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All in a Tube

In the spirit of problem-solving rather than didacticism, All in a Tube was designed by Rita Shelton Deverell for children. Religious Television Associates put up the money to develop the scripts and for Ms. Deverell's time and travel. She persuaded five private TV stations to participate. Each station assigned a producer, who worked with Ms. Deverell t ...

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

All-Night Show, The

★★★★★

CFMT-TV's The All-Night Show was North America's first regular late-night marathon, running live nightly from after sign-off until 6:00 AM. In-studio host Chas Lawther, as Chuck the security guard, introduced an all-night viewing consisting of comedy skits, direct from Yuk Yuk's Komedy Kabaret, followed by some old favourite series such as "Twilight Zon ...

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

Allemande Left

★★★★★

Greater Winnipeg's square dance clubs were the focal point for Allemande Left, a local program produced twice a month. Pete Couture, a St. Boniface-born oldtime fiddler, provided the music and Trev Wignal was the caller. The series told the story of various clubs in the city area and the dancers demonstrated a different dance on each show. Barry McCorqu ...

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Almanac

Almanac was a series of documentary films that succeeded Junior Roundup as aftertoon informational program for young people.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Along the Way

Along the Way was a half-hour program for children divided into two fifteen-minute segments. The opening segment, called the "Along the. . ." series, was jointly produced in Canada and the U.K. and distributed by Telefilm Canada. The second half of Along the Way featured independently produced Canadian films, distributed by Film Arts.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Alphabet Soup

★★★★

Alphabet Soup, was a CBC children's program produced in Toronto. Each week, the hosts and puppet Arbuckle the Alligator welcomed a couple of guests who would talk about a subject starting with the letter of the week. The guests were well known personalities and authorities in their respective fields who discussed the various subjects in detail, answerin ...

Original Airdates1971-1973
TypeSeries

Altogether

Altogether was a CBC series of three ethnic musical specials, produced at the Manitoba Theatre Club in Winnipeg. In the first program, singer Joan Karasevich and the Rusalka Dance Ensemble joined hosts Ken Maslowsky and Iona Iliant. The second program had local singers Scott Walker and Miriam Bronstein, dancer Harvey Chochinov and the Sara Somner Ch ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Amateur Naturalist, The

★★★★★

The Amateur Naturalist featured the famed naturalist Gerald Durrell. The series featured unusual dimensions from the world of nature filmed on location around the world. Each episode included a field trip, showing what can be discovered in remote corners of the world, or in the viewer's own environment. Through the most advanced techniques of time-lapse ...

Original Airdates1983
TypeSeries

Amazing World of Kreskin, The

★★★★

Amazing World of Kreskin, The The Amazing World of Kreskin, a weekly television series produced by CTV in Ottawa, was also internationally syndicated for 4 seasons. Kreskin would perform sleight-of-brain stunts with audience members and celebrity guests. In 1975, a new series debuted entitled The Amazing Kreskin (aka The New Kreskin Show), still produced by CTV but this time in ...

AkaThe Amazing Kreskin; The New Kreskin Show
Original Airdates1972-1977
TypeSeries

Amazon

Amazon A commercial aircraft (Trans Rio Airlines flight 767 to Rio de Janeiro) crashes in the Amazon jungle, leaving 6 survivors. After the terrifying air disaster, as they wait for rescue, they must cope with an extremely hostile environment: piranhas, deadly snakes, flesh-eating ants, poisonous plants, hostile tribes, and more.

AkaPeter Benchley's Amazon (complete title)
Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Analog

Analog was a weekly 15-minute television series (later expanded to a half-hour) that examined the complex but fascinating world of business in terms that the layman could readily appreciate and understand. Each edition of the magazine format series comprised of four principal components. The first of these was a summary, consisting of the headline stori ...

Original Airdates1970-1972
TypeSeries

Animal Crackers

★★★★★

Animal Crackers A colourful and eccentric group of animals live in a fictional jungle. There's the neurotic single-dad, Gnu, the arrogant elephant Eugene (who enjoys stomping petunias), a DoDo determined to fly, and geeky lion Lyle constantly trying to gain his crush, Lana's, respect.

Original Airdates1997-1999
TypeSeries

Anniversary Party

Anniversary Party was a summer series designed for older viewers of CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. Each week on the half-hour show, two couples married 25 years or longer recalled the days of their courtship and marriage. In addition, there was sometimes a five-minute film item concerning the year in which each couple was married.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Anthology

Anthology was a CBC series of half-hour films, mostly documentaries, all produced in Vancouver. Some of the films had been previously aired on CBC.

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

Anti Gravity Room, The

★★★★★

Anti Gravity Room, The The Anti-Gravity Room was a weekly Canadian television program of the mid- to late-1990's, spotlighting comic books and video games, and hosted by Nick Scoullar and Phil Guerrero. It was produced by YTV in Canada, and was carried in the United States on the Sci Fi channel. It featured interviews with international comic creators, coverage of comic event ...

Original Airdates1993-1998
TypeSeries

Any Woman Can

Any Woman Can was a show about household repairs and improvements. In the series, experts demonstrated to Monica Parker how to perform household tasks, such as repair a vacuum cleaner or paper walls. The program was targeted for low to middle-income housewives. Producers: Kay Benko, Ken Benko and Dean Judson

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Anything You Can Do

★½

A wretched take on Beat the Clock, 2 teams of 3 compete in a battle of the sexes. Stunts featured balloons, ladders, beanbags and other silly things.

Original Airdates1971-1974
TypeSeries

Aquarium

Aquarium was produced on location at the Vancouver Public Aquarium, with curator Dr. Murray Newman and host Bob Switzer. A couple of segments demonstrated the aquarium's educational programs by following Dr. Newman as he led students on collecting expeditions along the shores of Vancouver harbour and the west coast of Vancouver Island.

AkaVancouver Aquarium
Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Archie and His Friends

★★★★½

Archie and His Friends Archie and His Friends, produced by CKY-TV Winnipeg, was an on-going half-hour series for pre-school children in which ventriloquist Uncle Bob and puppet Archie Wood entertained children with crafts, animals and birthday telephone calls. Guests of interest to children were introduced frequently. Other puppet characters on the show included Grandpa Wood, ...

Original Airdates1965-1986
TypeSeries

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

★★★★

A revival of the popular early-90's ghost story show of the same name. A group of kids calling themselves "The Midnight Society" spends each episode sitting around a campfire swapping scary stories. Creepy, but never gory or excessively frightening, common subjects included haunted houses, what goes on behind the neighbour's walls, and other things that ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

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