1990s

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Bigshots

This was a hip CTV/YTV sports show targeted at kids which included interviews and sports bloopers.

Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

Birdz

★★★★★

Birdz Ever wondered about what really goes on in the mind of a feathery pre-teen on the fly? Well… you've flown into the right animated place. Welcome to the wacky world of 12 year-old bird Eddie Storkowitz. Like most of us, Eddie has dreams and ambitions, a crazy family to cope with, pre-teen anxieties and challenges, not to mention a crush on his teacher Ms ...

Original Airdates1998-1999
TypeSeries

Bits and Bytes

★★★½

Bits and Bytes In this series, computer neophyte, Billy Van, is guided by host, Luba Goy, to personal computers. He learns about basic principles of computers through demonstrations of various hardware and software, interviews of computer professionals and animated sequences explaining the more abstract concepts. After Billy Van's original introduction to computers ...

AkaBits & Bytes
Original Airdates1983-1984;1991
TypeSeries

Black Harbour

★★★★

Black Harbour Katherine and Nick return to her childhood home in Nova Scotia after her mother becomes ill. Nick is a struggling screenwriter while Katherine a partner in a successful Los Angeles eatery. Nick and Katherine decide to stay in Black Harbour with their two daughters and manage to buy a major share of the family boatyard, with the idea of building upscale ...

Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Blanche

★★★★★

Blanche Blanche, daughter of Emilie Bordeleau, leaves her small French-Canadian town and large family to go and live with her married sister and study medicine in Montreal, Canada. As it is the early 1930's, women are not allowed to become doctors and practice medicine. Blanche completes her nursing studies, then accepts a position in the far off Abitibi region ...

Original Airdates1993
TypeSeries

Blazing Dragons

★★★★★

Blazing Dragons Based on the characters originated by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, this animated series is set in the land of Camelhot and depicts the epic tale of the battle between knights and dragons - from the point of view of the dragons. It finally reveals the true story of King All-Fire and the dragons of the famous Square Table, from Sir Galahot to Sir Bur ...

Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Blue Rainbow, The

The Blue Rainbow's host and creator, Lutia Lausane, spins tales of giants and monsters and fantasy, punctuated with original songs she plays on her Celtic harp. Michael Kennard and John Turner also performed in The Blue Rainbow for three seasons as the clowns Dirk & Drock. CHSJ-TV sold the series to Global Television in 1989

Original Airdates1984-2000
TypeSeries

Bob and Margaret

★★★★★

Bob and Margaret Based on the Academy Award-winning short film "Bob's Birthday" created by David Fine and Alison Snowden, this charming, witty animated series focuses on the ordinary lives of a middle class dentist and his foot doctor wife. Together, they tackle such traumas as being burgled, going on a package holiday and deciding whether or not having a child will rui ...

Original Airdates1998-2001
TypeSeries

Bollywood Blvd.

Bollywood Blvd. Current news and reports on the music, the stars and filmmakers of new film releases, films in development and on-set reports on the popular Indian cinema. Also regularly featured are reports and interviews on film festival highlights, local Toronto talent including filmmakers, documentaries, stage play actors and writers.

Original Airdates1997-
TypeSeries

Boogies Diner

★★★★★

Boogies Diner Gerald manages "Boogies Diner", a trendy suburban mall hangout. His eight staffers stay busy with a loft level lunch counter, down stairs fashion shops, and harmless acts of teenage mischief.

Original Airdates1994-1995
TypeSeries

Bookmice

★★★★★

Norbert, Zazi, and Leon, three fun-loving mice, live secretly behind the walls of the neighborhood library. Only Lee, a lonely boy who has just moved into the area, and an interloping, decrepit cat know of the existence of the Bookmice. Later in the series, the mice are discovered by three new children, Alysha, Jason, and Luke, who become their secret f ...

AkaBook Mice
Original Airdates1991-1999
TypeSeries

Borderline High

★★★★★

This YTV special examined the phenomenon of "dropping out." It asked why teen-agers leave school and looked at their prospects in the outside world. The program presented an assortment of other teenage dilemmas, such as pregnancy, the broken home and cultural alienation, skillfully acted by a young cast. It was hosted by Alanis Morissette. Aired on Y ...

Original Airdates1992
TypeSpecial

Bordertown

★★★½

Bordertown Bordertown is about a U.S. marshal (Richard Comar), who is an ex-gunfighter, and a by-the-book Canadian Mountie (John H. Brennan) who jointly patrol a town on the Canada-U.S. border. The lawmen share an interest in a beautiful French woman named Dr. Marie Dumont (Sophie Barjac).

AkaLes deux font la loi
Original Airdates1989-1993
TypeSeries

Borrowed Hearts

★★★★★

Borrowed Hearts Kathleen's a hard-working single mother, who's saving to buy a house for herself and her daughter, Zoe. Sam's a businessman who has to pretend he has a family in order to close a deal with the mysterious Javier Del Campo. Sam owns the company that Kathleen works for, and as her boss, manages to convince her to help him out. But Del Campo is more than he ...

AkaBorrowed Hearts: A Holiday Romance
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Boys of St. Vincent, The

★★★½

Boys of St. Vincent, The This movie is based on actual events, but it says it is not all about one specific incident. It documents St. Vincent's Orphanage in Canada, where many of the boys suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the brothers who run the facility. When the stories are surfaced and a police investigation is begun, religious and political grou ...

AkaCollège St. Vincent, Le ; Garçons de Saint-Vincent, Les (French titles)
Original Airdates1992
TypeTV Movie

Breaker High

★★★★★

Breaker High Join the students of Breaker High, a high school on a cruise ship, while they experience fun and adventure, love and heartache, with good times and bad as they explore the high seas and get an education.

Original Airdates1997-1998
TypeSeries

Breakthrough

★★★★★

Breakthrough was a series about recent discoveries in science and technology, and showed how these advances affected the lives of ordinary people. It was hosted by science journalist Lorraine Graves, from Vancouver.

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie

Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie is an animated children's television series which was created by Britt Allcroft in 1996. Based on the books by Katherine Tozer, Mumfie is a special little elephant who had no one to play with. Every morning he would run to his letter box hoping for an adventure - all tied up in a parcel. One day, Mumfie ...

Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Buckshot Show, The

★★★★½

Buckshot Show, The The Buckshot Show was a half-hour show from CFCN-TV with host and creator Ron Barge (Buckshot) who entertained children in the Calgary area daily from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. With a group of puppet characters led by Benny the Bear, Heathcliffe the Dragon, Dafney the Dragon, Foghorn the Firefly, Rodney the Rodent and Farley Frick fro ...

Original Airdates1967-1992
TypeSeries

Bumper Stumpers

★★★½

Bumper Stumpers Hosted by Al Dubois, the object of Bumber Stumpers was to unscramble licence plates—the letters of which translated into popular slogans. Two pairs of contestants competed for cash prizes by solving the riddles hidden in the license plates (for example; 2BRNT2B— William Shakespeare). Premiered on September 14, 1987.

Original Airdates1987-1990
TypeSeries

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