Summer Sounds '66

A 15-minute show, Summer Sounds '66 was produced in different locations, and featured new talent and established performers from the regions. The Vancouver show starred singer Roma Hearn. Peter Thom was featured in the Montreal production. In a show from Halifax, Bill Langstroth introduced Anne Murray, Ken Tobias, and Edith Butler. The Mitch Parks Quint ...

Original Airdates1966

Summer Symphonies

Summer Symphonies was a series of six one-hour programs featuring symphony orchestras from Hamilton, Montreal, Halifax, Toronto, Quebec, and Winnipeg. The programs featured light classical films and orchestral arrangements of show tunes and popular songs. All six concerts were simulcast in stereo over CBC's FM-radio network.

AkaCBC Summer Symphonies
Original Airdates1978

Summer's End

Summer's End 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.

AkaWalk on Water
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie


Naomi Loeb was the host of this series of 12 half-hour reports on issues of national interest. The program included reports, discussion, and debates on such subjects as the North American auto industry, issues of federalism and the constitution, revisions to the Bank Act, the McDonald Royal Commission on the activities of the R.C.M.P., the question of N ...

Original Airdates1980


Summertime '57 was a summer half-hour musical variety show on CBC starring Bill Walker, with the Jack Kane Orchestra. The program in this format was discontinued temporarily after the Sept 12 episode to make room for First Performance, but returned under the title Music Makers '58 on Oct 31, 1957. Summertime '58 featured different musical groups eac ...

AkaSummertime '57; Summertime '58
Original Airdates1957-1958

Sun Parlour Country

A country music show, which featured such performers as the Family Brown, fiddler Al Cherny, and the Rhythm Pals, Sun Parlour Country originated at CBET Windsor, and was offered to CBC network stations on a regional exchange.

Original Airdates1979


An hour-long public affairs program on CBC, Sunday was launched in the late evening time slot. Although the series strove to be different from This Hour Has Seven Days, it kept some of the qualities of its predecessor. The show was produced in front of a studio audience for the sake of immediacy, it had a musical performer (Ian Tyson) to break the f ...

Original Airdates1966-1967

Sunday Afternoon Opera

Depending on sports schedules, the CBC presented productions of operas from Canada and elsewhere on winter Sunday afternoons. Several productions originated in the U.K. and West Germany. Among the Canadian productions were Cendrillon, from the National Arts Centre, and Manon, videotaped during a performance by the Edmonton Opera Association at the Jubil ...

Original Airdates1980-1982

Sunday Arts Entertainment

Sunday Arts Entertainment presented a mix of music, dance, art documentaries and performances.

AkaSunday Arts Entertainment With Veronica Tennant; Sunday Arts Entertainment Magazine; Sunday Arts Entertainment Visual Arts
Original Airdates1989-1996

Sunday at Eight

U.S. writer and cultural commentator Gilbert Seldes hosted this wide-ranging CBC series of documentaries on the arts and sciences. The program ran on alternate weeks with Canadian broadcasts of the U.S. prestige drama series Goodyear Playhouse.

AkaSunday at Nine; CBC Open House
Original Airdates1953

Sunday at Nine

Sunday at Nine was the umbrella title for dramatic and variety productions from the CBC and elsewhere. Throughout the years 1969 to 1973, the time slot included The Wayne and Shuster Hour and The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour (1970-71), as well as the prestige drama series, Corwin (1970), Quentin Durgens, M.P. (1971), and The Manipulators (1971). It also ...

AkaSunday at 9; Anthology
Original Airdates1969-1973

Sunday At Ten

Sunday at 10 was a musical series on CJAY in Winnipeg. It featured John Moreland, actor and dancer who was familiar to Rainbow Stage fans. This showcase of music presented a group of ethnic shows alternating week by week with a variety show of singing and dancing.

AkaSunday at 10
Original Airdates1961

Sunday Night Sex Show


Sunday Night Sex Show Originally launched in 1996 the Sunday Night Sex Show has become one of the most recognized and talked about television series in Canada. Sue Johanson, Order of Canada recipient and the unstoppable host and nationally recognized sex educator, speaks with Canadians who need to talk about subjects that are often uncomfortable to share. During each prog ...

Original Airdates1996-2005

Sunday Pops Concerts

Over the summer of 1977, the CBC presented 7 one-hour programs of light, symphonic music, produced in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa. The programs were simulcast on the CBC Stereo radio network.

Original Airdates1977

Sunday Sports Special

CBC Sports gave this title to its Sunday afternoon coverage of a variety of sports, including rugby, equestrian events, cycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing.

Original Airdates1975-1978

Sunshine Canada

Sunshine Canada was the title of a half-hour package of films on Canadian subjects for young people, produced by the National Film Board. The series was tied in to the Centennial celebrations, and subjects included the R.C.M.P. Musical Ride, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Montreal, and the discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Best.

Original Airdates1967

Sunshine Hour, The

Replacing The Tommy Hunter Show for the summer of 1976, this CBC series of 9 musical variety shows was produced in Halifax. The show also featured comedy by Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, and Joe Flaherty, imported from Toronto's Second City troupe. The program had a concert format, and included performances by such guests as David Michaels, Debbie Lori K ...

Original Airdates1976

Sunshine Semester

Sunshine Semester rebroadcast programs from the previous season of Canadian School Telecasts. The first week included two series: Cities and Their Challenge, written by Max Braithwaite, and Exploring with Poetry. The following week the series presented three productions: a four part series called Face of Freedom, written by Ron Chudley; five programs of ...

Original Airdates1965-1966

Sunshine Sketches

Sunshine Sketches The first dramatic production on English CBC television, which ran through the initial season, was this adaptation of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, broadcast on what was also known as the Addison Spotlight Theatre.

AkaAddison Spotlight Theatre
Original Airdates1952-1953



This CBC show concerned travel, and provided consumer information for tourists as much as appealing footage from foreign locations. The program included travel footage of such places as Trinidad and Tobago, Austria, and Ile d'Orleans in Quebec.

Original Airdates1974-1975

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