Series

Listings 

Beast Wars: Transformers

★★★★★

Beast Wars: Transformers Two spaceships, one manned by benevolent Maximals, the other by evil Predacons, crash-land on a pre-humanoid planet while en route to Earth. Their crews assume indigenous animal forms to protect themselves from an overabundance of natural energy, transforming into robots to do battle. Thus, the Beast Wars have begun...

AkaBeast Wars; Beasties; Beasties: Transformers; Transformers: Beast Wars (last season title)
Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Beetlejuice

★★★★½

Beetlejuice Lydia loves everything spooky and morbid, causing her parents, friends and classmates to wonder about her. So, to escape from blonde snobs and homework, she calls on her best friend: the Ghost with the Most, Beetlejuice. The rude prankster takes his good-hearted mortal companion on many adventures in his home the Netherworld.

Original Airdates1989-1991
TypeSeries

Beny Sport Review, The

In The Beny Sport Review, Al McCann introduced viewers and sports celebrities on the order of Eskimo quarterback Don Getty and Canadian curling champ Matt Baldwin.

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Best Years, The

Best Years, The CBC TV's The Best Years had a weighty mission: in the words of its producers, it wanted to become the "pre-eminent voice on senior's issues across Canada". The show was primarily a TV news magazine, but it took the perspective of the country's older citizens. At the same time, it attempted to appeal to other sectors of the population as well.

Original Airdates1986-1993
TypeSeries

Bet Your Bottom Dollar

Bet Your Bottom Dollar was a Canadian-produced and originated night-time game show and was the first prime-time quiz series to offer contestants a chance to win up to $1000 in cash and a new car each week. The show offered contestants an interesting challenge to bet their knowledge for money and against each other. Each contestant to start the game r ...

Original Airdates1963
TypeSeries

Bette Show, The

★★★★★

Bette Show, The The Bette Show focused on Bette MacDonald. Her co-stars (and co-writers) included brother Ed and comic Tim Steeves. The three of them performed numerous skits on-air, taking on different personas with each one. Premiering as a six-episode special in March of 1999, the show returned for another season. Featured characters include Girl Cop, Beulah Clax ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Better Late

Better Late Better Late was a late-night, Johnny Carson type of show. The program was expensive and was cancelled when financial considerations became paramount. Better Late was one of the first programs from CFTO.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Beyond Reality

★★★★★

Two university parapsychologists investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives.

Original Airdates1991-1993
TypeSeries

Beyond Reason

★★★★★

Beyond Reason was a psychic panel show from Winnipeg. Each week a panel of an astrologer, palmist and clairvoyant were asked to determine the identity of two guests. Clues were the guests' exact date and place of birth, palm print and a personal object. A separate section of the program, called the "Psychic Cyclopedia," showed short commentaries on s ...

Original Airdates1977-1980
TypeSeries

Big City Comedy

★★★★★

Big City Comedy "Big City Comedy" didn't mean that no one in Medicine Hat could watch this show- it was just a way of saying that this series was devoted to hip, fast-moving comedy. Each week, the six resident zanies had a celebrity guest— and such loony characters as Johnny Toronto, roving interviewer; the Pep Girl, who'd cheer you up whether you like it or not; and U ...

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

Big Comfy Couch, The

★★★★★

Big Comfy Couch, The The Big Comfy Couch is about a little clown named Loonette and her doll Molly with their Big Comfy couch. The couch has everything known to man inside it - be it an umbrella, a hat, or a kitchen sink! Co-stars include Granny Garbanzo, Auntie Macassar (Seasons 1-5), and Major Bedhead, who pops in for visits. And unbeknownst to Loonette, two dustbunnies, ...

Original Airdates1993-1997; 2003
TypeSeries

Big Revue, The

★★★★½

Big Revue, The The Big Revue was a variety television show. It was the first ever production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television network when both debuted in 1952. The show was directed by Norman Jewison, written by John Aylesworth and Frank Peppiatt and produced by Don Hudson. It first aired on September 9, 1952. The series was hosted by actress ...

Original Airdates1952-1953
TypeSeries

Big Top Talent

★★★½

Big Top Talent was an often unintentionally hilarious, low-budget children's talent show. "Big Top Talent" featured Oopsy T. Clown, perhaps the creepiest children's show host in history, and Billy Barty as the little mailman. Local children would sing, dance, juggle, etc, to impress Bonkers and their TV audience ... and everybody always won a balloon. ...

Original Airdates1980-1983
TypeSeries

Bigshots

This was a hip CTV/YTV sports show targeted at kids which included interviews and sports bloopers.

Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

Bill Kenny Show, The

★★★★

Starring Bill Kenny, former lead singer with The Ink Spots, this half-hour of easy listening also featured The Accents, a vocal quartet and the Fraser MacPherson orchestra.

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

Billy O'Connor Show, The

★★★★★

Billy O'Connor Show, The The Billy O'Connor Show was a post-hockey variety show with Billy O'Connor and his trio, produced by Bob Jarvis and Drew Crossan. On 20 August 1955, Juliette made her first regular appearance on the show. By the end of the second season, she and O'Connor had conflicted and the CBC decided to develop a program around her instead. Billy O'Connor retur ...

AkaSaturday Date with Billy O'Connor
Original Airdates1954-1956; 1958-1959
TypeSeries

Bim Bam Boom

Bim, Bam, and Boom were three clowns in a show that featured a different fairy tale each week in this children's show from Vancouver. Bim and Bam were puppets, manipulated by Kitty Dutcher and with the voices of Rosemary Malkin and Sam Payne. Boom was a real clown, played by John Allen.

Original Airdates1955-1956
TypeSeries

Birdz

★★★★★

Birdz Ever wondered about what really goes on in the mind of a feathery pre-teen on the fly? Well… you've flown into the right animated place. Welcome to the wacky world of 12 year-old bird Eddie Storkowitz. Like most of us, Eddie has dreams and ambitions, a crazy family to cope with, pre-teen anxieties and challenges, not to mention a crush on his teacher Ms ...

Original Airdates1998-1999
TypeSeries

Bits and Bytes

★★★½

Bits and Bytes In this series, computer neophyte, Billy Van, is guided by host, Luba Goy, to personal computers. He learns about basic principles of computers through demonstrations of various hardware and software, interviews of computer professionals and animated sequences explaining the more abstract concepts. After Billy Van's original introduction to computers ...

AkaBits & Bytes
Original Airdates1983-1984;1991
TypeSeries

Bixby and Me

★★★★

Bixby and Me Bixby was a cat who lived in a tree and would encourage kids to stretch and exercise. After the routine, Bixby would say, "Bixby Says... Reeeeeelaaaax."

TypeSeries

Like Us On Facebook



Log In

Donate with PayPal

Please consider a donation to assist us in maintaining this website.

For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
visit
Blaine Allan's directory
.