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Radisson

★★★★½

Radisson This series appeared on television sets in French and in English in 1957. The majority of episodes were about incidents in exploration, and relations with the Indian tribes. Interestingly enough, the details of everyday life were sometimes dealt with at length, including the construction of a winter shelter, hunting beaver, and the navigation of the ...

AkaTomahawk
Original Airdates1957-1958
TypeSeries

Ray Bradbury Theater, The

★★★★

Ray Bradbury Theater, The Ray Bradbury Theater was an anthology series produced for the cable market by Toronto's Atlantis Films in association with various partners. The series first ran in Canada on First Choice/Superchannel.

AkaLe monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury (French title)
Original Airdates1985-1992
TypeSeries

Ready or Not

★★★★

Ready or Not Follow the ups and downs of life with best friends Amanda Zimm and Busy Ramone as they deal with adolescence, boys, family, school and friends. The series began with the girls in the seventh grade but later progressed to the eighth and the ninth grades.

AkaLes premières fois (French title)
Original Airdates1993-1997
TypeSeries

Ronnie & Julie

Ronnie & Julie Although they come from opposing political families, star-crossed teens attempt a lasting romance based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. For Ronnie Monroe, 15, and Julie Cappell, 14, it’s love at first sight. They meet at a political debate between his mother, Elizabeth Monroe, and her father, Arthur Cappell, opposing mayoral candidates who are kee ...

AkaRonnie et Julie (French title)
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Scene of the Crime

A joint French/Canadian production that was produced by CTV, Scene of the Crime had a primarily Canadian cast with numerous Canadian and French guest stars. Originally filmed in English, this series has also been dubbed into French. The episodes were shown anthology-style. Although there were five main stars, in each episode the stars would play diff ...

Original Airdates1991-1992
TypeSeries

Sesame Street

★★★★★

Sesame Street Sesame Street was carried on the CBC since 1969. Starting in January 1973, however, the CBC started to replace some segments of the U.S. program with Canadian-produced segments that focused on multiculturalism, learning French, understanding the environment and an awareness of the heritage of our native peoples. In this format, it was referred to as Can ...

AkaSesame Park, Canadian Sesame Street, Les amis de Sésame
Original Airdates1973-2002
TypeSeries

Sheldon Kennedy Story, The

★★★★★

Sheldon Kennedy Story, The The Sheldon Kennedy Story tells the true story of a pro hockey player who in his youth was molested by his coach. When The Sheldon Kennedy Story aired, reactions from viewers across the country were intense. People were so affected that the Red Cross had to man special phone lines to support the influx of calls brought on by the film. The industry ...

AkaUn rêve abîmé (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

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

Student Bodies

★★★★½

Student Bodies This teenage sitcom follows the life of a group of students of Thomas A. Edison High School, who created their newspaper filled with cartoons parodying their school life, called "Student Bodies". It started as a school assignment, but became a weekly newspaper. We also see their social life, in and out of school. The show mixes real-life situations with ...

AkaVice-versa (French title)
Original Airdates1997-2000
TypeSeries

Swiss Family Robinson

★★★★½

Swiss Family Robinson After a violent storm leaves the Robinson family stranded on a deserted island, they must struggle to survive. With only each other and their wits to rely on, the parents, their two teenage sons and eight year-old daughter, try to build a life for themselves in this exotic and perilous uncharted territory. It is the family's resourcefulness, the harr ...

AkaRobinson Suisse
Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

This Living World

★★★★★

This Living World Steve Bloomer was host for CBC-TV's Saturday afternoon natural science series, This Living World, designed for young and old. This Living World was the English-language version of a CBC-TV French network series called La Vie qui bat. The program included demonstrations in the studio, with live animals, and filmed inserts depicting animals in their na ...

AkaLa vie qui bat
Original Airdates1959-1964
TypeSeries

Time of Your Life

★★★½

Time of Your Life was an independently-produced drama series aimed at a teenage audience and scheduled at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on CTV. A french version also aired in Quebec under the title "Campus". Musical Director: Paul Hoffert Choreographer: Brian Foley Co-producers: Sandy Stewart and Bill Davidson

AkaCampus
Original Airdates1988-1989
TypeSeries

Town Above, The

★★★★

Town Above, The Roger Lemelin, who in 1944 had written about Lower Town Quebec in his novel The Town Below, turned his attention to Upper Town for this series, which followed the success of his first television series for the French and English services of the CBC. He left behind most of the characters in The Plouffe Family when he moved uptown to describe the life of ...

AkaEn haut de la pente douce (French title)
Original Airdates1959-1961
TypeSeries

Treacherous Beauties

★★★★

Treacherous Beauties Adapted from the Cheryl Emerson Harlequin romance, this thriller finds beautiful photographer Emma Samms distraught and just a bit suspicious following the news that her brother has been murdered. Determined to do what the police aren't (finding the killer), Samms journeys to her brother's last place of employment--a stable run by the rich and powerful ...

AkaLes armes de la passion (French title)
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

True Confections

True Confections In this comedy-drama produced for Canadian television, Verna is a young Jewish woman who is looking for the man of her dreams in the late '50s. But Verna's pseudo-beatnik style and pre-feminist outlook does not make her seem like much of a catch to many eligible bachelors, and her refusal to downplay her Jewish heritage doesn't help much, either.

AkaLe goût du vrai (French title)
Original Airdates1991
TypeTV Movie

What Katy Did

What Katy Did A thirteen year old girl seems to be more than her widowed father can handle at times, even with the aid of her aunt, until a tragic accident changes the young girl's outlook on life.

AkaLa revanche de Katy (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Where the Sky Begins

Jeune homme oisif et argenté, Edouard Dabert (Bruno Pradal) découvre, à l'occasion d'un séjour en Allemagne, les tentatives de vol d'un autre pionnier des airs, Otto Lilienthal. Rentré en France, il se lance dans l'aventure. En cette fin de XIXème siècle, la concurrence est acharnée entre tous ces hommes qui veulent être les premiers à voler. This se ...

AkaLes faucheurs de marguerites
Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Whiskers

A young boy is surprised when he finds that his cat has turned into a human being. After comically adjusting to life in a human form, the cat-man and boy go on a search to find the family that the cat left behind.

AkaMoustaches (French title)
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

White Fang

★★★★

When a teenage boy is torn from his friends and city surroundings by his family's move to the country, he's convinced his life is at an end. In fact, it is a new beginning. For there he is befriended by a wild but magnificent dog, a wolf-husky mix named White Fang. As the boy helps the dog regain his trust in man, the dog rewards him with uncompromising ...

AkaCroc blanc (French title)
Original Airdates1993
TypeSeries

Wimzie's House

★★★★½

Wimzie's House Wimzie, the feisty, fuchsia-haired, five year-old star of the series lives here with her baby brother, Bo, her parents and her 150 year-old grandma, Yaya. Yaya runs a daycare for the neighborhood kids and every day, Horace, Jonas and his little sister LouLou come over. Together, they learn about life...one day at a time. Come join the fun! Play along ...

AkaLa Maison de Ouimzie (French title)
Original Airdates1995-1997
TypeSeries

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