100 Huntley Street


100 Huntley Street 100 Huntley Street, the flag-ship television program of Crossroads Christian Communications, was the first daily Christian television program in Canada. An interview/talk program, 100 Huntley Street, brings the Christian message to the viewer by exposing them to real people with real stories.

Original Airdates1977-

12 For Summer


A show designed for warm summer evenings, 12 For Summer debuted on the CBC network on June 25, 1966 and aired for two summers. It featured Canadian singers, dancers and comedians, with shows from Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. Producers: Dave Thomas, Neil Sutherland, Bob Jarvis, Allan Angus, Terry Kyne, Bill Lan ...

AkaTwelve For Summer
Original Airdates1966-1967

20 Minute Workout


20 Minute Workout Each show of this provocative aerobic exercise series started off slowly with stretching and limbering up before switching into high gear with an exhausting variety of movements that flowed into one another. The program had a fluid, sensuous look to it, unlike other exercise shows with their straight-on camera angles. The show's creator, Ron Harris, des ...

Aka:20 Minute Workout
Original Airdates1983-1985


Generally a half-hour Sunday afternoon broadcast, 20/20 offered a wide range of documentary profiles on Canadian life. They ranged from films on sports to portraits of different regions or people, to historical accounts, and sometimes included sub-series. The series was produced by CBC film crews in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Ot ...

Original Airdates1962-1967

33 Brompton Place


33 Brompton Place was an adult soap opera on Global which aired on Showtime in the U.S. the previous year. It was the first Canadian pay-TV drama series, although the theme song and dialogue both identified the series as taking place in Chicago. The five one-hour episodes told of the trials and tribulations of Toni, Robin and Patricia, three young wo ...

Original Airdates1983

5-4-3-2 RUN


5-4-3-2 RUN 5-4-3-2-Run was one of many copycats of the successful U.S. children's game show, Double Dare. The program was taped at BCTV studios in Burnaby, and aired across Canada on the CTV networks on Saturdays beginning in September, 1988. In the show, kids competed to be first to complete a series of physical tests in order to answer a question. Correct ans ...

Original Airdates1988-1990

55 North Maple

One of those odd hybrids that television attempts, 55 North Maple combined elements of situation comedy, talk show, and how-to-do-it program. The fictional premise was that Max Ferguson portrayed a magazine writer who lived in a comfortable house with his sister, played by Joan Drewery, and her husband, never seen in the program. As they went about th ...

Original Airdates1970-1971

90 Minutes Live


90 Minutes Live 90 Minutes Live was a Monday-to-Friday program, broadcast live before a studio audience in Toronto for two weeks out of three and elsewhere in Canada the third week. The format was a blend of journalism, talk and entertainment. Peter Gzowski was the host.

AkaNinety Minutes Live
Original Airdates1976-1978



9B In this 1986 CBC TV movie, Robert Wisden starred as high school teacher Bob Dawson and his class of hostile anti-social students who he decides to enter in a drama festival competition. The story was based on the experiences of Don Hunter and the real classroom 9B of '68, a class made up of all the so-called "problem students" in a northern B.C. school ...

Original Airdates1986; 1989

A Go Go '66


A Go Go '66 featured young Canadian recording stars along with Robbi Lane and his orchestra, and the Go Go girls, in a discotheque setting. It debuted on the CTV network on September 17, 1965 and aired for a full year.

Original Airdates1965-1966

A Is For Aardvark


A half-hour summer series, created, produced and hosted by Lister Sinclair. In the first show, Sinclair chose the letter "A" and discussed a number of subjects beginning with that letter. James Bannerman took Sinclair's place for the final show of the series, on "N". A radio series, which ran the full 26 weeks, from "A" to "Z", succeeded the television ...

Original Airdates1954

A Kin to Win


A-Kin-to-Win was a popular game show co-produced by CTV, NBC Canada and New Merrit Enterprises at CFCF-TV in Montreal. It was hosted by Jimmy Tapp, and pitted family against family in a game of questions and answers. The game was sponsored by Lever Brothers (now Unilever).

Original Airdates1961-1962

About Canada

About Canada was a CBC series of National Film Board productions. The NFB productions varied in length from 3 minutes to half an hour. One to three films were seen in each program.

Original Airdates1956-1957


Access CBC Access was a half-hour current affairs program that invited groups of Canadians with ideas of national interest to make use of the network's facilities to air their views. The program looked for groups who felt they had been ignored by television — either because their views were considered too controversial, or alternatively too dull, or simply bec ...

AkaCBC Access; Take 30 Access
Original Airdates1974-1982

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective The completely-bonkers Ace Ventura continues to tackle cases involving stolen or missing animals, usually arriving at the solutions by pure fluke as he blunders his way through the facts in his inimitable way. Produced by Nelvana

Original Airdates1995-2000

Across Canada

Across Canada was a series of documentaries from different regions of Canada. Sometimes referred to as Regional Documentaries, each week's programs were contributed by various CBC regions, and were previously seen only regionally.

AkaRegional Documentaries
Original Airdates1978-1979

Acting Crazy


Acting Crazy Acting Crazy was a game show featuring two teams of four, each having one contestant, one celebrity and two house players, playing several rounds. The format of the show was based on the game of charades. The celebrity guests generally appeared for ten shows at a time.

Original Airdates1991-1995

Ad and Lib

Joe Austin as Ad and Larry Mann as Lib starred in this 15-minute weekday comedy satire on the CBC. It was the story of two country people who ran a general store which didn't do too well because it is too near the large city. The actors improvised the dialogue in stories that aimed to be "gentle satire and quizzical commentary," and which generally invo ...

AkaAd Lib
Original Airdates1954

Ad Lib

Ad Lib was a short-lived series on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. It was hosted by CJAY News Director (and future politician) Bud Sherman. The format was simply an evening around a coffee table with finger foods while Bud chatted with well-known local guests about the changing sexual scene in the country. Controversy hit especially hard when Bud asked a guest (a ...

Original Airdates1961



Adderly Adderly featured the exploits of Miscellaneous Affairs' best— and only— agent, V.H. Adderly (Winston Rekert). Formerly a high-ranking government agent, Adderly's run in with a sadistic adversary left him without his left hand— and a job. Down but not out, the sleuth joins the tiny Miscellaneous Affairs department where he steps all over the neat plans o ...

AkaCrimes en Solde
Original Airdates1987-1988

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