1970s

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100 Huntley Street

★★½

100 Huntley Street 100 Huntley Street, the flag-ship television program of Crossroads Christian Communications, was the first daily Christian television program in Canada. An interview/talk program, 100 Huntley Street, brings the Christian message to the viewer by exposing them to real people with real stories.

Original Airdates1977-
TypeSeries

55 North Maple

One of those odd hybrids that television attempts, 55 North Maple combined elements of situation comedy, talk show, and how-to-do-it program. The fictional premise was that Max Ferguson portrayed a magazine writer who lived in a comfortable house with his sister, played by Joan Drewery, and her husband, never seen in the program. As they went about th ...

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

90 Minutes Live

★½

90 Minutes Live 90 Minutes Live was a Monday-to-Friday program, broadcast live before a studio audience in Toronto for two weeks out of three and elsewhere in Canada the third week. The format was a blend of journalism, talk and entertainment. Peter Gzowski was the host.

AkaNinety Minutes Live
Original Airdates1976-1978
TypeSeries

Access

Access CBC Access was a half-hour current affairs program that invited groups of Canadians with ideas of national interest to make use of the network's facilities to air their views. The program looked for groups who felt they had been ignored by television — either because their views were considered too controversial, or alternatively too dull, or simply bec ...

AkaCBC Access; Take 30 Access
Original Airdates1974-1982
TypeSeries

Across Canada

Across Canada was a series of documentaries from different regions of Canada. Sometimes referred to as Regional Documentaries, each week's programs were contributed by various CBC regions, and were previously seen only regionally.

AkaRegional Documentaries
Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

ACTRA Awards

The ACTRA Awards was a glittering occasion honouring Canada's TV, film and radio artists. Beginning in 1972, and until 1986, the award was symbolized by the "Nellie." Later in 1986, responsibility for presenting the Canadian television and film awards was transferred to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television which continued to present the Nellie ...

Original Airdates1974-1986
TypeSpecial

Adieu Alouette

★★★★

Adieu Alouette Adieu Alouette was a series of 12 half-hour films produced by the National Film Board, intended to revise stereotypes of Quebec for English Canada. In the wake of the October Crisis of 1970 and during a period of rising Quebec nationalism, the series offered a survey of Quebec culture instead of politics. Series Producer: Ian McLaren

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Adrienne at Large

★

Adrienne at Large was a half-hour, prime time series of "personalized public affairs reporting." The show was not particularly successful and lasted less than four months. For Adrienne Clarkson, the series allowed her to travel outside of Canada. She recorded segments for the show in foreign countries like South Africa (where she interviewed Nadine Gord ...

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Adventures in History

Adventures in History was an anthology drama series recalling important events in Canada's past. It was set mainly in the early half of the 20th century and was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Adventures In Rainbow Country

★★★★½

Adventures In Rainbow Country Adventures in Rainbow Country was a 26-week series, produced by Manitou Productions Ltd. of Toronto, with the CBC, ABC Television Films Ltd. of Britain and the Australian Broadcasting Commission as co-partners financing the project. It was seen on both English and French CBC-TV networks (as well as on British and Australian television). Adventures in ...

AkaAu Pays de l'Arc-en-ciel
Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim

★★★★½

Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim Timothy is a young boy living on the streets of Toronto. He must routinely flee and hide from a bully who chases him for "five bucks! five bucks!" One day, to escape, Timothy hides in a big, battered, antique trunk that he finds in an alley. When he opens the lid and climbs out, he finds himself about one hundred years in the past where the trunk belong ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

After Four

★★★★★

After Four was a Monday afternoon series featuring reports on afterschool activities aimed at pre-teen audiences. The series was hosted by Jan Tennant and Larry Green, with the music provided by the Christopher Ward Band. Martial arts with Park Jong Soo was one of several activities explored and demonstrated. Special guests, with unusual hobbies and ski ...

Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeSeries

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight was an hour-long weekday program on sex and male/female relationships. John Donabie served as host for a series that promised to examine the changing state of relationships in modern society. In particular, the program tried to concentrate on changes in men and the way they are perceived by women.

Original Airdates1979-1983
TypeSeries

Age of Uncertainty, The

★★

The Age Of Uncertainty was a 13-part series written and narrated by internationally renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith. Its theme was the rise and crisis of industrial society in the last 200 years. The project was a co-production of the British Broadcasting Corporation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the public broadcasting system ...

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Alan Hamel Show, The

★★★½

Alan Hamel Show, The The Alan Hamel Show was described as "an afternoon visit with the top names in show business, literature, sports, science, journalism and politics." One regular gimmick: an instant opinion-poll meter. It was produced in Vancouver.

AkaThe Al Hamel Show
Original Airdates1976-1980
TypeSeries

Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag

Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag was a variety series that stressed blackouts and slapstick comedy. Taped in Montreal, the half-hour program featured guests from the US, and was primarily aimed at the US market.

AkaComedy Bag
Original Airdates1972-1973
TypeSeries

Alan Watts on Living

CBC-TV presented author/teacher/philosopher Alan Watts in this stimulating five-part series. A CBC Vancouver production, Alan Watts On Living was the result of conversations on topics of Dr. Watts' choice, with his wife Jane and a group of young adults and professors from the two universities in Vancouver.

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Albertans, The

Albertans, The The Albertans was a series of three hour-long melodramas that combined the stories of a number of characters set against the industries of cattle ranching and petrochemicals. Don MacIntosh was an industrialist involved in a three hundred million dollar international oil deal. Peter Wallen had pulled himself up from urban poverty to head his own construc ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeMiniseries

All About Faces

★★★

All About Faces In "All About Faces", two celebrity teams were shown a vignette in which an average person was secretly filmed. The "average Joe" was eventually caught in the middle of a moral or ethical dilemma; as the situation reached its climax, the vignette was stopped and the celebrities would then wager money on how they think the situation will be resolved (the ...

Original Airdates1971-1972
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

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