1970s

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Gallery, The

Gallery was an entertaining documentary series examining a wide variety of interesting people, places and events, focusin on such topics as Hollywood stars of the 1930s to Junior A hockey.

Original Airdates1973-1975
TypeSeries

Galloping Gourmet, The

★★★★½

Galloping Gourmet, The The Galloping Gourmet, a half-hour, weekday show, was the most popular cooking show of its time. It had originated on Australian television, and then moved to Canada, with Ottawa's CJOH-TV as its production base. Graham Kerr demonstrated the preparation of dishes that were exotic, but affordable and accessible. The key to the show's popularity, howev ...

Original Airdates1968-1972
TypeSeries

Gardening With Earl Cox

On this series of fifteen minute broadcasts from Toronto, Earl Cox was assisted by CBC announcer Harry Mannis, and discussed gardening topics that pertained to the season, or took viewers to sites of horticultural interest, such as the Allan Gardens in Toronto. From 7 January to 31 March 1968, gardening experts from other areas of the country shared ...

AkaThe Gardener
Original Airdates1967-1970
TypeSeries

Gary Karr and His Friends

Gary Karr and His Friends consisted of 3 episodes of a 12-week summer series which features three variety shows each from Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Vancouver. Gary Karr and His Friends, from Halifax, featured Gary Karr, (one of the world's leading solo bassists), Harmon Lewis on the organ and harpsichord and a 12-piece orchestra directed by Dave Wo ...

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Gene and Jodie

★★★★★

In June 1974, pianist and singer Gene DiNovi and singer Jodie Drake starred in a jazz series, with their rhythm section of Jerry Fuller on drums and Michel Donato on bass, and a guest list that included Joe Venuti, Clark Terry, Gene Lees, and Phyllis Marshall.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

George

★★★★½

George George told the story of a single Canadian man, younger woman (Trudy Young), a young boy and last but not least, George, their hell-raising, yet adorable Saint Bernard. They move to Switzerland to take up residence in the Swiss Alps with their nanny Frau Gerber. Most of the hilarious stories hinge around George and the young boy- especially when George ...

AkaGeorge the Dog
Original Airdates1972-1973
TypeSeries

George Dalgleish Show, The

★★★

On this program, George Dalgleish, well known handyman, author and radio phone-in host, demonstrated how many household, building and repair jobs could be done in an economical fashion by the home handyperson. Produced and broadcast by CKND-TV in Winnipeg, the series was also syndicated to other stations in Canada.

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

George Hamilton IV Show, The

The "International Ambassador of Country Music" moved to Canada in the 70's and besides signing to a Canadian record label, hosted a weekly country music program out of Hamilton, Ont. The program was syndicated nationally, reaching 20 to 25 outlets by it's second season. Hamilton's cover of Dick Damron's "Countrified" was used for the theme song of the ...

Original Airdates1973-1979
TypeSeries

Gerry and Ziz

★★★★★

Singer Gerry Paquin and singer/pianist/composer Gerard "Ziz" Jean were the bilingual hosts of the Winnipeg edition of Canadian Express. In the summer of 1979, they graduated to host their own musical variety show, which also featured comic sketches by Jay Brazeau and David Gillies and a guest list that included Colleen Peterson, Leon Bibb, Pauline Julie ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeSeries

Gift to Last, A

★★★★★

Gift to Last, A The series, A Gift To Last, originated in a special of the same name, produced for Christmas 1976. Over twenty-one episodes, the series traced the years 1899 to 1905 as seen through the experiences of an Anglo-Saxon family in small-town Tamarack, Ontario. The series, which had gained widespread popularity, ended when Pinsent, who with Peter Wild ...

Original Airdates1976; 1978-1979
TypeSeries

Going Places

★★★½

Going Places was a travel quiz show in which contestants competed for fabulous trips to world-wide destinations of their choice and an array of other prizes. In the game, two couples played for travel miles, but only the winning couple got the mileage. At the end of the show, they could triple their mileage on a final question. The program started ai ...

Original Airdates1973-1980
TypeSeries

Good Times

A 30 minute musical variety show, Good Times starred singer Catherine McKinnon, guitarist Jim Roberts, and The Family Six, a musical group composed of six brothers and sisters (Edmund, David, Dennis, Roland, Therese, and Noella Dandeneau of Fisher Branch, Manitoba). The show also featured an orchestra led by the show's musical director, Dave Shaw. Good ...

Original Airdates1972
TypeSeries

Grand Old Country

★★★★½

Ronnie Prophet starred in CBC's The Ronnie Prophet Show in the summer of 1974 with an eleven week series of country music, variety, and comedy. In 1975, a CTV series called Grand Old Country was hosted by Ronnie Prophet, and formed a weekly half-hour setting in which a series of Canadian country singers and musicians could and did strut their stuff ...

AkaThe Ronnie Prophet Show
Original Airdates1974; 1975-1981
TypeSeries

Grandstand Quarterback

In this feature, broadcast during halftime intermissions in 1978 CFL games carried by the CBC, retired football players examined key decisions they had to make during their careers. Host Tom McKee showed films of the games and asked viewers to call the next play. After the actual play was shown, the quarterback explained the reasons and the results.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Great Canadian Culture Hunt, The

Great Canadian Culture Hunt, The Gordon Pinsent was the host of a 6 part series of one-hour documentaries on different aspects of Canadian culture. The first film in the series examined the relations of politics and culture. The second film, Home Movies, looked at the Canadian filmmaking industry. The third segment concerned the music industry. In the fourth program, writers talked abo ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeMiniseries

Great Canadian Escape, The

The Great Canadian Escape, a series of eight 30-minute programs produced in Edmonton, provided novices with instructions in popular outdoor recreational activities, such as lake and fly fishing, camping, backpacking, tenting, caoeing, and trail riding. The guides were Russ Thornberry, columnist for the Edmonton Journal, and broadcaster John Wells.

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Great Debate, The

★★★

A lively debate show, moderated by Pierre Berton, The Great Debate featured a wide array of guest debaters, from Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig to American actress Gloria Swanson. The debaters tackled a new controversial topic each week. First broadcast in 1974 on Global, the series ran into some financial trouble after a few years on air, went int ...

Original Airdates1974-1984
TypeSeries

Great Detective, The

★★★★½

Great Detective, The The Great Detective was inspired by exploits of John Wilson Murray, Canada's first government-appointed detective, set in the latter part of the Victorian era. The leading character Inspector Alistair Cameron, played by Douglas Campbell, was a fictional counterpart of Murray. Inspector Cameron was ably assisted by his friend, forensic scientist Dr. Chis ...

Original Airdates1979-1982
TypeSeries

Group, The

★★★★★

A CBC summer replacement, The Group was a musical variety show produced in Winnipeg. It featured Reg Gibson, Karen Marklinger, and a ten piece band called The Sassy Brass of Bob McMullin. The Group Singers were Hector Dremner, Ken Johnson, Sam McConnell, Steve Walsh, Lorraine Grosko, Beverley Mazer, Carole West, and Wendy Wilson, who sang as an ensembl ...

Original Airdates1968-1970
TypeSeries

Guess What?

★★★★½

This show was hosted by Jan Rubes. It aired starting in 1975 on TV Ontario (TVO). "Welcome boys and girls" was said by Jan in a friendly reassuring voice. He also sang the shows opening theme.

Original Airdates1975-1983
TypeSeries

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