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Coming Up Rosie

★★★★½

Coming Up Rosie was a situation comedy series for pre-teens. The half-hour programs aimed at eight to 12-year-olds had developed into family-viewing serialized comedy. The regular cast members were seasoned revue performers. Rosemary Radcliffe played Rosie Tucker; Barry Baldaro was Dudley Kightshade, her assistant. They produced documentary films for th ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Curious George

★★★★

Curious George Every weekday, these animated stories found George, the inquisitive little storybook monkey, in any number of situations, all of them faithful to the spirit of the original books and maintaining the joyous qualities that have delighted children, parents and educators over the decades. Three of the four-minute segments, 104 in all, were presented in a 15 ...

Original Airdates1979-1982
TypeSeries

Dale Harney Show, The

★★★★★

The Dale Harney Show featured Dale Harney (who also starred in Dale Harney's Magic Palace and Lynsky and Co.) with a magazine of magic tricks, social games, riddles and a segment, "It's a Fact," presenting unusual information from sources such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not or the Guinness Book of Records. The segment was without visuals--simply a graph ...

Original Airdates1975-1978
TypeSeries

Dale Harney's Magic Palace

★★★½

Dale Harney's Magic Palace was a variation on Harney's original show, entailing the introduction of other magicians who teamed up with Harney, focusing especially on card tricks or sleight-of-hand. They teamed up on more spectacular tricks, such as disappearing acts. The series was produced in Calgary.

TypeSeries

Dear Aunt Agnes

★★★★

Agnes Peabody was a lovable 65-year-old eccentric who moved in with her pre-teen nephew and teenage niece while the children's divorced parents were off pursuing careers in far-flung locales. The show was designed for eight to 12 year olds with a conscious effort to create a non-traditional family situation in which children are given the responsibil ...

Original Airdates1986; 1989
TypeSeries

Degrassi High/Degrassi Jr. High

★★★½

Degrassi High/Degrassi Jr. High Degrassi High / Junior High was set in Toronto, and focused on the lives of teenage students. The characters were realistic and dealt with real life issues auch as sex, drugs, dating, pregnancy, rock and roll, and much more. The actors looked like real people, not models. This added to how realistic Degrassi was. Degrassi Junior High ran for three se ...

Original Airdates1987-1991
TypeSeries

Dinosaucers

★★★★★

Dinosaucers Two factions of warriors from outer-space crashland on Earth; a good one consisting of creatures resembling herbivore dinosaurs, and an evil one consisting of similar carnivores. The herbivores join forces with several Earth children to stop the carnivores from conquering this new world.

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Discoveries

Discoveries was a fifteen-minute science show for children in the twelve to fourteen year old age group, produced in Winnipeg. Dick Sutton, the curator of the Manitoba Museum, introduced shows on topics in nature studies and natural history. The first series aired nationally on the CBC network and continued to be produced and broadcast locally after tha ...

Original Airdates1957-1962
TypeSeries

Dog House

★★★½

In Dog House, Shelley Peterson starred as single mom Helen Underwood, whose brother-in-law Digby was a police detective who, when killed in the line of duty, had his personality transferred to his police dog partner, a St. Bernard. In his will, Digby left the dog to his nephew, Richie Underwood, Helen's son. The series detailed the wild adventures o ...

Original Airdates1990-1991
TypeSeries

Don't Stop Now

★★★★★

Don't Stop Now was a CTV Saturday morning program for children. The show was hosted by 13-year-old Steven Aiken and 11-year-old Susanne McGillivray, who undertook to relate to children primarily from the ages of four to eight. The show depended on input from its viewers, inviting the children at home to be active participants in the show. To achieve thi ...

Original Airdates1986-1988
TypeSeries

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins

★★★★

Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins was a 36-occasion series from CBC's Children's Television in Toronto. Each half-hour program seen Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays was a collage of short (three to five-minute) segments with burlesque, slapstick, satire and visual and verbal gags of all kinds. The programs, aimed specifically at nine to11-year-olds, used the skill ...

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Droids

★

Droids This series recounts the adventures of C-3P0 and R2-D2 before they met Luke Skywalker as they serve various masters over the years. As it turns out, their lives were no less hectic as they became involved in battles versus gangsters, pirates, the Empire and even Boba Fett on one occasion.

AkaDroids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3PO; Star Wars: Droids
Original Airdates1985-1986
TypeSeries

Dynaman

Dynaman In order to help him save Japan from his evil former partners, Bernie Tanaka and Mel Fujitzu, Dr. Ho convinces five young adults to wear different colour costumes, take code-names, wear gadget watches and ride around in a mech called "the Dynaship." This series was a parody of the Japanese series Kagaku Sentai Dynaman (Scientific Task Force Dynaman) ...

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Edison Twins, The

★★★★

Edison Twins, The Join teen-aged science whizzes Tom and Annie Edison as they meet the challenges of everyday life with just the right combination of humour, courage, curiosity and scientific know-how. The Edison twins share more than a birthday; each has a special gift for solving problems. That's very lucky, since their daily adventures always seem to lead them to a pr ...

Original Airdates1984-1986
TypeSeries

Eureka!

★★★★★

Eureka! Eureka! is a series of humourous, and information-packed programs that bring "boring" physics concepts to vibrant, vigorous life. Each program takes a simple and direct approach to the subject matter; while the basic concepts are explained in a voice-over, cartoon characters and a variety of animated objects demonstrate the principles on the screen. Con ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Extra! Extra!

★★★★½

Extra! Extra! was a half-hour children's series which aired Saturday mornings on CTV. It told the story of a group of a group of youngsters who ran a neighbourhood newspaper from a garage. The program contained real-life newspaper interviews mixed into the program.

Original Airdates1988-1990
TypeSeries

Follow Me

★★★★½

Follow Me was a series of 60 episodes produced by Trinity Television in association with CKND-TV Winnipeg. It dealt with the phenomenon of growth through faith among toddlers, teens, and right up to grandparents. Puppets, children, and guests encountered daily dilemmas and decisions through skits, games, and music. Each situation lead to personal victor ...

Original Airdates1979-1984
TypeSeries

Forest Rangers, The

★★★★½

Forest Rangers, The The Forest Rangers took place in and around a village called Indian River, but the real focus of the story was an abandoned fort that had been taken over by the Junior Rangers. The fort was their headquarters, where they set up their ham radio, and helped keep watch for forest fires and other conservational offences. They ran up against not only poacher ...

AkaLes cadets de la forêt; Razzle Dazzle with the Forest Rangers
Original Airdates1963-1966
TypeSeries

Fraggle Rock

★★★★★

Fraggle Rock Animated version of the popular Muppet series "Fraggle Rock". As in the original, the Fraggles are a group of odd creatures that live underground with the workaholic Doozers, while trying to avoid the giant Gorge's and the people in the human world.

AkaAnimé Fraggle Rock, Les; Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Fraggle Rock

★★★★½

Fraggle Rock Doc and his dog Sprocket have a hole in their wall, behind which live little furry creatures known as Fraggles in a place called Fraggle Rock. The Rock is also home to the Doozers (who are knee-high to a Fraggle) and the Gorgs (who are giants that think they rule the Rock). One gang of Fraggles (Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red), under the guidance ...

Original Airdates1983-1987
TypeSeries

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