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Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so." This is the premise of the Showtime film adaption of Kurt Vonnegut's futuristic short story Harrison Bergeron. The film centers around a young man (Harrison) who is smarter than his peers, and is not affected by the usual "Handicapping" which is used to train all Americ ...

AkaKurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour, The

★★★½

Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour, The The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour was a Canadian television variety show, which aired on CBC Television in 1970 and 1971. The show starred Lorne Michaels and Hart Pomerantz. The cast also included Dan Aykroyd and Victor Garber. The show mixed comedy sketches with musical guests, in a manner similar to Laugh-In or Michaels' later Saturday Night Live.

AkaThe Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour
Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Harvest for the Heart

Harvest for the Heart Without a word of explanation, on the day before his wedding Jacob Hansen walks away, leaving Maddy, his bride-to-be; his father; brother Dan; and the family farm he was to inherit. Twenty years later Jake returns to find Dan and Maddy married and running the farm with the help of their children and his father. Jacob's father is overjoyed at the return ...

AkaJacob's Harvest
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Has Anybody Here Seen Canada?

The great Canadian celluloid story. From 1939, when the NFB was formed to promote the Canadian war effort, to the arrival of television in 1952, Canadian film has trod a long and rocky road. At times the fledgling industry seemed faced with an insurmountable problem: forced to compete with the moviemaking giants to the south without the benefit of prote ...

AkaHas Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953
Original Airdates1979
TypeDocumentary

Hatch's Mill

★★★★★

Hatch's Mill, backed out of the 19th century Upper Canada backwoods by patriarch Noah Hatch and his family, was a crossroads for the adventurers, the wayfarers, the military and professional men in pursuit of their duty, the immigrants, the con men in search of a sucker, the clowns of the road. Life is colorful, boisterous and tough in Hatch's Mill. Sta ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Hatful of Music, A

A Hatful of Music was 13-week half-hour musical variety show which aired in summer of 1960 on CBC. It featured popular music ranging from showtunes to folk music to jazz. Ernie Prentice was the host of the show, which also regularly featured Lorraine Foreman, The Tommy Vickers Dance Trio, and The Ricky Hyslop Orchestra and Chorus. The program was sh ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Haunted Studio

Haunted Studio was a half-hour musical variety show which used a set that was virtually empty, sparsely decorated with ladders, stools, and only the most perfunctory of furniture or props to suggest settings for the performances.

Original Airdates1954
TypeSeries

He Knows, She Knows

★★★★★

He Knows, She Knows was one of the last of a long line of CTV-produced gameshows. It aired for one season running at various times Monday through Friday. The program was a husband-wife compatibility test in which Edmonton-born Mike Darrow dispensed cash prizes.

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

He Shoots, He Scores

★★★★

He Shoots, He Scores He Shoots, He Scores was a drama series focusing on the hockey career of Pierre Lambert, played by Carl Marotte. The first season focused on Pierre's rookie struggles with The Quebec Nationals, and eventually winning the Stanley Cup. The second season picked up two years later and was shot largely in Europe. The Nationals had added another National Hoc ...

AkaLance et compte
Original Airdates1986-1988
TypeSeries

Head Hunter Show, The

★★★★½

The Head Hunter Show was a live, ad libbed program from CFCN-TV in Calgary. It was the first children's show in Calgary, pre-dating even the long-running Buckshot Show. On this Monday to Friday show, kids between 6 and 13 would perform, tell jokes and celebrate birthdays. It normally ran for an hour, but many times it ran longer to ensure the station wo ...

Original Airdates1961-1965
TypeSeries

Headline Hunters

★★★★

Headline Hunters was a Canadian game show on CTV. The idea of the game was for contestants to identify a newsmaker or event from clues given in the form of headlines. During the final broadcast, host Jim Perry applauded the long-running show for promoting news literacy.

Original Airdates1972-1983
TypeSeries

Heads

Heads A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Heads and Tales

Heads and Tales, a series of eight half-hour programs for pre-school children produced by Rogers Cable TV of Calgary, Alberta, consisted of stories and folk tales for children while a graphic artist drew posters to go with the narration. Each taping was preceded by a discussion about television production, and classes from schools were invited to see th ...

TypeSeries

Healthier, Wealthier, Wiser?

The CBC cooperated with the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Canadian Institute on Public Affairs to produce a series of five radio programs and four television programs on health services. The broadcasts coincided with public meetings across the country to inform Canadians about issues in health care. The four television programs we ...

Original Airdates1965
TypeSeries

Healthwise

Healthwise was a series of twelve 15-minute programs produced by Take III Productions of Ottawa for Coronet Instructional Media, Ltd. The series was designed to introduce children to the importance of health care. A variety of physical and mental health issues were presented.

TypeSeries

Heart of Courage

Heart of Courage was an inspirational series in a hospital setting. A total of 40 episodes were produced and aired on Global.

AkaCourage au coeur (French title)
Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Heaven on Earth

Heaven On Earth follows several children and teens as they are sent from their homes in Wales and England to Canada. Host families await them and each child must adapt to their new surroundings, deal with their new duties and families and survive by holding into their friendships. Heaven on Earth is based on historical events and focuses on the trials a ...

Original Airdates1987
TypeSeries

Heaven's Fire

Heaven's Fire Criminals plot to steal 100 million dollars worth of money plates from the US Treasury Department in Seattle. But suddenly the plan goes haywire when their getaway helicopter crashes into the building, creating a rapidly growing fire. Trapped inside the burning high-rise they try to capture a group of tourists for hostage, however they had not counted o ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Heck's Way Home

★★★★★

Heck's Way Home The dog Hector is being left out while a family moves to Vancouver. He escapes from the pound to journey his way back to them.

AkaUn drôle de cabot (French title)
Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle

★★★★★

Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle Kind and spirited Mrs. Cherrywinkle and her family of puppets—Murray the Gumflower, Kitty Kalic, and little Fish E. Fish—use stories, original songs, humour, and fantasy to teach gentle messages about relationships and growing up. Composers: Randy Vancourt, Tim Burns

Original Airdates1996-2000
TypeSeries

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