You Can Do It


Originally titled Mr. Chips from 1972-1979, You Can Do It showed viewers how to do home repairs and basic carpentry projects through short information segments, helpful hints and information on various "do-it-yourself" topics. The program was produced at CFCF-TV in Montreal.

AkaMr. Chips
Original Airdates1972-1981

You Can't Do That on Television


You Can't Do That on Television You Can't Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) was a children's television program produced from 1979 until 1990, with a reunion episode in 2004. It primarily featured child actors in a sketch comedy format, acting out short scenes based on a theme that served as the topic for the episode. Connecting scenes based on the theme would often serve to create a st ...

AkaYCDTOTV; Whatever Turns You On
Original Airdates1979-1990

You Tell Us

You Tell Us was a game show hosted by Edmonton broadcaster Doug Paulson. Each week, a topic was chosen, such as movies, television, sports, cartoons, fictional characters, or advertising. A panel of three competed against a resident expert who had full knowledge in the chosen topic. The expert was allowed five seconds to write down the answer to the giv ...

Original Airdates1979

Young Chefs, The


Jehane Benoit of Quebec who had already been teaching people about the joys of food preparation for 45 years turned her attention to beginners on The Young Chefs. Eager young apprentices on the program were Karim Kovacevich and Lisa Schwartz, both of Montreal. Each program was built around a specific subject and began with a nature study.

Original Airdates1976-1982

Your World

This series of fifteen minute programs, produced by Earl Barnholder, was presented on Canadian School Telecasts. Targeted for students ages twelve to fifteen, on it Lloyd Robertson discussed significant events, illustrated with newsfilm. Another series of school broadcasts, produced by Rena Elmer of the Schools and Youth Department, used the same tit ...

Original Airdates1965-1969

Youth '60

This afternoon program combined entertainment with discussion. Host Tommy Common presented interviews with persons of interest to young audiences, young performers, career discussions, and a letters segment, which included correspondence from viewers on subjects of interest. Also on the show were Penny Williams, a grade twelve student from Leaside Colle ...

Original Airdates1959-1960

Youth Confrontation


This program pitted a group of twenty to thirty young people against an authority in a question and answer session. Bruce Rogers was the host and Don Elder the producer for the show, which originated in Toronto and other cities. Issues included professional sport, with Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, the pressures on Canadian culture and the ec ...

Original Airdates1973-1974

Youth Takes A Stand

On this early panel show for teenagers, with host Gordon Blackford and Vernon Trott, the director of guidance for Forest Hill Schools, young people discussed issues such as juvenile delinquency, citizenship, and sportsmanship.

Original Airdates1954-1955

Yuk Yuk's - The TV Show

Yuk Yuk's: The TV Show was a series of stand-up comedy shows from the Yuk Yuk comedy clubs. Some shows were also exported to A&E for U.S. broadcast.

Original Airdates1990

Zardip's Search for Healthy Wellness


Zardip, a friendly alien, is sent to Earth by Highship, his overlord, to find the secret of good health. Disguised as an earthling, Zardip joins the Hideaway Health Club, where he learns about the structure of human beings and the importance of good health practices.

AkaZardip's Quest
Original Airdates1988

Zero Avenue

Each week the host, Christine Lippa, would interview and explore all manner of alternative culture, including music, comic books, dance, literature, theater, politics, movies and food. Especially clever was the Shopping Cart of Culture and the weekly Public Service Announcements by local and national celebrities.

Original Airdates1994-1997

Zig Zag


Zig Zag Zig Zag was a children's series produced by BCTV in Vancouver. The show went on to take several different formats and hosts, but probably the most popular version was hosted by Bill Reiter and Rick Ducommun who played Biff and Bart respectively. Biff and Bart were previously only seen a few minutes per episode (hidden among the segments hosted by Terry ...

Original Airdates1979-1987


Ziguener was a local series on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. The series featured gypsy music with singer Miriam Breitman, Dick Seaborn (as a gypsy violinist) and a string trio. The set was made to look like a forest glade. The series aired for one summer in 1961 to good reviews, and CTV even expressed interest in picking up the show. Ziguener appeared again in t ...

Original Airdates1961;1962

Zoo World


On Zoo World, an eight part series from Winnipeg, produced by Larry Brown, host Clive Roots, formerly director of the Assiniboine Park Zoo, discussed the history and development of zoos. He addressed issues such as animal conservation, the simulation of natural habitats in captivity, feeding practices, and the problems of zookeeping.

Original Airdates1974



Zut! succeeded Comedy Cafe and Comedy Crackers as the television descendant of CBC radio's Funny You Should Say That. Among other slight changes, it retrieved Peter Cullen to the cast, which also included Barrie Baldaro, Joan Stuart, Ted Zeigler, Dave Broadfoot, Wally Martin, Al Boliska, and Dave Harriman, with singer Donald Lautrec, and an orchestra co ...

Original Airdates1970-1971

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