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Ark on the Move

★★★★½

Conservationist Gerald Durrell's Ark on the Move, was a CBC series focusing on the latest chapter in his lifelong effort to save animals threatened with extinction. Durrell had set up a zoo in Jersey, one of England's Channel Islands, and his breeding of rare animals there was the subject of a 1975 series, The Stationary Ark. In this 13-part series, Dur ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

Army Show

Also known as Canadians in Khaki, Army Show was a series of fifteen-minute programs from 1955 and featured John Fisher.

AkaCanadians in Khaki
Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Around Town

Around Town was an unrehearsed half-hour in Winnipeg with Jack Wells as emcee. The series included interviews and Latin American music by Monty Levine and His Tired Two. Other regulars on the series were Winnipeg television personalities Warren Davis, Bob Willson, Ed Russenholt and Marsh Phimister. Ted Benoit produced the series.

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Art in Action

Professor George Swinton of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Art, presented a series of programs to explain the basic principles of design, the artist's method of creating interest and excitement with his paint brush, and the development of art over the centuries. He had a special interest in landscape painting, and gave his views on such subjects ...

Original Airdates1959-1961
TypeSeries

Art of Cooking

★★★★★

Art of Cooking Art of Cooking was a cooking show produced by Champlain Productions and hosted by chef Pol Martin out of Montreal. It aired locally before airing nationally on CTV for one season.

Original Airdates1974-1978
TypeSeries

Arthur

★★★★★

Arthur The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding educational misadventure at school with his pals: would-be bully Binky, pompous Francine, spoiled rich girl Muffy, genius Brain, and his best friend Buster. Arthur and ...

Original Airdates1996-
TypeSeries

Arts

First airing on CBC under the title Arts '73, This program was a lively half-hour look at the arts— classical and modern. Each edition of the magazine-format series contained several items- some serious, some light-hearted, some investigative. It focused on the world of the arts in the broadest possible interpretation of the word, ranging in subject mat ...

AkaArts '73/Arts'74/Arts '75
Original Airdates1973-1975
TypeSeries

Artscape

★★★★★

Artscape When two children, Craig and Tracy, are touring an art gallery with the aide of a handheld speaker guide, the guide comes to life and takes them to another world called Artscape to teach them about the basics of art in more detail. Soon, the kids and the guide are separated and the kids must explore their world and people in it to find their way home, a ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeSeries

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By was a musical variety series produced in Vancouver. The program featured the music of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway show tunes. The host was entertainment writer and radio producer Tony Thomas, and the orchestra was conducted by Martin Slavin and featured twin pianos played by Slavin and Bud Henderson.

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Astroboy

★★★★½

Astroboy Doctor Boyton, a brillant professor has been trying to create a new type of robot; A robot with a soul, a robot capable of human emotions. When his son runs away from home and is tragically killed in a car accident. Doctor Boyton, driven mad by his grief, goes on to secretly complete his robot with a soul in the likeness of his son. This robot, is As ...

Original Airdates1983-1984
TypeSeries

Astronomy Today

Astronomy Today was a lecture series, written and delivered by Prof. F.A. Kaempffer, physicist from the University of British Columbia. Kaempffer discussed present-day knowledge of the universe in the light of past theories, and illustrated his talks with drawings and sketches and slides from the Dominion Astro-Physical Observatory in Victoria. Prod ...

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

At Home

At Home was a half-hour afternoon program on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg with hostesses Marie Hohtanz (1961) and Betty-Jewel Canning (1962). The segments ran the gamut of interviews, cooking, home repair, fashion, theatre, music, dancing, sports and more.

Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

At Home With Herbs

At Home With Herbs Want to feel better? This entertaining series looks at the world of herbs... everything from how to grow them, to how to cook with them, to how to relax with them. Explore the healing world of herbs.

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

At Home with John Newmark

The CBC constructed a replica of John Newmark's living room in the Montreal studios for this series of chamber music performed by the German-born pianist, already well known in Canada for his CBC radio recitals. The premise derived from Newmark's European background, which involved group performances in the home. The apartment set included Newmark's pai ...

Original Airdates1954
TypeSeries

At the Caribou

★★★★★

At the Caribou Accordionist Harry Hibbs hosted At the Caribou from the Caribou Club in Toronto. In 1973 the show relocated to Cambridge and was retitled The Harry Hibbs Show. (Thanks to Keith for suggesting this entry)

AkaThe Harry Hibbs Show
Original Airdates1969-1976
TypeSeries

At the Ex

At the Ex was a series of actuality reports from the mobile unit at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.

Original Airdates1953
TypeSeries

Atlantic Summer

Atlantic Summer was a summer replacement for a lunchtime talk show. It originated two weeks in Halifax and two weeks in St. John's. The St. John's show reappeared in the summer of 1979. The series replaced the centralism of Toronto production with local Maritime personalities and entertainment. Halifax Producer: Jack O'Neil St. John's Producer: Way ...

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

Aubrey and Gus

★★★★

Aubrey and Gus was a fifteen-minute children's show. Aubrey was a puppet raccoon who spoke with a boy's voice. As a consequence, his raccoon family could not understand him. Gus, a boy, befriends Aubrey and together they search for a boy with a raccoon's voice so they can make a switch. Producer: Don Wilson Writer: Dick Thomas Puppet Creator: Georg ...

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Audubon Wildlife Theatre

★★★★★

Audubon Wildlife Theatre was a nature series produced by KEG Productions Ltd. of Toronto in association with the National Audubon Society Inc. of the United States and the Canadian Audubon Society. The 78 colour films in the series represented both Canadian and foreign filmmakers. Twentieth Century-Fox Television bought the United States syndication ...

Original Airdates1968-1969
TypeSeries

Babar

★★★★

Babar Based on the famous books by Laurent de Brunhoff, this is the animated story of Babar, a young elephant who undergoes many challenges and adventures. But Babar always finds the strength to rise above difficulty and search out every cloud's silver lining. Babar is crowned king of the elephants, plans and builds Celesteville, and becomes a father himself. ...

Original Airdates1989-1994
TypeSeries

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