1990s

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Bunch of Munsch, A

★★★★

Bunch of Munsch, A A Bunch of Munsch was a series of animated tales based on the stories based on the books of Robert Munsch. The stories used humour and fantasy to confront issues like peer pressure, hygiene, etc.

Original Airdates1991-1994
TypeSeries

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The The Busy World of Richard Scarry was a 13-part animated series which brought to life Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo, Sergeant Murphy and the whole Busy Town cast known from Richard Scarry's bestselling books. Each show contained three different stories, and the strange vehicles— like banana and tomato cars—were sure to charm the little ones.

Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Butch Patterson: Private Dick

★★★★½

Butch Patterson: Private Dick Butch Patterson: Private Dick is a modern-day series steeped in the classic noir of the 1940's. It's a fast-paced comedy full action, deceit and enough hard boiled, rapid-fire dialogue to make Dashell Hammet spin in his grave with jealousy and a longing for proper grammar. Drawing its inspiration from the pulp novels issued by Ace Publishing, Harlequ ...

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

By Way of the Stars

By Way of the Stars In search of his father, a young man pursued by a killer travels from Prussia to the Canadian wilderness, encountering friendly Indians, not-so-friendly aristocrats, adventure, and a little romance along the way.

Original Airdates1992
TypeMiniseries

Bynon

Bynon Bynon was a daily hour-long interview show, hosted by radio journalist Arlene Bynon. Bynon is renowned for her intuitive questioning, charming style and intellect.

Original Airdates1998-2001
TypeSeries

C.L.Y.D.E.

★★★★

C.L.Y.D.E. In the first episode, we meet C.L.Y.D.E. on his home planet of supercomputer beings of great seriousness. C.L.Y.D.E. is on trial for possessing a sense of humor, and when found guilty, he is banished from his home and shot out into space. C.L.Y.D.E. lands in Matt and Sam's backyard, and they hide what's left of him -- a black box -- in their basement. T ...

AkaCLYDE
Original Airdates1990-1991
TypeSeries

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs In the 26th century, mankind faces an epic struggle for survival. The forces of nature have spun wildly out of control. Mighty cities have crumbled and the dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the Earth. In this savage land, one man stands alone - Jack Tenrac, defending humanity in a world gone mad. A world where only the strong survive; a world of... Cad ...

Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, The

★★★★

Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, The Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness.

AkaJack London's The Call of the Wild
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Camilla Scott Show

★★★½

Camilla Scott Show After watching Camilla in a live interview in 1995, Dini Petty producer Jordan Schwartz saw potential in this energetic actress and gave her the opportunity of a lifetime - her own talk show. The Camilla Scott Show was broadcast nationally across Canada. Camilla loved doing the talk show, which at times was compared to the U.S. talk show, The Ricki Lake ...

Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Canada A.M.

★★★½

Canada A.M. When Canada A.M. debuted on CTV on September 11, 1972, it was the private network's most costly, lengthy, and promising attempt to develop creative Canadian content. A potpourri of news and features patterned on NBC's Today (Dave Garroway, Today's original host, was a scheduled guest on the opener), the show came on at 7 a.m. every weekday for 90 minute ...

AkaCanada A.M. Weekend; Canada AM
Original Airdates1972-
TypeSeries

Canada in Question

In 1992, CTV's news programming produced Canada in Question which included up to the minute results of the constitutional referendum on the Charlottetown Accord along with reaction from political leaders and guest commentators.

Original Airdates1992
TypeSpecial

Canadian Comedy Shorts

Canadian Comedy Shorts showcases decidedly daring, cutting-edge comedy shorts that you won't find anywhere else. The half-hour series combines animated, stop-action and live short-form programming, ranging from NFB classics like The Big Snit and The Cat Came Back to brand new shorts.

Original Airdates1999-
TypeSeries

Canadian Country Music Awards

Canadian Country Music Awards Growing in both reputation and experience, the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) was able to secure a broadcast partnership with CTV Television in which the 1987 Canadian Country Music Awards were televised for the first time coast to coast to coast. The CCMA partnered with CTV until 1996. In 1997 the CCMA entered into a new partnership with ...

Original Airdates1987-
TypeSpecial

Canadian Gardener, The

★★★★

Canadian Gardener, The Canadian Gardener appeals to gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise. The program is the most comprehensive how-to-gardening guide in North America featuring tips and demonstrations on virtually everything green with host David Tarrant. The program began in 1982 as a regional show called Western Gardener with well-known CBC personality Bob Swit ...

AkaWestern Gardener
Original Airdates1982-2000
TypeSeries

Canadian Wilderness Journal

This half-hour nature series chronicled the dedicated work of Canadians in a wide range of wildlife fields. The filmmakers travelled the country to profile naturalists in their own environments.

Original Airdates1992-1995
TypeSeries

Captive Heart: The James Mink Story

★★★★½

James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border his true character emerges - he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Catwalk

Catwalk Six young adults attempt to fulfil their dream of fame and fortune by putting together a pop band. Unfortunately they realize that the road to celebrity is paved with uncertainty. Their relationships - and their music - are put to the test as they strive for love and a record deal.

Original Airdates1992-1994
TypeSeries

CBC Sportsweekend

CBC Sportsweekend CBC Sports covered a wide variety of events and competitions for its Saturday afternoon overviews. Often, the broadcast was divided into two major segments. After a year's run titled Saturday Sports Special, the program adopted a different format and title, Sportsweekend. The title later changed to CBC Sports Saturday, an exciting and fast-paced ...

AkaSaturday Sports Special; CBC Sports Saturday
Original Airdates1979-
TypeSeries

Chercheurs d'or

★★★★★

Chercheurs d'or Humour and passion against the backdrop of life and death struggles in the Yukon during the Gold Rush. Smoke Bellew is a wide-eyed innocent who seems at first sight ill-equipped to deal with the unforgiving landscape and the ruthless fortune-seekers inhabiting it.

AkaAdventures of Smoke Bellew; Jack London's Wilderness Tales
Original Airdates1996
TypeMiniseries

Children's Checkpoints

★★★★

Children's Checkpoint was a series of short educational and entertainment program segments introduced by anchorperson Mary Clare and her talented roving reporters Lydia, Geoff and Amanda. The program aired Saturday mornings on NTV in Newfoundland.

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

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