1970s

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All in a Tube

In the spirit of problem-solving rather than didacticism, All in a Tube was designed by Rita Shelton Deverell for children. Religious Television Associates put up the money to develop the scripts and for Ms. Deverell's time and travel. She persuaded five private TV stations to participate. Each station assigned a producer, who worked with Ms. Deverell t ...

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

Along the Way

Along the Way was a half-hour program for children divided into two fifteen-minute segments. The opening segment, called the "Along the. . ." series, was jointly produced in Canada and the U.K. and distributed by Telefilm Canada. The second half of Along the Way featured independently produced Canadian films, distributed by Film Arts.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Alphabet Soup

★★★★

Alphabet Soup, was a CBC children's program produced in Toronto. Each week, the hosts and puppet Arbuckle the Alligator welcomed a couple of guests who would talk about a subject starting with the letter of the week. The guests were well known personalities and authorities in their respective fields who discussed the various subjects in detail, answerin ...

Original Airdates1971-1973
TypeSeries

Altogether

Altogether was a CBC series of three ethnic musical specials, produced at the Manitoba Theatre Club in Winnipeg. In the first program, singer Joan Karasevich and the Rusalka Dance Ensemble joined hosts Ken Maslowsky and Iona Iliant. The second program had local singers Scott Walker and Miriam Bronstein, dancer Harvey Chochinov and the Sara Somner Ch ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Amazing World of Kreskin, The

★★★★

Amazing World of Kreskin, The The Amazing World of Kreskin, a weekly television series produced by CTV in Ottawa, was also internationally syndicated for 4 seasons. Kreskin would perform sleight-of-brain stunts with audience members and celebrity guests. In 1975, a new series debuted entitled The Amazing Kreskin (aka The New Kreskin Show), still produced by CTV but this time in ...

AkaThe Amazing Kreskin; The New Kreskin Show
Original Airdates1972-1977
TypeSeries

Analog

Analog was a weekly 15-minute television series (later expanded to a half-hour) that examined the complex but fascinating world of business in terms that the layman could readily appreciate and understand. Each edition of the magazine format series comprised of four principal components. The first of these was a summary, consisting of the headline stori ...

Original Airdates1970-1972
TypeSeries

Any Woman Can

Any Woman Can was a show about household repairs and improvements. In the series, experts demonstrated to Monica Parker how to perform household tasks, such as repair a vacuum cleaner or paper walls. The program was targeted for low to middle-income housewives. Producers: Kay Benko, Ken Benko and Dean Judson

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Anything You Can Do

★½

A wretched take on Beat the Clock, 2 teams of 3 compete in a battle of the sexes. Stunts featured balloons, ladders, beanbags and other silly things.

Original Airdates1971-1974
TypeSeries

Applause, Applause

Applause, Applause was a mini-series of three programs on CBC-TV Thursday nights. A little soft shoe — and lots of songs — performed by the multi-talented Dinah Christie and Dean Regan — were featured in this half-hour musical showcase produced by CBC Winnipeg's Dave Robertson.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Aquarium

Aquarium was produced on location at the Vancouver Public Aquarium, with curator Dr. Murray Newman and host Bob Switzer. A couple of segments demonstrated the aquarium's educational programs by following Dr. Newman as he led students on collecting expeditions along the shores of Vancouver harbour and the west coast of Vancouver Island.

AkaVancouver Aquarium
Original Airdates1974
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 of Cooking

★★★★★

Art of Cooking Art of Cooking was a cooking show produced by Champlain Productions and hosted by chef Pol Martin out of Montreal. It aired locally before airing nationally on CTV for one season.

Original Airdates1974-1978
TypeSeries

Arts

First airing on CBC under the title Arts '73, This program was a lively half-hour look at the arts— classical and modern. Each edition of the magazine-format series contained several items- some serious, some light-hearted, some investigative. It focused on the world of the arts in the broadest possible interpretation of the word, ranging in subject mat ...

AkaArts '73/Arts'74/Arts '75
Original Airdates1973-1975
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

Atlantic Summer

Atlantic Summer was a summer replacement for a lunchtime talk show. It originated two weeks in Halifax and two weeks in St. John's. The St. John's show reappeared in the summer of 1979. The series replaced the centralism of Toronto production with local Maritime personalities and entertainment. Halifax Producer: Jack O'Neil St. John's Producer: Way ...

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

Bagatelle

★★★★★

A half-hour children's show, divided into two fifteen minute segments. The first segment, Au jardin de Pierrot, came from the French network. Pierrette Boucher, for six years a children's singing teacher, led a group of young children who sang popular French-Canadian folk songs in a playground set, complete with swings, sandboxes, and a carousel. Th ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Bail Out

★★★★

Bail Out was a series created, written, hosted and produced by Barry McLoughlin and Ken Shaw. It was produced at CJOH-TV in Ottawa and aired on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. "Bail Out Airline" took off every week for adventures, antics, in-flight "movies" across Canada and around the world, comedy sketches, and weekly contests. Bill Swaffield directed the ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Bandwagon

Bandwagon succeeded In the Mood as the CBC's musical variety half-hour devoted to big band music. The earlier show had limited itself to earlier tunes of the swing era, while Bandwagon offered more up-to-date arrangements and a quickly paced show. The series was produced by Aubrey Tadman and Garry Ferrier, and directed by Barry Cranston. Regulars inc ...

AkaBandwagon with Bob Francis
Original Airdates1972-1975
TypeSeries

Banjo Parlor

★★★★★

Banjo Parlor was a Vancouver production with Belfast-born songwriter and instrumentalist Marty Gillan and guests performing familiar oldies before a hand-clapping studio audience.

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Barbara Frum

★★★★★

Barbara Frum hosted her own locally-broadcast public affairs program in Toronto for one season before the program moved to the national CBC network for seven shows in the summer of 1975. The shows featured both interviews with personalities and special segments devoted to isolated topics.

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

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