1970s

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Connections

★★★★½

Connections Connections was a CBC special investigation into organized crime in Canada. It aired on CBC in 2 parts on Jun 12 and 13, 1977. The programs, which took three years to prepare, relied heavily on film shot by cameramen hidden in vans and on dark streets. The first part explained how the major crime "families" were linked from coast to coast through bu ...

AkaConnections - The Second Series
Original Airdates1977;1979
TypeDocumentary

Converging Lines

In Converging Lines, the CBC presented two, one hour documentaries. A People, A Place, A Book, produced by Louise Lore, concerned Judaism, and The Surrender, produced by Herb Krosney, dealt with Islam. The two programs informed Canadians about aspects of the two faiths through visits with believers in different locations in the world.

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Corporation

The CBC aired six of the seven black-and-white films that the National Film Board produced about the Steinberg corporation to provide a view of management operations in a major Canadian company. The six programs, produced, written, and directed by Arthur Hammond, each ran a half-hour. (The seventh, called After Mr. Sam, was also directed by Hammond and ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Corwin

Executive producer Ronald Weyman attempted to follow-up the success of Wojeck with another series about a doctor. Where Steve Wojeck had been a coroner, and the dramatic roots of his stories were in crime investigations, Greg Corwin was a psychiatrist who had given up his specialty to work in an inner city general practice, and his stories were more all ...

Original Airdates1969-1971
TypeSeries

Cosmic Christmas, A

★★★★

Seeking the meaning of a brilliant star that appeared in the sky 2000 years ago, three visitors from outer space learn about Christmas with the help of a little boy and his pet goose. Original songs by Sylvia Tyson include "The Way That Christmas Used to Be" and "Why Don't They Look to the Stars?"

Original Airdates1977
TypeTV Movie

Country Canada

★★★★½

Country Canada Country Calendar was a half-hour program on CBC which provided regular coverage of agriculture. It started on an interconnected network in Eastern Canada, with Norm Garriock's commentary on farm matters in the first half and Earl Cox on gardening in the last half. The CBC subsequently introduced editions of Country Calendar for other regions of the c ...

AkaCountry Calendar; Summer Country Canada
Original Airdates1954-2007
TypeSeries

Country Joy

Country Joy was a daily drama telling the story of the Brugencate family, headed by Dick Brugencate, a real estate agent and the mayor of Coronet, AB, and their changing fortunes as they strive to meet the challenges of everyday life.

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

Country Report

★★★★

Wayne Rostad hosted this rural lifestyles show out of CBC Ottawa. It quickly became a local hit, winning several Ottawa ACTRA Awards for Best Host and Best Program and two Anik Awards for Best Regional Variety Series. In 1987, Country Report evolved into a national CBC series, On the Road Again.

Original Airdates1979-1987
TypeSeries

Country Roads

★★★

Country Roads was a six-week CBC summer series which replaced the Tommy Hunter Show. It was an hour of country music with host and singer Ronnie Prophet and his regulars The Peaches, Joe Tardiff, The O.K. Chorale, Granny Gwen Nabors, Lynn Jones, Mike Graham, Cal Dodd and the Vandergun Puppets. Also performing was Dave Woods & The Country Roads Brass. ...

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Country Sunshine With Myrna Lorrie

After a run of several seasons in the post-hockey broadcast Countrytime, Myrna Lorrie starred in this summer series, which featured music by Eric Robertson in a weekly half-hour of country music, produced at CBC Halifax.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Countrytime

★★★★

Countrytime In the early 1970s, the CBC followed the Saturday night hockey broadcasts with this country music concert series, taped in the auditorium of Dartmouth High School in Nova Scotia, and starting 1972 in the larger auditorium of the Prince Arthur High School, also in Dartmouth. Myrna Lorrie had been a star of country music in Canada since she was a child, a ...

AkaCountry Time
Original Airdates1970-1974
TypeSeries

Crossbar

★★★

Crossbar The moving story of young high jumper Aaron Kornylo who, after winning a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics, loses a leg in a farm accident. Determined to return to the sport he loves, encouraged by the help and friendship of his girl friend Katie, a fellow athlete, Aaron doggedly practices- one-legged and without the aid of crutches- his goal: to jump s ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeTV Movie

Crosspoint

In segments produced in Toronto, Halifax, St. John's, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Windsor, Edmonton, and Vancouver, youth from across the country "did their thing" — contributing poetry, prose, and music to an exchange of creative ideas.

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

CTV National News

★★★★★

CTV National News CTV National News is a newscast on CTV, which airs at 11pm local time on the main network across Canada. The current anchors are Lloyd Robertson on weekdays, and Sandie Rinaldo on weekends. The title CTV National News has been rarely used since the 1990s; weeknights, the program is now called CTV News with Lloyd Robertson and on the weekends, CTV News w ...

AkaCTV News with Lloyd Robertson; CTV News with Sandie Rinaldo
Original Airdates1962-
TypeSeries

Cucumber

★★★★½

Cucumber This series follows the adventures of the charter leaders of Children's Underground Club of United Mouse and Beaver for Enthusiastic Reporters, Moose and Beaver. Through these two animals' misadventures with strange visitors to their home and the various places they themselves visit, they help kids learn about science and other subjects.

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Curious George

★★★★

Curious George Every weekday, these animated stories found George, the inquisitive little storybook monkey, in any number of situations, all of them faithful to the spirit of the original books and maintaining the joyous qualities that have delighted children, parents and educators over the decades. Three of the four-minute segments, 104 in all, were presented in a 15 ...

Original Airdates1979-1982
TypeSeries

Custard Pie

★★★

Custard Pie Take four talented but struggling young performers hoping to make it; put them together in a boarding house; film their struggles— and you have Custard Pie. It featured Peter Kastner as manager-performer of the group. With him was Kate Lynch as an actress aspiring to be great, Nancy Dolman as a future great singer and Derek McGrath who danced but— more ...

AkaThe Rimshots (pilot)
Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Dale Harney Show, The

★★★★★

The Dale Harney Show featured Dale Harney (who also starred in Dale Harney's Magic Palace and Lynsky and Co.) with a magazine of magic tricks, social games, riddles and a segment, "It's a Fact," presenting unusual information from sources such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not or the Guinness Book of Records. The segment was without visuals--simply a graph ...

Original Airdates1975-1978
TypeSeries

David Clayton-Thomas Show, The

The David Clayton-Thomas Show consisted of 3 episodes of a 12-week summer series which features three variety shows each from Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Vancouver. The first three from Toronto starred David Clayton Thomas, former lead singer and composer of the jazz-rock group Blood Sweat and Tears. The David Clayton-Thomas Show was followed in t ...

AkaThe David Clayton Thomas Show
Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

David Steinberg Metric Special, The

David Steinberg was joined by Bill Saluga and the Bambinis when he tackled the topic of how to think in metric. From Fahrenheit to Celsius, from pounds to kilos, from pints to litres, from weight to mass, the whole metric system got a good going over when Steinberg applied the comedic pressure while explaining, with the assistance of a guest expert, ...

Original Airdates1977
TypeSpecial

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