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Man at the Centre

Lister Sinclair, playwright, musician, mathematician, radio and TV personality, was executive producer of Man at the Centre. The series covered a variety of topics in the field of the arts, sciences and humanities.

AkaMan at the Center
Original Airdates1968-1973
TypeSeries

Man in a Landscape

In the summer of 1963, the CBC presented this 13-part series of half-hour programs on aspects of culture. Included were: two films on the theme of man's relationship to his natural surroundings; two film on Chopin; two films on architecture; six films on travel; and one film on Beethoven.

Original Airdates1963
TypeSeries

Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend was a weekly show on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg featuring Don Galbraith and Tina, his two-year-old German Shepherd. Galbraith gave information on the care and feeding of dogs and used dogs on the show to demonstrate training in common habits of obedience. Galbraith also replied to letters from viewers who had problems in training their dogs.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Manitoba 100

To commemorate the centenary of Manitoba's entry into confederation, CBC Winnipeg produced this five part documentary series that traced the history of the region and the province.

Original Airdates1970
TypeSeries

Mr. Microchip

★★★★½

Mr. Microchip was CBC's first formal venture into programming about computers for children. A show to be shared by parents with children, its aim was to demystify computers and their functions. With Skip Lumley, a computer business consultant, neighbours Dayna Simon and Steve Grosfield learned about and worked with computers in Lumley's garage. Each pro ...

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Music of Man, The

★★★★½

The Music of Man was a series of eight hour-long specials with host Yehudi Menuhin, following the development of music from its beginnings at the dawn of history to the electronic experiments, jazz and rock of our own time. Menuhin, the renowned violinist, conductor and humanist, participated both as violin soloist and conductor throughout the series, a ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeMiniseries

News From Zoos

★★★★½

News from Zoos featured Charlie, the 6-year-old anchor chimp, whose voice was provided by actor Carl Banas. Charlie presented filmed news stories, reporting on what was happening at zoos around the world. The visits to many of the world's best zoos allowed children to meet a great variety of interesting and unusual animals, birds and reptiles. Commentar ...

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

On Guard For Thee

On Guard For Thee was a three-part mini-series by Donald Brittain which reviewed Canada's involvement in the Cold War and the jousting match of international espionage. The mini-series delved into Canada's political past to uncover events that started 40 years previous, and culminated in the then recently-completed McDonald Commission enquiry into RCMP ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeMiniseries

Origins: A History of Canada

★★★½

TVO's Origins: A History of Canada, with 16 half-hour programs, traced the events that shaped this continent, beginning with the arrival of Canada's native inhabitants some 25,000 years ago and ending with the last spike driven into the transcontinental railway in 1885. The show used archival footage, computer graphics and historical reenactments to bri ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeSeries

People In Parties

In these two half-hour programs, A. Davidson Dunton, president of Carleton University, discussed issues of power and Canadian politics with Ottawa reporters Clark Davey of the Globe and Mail and Tom Gould of the Victoria Daily Times, and with political studies professor John Meisel of Queen's University. The show, titled The Golden Road To Power and Who ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeMiniseries

People of Our Time

People of Our Time was a series of 10 film essays on the human condition, and featured TV essays by such diverse authorities as Robertson Davies, Jessica Mitford and Arnold Toynbee. The 1975 season included more Canadians, but the programs still relied most heavily on commentary from outside Canada.

Original Airdates1974-1977
TypeSeries

Pet Connection

★★★

Pet Connection was an info-based series of 65 episodes that took a look at the world of pets and their owners. It covered conventional pets as well as the alternative ones which kids find fascinating - like ferrets, snakes, bats and even spiders. The program was televised daily or weekly on the CBC, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet as well as Japan, ...

Original Airdates1993-1995
TypeSeries

Pioneer Trails

Pioneer Trails was a series tracing the history and development of Manitoba and its people. The half-hour weekly program was telecast on Winnipeg's CKND-TV for 2 seasons. It was hosted by Nan Shipley, well-known Manitoban author and historian.

Original Airdates1975-1977
TypeSeries

Prairie Profile

This fifteen week series presented films on the history and people of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Marilyn Phillips and Bill Guest were hosts for the Manitoba and Saskatchewan episodes. The Alberta episodes were hosted by Phillips and Mike Winlaw. The series originally aired only in the prairie region, but aired on other stations the following ye ...

Original Airdates1964
TypeSeries

Reading Program, The

An explanation for parents of how reading is taught in Winnipeg schools. Prepared in cooperation with the Winnipeg School Board. Narrator is Charles W. Wharton, principal of Greenway School.

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

Return to the Arctic

Thom Benson interviews Arctic expert Doug Wilkinson about his many years in the far north. Wilkinson who has been adopted by an Eskimo family, hunts and generally lives like an Eskimo whenever he is in the Arctic Aired on Mar 26, 1960

Original Airdates1960
TypeDocumentary

Science All Around Us

On Science All Around Us was a quarter-hour afternoon broadcast for school-age viewers, Lorne McLaughlin, of Ottawa Teachers' College, discussed subjects in natural science, such as turtles and reptiles or the sun as a source of energy, and mechanical science, such as motors, how they function and how one can be built with nails, paper clips, and wood. ...

Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

St. Lawrence North

St. Lawrence North, produced for the CBC by Crawley Films Limited in Ottawa, was a documentary series which explored the colorful history of the north shore of the St. Lawrence River from Tadoussac to the Straits of Belle Isle. The original idea, research and writing for the series were the contribution of Pierre Perrault, French-Canadian poet and pl ...

Original Airdates1960-1967
TypeSeries

Stop, Look and Listen

Originally hosted by Warren Davis, Stop, Look and Listen was a 45-minute magazine for young people from six to sixteen from CBC Winnipeg. The show was originally in three segments — hobbies, history and music. Geoff Spurll conducted the Hobby Page segment, which also included chess instruction; Cec Montgomery handled the "Manitoba Diary" section, resear ...

AkaStop, Look, Listen
Original Airdates1960-1964
TypeSeries

Struggle for Democracy, The

★★★★★

World renowned journalist Patrick Watson hosted The Struggle for Democracy — a brilliant 10-part series airing on CBC. Watson travelled the world in search of the sources, faces of and conditions necessary for democracy. Asking the questions no one else would ask, Watson brought us some startling revelations — facts about the political system we hold so ...

AkaDémocraties (French title)
Original Airdates1989
TypeMiniseries

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