1970s

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David Steinberg Show, The

David Steinberg Show, The The David Steinberg Show brought the satirist back to his native land in a comedy-variety vehicle modelled on the old Jack Benny show— complete with curtain monologue. It was a show within a show, most of it taking place backstage before the "actual" program, and in the restaurant across the street, the Hello Deli.

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Days Before Yesterday, The

The Days Before Yesterday was a seven-part chronicle of Canada's Prime Ministers and Canada's struggle to achieve status during the period 1897 through 1957. The host-commentator was Bruce Hutchinson, with additional narration read by Barry Morse.

AkaStruggle for Nationhood
Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Definition

★★★★½

Definition In Definition, two teams consisting of a guest celebrity and studio partner searched for letters while playing a unique game of familiar phrases. The clue was a word or phrase and from then on, it was a game of give and take as teams attempted to spell out their answers. The first team gave a letter of the alphabet to their opponents, hoping it wasn' ...

Original Airdates1974-1989
TypeSeries

Delilah

Delilah Delilah, who lived in the city, inherited a barber shop in a small town and, consequently, became that town's first woman barber. This was the premise of an attempt by the CBC to create a situation comedy. The show did feature some notable characters actors, but the series lasted only thirteen weeks.

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Denny's Sho*

★★★★★

Denny's Sho* Denny Doherty, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas pop group, returned to Halifax to host this 13-week summer series of light musical entertainment featuring Canadian and foreign stars. The tapings saw the partial reunion of the Mamas and the Papas, when singer-actress Michelle Phillips and former husband, singer-songwriter John Phillips joined Denny in ...

AkaThe Denny Sho; Denny's Sho
Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Devil and Daniel Mouse, The

★★★★½

Finding their audience drying up in favour of rock music, two young mouse folk singers find themselves with a bleak future. Desperate for a better career and life, the female vows that she would do anything to become a rock star. Instantly, the Devil arises to take advantage of that and offers to make her a star in exchange for her soul. She agrees and ...

Original Airdates1978
TypeSpecial

Dialogue

★★★★★

Dialogue was a program seen on CBC Newfoundland for 23 years. It usually held the Sunday at noon slot, but had been shuffled around in the schedule by the station. Dialogue was not a religious program but dealt with topics in religion, about faith groups and the humanities. John O'Mara hosted for the first 11 years and Richard Beaton took over for the r ...

AkaPillars of Faith
Original Airdates1968-1990
TypeSeries

Diane Stapley Show, The

Diane Stapley, a talented singer and performer on stage and other television shows, starred in this musical variety series. For two seasons, the show was produced in a minuscule Winnipeg studio and consisted mostly of music performed by Stapley, a band led by Dave Shaw, and guests. Dave Robertson: producer-director

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Dianne

Dianne Heatherington, often a gutsy and compelling singer, starred in this summer half-hour. It featured mostly rock oriented music performed by regulars Heatherington, the Merry Go Round, the Dave Shaw Orchestra, and guests drawn mostly from the Canadian rock scene.

AkaThe Dianne Heatherington Show
Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Dionne Quintuplets, The

★★★

Back in 1934, Elzire Dionne delivered five identical girls. The Dionne Quintuplets follows Cecile, Emilie, Marie, Yvonne and Annette through twenty-one years of strange upbringing. When the girls were just infants, the premier of Ontario issued a court order removing them from parental care. Cut off from the world and their family, over-publicized, view ...

AkaQuintuplées Dionne, Les
Original Airdates1978
TypeDocumentary

Distinguished Canadians

In the CBC series Distinguished Canadians, John David Hamilton and Vincent Tovell interviewed prominent Canadians in science, the arts and humanities, education, politics and religion.

Original Airdates1972
TypeSeries

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense was a weekly, half-hour examination dealing with money earners from big business and individual wage earners.

Original Airdates1972-1975
TypeSeries

Don Messer's Jubilee

★★★★½

Don Messer's Jubilee Don Messer's Jubilee appeared on the CBC in the same time slot for virtually an entire decade, and became one of the most beloved programs CBC television has ever produced. It presented a selection of old-time, country, and Maritime-flavoured folk music, and gained the loyalty that characterizes audiences of traditional, country music. After CBC canc ...

AkaJubilee; Don Messer
Original Airdates1959-1973
TypeSeries

Double Up

Double Up, a summer replacement for the panel quiz show, This Is The Law, had as its most obvious source the 1950s program, You Bet Your Life, with Groucho Marx. On that obviously chintzy game show (in contrast to The $64,000 Question, Groucho asked questions that were worth $50 or so), the simple quiz ran second to the chat with the contestants, where ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Doug Crosley Show, The

The Doug Crosley Show was a half-hour summer show, in which Doug Crosley performed songs with a country tinge. The program was produced in Winnipeg. Singers Liliane Stillwell and Sherisse Laurence, country band Humphrey and the Dumptrucks, and the Dave Shaw Orchestra, along with weekly guests, shared the stage with Crosley.

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Down Home Country

Tom Gallant, a New Brunswick singer and songwriter, was the star and host of Down Home Country, a summer replacement for The Tommy Hunter Show. Down Home Country featured new, principally Canadian, talent. Guests included Chad Allan from Winnipeg, "Diamond" Joe White from Calgary, Colleen Peterson and Sneezy Waters, both from Ottawa, Jesse Winchester, ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Downright Disco

★★★★

This half-hour dance series made appeared in the CTV schedule for the 1978-79 season.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins

★★★★

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins was a 36-occasion series from CBC's Children's Television in Toronto. Each half-hour program seen Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays was a collage of short (three to five-minute) segments with burlesque, slapstick, satire and visual and verbal gags of all kinds. The programs, aimed specifically at nine to11-year-olds, used the skill ...

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Dress Rehearsal

The first six shows in the 1970 summer series from CBC's Children's television department were a preview of Drop In, a young people's magazine show slated to start in the autumn season. The concluding two programs were similar, public "dress rehearsals" for Ooops and Cabbages and Kings. Subsequent seasons also provided advance looks at potential chi ...

Original Airdates1970-1974
TypeSeries

Drop-In

★★★★½

Drop-In Drop-In was a general interest program for ten to fourteen year olds. Although the program was eclectic, shows usually concentrated on a specific theme, such as magic or love or changing fashions. The show explored such topics through in-studio interviews and filmed reports. Drop-In also included comic puppet sketches, called the Drop-In Little Theatre, ...

AkaDrop In
Original Airdates1970-1974
TypeSeries

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