Alan Hamel Show, The


Alan Hamel Show, The The Alan Hamel Show was described as "an afternoon visit with the top names in show business, literature, sports, science, journalism and politics." One regular gimmick: an instant opinion-poll meter. It was produced in Vancouver.

AkaThe Al Hamel Show
Original Airdates1976-1980

Alan Thicke Show, The


Alan Thicke Show, The The Alan Thicke Show was an extremely popular talk-variety program. Segments of the Alan Thicke Show were used in early 1981 to produce Prime Cuts and from 1981-1983 to produce Fast Company. Prime Cuts consisted largely of excerpts of interviews previously seen on the daytime show. Fast Company contained fewer rerun segments and the shows were organized ...

AkaFast Company; Prime Cuts
Original Airdates1980-1983

Anniversary Party

Anniversary Party was a summer series designed for older viewers of CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. Each week on the half-hour show, two couples married 25 years or longer recalled the days of their courtship and marriage. In addition, there was sometimes a five-minute film item concerning the year in which each couple was married.

Original Airdates1961

At Home

At Home was a half-hour afternoon program on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg with hostesses Marie Hohtanz (1961) and Betty-Jewel Canning (1962). The segments ran the gamut of interviews, cooking, home repair, fashion, theatre, music, dancing, sports and more.

Original Airdates1961-1962

Barbara Frum


Barbara Frum hosted her own locally-broadcast public affairs program in Toronto for one season before the program moved to the national CBC network for seven shows in the summer of 1975. The shows featured both interviews with personalities and special segments devoted to isolated topics.

Original Airdates1974-1975

Bob McLean Show, The


Bob McLean Show, The The Bob McLean Show succeeded Luncheon Date as CBC's lunchtime talk show broadcast. McLean continued the easygoing format that Elwood Glover had established in this program of music, interviews and features. In the summers of 1976 and 1977, material from the show was used for a Saturday evening series called The Best of Bob McLean. The 1976-1977 seas ...

AkaThe Best of Bob McLean; McLean At Large
Original Airdates1975-1981

CBC Film Festival

In the summer of 1979, the CBC offered two series of feature films under this title, and another in the summer of 1980. Both series included Canadian feature films. At irregular intervals, the 1979 series also included interviews with Hollywood directors, such as Martin Scorsese, Samuel Fuller, George Cukor, John Schlesinger, Donald Siegel, John Stu ...

Original Airdates1979-1980

City Lights


City Lights One of the best known celebrity interviewers, Brian Linehan, interviewed 2000-2500 guests for City Lights between 1973 and 1989. A new series of interviews, entitled simply "Linehan," aired on th WIC network and then WTN between 1995 and 1998.

Original Airdates1973-1989; 1995-1998



CityLine Host Marilyn Denis returns for another season of expert advice on your style, your health, your home and your happiness. Filmed in front of a studio audience, CityLine’s daily topics feature tips and live demonstrations on food, entertaining, home, health, fashion and more. The show began as CityLife in the fall of 1983 and was retitled CityLine in 1 ...

Original Airdates1983-

Coffee Break


Coffee Break Originating from CBNT in St. John's, Coffee Break was a 30-minute news and general interest program broadcast on weekday afternoons or mornings. Shirley Newhook hosted the program which featured a wide variety of guests from every walk of life. Coffeebreak aired "live" for the first year or two, debuting in Sept. of 1974 and finished its run in 1990 ...

AkaCoffee Break with Shirley Newhook
Original Airdates1974-1990

Country Report


Wayne Rostad hosted this rural lifestyles show out of CBC Ottawa. It quickly became a local hit, winning several Ottawa ACTRA Awards for Best Host and Best Program and two Anik Awards for Best Regional Variety Series. In 1987, Country Report evolved into a national CBC series, On the Road Again.

Original Airdates1979-1987



Dialogue was a program seen on CBC Newfoundland for 23 years. It usually held the Sunday at noon slot, but had been shuffled around in the schedule by the station. Dialogue was not a religious program but dealt with topics in religion, about faith groups and the humanities. John O'Mara hosted for the first 11 years and Richard Beaton took over for the r ...

AkaPillars of Faith
Original Airdates1968-1990

Dini Petty Show, The


Dini Petty Show, The The Dini Petty Show was a Canadian daytime talk show, which aired on stations affiliated with the Baton Broadcasting System from 1989 to 1997. Hosted by Dini Petty, the program mixed lifestyle features and interviews with celebrity guests. Following Baton Broadcasting's acquisition of CTV, the Dini Petty Show was renamed Dini and aired on CTV from ...

Original Airdates1989-2000

Distinguished Canadians

In the CBC series Distinguished Canadians, John David Hamilton and Vincent Tovell interviewed prominent Canadians in science, the arts and humanities, education, politics and religion.

Original Airdates1972

Doctor, Doctor


Doctor, Doctor was a nationally broadcast half-hour medical digest program in which co-hosts Barbara Constantino and Dr. Art Hister presented the latest in health information and medical advice.

Original Airdates1986-1989

Don Harron Show, The


Don Harron Show, The Don Harron brought his distinctive touch to the talk-variety format of the old Alan Thicke Show on CTV. Harron hosted his five-day-a-week show for two seasons. Both Canadian and international stars guested on the show- from movie stars to politicians, from artists to scientists, from television celebrities to sports figures. The program also showcase ...

Original Airdates1983-1985

Four for the Road

Mary Lou Finlay began her television career in 1970 as host of Four For The Road, an afternoon public affairs program produced at the local CBC station in Ottawa, CBOT. After four years with that program, she moved to CBOT's supper-hour news and current affairs show, This Day.

Original Airdates1970-1973

Inventors, The

Produced in Vancouver by Al Vitols, this half-hour CBC program profiled Canadian inventors and inventions. The series was circulated to network stations on regional exchange.

Original Airdates1979

Ladies First


Ladies First was a weekday afternoon program for women which aired on CBWT in Winnipeg and CBXT in Edmonton.

Original Airdates1961-1964


Laurier LaPierre, mercurial co-host of This Hour Has Seven Days in the early 1960s, made a television comeback with a talk show of his own. The series, originally entitled Midnight, debuted in Montreal in October 1974 and was picked up by a number of other CBC stations. Thirteen episodes were broadcast on the entire CBC network in the 1976-1977 season a ...

AkaMidnight From Montreal; The Best of LaPierre
Original Airdates1974-1977

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