After Hours

Short rehearsal time helped preserve a sense of spontaneity in this variety show, which included films of well-known dance bands and live comedy sketches. Writers: Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth

Original Airdates1953

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight was an hour-long weekday program on sex and male/female relationships. John Donabie served as host for a series that promised to examine the changing state of relationships in modern society. In particular, the program tried to concentrate on changes in men and the way they are perceived by women.

Original Airdates1979-1983

Against All Odds

Sullivan Films created this anthology series of ten half-hour episodes by various producers such as Flowers in the Sand and Claire's Wish by Ikon Kino Films, God Is Not a Fish Inspector by Alan Kroker, New Tomorrow and Jimmy Luke by Film Arts Incorporated, The Highway by Keith Lott, City Survival by Red Snapper Films, and Corletto and Son by Cineflics ...


Age of Uncertainty, The


The Age Of Uncertainty was a 13-part series written and narrated by internationally renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith. Its theme was the rise and crisis of industrial society in the last 200 years. The project was a co-production of the British Broadcasting Corporation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the public broadcasting system ...

Original Airdates1977



Airwaves Airwaves was a comedy-drama series about urban life in the '80s as it was lived by an unusual family trio. Jean Lipton was a widowed, independent radio talk-show host who lived with her 19-year-old college dropout daughter and her 63-year-old college freshman father. Using the perspectives and wisdom of three generations, the trio relied on each oth ...

Original Airdates1986-1987

Airwolf II


Airwolf II The series has been revamped with an all new cast. The brother that Stringfellow Hawke had been looking for during the original series has finally been found and is now the new pilot of the high tech helicopter. Dominic Santini's niece, Jo is also part of the team. Jason Lock is the new contact at the agency. And Mike Rivers is a hotshot pilot. In it af ...

Original Airdates1987-1988

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 Hamel's Comedy Bag

Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag was a variety series that stressed blackouts and slapstick comedy. Taped in Montreal, the half-hour program featured guests from the US, and was primarily aimed at the US market.

AkaComedy Bag
Original Airdates1972-1973

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

Albert J. Steed


This 90-minute, 6-day-a-week series featured "Uncle Bill" Lawrence and his puppets Albert J. Steed, a horse and Sebastian, a dog. The show consisted of stories, viewer mail and segments of the British "Sir Lancelot" series or "Tiny Talent Time."

Original Airdates1962-1967

Albert's Place

Albert was a puppet and his place was an attic filled with trunks, old books, paints, and other paraphernalia in this program of songs and stories for children. Albert's human friends included a handyman played by Robert Clothier, folksinger John Chappell, and storyteller Nonie Stewart. Writer: Kitty Marcuse Producer: Len Lauk

Original Airdates1959

Alberta Game Farm


Alberta Game Farm Alberta Game Farm was an Edmonton-produced series, with Al Oeming, founder of the Alberta Game Farm, located fifteen miles south of the city. By 1961, Oeming had collected some 1,100 animals and 1,000 birds on his refuge. On the television series, he showed and discussed a different animal, wild or tame, each week.

Original Airdates1962-1963

Album of History

Album of History was a CBC series of seven programs. It showed interesting events and personalities from 19th century Canadian history, as depicted by actual photographs gathered from public archives across Canada. Writer: Tommy Tweed Researcher: Lester Machan Music: Ricky Hyslop Producer: Loyd Brydon Executive Producer: Thom Benson

Original Airdates1967

Alf Coward Show, The


Alf Coward Show, The Alf Coward was a pianist from Halifax, who appeared frequently on CBHT with drummer Ralph Doyle and bassist Dave Ross as the 'Alf Coward Trio'. The Trio performed on CBC Radio in the early 50s and later became regular guests on the CBHT series One for the Show. Producers: Bill Harper, Robert Alban

Original Airdates1954-1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents


Alfred Hitchcock Presents This was an anthology series modelled after and frequently based upon the original series of the 1950s-1960s. This version featured remakes of episodes from the original series as well as original stories. NBC had attempted to create the new series, but when that fell through, production moved to Canada.

Original Airdates1985-1989

Alibi Room

Alibi Room CBHT's second musical series, the Alibi Room, had a more formal set and larger band than the earlier Alf Coward Show. The musicians in the series included Baz Russell, Elmer MacDonald, Art Irwin, Lloyd Peach, Arne Benson, Eddie Richards, and Joe Skowronski. In the fall of 1955 a singing host, Al Foster was added to the lineup. Producers: Robert Al ...

Original Airdates1955-1956

All About Faces


All About Faces In "All About Faces", two celebrity teams were shown a vignette in which an average person was secretly filmed. The "average Joe" was eventually caught in the middle of a moral or ethical dilemma; as the situation reached its climax, the vignette was stopped and the celebrities would then wager money on how they think the situation will be resolved (the ...

Original Airdates1971-1972

All Around the Circle


All Around the Circle All Around The Circle was a weekly half-hour program of good music, song, variety and travel from St. John's, Newfoundland. It originally aired only locally but made its debut on the CBC-TV network in the summer of 1969. Regulars appearing in the first nationally televised summer series included singers John White and Carol Brothers, musician Ray Walsh ...

Original Airdates1964-1975

All For Fun


All For Fun All For Fun was a one-hour children's series produced by CKY-TV in Winnipeg. Al Simmons and his wife Barbara Freundl portrayed a variety of characters as they entertained and educated young viewers with skits, jokes, songs, experiments, crafts and visits to interesting places. The series taped two seasons and was syndicated to several markets, airin ...

Original Airdates1981-1983

All For One

All For One Tom Coleman and his best mate Lavender Gibson are pupils of Greenhill School and leaders of a bunch of wacky teenage idealists. Together they learn to take whatever fate has to throw at them – and throw it back. Whether it's turning a deadbeat soccer team into a well-oiled winning machine, putting on a play, or just plain growing up, they conspire to le ...

Original Airdates1990

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