1990s

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

★★★★

A revival of the popular early-90's ghost story show of the same name. A group of kids calling themselves "The Midnight Society" spends each episode sitting around a campfire swapping scary stories. Creepy, but never gory or excessively frightening, common subjects included haunted houses, what goes on behind the neighbour's walls, and other things that ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Armen and Bullik

★★★★½

Armen and Bullik While on their way to Paris, two cops (Mike Connors, Roch Voisine) prevent the kidnapping of a young woman, and then join her on a journey through France in a quest for the answer to a centuries-old mystery and a Medieval treasure.

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Arrow, The

★★★★★

Arrow, The This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to economic reasons.

AkaProjet arrow (French title)
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Arthur

★★★★★

Arthur The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding educational misadventure at school with his pals: would-be bully Binky, pompous Francine, spoiled rich girl Muffy, genius Brain, and his best friend Buster. Arthur and ...

Original Airdates1996-
TypeSeries

At Home With Herbs

At Home With Herbs Want to feel better? This entertaining series looks at the world of herbs... everything from how to grow them, to how to cook with them, to how to relax with them. Explore the healing world of herbs.

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

Babar

★★★★

Babar Based on the famous books by Laurent de Brunhoff, this is the animated story of Babar, a young elephant who undergoes many challenges and adventures. But Babar always finds the strength to rise above difficulty and search out every cloud's silver lining. Babar is crowned king of the elephants, plans and builds Celesteville, and becomes a father himself. ...

Original Airdates1989-1994
TypeSeries

Back to the Beanstalk

★★★★★

CBC Television presented Back to the Beanstalk, a charming one-hour musical comedy on ice, starring Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Manley. Manley played the high-spirited Jack Jr., the 13-year-old son of the famous Jack the Giant Killer. The special boasted a star-studded supporting cast: Olympic skating champion Robin Cousins as the elder Jack; Jayn ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeSpecial

Ballooner Landing

★★★★½

Ballooner Landing Created and written by Lee and Sandy Paley, Ballooner Landing is the farm home the couple shares with their lovable dog, 'Do Good', a shy pink parrot 'Prudence', and the anything-but-shy 'Tex Critter' the flea... plus all the little critters in 'Critter Corral'. In every episode, special guests arrive in a colourful hot air balloon for a half hour of mu ...

Original Airdates1988-1992
TypeSeries

Baree

★

Baree A Native American woman (Neve Campbell) flees from an obsessive fur trader (Lorne Brass) who stalks her across the wilds of 1800's North America. In her travels, a wolf becomes her guardian. Jeff Fahey also appears as her eventual protector and lover.

AkaBaree, Son of Kazan; Baree: The Wolf Dog
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Beachcombers, The

★★★★

Beachcombers, The If there ever was a show that continues to live on in the hearts and minds of people almost four decades after it was first broadcast, it is The Beachcombers. Gibsons, British Columbia was the setting for the series' 19 year run beginning October 1, 1972 and ending December 12, 1990. Nick Adonidas was a law abiding and hardworking Greek bachelor. He ...

AkaSur la Côte du Pacifique
Original Airdates1972-1990
TypeSeries

Beast Machines: Transformers

Beast Machines: Transformers The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron with no memory of how they got there and instead of being greeted by there own kind they are chased by mindless Veicons created by Megatron(II). The Maximals must free Cybertron from Megatron and restore it back to it's organic life.

AkaTransformers: Beast Hunters; Beast Machines: Battle for the Sparks (second season title)
Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Beast Wars: Transformers

★★★★★

Beast Wars: Transformers Two spaceships, one manned by benevolent Maximals, the other by evil Predacons, crash-land on a pre-humanoid planet while en route to Earth. Their crews assume indigenous animal forms to protect themselves from an overabundance of natural energy, transforming into robots to do battle. Thus, the Beast Wars have begun...

AkaBeast Wars; Beasties; Beasties: Transformers; Transformers: Beast Wars (last season title)
Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

★★★

Beethoven Lives Upstairs Young Christoph is convinced his mother has rented out the upstairs room to a madman. That boarder is Ludwig Van Beethoven who is busy composing his Ninth Symphony, one of his greatest works. The boy and the cantankerously eccentric deaf composer eventually meet and Christoph begins to see the softer side of Beethoven as his music begins to win the boy ...

Original Airdates1992
TypeTV Movie

Beetlejuice

★★★★½

Beetlejuice Lydia loves everything spooky and morbid, causing her parents, friends and classmates to wonder about her. So, to escape from blonde snobs and homework, she calls on her best friend: the Ghost with the Most, Beetlejuice. The rude prankster takes his good-hearted mortal companion on many adventures in his home the Netherworld.

Original Airdates1989-1991
TypeSeries

Best Years, The

Best Years, The CBC TV's The Best Years had a weighty mission: in the words of its producers, it wanted to become the "pre-eminent voice on senior's issues across Canada". The show was primarily a TV news magazine, but it took the perspective of the country's older citizens. At the same time, it attempted to appeal to other sectors of the population as well.

Original Airdates1986-1993
TypeSeries

Bette Show, The

★★★★★

Bette Show, The The Bette Show focused on Bette MacDonald. Her co-stars (and co-writers) included brother Ed and comic Tim Steeves. The three of them performed numerous skits on-air, taking on different personas with each one. Premiering as a six-episode special in March of 1999, the show returned for another season. Featured characters include Girl Cop, Beulah Clax ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Beyond Reality

★★★★★

Two university parapsychologists investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives.

Original Airdates1991-1993
TypeSeries

Beyond Suspicion

★

Beyond Suspicion A photo journalist (Stepfanie Kramer) gets a tip from an undercover cop about a major raid, but then finds herself in danger after witnessing the cop's murder from a hiding place. However, her view of the killer was restricted. She then gets involved with the cop's partner (Jack Scalia). But all the rest of the cops in the precinct consider him dirty. U ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Big Bear

Big Bear With steadfast, incorruptible principles and a piercing foresight of historical trajectory, Chief Big Bear made history in the 1880s by refusing to surrender the Cree's ancestral lands to the Canadian government. Fearful of the bleak future he believed life on land-grant reservations would offer, Big Bear urged his people to unify with other tribes and ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeMiniseries

Big Comfy Couch, The

★★★★★

Big Comfy Couch, The The Big Comfy Couch is about a little clown named Loonette and her doll Molly with their Big Comfy couch. The couch has everything known to man inside it - be it an umbrella, a hat, or a kitchen sink! Co-stars include Granny Garbanzo, Auntie Macassar (Seasons 1-5), and Major Bedhead, who pops in for visits. And unbeknownst to Loonette, two dustbunnies, ...

Original Airdates1993-1997; 2003
TypeSeries

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