1970s

Listings 

Canadian Stars

A program of interviews with Susan Clark, Monty Hall, Sharon Acker, Norman Jewison, Bill Glenn, John Kemeny, and Ted Kotcheff, all of whom have achieved success outside Canada.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Canadian Superstars

Television networks developed the idea of packaging competitions among athletes to fill time during intermissions of hockey or football games. The Superstars contest purported to determine the greatest all-round athlete. It required participants to choose seven sports in which to compete, excluding their own sport. The choices were swimming, tennis, row ...

AkaCanada Superstars; World Superstars
Original Airdates1977-1981
TypeSeries

Careers To Come

Careers to Come was a three-part series on jobs once considered traditionally for men only. Now these jobs, with changing social attitudes and legislation are open to women and hold out promise. It included interviews and sequences on women occupying hard labour jobs and positions in various scientific and technological fields. The parts were titled "No ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Castle Zaremba

★★★★½

Castle Zaremba was an educational soap opera chronicling the adventures of real-life immigrants Kaz, Keith, Flo, Ricardo, Nikos and others in a real-life boarding house in central Toronto. The program was aimed mainly at acquainting immigrants with the language and customs of life in Canada. Castle Zaremba was one of the first programs on TVOntario, ...

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Catch a Rising Star

Catch a Rising Star was a summer series replacing the Tommy Hunter Show, and hosted by Tommy Hunter. The five one-hour showcases of Canadian talent showcased little-know vocal and instrumental groups, solo singers, comedians and other variety performers — who were appraised on each show by a three-member jury of musicians. Some of the established stars ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Catch Up!

★★★

A follow-up to the 1977-1978 series After Four, Catch Up! was an afternoon showcase for young Canadian performers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers which starred Christopher Ward and Margot Pinvidic, with the Christoper Ward Band. Featured on some episodes were: Winona Zellenka, a 12-year-old cellist who played a pop tune with the Christopher Ward Band ...

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

Caught In The Act

★★★★★

Caught In The Act was a 30-minute showcase series of music and comedy which appeared on Global Television for one season.

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

CBC Championship Curling

★★★★½

Besides regular coverage of Canadian and international curling, the CBC sponsored an annual bonspiel. CBC edited and broadcast the matches on Saturday afternoons in the winter. CBC Championship Curling changed its name to CBC Curling Classic in 1973.

AkaCBC Curling Classic
Original Airdates1966-1979
TypeSeries

CBC Drama '73

CBC Drama '73 was a nine-occasion anthology of one-hour film dramas with scripts by Canadian writers, including original plays and such adaptations as Morley Callaghan's "More Joy in Heaven" and Margaret Laurence's "A Bird in the House."

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

CBC Film Festival

In the summer of 1979, the CBC offered two series of feature films under this title, and another in the summer of 1980. Both series included Canadian feature films. At irregular intervals, the 1979 series also included interviews with Hollywood directors, such as Martin Scorsese, Samuel Fuller, George Cukor, John Schlesinger, Donald Siegel, John Stu ...

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

CBC Sportsweekend

CBC Sportsweekend CBC Sports covered a wide variety of events and competitions for its Saturday afternoon overviews. Often, the broadcast was divided into two major segments. After a year's run titled Saturday Sports Special, the program adopted a different format and title, Sportsweekend. The title later changed to CBC Sports Saturday, an exciting and fast-paced ...

AkaSaturday Sports Special; CBC Sports Saturday
Original Airdates1979-
TypeSeries

CBC Weekend

★★★★

CBC Weekend was CBC-TV's flagship series in Information Programming when it debuted with the Saturday Edition following the Hockey Night telecast on Oct 11, 1969. The Sunday Edition premiered on Oct 12, 1969. The series was produced in colour right from the start. CBC weekend had full access to the world-wide news gathering and reporting facilities o ...

AkaWeekend
Original Airdates1969-1973
TypeSeries

Ceilidh

★★★★★

Ceilidh Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is the Celtic name for a song exchange, and the CBC used the title for a series of Celtic music from the Atlantic provinces, produced in Halifax. In the summer of 1973, John Allan Cameron starred in a series of thirteen programs by this title offered for regional exchange. When the series reappeared in summer 1974, the host ...

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Celebration

Celebration Celebration was one of television's rare attempts to put programming that had devotional roots anywhere other than Sunday. Essentially a musical variety series, Celebration concentrated on gospel and inspirational music. It also used filmed interview segments, with people talking about spiritually meaningful subjects, to anchor the meaning of the songs ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Celebrity Cooks

★★★★½

Celebrity Cooks Bruno Gerussi was the host for this popular half-hour comedy and cooking show, which featured Canadian and international figures from the world of entertainment demonstrating their favourite recipes. Keith Large and Derek Smith of Initiative Productions produced the first series in Ottawa and Smith produced an additional series in Vancouver. Gary Dunfo ...

Original Airdates1975-1984
TypeSeries

Celebrity Revue

★★★★★

Celebrity Revue was a nightly variety-talk series, originally hosted by Tommy Banks. It was an all-Edmonton production (crew, band, etc), except it was filmed in Vancouver due to the logistics of flying in celebrities. During its first and only season, Banks was replaced by Carole Taylor, who taped 145 episodes as co-hostess. The hosts were accompani ...

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Challengers, The

The Challengers was a series featuring Canadians from all walks of life who have challenged life on their own terms and made a success in various fields. Some may be famous, other relatively obscure but all have in common the attainment of reaching goals they set for themselves.

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

Charcoal Chefs

Produced in Winnipeg, this summer series demonstrated barbeque cooking, with host George Knight and International Inn chef Fernie Kirouac. The CBC set up a mobile unit for this outdoors show.

Original Airdates1974-1978
TypeSeries

Chez Hélène

★★★★

Chez Hélène Chez Hélène was a children's television series produced by and broadcast on CBC Television. The 15-minute weekday program was broadcast on the English television network to provide viewers with exposure to the French language. The program was produced at CBC's Montreal studios. It began its 14-season run on 26 October 1959, with the final program air ...

Original Airdates1959-1973
TypeSeries

Children of the World

In 1969 the CBC aired a series of six half-hour "semi-documentaries" on children in different areas of the world, in association with UNICEF. Some film teams visited countries like Dahomey, Brazil, Guatemala, Somalia, Thailand and Nepal, where UNICEF located young people who talked about their culture and their way of life--for example, 11-year-old ...

Original Airdates1969-1974
TypeSeries

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