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Electric Playground

★★★★½

Electric Playground This show focuses on electronic games in console, computer and handheld formats. There are interviews with game designers and related personnel, game reviews, game hints and related items of interest to video game enthusiasts.

Original Airdates1997-
TypeSeries

Elements of Survival

Elements of Survival was a trilogy of film documentaries broadcast on the CBC-TV network. The full-hour documentaries were filmed by Vic Sarin under the supervision of producer-writer Doug Lower in Brazil, Kenya, Egypt, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the United States and Canada. The series, coincided with UN-sponsored World Population Yea ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Emergency Room

Emergency Room was a half-hour Canadian-produced drama series focusing on the constant emotional and physical crises arising in Western General's ER. Kurt Reis portrayed Dr. Ricard Fielding, the head doctor and Denise McLeod portayed Dr. Anne Johnstone, the chief resident. The program lasted 24 episodes.

Original Airdates1988-1989
TypeSeries

Emily of New Moon

★★★★★

Emily of New Moon Set in Prince Edward Island at the turn of the century, "Emily of New Moon" follows Emily Starr, an imaginative young girl who aspires to be a famous writer. When her beloved father dies, her happy life is turned upside down. Her deceased mother's relatives draw lots to determine who would have the burden of taking Emily into their home. It is decided t ...

Original Airdates1998-2000
TypeSeries

Empire, Inc.

★★★★★

This six-part series traces three decades of an industrial and political dynasty in Montreal, from the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929 to the onset of the Quiet Revolution in 1960. The narrative revolves around Montreal financial tycoon James Munroe, his assistant, Gene Prudhomme, and Munroe’s wife, Catherine, whom Munroe married for her posit ...

Original Airdates1983
TypeMiniseries

En Route

★★★★★

In this series of six, half-hour shows, the CBC turned the spotlight on popular Quebec muscians for the English speaking audience. The show was hosted in different locations--theatres, clubs, and even a barn and a church-- throughout Quebec.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Encounter

A half-hour interview show, Encounter replaced the panel show Fighting Words for two months and featured its moderator, Nathan Cohen. Cohen talked with a wide range of guests in business, the humanities, arts, and sciences.

AkaEncounters
Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Encounter

Encounter succeeded Press Conference as the CBC's forum for questioning Canada's major polical figures. Three members of the press put questions to leaders such as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister Lester Pearson, Real Caouette, leader of the Social Credit Party, Finance Minister Edgar Benson, Labour Minister Bryce Mackasey, Alberta P ...

Original Airdates1970-1974
TypeSeries

eNow

★★★★★

eNow was known as Canada's premier entertainment magazine show, looking at the latest trends and developments in the world of entertainment. The show was the brainchild of Baton Broadcast System president Ivan Fecan and reported on showbiz from across Canada and the U.S. Originally titled Entertainment Now, the name changed to eNow in 1996. The show ...

AkaEntertainment Now; E-Now
Original Airdates1995-2001
TypeSeries

Ensemble

A half-hour series from Vancouver featuring a program of light music. Singer-pianist Patrick Trudell and singer Ernie Prentice sing popular songs from all musical eras. Their sidemen are brass player Gavin Hussey and drummer Mickey McMartin.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Entree to Asia

★★★★★

Entree to Asia Join host and chef Thomas Robson as he introduces us to the wonderful world of Asian cuisine. More than just a cooking show, this series examines the sites, sounds and cultures of the East.

Original Airdates1998
TypeSeries

Eric's World

★★★★★

Eric's World Eric's World is a lighthearted sitcom for children starring family entertainer Eric Nagler as a musician and single parent living in a trailer park with his son Nat and daughter Kaley. Eric's manager CJ, a well-meaning but over-zealous puppet, is also part of the interesting collection of friends and neighbours who fill Eric's world with music and laugh ...

Original Airdates1991-?
TypeSeries

Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper

This film tells a combination of how Ken Taylor and his Canadian Embassy staff in Teheran during the Iranian hostage crisis hid half a dozen American embassy staffers at great personal risk. It furthermore tells the story, which was revealed much later to the cover story for the joint CIA/Canadian rescue operation, of how Ken Taylor successfully smuggle ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeTV Movie

Escape from Mars

★★★★

Escape from Mars Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that The Red Planet has in store for them.

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Escape, The

Escape, The Clayton, at the age of nineteen, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Ten years afterwards, after having taken all the abuses against him in prison, he decides to escape, without caring about the consequences.

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Eureka!

★★★★★

Eureka! Eureka! is a series of humourous, and information-packed programs that bring "boring" physics concepts to vibrant, vigorous life. Each program takes a simple and direct approach to the subject matter; while the basic concepts are explained in a voice-over, cartoon characters and a variety of animated objects demonstrate the principles on the screen. Con ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Eureka, Eh?

Canadian inventors have plenty of persistence. What they don't have, according to this study, is financial backing. The program travels from coast to coast to visit inventors and their gadgets. Most of the former fit the common and sometimes comic image- they're backyard tinkerers. And most of their brainchildren are orphans, in need of money to get the ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeSpecial

Everything Goes

Everything Goes was a daily late-night series of 100 90-minute episodes which aired over 6 months in 1974. The series featured several huge guests, including Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald, but also featured many Canadian stars. Producers: John Aylesworth, Frank Peppiatt Writers: Ken Finkleman, Dan Ackroyd, Martin Short

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Ewoks

Ewoks This series recounts the adventures of Ewoks years before the Battle of Endor. Here Wicket W. Warrick is a young Ewok struggling to achieve maturity in his community. This leads to a series of adventures with his friends, Princess Kneessa heir to the chieftain, Latara the aspiring musician and Teebo the animal empath. Together, they help the adults prot ...

AkaEwoks & Droids Adventure Hour (new title), Star Wars: Ewoks, The All New Ewoks (new title)
Original Airdates1985-1987
TypeSeries

Excuse My French

★★★★½

Excuse My French was a CTV sitcom featuring the comic trials and tribulations of a marriage between Peter, an English-Canadian law student and Marie-Louise, a French-Canadian waitress. Stuart Gillard and Lise Charbonneau starred as the couple. Earl Pennington played Peter's father, a wealthy newspaperman who sees the solution to everything in dollar ...

Original Airdates1974-1976
TypeSeries

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