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On the Frontier of Space

The CBC prepared this series of 3 half-hour broadcasts on the evolution of missiles and rockets from the weapons of World War II to the launch of Sputnik, and beyond. The first program concerned the actual machines and hardware, from the development of the Vi by Germany and its use in the 1940s, and progressed to the evolution of space vehicles. The sec ...

Original Airdates1959
TypeMiniseries

On the Road Again

★★★½

On the Road Again Tune in to On the Road Again as Wayne Rostad travels from Canada’s rural outposts to its booming cities, meeting quirky, extraordinary, and often inspiring Canadians who embrace life in ways many of us have never imagined.

AkaOut Your Way With Wayne Rostad
Original Airdates1987- 2007
TypeSeries

On the Scene

On the Scene was the title of a local CBLT live broadcast of interviews and events from the Toronto area, which ran from 1960 to 1964, and featured Joyce Davidson and Alan Millar, then Al Boliska and Alan Millar. The title was used for a CBC network series of documentaries, originating in Vancouver in the spring of 1967. Bob Switzer led viewers thro ...

Original Airdates1960-1967
TypeSeries

On the Spot

★★★★★

The first attempt by the National Film Board at film production for television, On the Spot was a series of documentaries on aspects of life in Canada. The series was originated by Bernard Devlin, who produced a parallel series, called Sur le vif, for the French language service. For the first season, the programs ran fifteen minutes on Tuesday evening, ...

Original Airdates1953-1954
TypeSeries

Once

Once was a tender and humorous story about the unlikely friendship between a naive, teenage country boy and a sixty-ish widow who takes him in.

Original Airdates1981
TypeTV Movie

Once a Thief

★★★★★

Once a Thief Mac Ramsey is a thief who lives in China with his fellow thief and lover Li Ann. When they try to escape from the ruthless Tang family, a building blows up and Mac and their enemy Michael are presumed dead. Li Ann moves on to a new life in Canada working as a secret agent. Here, she meets handsome ex-cop Victor and falls in love. But their lives are tur ...

AkaJohn Woo's Once a Thief
Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Once Upon a Giant

★★★★½

Lester and Humphrey are the Royal Jester and Doctor, respectively, in a Kingdom terrorized by a mysterious giant whose presence is known only by his horrible voice and giant shadow. The giant takes the crown jewels which permit the Evil Prince Malokeo to convince the King to let him marry Princess Marigold. Marigold, horrified at the prospect and in lov ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeTV Movie

Once Upon A Hamster

★★★★½

Once Upon A Hamster Storyman returns in this series to tell entertaining stories about the adventures of Hammy the Hamster and his Riverbank pals including Martha Mouse, GP Guinea Pig, Turtle and many more.

Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

One Canadian: The Political Memoirs of John Diefenbaker

The filmmakers combined original interview footage with archival film and photographs to produce this series that spoke for Diefenbaker himself. The first two programs in the series of 13 half-hour films introduced viewers to Diefenbaker and his progress to the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party, and traced his boyhood on the prairies a ...

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

One Hundred Years Young

One Hundred Years Young 100 Years Young was a 90-minute variety extravaganza hosted by Austin Willis and headlined by Wayne and Shuster, Rich Little, and many other Canadian performers as a curtain-raiser for Centennial year. Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy was commissioned by the CBC for this centennial show. The song was performed with the Ron Collier orchest ...

Aka100 Years Young
Original Airdates1967
TypeSpecial

One Minute to Air

One Minute to Air was a pilot for a sketch comedy series starring Shawn Alex Thompson. The half-hour sketch program aired on CBC in 1996.

Original Airdates1996
TypeSeries

One More Time

★★★★★

One More Time was a variety series out of Montreal on the CBC television network Saturday nights. It featured a pop group called 3's A Crowd, and was hosted by the young singer Gilbert Price. Each week Gilbert and the 3's A Crowd had various groups and solo performers as their special guests, among them: Josh White, Mike and Judy Callahan, Lonnie Joh ...

Original Airdates1969-1970
TypeSeries

One Night Stand

Mel Profit and Rob Parker alternated as hosts of this 10-part CBC series of half-hour concerts of pop and rock music from Toronto.

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

One Night Stand

★★★★★

One Night Stand In this dark drama, Daisy gets more than she bargains for when she picks up Rafe at a bar on her birthday. After taking him home, she finds he's more interested in talking than getting down to business. Out of this dialogue comes evidence of Rafe's dark and deceptive past. Daisy then must determine which of this charming character's lies to believe and ...

Original Airdates1978
TypeTV Movie

One Northern Summer

A series of 13 half-hour CBC programs originally scheduled in an after-school slot, this series offered southern Canadian viewers an all too rare view of nature in the arctic regions.

Original Airdates1971-1972
TypeSeries

One of a Kind

One of a Kind One of A Kind was a panel quiz show which attracted a wide variety of guests, many from the field of show business. In the program, panelists try to determine the identity of various mystery objects submitted by viewers. The objects will come from all over the world— from people's homes, museums, theatres, libraries, and from the imagination. Each obje ...

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

One of a Kind

One of a Kind was a CBC anthology series of half-hour documentaries and special programs for children, which ran during the winter of 1978. The series included The Mitt; Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid in the Adventure of the Dinosaur Badlands; Another Kind of Friendship; and Monsters and Other Scary Things.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

OohLaLa

★★★★★

OohLaLa From the style and anti-style capitals of the world, OohLaLa treats the all too serious business of couture and taste with a healthy dose of irreverence and insight. With offbeat wit, OohLaLa deflates the puff in so much of today's style of reporting. Gate-crash through the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with our intrepid-and-nosy field repor ...

Original Airdates1994-1999
TypeSeries

Oom Pah Pah

Oom Pah Pah was one of three musical series under the umbrella title of Trilogy. Oompapa offered singer Ruth Nichol and Jose Poneira's band in a simulated Bavarian beer garden and ran for 17 weeks. Jeff Hyslop was the host.

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Ooops!

Ooops was a half-hour television quiz show for elementary school children on CBC. Children were asked to submit bad jokes and riddles to the show, and they were used in a game in which contestants made their way around a Snakes and Ladders-style board. They advanced or fell back depending on whether the joke got a laugh (a "goof") or a groan (a "gain"). ...

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

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