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5-4-3-2 RUN

★★★½

5-4-3-2 RUN 5-4-3-2-Run was one of many copycats of the successful U.S. children's game show, Double Dare. The program was taped at BCTV studios in Burnaby, and aired across Canada on the CTV networks on Saturdays beginning in September, 1988. In the show, kids competed to be first to complete a series of physical tests in order to answer a question. Correct ans ...

Original Airdates1988-1990
TypeSeries

Adventures In Rainbow Country

★★★★½

Adventures In Rainbow Country Adventures in Rainbow Country was a 26-week series, produced by Manitou Productions Ltd. of Toronto, with the CBC, ABC Television Films Ltd. of Britain and the Australian Broadcasting Commission as co-partners financing the project. It was seen on both English and French CBC-TV networks (as well as on British and Australian television). Adventures in ...

AkaAu Pays de l'Arc-en-ciel
Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Adventures of Chich, The

★★★★

Adventures of Chich, The After a three year absence, puppets Uncle Chichimus and his housekeeper/ secretary Hollyhock, returned to television in this 15-minute, 26 episode weekly broadcast. Each program featured a human companion, chosen from Larry Mann, Helene Winston, and Tom Kneebone. The Adventures of Chich made fun of fairy tales.

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

Adventures of Snelgrove Snail, The

★★★★

The Adventures of Snelgrove Snail takes place in an underwater village of Snailsville. Some dramatic story action takes place among the various puppets representing undersea creatures. An educational theme runs through the program: episodes about pioneers and a homily about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. The characters also demonstrate thei ...

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

After Four

★★★★½

After Four was a Monday afternoon series featuring reports on afterschool activities aimed at pre-teen audiences. The series was hosted by Jan Tennant and Larry Green, with the music provided by the Christopher Ward Band. Martial arts with Park Jong Soo was one of several activities explored and demonstrated. Special guests, with unusual hobbies and ski ...

Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeSeries

After Four

★★★½

After Four After Four was a unique program for the young adult covering a variety of topics. It was seen on CTV on Saturday afternoons. The show was conceived to retain some of the elements which young people enjoyed in rock bands and "dance party" shows, while the young people were also presented as intelligent individuals, confident in their personalities and ...

Original Airdates1964-1968
TypeSeries

Albert J. Steed

★★★★½

This 90-minute, 6-day-a-week series featured "Uncle Bill" Lawrence and his puppets Albert J. Steed, a horse and Sebastian, a dog. The show consisted of stories, viewer mail and segments of the British "Sir Lancelot" series or "Tiny Talent Time."

Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

All For Fun

★★★★

All For Fun All For Fun was a one-hour children's series produced by CKY-TV in Winnipeg. Al Simmons and his wife Barbara Freundl portrayed a variety of characters as they entertained and educated young viewers with skits, jokes, songs, experiments, crafts and visits to interesting places. The series taped two seasons and was syndicated to several markets, airin ...

Original Airdates1981-1983
TypeSeries

All in a Tube

In the spirit of problem-solving rather than didacticism, All in a Tube was designed by Rita Shelton Deverell for children. Religious Television Associates put up the money to develop the scripts and for Ms. Deverell's time and travel. She persuaded five private TV stations to participate. Each station assigned a producer, who worked with Ms. Deverell t ...

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

Alphabet Soup

★★★★

Alphabet Soup, was a CBC children's program produced in Toronto. Each week, the hosts and puppet Arbuckle the Alligator welcomed a couple of guests who would talk about a subject starting with the letter of the week. The guests were well known personalities and authorities in their respective fields who discussed the various subjects in detail, answerin ...

Original Airdates1971-1973
TypeSeries

Archie and His Friends

★★★★½

Archie and His Friends Archie and His Friends, produced by CKY-TV Winnipeg, was an on-going half-hour series for pre-school children in which ventriloquist Uncle Bob and puppet Archie Wood entertained children with crafts, animals and birthday telephone calls. Guests of interest to children were introduced frequently. Other puppet characters on the show included Grandpa Wood, ...

Original Airdates1965-1986
TypeSeries

Artscape

★★★★★

Artscape When two children, Craig and Tracy, are touring an art gallery with the aide of a handheld speaker guide, the guide comes to life and takes them to another world called Artscape to teach them about the basics of art in more detail. Soon, the kids and the guide are separated and the kids must explore their world and people in it to find their way home, a ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeSeries

Astroboy

★★★★½

Astroboy Doctor Boyton, a brillant professor has been trying to create a new type of robot; A robot with a soul, a robot capable of human emotions. When his son runs away from home and is tragically killed in a car accident. Doctor Boyton, driven mad by his grief, goes on to secretly complete his robot with a soul in the likeness of his son. This robot, is As ...

Original Airdates1983-1984
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

Bail Out

★★★★

Bail Out was a series created, written, hosted and produced by Barry McLoughlin and Ken Shaw. It was produced at CJOH-TV in Ottawa and aired on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. "Bail Out Airline" took off every week for adventures, antics, in-flight "movies" across Canada and around the world, comedy sketches, and weekly contests. Bill Swaffield directed the ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

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

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

Big Top Talent

★★★½

Big Top Talent was an often unintentionally hilarious, low-budget children's talent show. "Big Top Talent" featured Oopsy T. Clown, perhaps the creepiest children's show host in history, and Billy Barty as the little mailman. Local children would sing, dance, juggle, etc, to impress Bonkers and their TV audience ... and everybody always won a balloon. ...

Original Airdates1980-1983
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

Bixby and Me

★★★★

Bixby and Me Bixby was a cat who lived in a tree and would encourage kids to stretch and exercise. After the routine, Bixby would say, "Bixby Says... Reeeeeelaaaax."

TypeSeries

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