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Race for the Bomb

★★★★★

A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military ...

AkaLa course à la bombe (French title)
Original Airdates1987
TypeMiniseries

Reluctant Nation

To celebrate--or at least commemorate--the upcoming Centennial year, the CBC presented this 6-part series of historical programs, which pointed to the similarity of current issues and problems with those that faced the founders of the nation: Canada-U.S. relations, Canada-Europe relations, the status of Francophones under Confederation, federal-provinci ...

Original Airdates1966
TypeMiniseries

Rhodes

Rhodes This 8-part drama series tells the story of Cecil Rhodes, the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The series tells of how he arrived in South Africa as a teenager, how he made his fortune in gold and diamond mining, and how he led the colonization of large ar ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeMiniseries

Russia

Russia Acclaimed actor, director, writer and linguist Peter Ustinov brought the brilliance, the colour and the contradictions of Russia in this miniseries. Ustinov "interviews" famous (and infamous) characters from Russian history, including Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, and Leo Tolstoy. Teeming with information about the history, the culture, and th ...

AkaPeter Ustinov's Russia: A Personal Journey
Original Airdates1986
TypeMiniseries

Show from Two Cities, A

A series of 4 hour-long variety shows produced over the 1963-64 season in Toronto and Montreal, A Show from Two Cities was also broadcast simultaneously on both English and French networks of the CBC.

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeMiniseries

Something Ventured

This CBC series of special broadcasts offered profiles of successful Canadians. Although it presumed that success could be measured through personal happiness, it also gauged worth by wealth.

Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeMiniseries

Space Experience, The

Thne Space Experience consists of six segments, each 26 minutes long. "Flying on Fire" shows why rocket power is necessary to break out of the Earth's gravitational field and examines how this power is created and controlled. "Staying Alive" explores the characteristics of the environment in space, focusing on its impact on people, and how we su ...

Original Airdates1987
TypeMiniseries

Sword of Gideon

Sword of Gideon In CTV's Sword of Gideon, Lino Ventura played the leader of Le Group, a 5-man crack team sent by Golda Meir (Colleen Dewhurst) on a top secret mission to avenge the terrorist murders of Israeli athletes at the '72 Olympics.

Original Airdates1986
TypeMiniseries

Talking to a Stranger

These 4 one-hour dramas were adapted by Doris Gauntlett from the scripts for a BBC series written by John Hopkins. The stories revolved around a middle class family, and each segment employed the perspective of one of the four members of the family. The first part concentrated on Terry, played by Martha Henry. About thirty years old, she is separated fr ...

Original Airdates1971
TypeMiniseries

Their Springtime of Life

This series of 4 hour-long documentaries used footage from the National Film Board, the Imperial War Museum, German newsreels, the French Army, and other public and private sources to construct a history of the Canadian Army from the 1910s to the 1940s. The first part concerned the First World War, the second segment the period up to the Second World Wa ...

Original Airdates1972
TypeMiniseries

To Catch a Killer

To Catch a Killer The spine-chilling true story of the cat-and-mouse pursuit of America's most diabolical serial killer. Brian Dennehy stars in this riveting, true-life story of a young detective's (Michael Riley) relentless pursuit of the sophisticated, psychopathic mass murderer John Wayne Gacy. A suspense-packed tour de force of intrigue and terror--all the more shock ...

Original Airdates1992
TypeMiniseries

To Serve and Protect

To Serve and Protect was a three-part CBC mini-series which tells about the experiences of a rookie second generation cop (Geraint Wyn Davies), both professional and personal.

Original Airdates1986
TypeMiniseries

Tough Stuff

Tough Stuff explores the lives of individuals who suffer, cope and survive, day by day. Their courage and tenacity are almost unimaginable. These unsung heroes live with life threatening illnesses and serious disabilities; they bravely accept their fates, whether it be life, death, or merely another day on this earth surrounded by the people they love ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeMiniseries

Valour and the Horror, The

Valour and the Horror, The This three-part series closely scrutinizes three WWII military campaigns that involved thousands of Canadians. Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941: In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 mostly inexperienced Canadian soldiers were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British government which mistakenly thought that a symbolic show of strength would det ...

Original Airdates1992
TypeMiniseries

Vanderberg

Vanderberg was a stylish six-parter chronicling the business and personal adventures of the ruthless young Calgary tycoon, Hank Vanderberg. Michael Hogan stars as Vanderberg, a man determined to create a corporate empire in Calgary and who respects nothing but power.

Original Airdates1983
TypeMiniseries

War

This documentary series explores the nature of modern war and the institutions that deal with this dangerous aspect of our world, such as training methods, military society, nuclear weapons, the peace movement and the historical developments that led us to this situation. Furthermore, this series explores them with a basic theme; that war has become fun ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeMiniseries

War of 1812

★★★★★

War of 1812 The War of 1812 was the war that sealed the destiny of North America. A war unlike any other, it was fought with tomahawks and bayonets amid swarms of black flies in forest clearings and mosquito-infested swamps. Armies lined up 60 feet apart on grassy fields and fired deadly point blank volleys at each other. War canoes travelled 1000 miles in ten days ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeMiniseries

You've Come A Long Way, Katie

★★★★★

You've Come A Long Way, Katie You've Come A Long Way, Katie was the title of a three-part drama that CBC Television aired on three consecutive evenings starting Sunday, Jan. 4, 1980. The mini-series dealt with the widespread practice of mixing alcohol and sedative drugs as a means of relieving stress. Lally Cadeau starred as Kate Forbes, an addict.

Original Airdates1981
TypeMiniseries

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