrass, a typical small Canadian community. In the house lived ...

Original Airdates1968-1975
TypeSeries

Hits a Poppin'

A summer series from Vancouver, Hits A Poppin presented songs from the popular music charts, showtunes from the movies and Broadway, and hits of the past decade. Terry David Mulligan hosted the show, which also featured the Doug Parker Band and the Numerality Singers.

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Holiday Canada

Holiday Canada, a thirteen week series during the summer of 1968, consisted of provincial travelogues and films on travel in Canada produced by the National Film Board. Each program included two films on different regions of the country.

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Home Movies: The Great Canadian Film Caper

Artist John Gould hosted this series of four 60-minute programs on Canadian cinema. The first three programs each concentrated on a different form of film: documentary, the feature film, animation. The concluding show offered a survey of Canadian film history, and included 1897 newsreels and films from the turn of the century.

Original Airdates1966
TypeMiniseries

Hootenanny

★★★★

Hootenanny was the Wednesday afternoon segment of the Music Hop series. It originated in Winnipeg and featured a seven voice vocal group, members of which also took turns as soloists. See also Music Hop.

Original Airdates1964-1966
TypeSeries

Horizon

Horizon was an hour-long show on Sunday nights which examined social problems, took a look at personalities and generally indulged in the great Canadian search for the Nation's identity. It was seen on alternate weeks with a clutch of two half-hour items, one segment originating in Montreal, the other in Toronto, both dealing with public affairs.

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeSeries

Horst Koehler Show, The

★★★★½

Horst Koehler hosted 39 half-hour episodes of this travelogue series. It originally aired on Sunday afternoons on CHAN-TV in Vancouver and other CTV affiliates has appeared on TV schedules well into the late 70's. The travel program was one of the first of its kind. Koehler's trips were sponsored by Vancouver Fancy Sausage.

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeSeries

Hudson's Bay

★★★★★

Hudson's Bay In this series, Barry Nelson starred as Jonathon Banner, chief trader of the Hudson's Bay Company. Banner presented an appealing personality. Played against the background of his demanding job was a strange paradox of character. Banner never struck a man with whom he couldn't reason, never shot a man whom he could strike. He was a reasonable and just ma ...

Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Human Camera

A summer replacement for This Hour Has Seven Days, The Human Camera presented a selection of one hour documentaries from US, UK, and Canadian television. Each film was introduced by the filmmaker, and, as a series, The Human Camera provided viewers with the opportunity to witness the contemporary developments in the documentary film form.

Original Airdates1965-1966
TypeSeries

Hymn Sing

★★★★

Hymn Sing In its Sunday afternoon time slot, Hymn Sing has continually been buffeted about in the broadcast schedule by sports programming. However, it remains one of the longest lived shows. Originating in Winnipeg, it was from the start a simply produced, elegant half-hour of hymns, spirituals, and inspirational music sung by a sixteen voice chorus.

Original Airdates1965-1995
TypeSeries

In Person

In Person In Person filled the Saturday night slot between the end of the hockey game and the start of the national news. A musical variety show, its regulars were a big band led by Jimmy Dale, a vocal group called the In Singers, writer Allen Blye, and choreographer Andy Body. Each week, a different host introduced guest entertainers from Canada and elsewhere. ...

Original Airdates1966-1968
TypeSeries

In View

In View was a half-hour broadcast, which appeared on the CBC schedule when Festival ran for sixty minutes instead of an hour and a half. Starring Nathan Cohen, In View presented interviews, discussions, and documentaries on the arts and, in particular, literary culture.

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Inquiry

Inquiry A contemporary to Close-Up and a direct precursor to This Hour Has Seven Days, Inquiry was a significant attempt by the CBC to inject bite and flair into its coverage of national affairs. By the third season, the CBC had expanded the program's budget by a quarter and the show took on more responsibility for coverage of international events as well as ...

Original Airdates1960-1964
TypeSeries

International Law

International Law was a study of the maintenance of law among sovereign nations, in layman's terms, in a six-week series on CBC-TV on Sunday afternoons. Each program asked basic questions: Has international law real force or is it merely a convenient convention which can be ignored? Each program considered a specific example of conflict in international ...

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

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