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Al Oeming: Man of the North

★★★★★

Al Oeming: Man of the North was a thirteen-part series of nature films. Episodes featured Leslie Nielsen as well as zoologist and conservationalist Al Oeming. The series follows Oeming from the prairies to the high arctic as he tries to trap rare animals and endangered species for preservation at his Alberta Game Farm.

Original Airdates1980
TypeMiniseries

Alan Watts on Living

CBC-TV presented author/teacher/philosopher Alan Watts in this stimulating five-part series. A CBC Vancouver production, Alan Watts On Living was the result of conversations on topics of Dr. Watts' choice, with his wife Jane and a group of young adults and professors from the two universities in Vancouver.

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Albertans, The

Albertans, The The Albertans was a series of three hour-long melodramas that combined the stories of a number of characters set against the industries of cattle ranching and petrochemicals. Don MacIntosh was an industrialist involved in a three hundred million dollar international oil deal. Peter Wallen had pulled himself up from urban poverty to head his own construc ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeMiniseries

Anne of Green Gables

★★★★

Anne of Green Gables At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial th ...

AkaAnne, la Maison aux Pignons Verts
Original Airdates1985; 1987; 2000
TypeMiniseries

Applause, Applause

Applause, Applause was a mini-series of three programs on CBC-TV Thursday nights. A little soft shoe — and lots of songs — performed by the multi-talented Dinah Christie and Dean Regan — were featured in this half-hour musical showcase produced by CBC Winnipeg's Dave Robertson.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Big Bear

Big Bear With steadfast, incorruptible principles and a piercing foresight of historical trajectory, Chief Big Bear made history in the 1880s by refusing to surrender the Cree's ancestral lands to the Canadian government. Fearful of the bleak future he believed life on land-grant reservations would offer, Big Bear urged his people to unify with other tribes and ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeMiniseries

By Way of the Stars

By Way of the Stars In search of his father, a young man pursued by a killer travels from Prussia to the Canadian wilderness, encountering friendly Indians, not-so-friendly aristocrats, adventure, and a little romance along the way.

Original Airdates1992
TypeMiniseries

Canadian Establishment, The

★★★★

A seven part series of one hour documentaries based on Peter C. Newman's best-selling 1975 account of industrial and commerical wealth in Canada. The series, budgeted at one million dollars, was one of the CBC's most expensive projects to date. By following the principal figures of the Canadian corporate elite, and permitting them candid, extensi ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeMiniseries

Champagne Charlie

Champagne Charlie Hugh Grant portrayed 19th century champange king Charles Heidsieck, the globe-trotting playboy founder of the world's most famous champagne-producing company during the mid-1800s in this CTV miniseries. Part 1 of the story followed Heidsieck from the age of 5 and his first few sips of the family nectar, through college, marriage, meeting his mistress an ...

Original Airdates1989
TypeMiniseries

Chasing Rainbows

★★★★

Chasing Rainbows Chasing Rainbows is a classic story of youth, love and ambition in the jazz age when skirts rose, morals fell and bathtubs overflowed with gin. It was the best time of all to be young. During the final tragic days of WWI, Jake Kincaid (Paul Gross) escapes court martial and wins a medal by saving the life of his commanding officer, Christopher Blaine ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeMiniseries

Chercheurs d'or

★★★★★

Chercheurs d'or Humour and passion against the backdrop of life and death struggles in the Yukon during the Gold Rush. Smoke Bellew is a wide-eyed innocent who seems at first sight ill-equipped to deal with the unforgiving landscape and the ruthless fortune-seekers inhabiting it.

AkaAdventures of Smoke Bellew; Jack London's Wilderness Tales
Original Airdates1996
TypeMiniseries

Chinese, The

Patrick Watson presents filmed examination of the People's Republic of China. He examines the recent troubles of the Cultural Revolution which profoundly and violently disrupted the country. He also examines the nation in contemporary times after those troubles and how the nation has changed since then as it struggles to rejoin the world stage.

AkaLes Chinois
Original Airdates1982
TypeMiniseries

Cities

Cities was a thirteen week series of one hour documentaries, produced and directed by John McGreevy for Nielsen-Ferns. Each program featured an international celebrity who led viewers around a city that was his or her favourite, home, or a place with which he or she had a significant connection. Glenn Gould, for example, prepared the program on Toronto, ...

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeMiniseries

Conspiracy of Silence

★★★★★

Conspiracy of Silence The true story of Helen Betty Osborne, a 19 year old Indian girl who was brutually murdered and slain on November 12, 1971 in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada and nearly taking 20 years for the police to find the four men who murdered her. First aired Dec 1 and 2, 1991 on CBC

Original Airdates1991
TypeMiniseries

Country Session

Country Session was a six-part series seen in prime time on Thursdays in Newfoundland. It starred Eddie Eastman, Jacinta Cormier and Bob MacDonald. Special guests appearred on each program performing to a studio audience.

Original Airdates1987
TypeMiniseries

Cover Me

Cover Me The plot revolves around a surveillance operation gone wrong. When several Canadian agents are killed in a joint Canada-U.S. operation, the FBI suspects a mole in Canadian operations. In order to preserve domestic control over national security, the heads of CSIS and the RCMP (Jackie Burrows and Philip Craig, respectively) recruit their best agents, nei ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeMiniseries

Daily Tips for Modern Living

★★★★★

A six-part series that aired on CBC TV. Daily Tips for Modern Living was a mock health-food style magazine

Original Airdates1998
TypeMiniseries

Defence of Canada, The

This 3-part documentary tells about the military history of Canada and its contemporary military situation with particular focus on the international aspect of it. One of key subjects explored is how a small country like Canada has continually gotten itself into far flung theaters of war around the world that seem to be of no real concern for that count ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeMiniseries

Degrassi Talks

★★★★

Degrassi Talks After the "School's Out" film some of the Degrassi actors took part in an educational documentary named Degrassi Talks. There are six talks, each devoted to a specific subject and hosted by one ofthe actors. The topics include Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Drugs, Sex, and Sexuality. Each episode is hosted by an actor. Amanda Stepto hosts the Sex talk, Nei ...

Original Airdates1992
TypeMiniseries

Dooley Gardens

★★★★★

Dooley Gardens Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Andy Jones (Codco) co-star in this six-part raucous sitcom set in a dilapidated hockey arena in St. John's, Nfld. Canteen queen Marilyn (Walsh) and rink manager Eddie (Jones) prepare to take over the arena after the death of owner Frank Dooley—until Frank's daughter arrives from Lotusland, armed with vials of ar ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeMiniseries

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