1980s

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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

Degrassi High/Degrassi Jr. High

★★★½

Degrassi High/Degrassi Jr. High Degrassi High / Junior High was set in Toronto, and focused on the lives of teenage students. The characters were realistic and dealt with real life issues auch as sex, drugs, dating, pregnancy, rock and roll, and much more. The actors looked like real people, not models. This added to how realistic Degrassi was. Degrassi Junior High ran for three se ...

Original Airdates1987-1991
TypeSeries

Degrassi: Between Takes

Degrassi: Between Takes On October 30, 1989 CBC Television aired this 30 minute documentary narrated by Peter Gzowski. The documentary examines the Degrassi series along with its actors and the creators Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood.

Original Airdates1989
TypeDocumentary

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

Diamonds

★★★★

Mike and Christina worked together on a television show called "Two of Diamonds". They would eventually fall in love, get married, and get divorced. Years later, they would get back together in a different sense: as private investigators. They worked well together and kept it strictly business. Still, they cared for one another and never forgot about th ...

Original Airdates1987-1989
TypeSeries

Dini Petty Show, The

★★★★½

Dini Petty Show, The The Dini Petty Show was a Canadian daytime talk show, which aired on stations affiliated with the Baton Broadcasting System from 1989 to 1997. Hosted by Dini Petty, the program mixed lifestyle features and interviews with celebrity guests. Following Baton Broadcasting's acquisition of CTV, the Dini Petty Show was renamed Dini and aired on CTV from ...

AkaDini
Original Airdates1989-2000
TypeSeries

Dinosaucers

★★★★★

Dinosaucers Two factions of warriors from outer-space crashland on Earth; a good one consisting of creatures resembling herbivore dinosaurs, and an evil one consisting of similar carnivores. The herbivores join forces with several Earth children to stop the carnivores from conquering this new world.

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Do It For Yourself

★★★★½

Do It For Yourself Do it For Yourself was a half-hour how-to show which featured Mary Bellows doing the fix-it solo and there was also a segment dedicated to plants with Mary along with John Reeves. We produced 278 half hours and the show ran for 3 years on the CBC network. It also aired on the USA network, Lifetime and PBS in the United States. If I so say so myself it w ...

Original Airdates1982-1985
TypeSeries

Doctor, Doctor

★★★★★

Doctor, Doctor was a nationally broadcast half-hour medical digest program in which co-hosts Barbara Constantino and Dr. Art Hister presented the latest in health information and medical advice.

Original Airdates1986-1989
TypeSeries

Don Harron Show, The

★★★★½

Don Harron Show, The Don Harron brought his distinctive touch to the talk-variety format of the old Alan Thicke Show on CTV. Harron hosted his five-day-a-week show for two seasons. Both Canadian and international stars guested on the show- from movie stars to politicians, from artists to scientists, from television celebrities to sports figures. The program also showcase ...

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Don't Stop Now

★★★★★

Don't Stop Now was a CTV Saturday morning program for children. The show was hosted by 13-year-old Steven Aiken and 11-year-old Susanne McGillivray, who undertook to relate to children primarily from the ages of four to eight. The show depended on input from its viewers, inviting the children at home to be active participants in the show. To achieve thi ...

Original Airdates1986-1988
TypeSeries

Droids

★

Droids This series recounts the adventures of C-3P0 and R2-D2 before they met Luke Skywalker as they serve various masters over the years. As it turns out, their lives were no less hectic as they became involved in battles versus gangsters, pirates, the Empire and even Boba Fett on one occasion.

AkaDroids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3PO; Star Wars: Droids
Original Airdates1985-1986
TypeSeries

Durrell's Russia

The series Durrell's Russia was co-produced with the CBC and Pat Ferns of Primedia. In this series, Gerald Durrell and his wife Leigh examine endangered species and programs for their breeding and reproduction across the vast and diverse terrain of the USSR, from the Arctic to the desert regions, from mountains and rivers to seas and lakes. In this case ...

AkaDurrell In Russia
Original Airdates1986
TypeSeries

Dynaman

Dynaman In order to help him save Japan from his evil former partners, Bernie Tanaka and Mel Fujitzu, Dr. Ho convinces five young adults to wear different colour costumes, take code-names, wear gadget watches and ride around in a mech called "the Dynaship." This series was a parody of the Japanese series Kagaku Sentai Dynaman (Scientific Task Force Dynaman) ...

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

E.N.G

★★★★½

E.N.G Set against the urban landscape of Toronto, E.N.G follows a "hard-hitting, aggressive television news team" as it tracks down the day's stories. E.N.G, which stands for Electronic News Gathering, stars Sarah Botsford as Ann Hildebrandt, a "tough, ambitious senior news producer"; Mark Humphrey as camera man Jake Antonelli, Hildebrandt's romantic partner; ...

AkaENG
Original Airdates1989-1994
TypeSeries

Earthbound

A half-hour, Sunday afternoon summer series, Earthbound examined questions of the Canada's resources and related industries and the environment. Canada's forest, fishery, grain and oil industries are explored.

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

Easter Fever

★★★★★

A jive-talking Easter Bunny named Jack decides to retire, so his friends throw him a crazy roast before he officially hangs up his basket. A series of kooky flashbacks tells of his life-story and career, but will all this reminiscing only convince him not to quit after all?

Original Airdates1980
TypeSpecial

Edge, The

Edge, The A nuclear bomb secretly being flown from the US to neutral Finland is hijacked. The mercnearies responsible plan to sell it to Lybia. With the plot uncovered, Russia threatens to attack if the bomb enters Soviet airspace. As the Cold War heats up, a young woman expert in computers attempts to track the missing cargo.

AkaDoomsday Plot
Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Edison Twins, The

★★★★

Edison Twins, The Join teen-aged science whizzes Tom and Annie Edison as they meet the challenges of everyday life with just the right combination of humour, courage, curiosity and scientific know-how. The Edison twins share more than a birthday; each has a special gift for solving problems. That's very lucky, since their daily adventures always seem to lead them to a pr ...

Original Airdates1984-1986
TypeSeries

Electric Circus

★★★★½

Electric Circus Electric Circus was a Canadian live dance music television program aired on MuchMusic and Citytv. It can best be compared with the American dance series Soul Train and American Bandstand. Interestingly enough, the show was also simulcast on MuchUSA during the show's run and also had a loyal following among American viewers, especially Dance music fan ...

Original Airdates1988-2003
TypeSeries

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