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Bordertown

★★★½

Bordertown Bordertown is about a U.S. marshal (Richard Comar), who is an ex-gunfighter, and a by-the-book Canadian Mountie (John H. Brennan) who jointly patrol a town on the Canada-U.S. border. The lawmen share an interest in a beautiful French woman named Dr. Marie Dumont (Sophie Barjac).

AkaLes deux font la loi
Original Airdates1989-1993
TypeSeries

Bowling For Dollars

★★★★½

Bowling For Dollars Bowling For Dollars was a "franchised" game show produced and broadcast by local TV stations all across North America. CKND Winnipeg and CKCO Kitchener were the only Canadian stations airing versions in Canada. The Canadian game was a five-pin version. Each bowler had a maximum of three turns. Players who bowled three successive strikes won the pot bu ...

TypeSeries

Brand New Scene

★★★

The CTV network produced Brand New Scene, a national talent show, for one season. The host was Oscar Brand, Canadian born star, and former host of Let's Sing Out for the previous three years. Over 150 new performers were flown from across Canada to Toronto where the show originated (in colour). Guests invited to the show ranged from the Guess Who to Bar ...

Original Airdates1966-1967
TypeSeries

Breaker High

★★★★★

Breaker High Join the students of Breaker High, a high school on a cruise ship, while they experience fun and adventure, love and heartache, with good times and bad as they explore the high seas and get an education.

Original Airdates1997-1998
TypeSeries

Breakthrough

★★★★★

Breakthrough was a series about recent discoveries in science and technology, and showed how these advances affected the lives of ordinary people. It was hosted by science journalist Lorraine Graves, from Vancouver.

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

Bright and Early

★★★★★

Five years before Canada AM came to be, Bright And Early was a daily live 60-minute topical program for breakfast-time viewing on CTV. It included three newscasts, national weather and sports, information, and a variety of features from across the country. Interesting guests were brought on and interviewed casually by the co-hosts Terri Clark and Pat Mu ...

Original Airdates1966-1967
TypeSeries

Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie

Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie is an animated children's television series which was created by Britt Allcroft in 1996. Based on the books by Katherine Tozer, Mumfie is a special little elephant who had no one to play with. Every morning he would run to his letter box hoping for an adventure - all tied up in a parcel. One day, Mumfie ...

Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Buckshot Show, The

★★★★½

Buckshot Show, The The Buckshot Show was a half-hour show from CFCN-TV with host and creator Ron Barge (Buckshot) who entertained children in the Calgary area daily from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. With a group of puppet characters led by Benny the Bear, Heathcliffe the Dragon, Dafney the Dragon, Foghorn the Firefly, Rodney the Rodent and Farley Frick fro ...

Original Airdates1967-1992
TypeSeries

Buddies, The

★★★★★

Two Canadian astronauts on a lonely refuelling station demonstrated bilingual tolerance-when they weren't hoarding food capsules and oxygen canisters or ejecting each other into airless space. Quebecois Latuque (who wore one) was a sentimental slob who melted when Mama Latuque made her weekly phone call ("Bi Bi...Bi Bi...do you love your mother, Bi Bi.. ...

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

Bumper Stumpers

★★★½

Bumper Stumpers Hosted by Al Dubois, the object of Bumber Stumpers was to unscramble licence plates—the letters of which translated into popular slogans. Two pairs of contestants competed for cash prizes by solving the riddles hidden in the license plates (for example; 2BRNT2B— William Shakespeare). Premiered on September 14, 1987.

Original Airdates1987-1990
TypeSeries

Bunch of Munsch, A

★★★★

Bunch of Munsch, A A Bunch of Munsch was a series of animated tales based on the stories based on the books of Robert Munsch. The stories used humour and fantasy to confront issues like peer pressure, hygiene, etc.

Original Airdates1991-1994
TypeSeries

Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral

Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral This musical variety show from Vancouver had a western theme, and provided an outlet for talent from Canada's west coast. Regulars included singers Lorraine McAllister, Pat Kirkpatrick, and Don Francks, comic Barney Potts, guitarist Arnie Nelson, and Mike Ferbey, Mark Wald, and Jack Jensen, who comprised the instrumental group, The Rhythm Pals. The show ...

AkaChuckwagon
Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Business of Books, The

The Business of Books was series of six half-hour programs, produced by Cliff Solway, that used drama, music, and satire to outline the business of literature and publishing, particularly in Canada.

Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Busy Fingers

For many years Betty Nickerson produced a series of art programs for the Department of Education in Manitoba. Busy Fingers on CBC Winnipeg was a visual extension of the art curriculum, but one of Betty's abiding concerns was with the variety of artistic expression among children of all ages in many countries of the world. Producers: Jean McKay, Ron B ...

Original Airdates1958-1962
TypeSeries

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The The Busy World of Richard Scarry was a 13-part animated series which brought to life Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo, Sergeant Murphy and the whole Busy Town cast known from Richard Scarry's bestselling books. Each show contained three different stories, and the strange vehicles— like banana and tomato cars—were sure to charm the little ones.

Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Butch Patterson: Private Dick

★★★★½

Butch Patterson: Private Dick Butch Patterson: Private Dick is a modern-day series steeped in the classic noir of the 1940's. It's a fast-paced comedy full action, deceit and enough hard boiled, rapid-fire dialogue to make Dashell Hammet spin in his grave with jealousy and a longing for proper grammar. Drawing its inspiration from the pulp novels issued by Ace Publishing, Harlequ ...

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Butternut Square

★★★★½

Butternut Square This children's show aimed to help its young viewers to become more aware of themselves in relation to the world through a series of real and fantasy adventures. Our guides, Sandy, played by Sandra Cohen, and Mr. Dress-Up. played by Ernie Coombs, met in Butternut Square, a town square. They and their friends led viewers through games, musical numbers, a ...

Original Airdates1964-1967
TypeSeries

By Invitation

A half-hour program of music and conversation that originated in Winnipeg and featured Ed Evanko, Mary Nowell, and Neill Harris.

Original Airdates1966-1967
TypeSeries

Bynon

Bynon Bynon was a daily hour-long interview show, hosted by radio journalist Arlene Bynon. Bynon is renowned for her intuitive questioning, charming style and intellect.

Original Airdates1998-2001
TypeSeries

C.L.Y.D.E.

★★★★

C.L.Y.D.E. In the first episode, we meet C.L.Y.D.E. on his home planet of supercomputer beings of great seriousness. C.L.Y.D.E. is on trial for possessing a sense of humor, and when found guilty, he is banished from his home and shot out into space. C.L.Y.D.E. lands in Matt and Sam's backyard, and they hide what's left of him -- a black box -- in their basement. T ...

AkaCLYDE
Original Airdates1990-1991
TypeSeries

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