Man at the Centre

Lister Sinclair, playwright, musician, mathematician, radio and TV personality, was executive producer of Man at the Centre. The series covered a variety of topics in the field of the arts, sciences and humanities.

AkaMan at the Center
Original Airdates1968-1973

Man from Tomorrow, The


Man from Tomorrow, The The Man From Tomorrow was a fifteen minute adventure show for children. Melpar, a visitor from the furture, meets two boys of today: Nick, the son of a famous scientist, now dead; and Nick's friend, Sam. Melpar took them on adventures in time and space. Kitty Marcuse - writer

Original Airdates1958

Man in a Landscape

In the summer of 1963, the CBC presented this 13-part series of half-hour programs on aspects of culture. Included were: two films on the theme of man's relationship to his natural surroundings; two film on Chopin; two films on architecture; six films on travel; and one film on Beethoven.

Original Airdates1963

Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend was a weekly show on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg featuring Don Galbraith and Tina, his two-year-old German Shepherd. Galbraith gave information on the care and feeding of dogs and used dogs on the show to demonstrate training in common habits of obedience. Galbraith also replied to letters from viewers who had problems in training their dogs.

Original Airdates1961

Maniac Mansion


Maniac Mansion Maniac Mansion is a family sitcom about genetic mutation that was produced by Atlantis Films. It aired for three seasons on YTV in Canada and the Family Channel in the United States.

Original Airdates1990-1993

Manipulators, The

The Manipulators, a mini-series of CBC-TV film dramas, starred Marc Strange and Roxanne Erwin. Created by Toronto writer-broadcaster Ed McGibbon, the twelve-episode colour series concerned a pair of probation officers and their involvement with the people assigned to their jurisdiction. The first 5 episodes aired in early 1970 and a second series of 7 w ...

Original Airdates1970-1971

Manitoba 100

To commemorate the centenary of Manitoba's entry into confederation, CBC Winnipeg produced this five part documentary series that traced the history of the region and the province.

Original Airdates1970

Manitoba Outdoors

Manitoba Outdoors was a Winnipeg sports program, hosted by Don McLean, CJAY-TV field service director, and Jim Farrell, the channel's news editor. Each week, the show featured reports on camping, fishing, hunting, holidaying, wildlife conservation and resort areas in Manitoba and the work of the Manitoba Federation of Game and Fish Associations.

Original Airdates1961-1962

Manitoba Profile

Manitoba Profile takes the form of visits to locations in Manitoba by Marilyn Phillips and Bill Guest who meet some of the people and visit the places of particular interest in each location.

Original Airdates1962-1963


Alan Hamel hosted this daytime strip panel show on CTV, in which a panel of three women celebrities faced an unfortunate male celebrity guest and dumped on him for some perceived slight to their femininity.

Original Airdates1971-1973

Marbles, The

The Marbles was a CBC-TV schools and youth department production presented Friday afternoond It was described as a revue-type series for youngsters aged eight to 12 and featured four off-beat characters who do anything and everything to inform and entertain viewers through comedy sketches, mime, dance and song. The Marble was replace by Drop-In after ...

Original Airdates1969-1970

Marc's Grab Bag

The setting was a coffee house, and host Marc Stone presented young Canadians who talked about their work in music and other areas of the arts. Marc Stone, sought to share his show with young musicians like himself as well as creative people in other media. Besides songs written and sung by himself, he presented a rising young pop star, Shirley Eikha ...

Original Airdates1973-1974

Marion Clarke Show, The

Marion Clarke, the winner of Chatelaine magazine's "Spring Beauty Week" contest, was given her own show on the CBC, but appears to have only lasted 3 days. The program aired May 24-26, 1954.

Original Airdates1954

Maritime Gazette

Announcers Jim Bennett, Pat Napier, and Don Tremaine introduced items in this open format program of news features or variety segments from CBC Halifax. Maritime Gazette became one of the segments of Across Canada.

Original Airdates1964-1965



Marketplace Marketplace, CBC's award-winning consumer affairs program, is one of the highest-rated current affairs shows on CBC. The show is seen Sunday evenings on CBC Television and is repeated throughout the week on CBC Newsworld. Marketplace first went on the air in 1972, billed as a weekly series "designed to inform and protect the harassed Canadian consum ...

AkaMarket Place
Original Airdates1972-


Marquee, also known as CBC Marquee, presented adventure dramas. They included Paid Vacation, written and directed by Ralph Thomas; Northern Lights, written by Arnie Gelbart, directed by Martin Lavut; Toronto Jam, written by Rob Forsyth, directed by Stephen Katz; The Phoenix Team, which starred Don Francks and Frances Hyland; and Kilroy Was Here, written ...

AkaCBC Marquee
Original Airdates1980

Marriage of Convenience, A

Marriage of Convenience, A Succesful business woman gives up her career and raises the son of her deceased sister. His natural father who was unaware of his son's existence finds this out after eight years. Prompted by a wise judge, they decide to enter into a marriage of convenience in order to not upset the child. Soon after (with a little help of the boy) they fall in love... ...

AkaUn mariage de convenance (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Married Life

Married Life This satiric comedy concerns a documentary filmmaker (Ken Finkleman) who has brought a camera crew into the home of a typical couple (Robert Cait and Karen Hines) to record the drama of their daily lives. However, the filmmaker soon discovers their daily lives aren't especially interesting, and soon he finds himself deliberately throwing chaos into thei ...

Original Airdates1995

Marsh Phimister Show, The

The Marsh Phimister Show was a five-week music series from Winnipeg. Each program saluted a famous composer, told the story behind his success, and presented colourful interpretations of his most popular songs. Marsh Phimister told the stories behind the hits and introduced the performers.

Original Airdates1959

Martin Short Comedy Special, The

John Candy, Eugene Levy and Dave Thomas joined Martin Short in this one-hour comic special mixing film and TV parodies with concert footage taped at Toronto's Young People's Theatre. Aired on Mar 13, 1986

Original Airdates1986

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