Game Show




Talkabout Talkabout was a half-hour game show from Vancouver which debuted on CBC on October 21, 1988. The show had two pairs of contestants. Each player had 20 seconds to recite everything he or she could about a selected subject. There were 10 hidden clue words related to each subject and the team racked up points depending on how many of those words they me ...

AkaCelebrity Talkabout; Talk About;
Original Airdates1988-1990

Test Pattern


Test Pattern Test Pattern was a MuchMusic game show in which contestants threw a fake brick at a tic-tac-toe style board revealing different challenges. Several prize items were awarded, with the grand prize being the official Test Pattern Two-Slice Toaster. The show also featured Canadian musicians who were prominent in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sidney M. ...

Original Airdates1989-1991

Think of a Word

Think of a Word was a word-game series for family viewing created, produced and hosted by Roy Ward Dickson. Contestants won cash prizes for quick-thinking. The program debuted Oct 4, 1963 on CTV and lasted one season.

Original Airdates1963-1964



TimeChase Each weekday History Television presented TimeChase, a fast paced quiz show hosted by Sheldon Turcott. Three studio contestants played for cash and prizes. History based questions span the ages and are categorized by decades. Contestants play 3 rounds to determine the winner. TimeChase was created by the father-son team of Sidney M. Cohen and Jay R. ...

Original Airdates1997-1999

To Tell the Truth


To Tell the Truth To Tell The Truth debuted on CTV on March 26, 1962. It was a debut with a difference, for this entertaining half-hour program (created by the phenomenally successful team of Goodson-Todman) had been delighting U.S. audiences for years in its original version. Each week a panel of Bob Hall (Monty's brother), Stan Helleur, Toby Tarnow and Dorothy Came ...

Original Airdates1962-1964

Trivia Company


Trivia Company was a half-hour trivia game show that took place on the streets of CKCO-TV's large coverage area. Off-the-wall host Johnnie Walters tested the public's trivia knowledge on the streets and let viewers participate via telephone. Trivia Company first aired in the early to late 1980's on CKCO-TV in Kitchener as a Monday to Friday morning s ...

Original Airdates1983-1994

Try for 10!

Try for 10! On this fast-moving quiz show, creator and host Roy Ward Dickson fired a succession of statements to contestants — and they needed to fire back their answers, that is, whether each statement was true or not true. If a contestant gave three wrong replies in a row, he or she was out. If the contestant got 10 in a row correct, they won. A contestant mig ...

AkaTry for Ten!
Original Airdates1962

Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions started as a local game show out of CJAY-TV in Winnipeg in March of 1961. By May, it was also being seen in Montreal and Ottawa. By fall, the show was renamed to 20 Questions and became the first CTV network series to be produced in Winnipeg. This was a Canadian version of the popular American panel game show and aired for one seaso ...

Aka20 Questions
Original Airdates1961-1962



Uh-Oh! Hosted by Wink Yahoo (Scott Yaphe), this game show involves children teams of 2. One spins the wheel and the other one stands ready to begin a task. If the wheel lands on Mayhem, the second child goes over to Smashin' Sam and Tearin' Aaron to complete a task (usually messy) for a maximum 50 points. The other parts of the wheel have things like quiz roun ...

Original Airdates1997-2003

University Challenge

CTV's version of a very successful game show called College Bowl, in which American universities competed against one another in a general knowledge quiz.

Original Airdates1970-1971

What on Earth?


What on Earth? was a stimulating quiz game for thinkers, involving mysterious objects of cultural, historical or simply unusual origins. Panelists tried to identify these objects and artifacts, then discussed their significance. What On Earth? was a weekly series on CBLT-TV (Toronto) in 1970 and was seen nationally on the CBC in the following summers ...

Original Airdates1970-1975

What's the Good Word?


In this CTV game show, contestants were challenged to identify a mystery word from various clues, and success brought a shower of prizes.

Original Airdates1972-1976

Words and Music


The CTV gameshow Words And Music was a musical crossword game. Clues were musical numbers, and contestants had to build a crossword which, in turn, was the clue to the identity of a famous person. The program was developed by Jackie Gleason and Sammy Kaye, and was executive produced by Pip Wedge, at CFCF-TV in Montreal.

Original Airdates1966-1967

You Tell Us

You Tell Us was a game show hosted by Edmonton broadcaster Doug Paulson. Each week, a topic was chosen, such as movies, television, sports, cartoons, fictional characters, or advertising. A panel of three competed against a resident expert who had full knowledge in the chosen topic. The expert was allowed five seconds to write down the answer to the giv ...

Original Airdates1979

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
Blaine Allan's directory