Reading Program, The

An explanation for parents of how reading is taught in Winnipeg schools. Prepared in cooperation with the Winnipeg School Board. Narrator is Charles W. Wharton, principal of Greenway School.

Original Airdates1962

Ready or Not


Ready or Not Follow the ups and downs of life with best friends Amanda Zimm and Busy Ramone as they deal with adolescence, boys, family, school and friends. The series began with the girls in the seventh grade but later progressed to the eighth and the ninth grades.

AkaLes premières fois (French title)
Original Airdates1993-1997

Real Kids, Real Adventures

Real Kids, Real Adventures Real Kids, Real Adventures was developed from author Deborah Morris' award-winning children's book series of the same name. Real Kids, Real Adventures brings true stories of incredible adventures experienced by real kids.

Original Airdates1998-2000

Real Magees, The


Actor, comic, and horseracing commentator Michael Magee and his wife Duddie were the hosts of this weekday, half-hour talk show. Over the summer run of the series, they chatted informally with non-celebrities, such as a cab driver, an ambulance driver, and a nightclub bouncer.

Original Airdates1973

Really Weird Tales


A hilarious no holds barred send-up of science fiction shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "Amazing Stories," Consisting of three episodes brimming over with ingenious satire. 1 - "All's Well That Ends Strange" - A third-rate lounge performer (Martin Short) thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher. Then he ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Rear View Mirror


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Canadian television, the CBC inaugurated a semi-regular series of rebroadcasts from the archives. Alex Barris presided over a curious studio set furnished with automobile seats. He welcomed and interviewed guests such as actors Frances Hyland, Tony Van Bridge, Murray Westgate, and Araby Lockhart, producers such as Ma ...

AkaRearview Mirror
Original Airdates1982-1983



ReBoot The extraordinary adventures of life within a computer, as depicted in one of the world's first totally-computer-generated series. The mouth-watering animation, riotous humour, infinitely-variable action and scenery, and intelligent use of every computer reference known, combine to produce a stunning universe where good constantly fights the forces of e ...

Original Airdates1994-1998


The CBC used the the title Recital for 3 separate series which aired in 1962, 1966, 1967 and 1976. The 1962 series of half-hour recitals stressed music over introductions and commentary. Many of the broadcasts originated in Montreal, although at least one was produced in Vancouver. A series of Sunday morning performances also ran under the title ...

Original Airdates1962-1976

Red Fisher Show, The


The Red Fisher Show was a long-running Ontario fishing programme, with the Red and a celebrity guest either out on a lake in a small boat, or talking about the trip back at "Scuttlebutt Lodge", a studio set. The show started as a radio talk show program in 1963 and moved to television in 1968. Red Fisher is widely know as the man who spawned the fishing ...

Original Airdates1968-1989

Red Green Show, The


Red Green Show, The Red Green is a bearded Canadian carpenter who's really handy with his hands, and can find great uses for duct tape. He hosts "The Red Green Show", where he and his nerdy nephew, Harold, teach the viewers how to make excellent and useful crafts, as well as give marriage advice, from their home at Possum Lodge. Also, he plays games with Dalton Humphries w ...

AkaThe New Red Green Show
Original Airdates1991-2006

Red River Christmas, A

Christmas Day, circa 1890, in a pioneer farmhouse in the Red River Valley will be recreated in this special program. Featured will be Eric Wild and his orchestra, singers Florence Faiers, Paul Fredette and the James Duncan Chorus, with authentic music of the Gay Nineties, arranged by Mr. Wild. Noted actress Peg Stobie will do the narration. Jack Phillip ...

Original Airdates1960

Red River Jamboree


Red River Jamboree Originally a local Winnipeg broadcast, Red River Jamboree replaced Country Hoedown in the summer of 1960 and went on to enjoy a healthy, five year run on the CBC network. More than a studio-bound program of country and western music, the program framed music with stories of Canada's Old West, and included film sequences shot at a ranch established at th ...

Original Airdates1960-1965

Red River Relief Concert

It's taken a disaster to get Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman back together. But after the Red River overflowed its banks in 1997, the Guess Who's main men are willing to share the stage for the sake of their hometown of Winnipeg. They've joined a huge roster of Manitoban and Canadian stars for the Red River Relief concert broadcast on CBC May 18, 1997 ...

AkaManitoba Flood Relief Concert
Original Airdates1997

Red Serge


Red Serge took us back to the wild frontier of the Alberta border, circa 1880. Along with the three orphaned daughters of an old friend, American Abe Farwell started to make a good living from an illegal saloon and gambling operation. Unfortunately the daughters caught the eyes of a passing patrol of Mounties, who promptly decided that the inn would be ...

AkaRed Serge Wives
Original Airdates1986-1987

Reel to Real


Authoritative movie reviews and interviews from the world of film - big-budget Hollywood, independents and international cinema. In-depth coverage of film events, including the Cannes and Toronto International Festivals.

Original Airdates1992


Reflections A fifteen minute program of music for strings produced in Halifax, and broadcast on stations in Atlantic Canada, Souvenirs expanded to a half-hour, changed its name to Reflections, and graduated to the national CBC network in 1960. The centre of the show was the orchestra, with arrangements and conducted by Gordon MacPherson of the Maritime Conservatory ...

Original Airdates1959-1962

Regional File

This series comprised 6 half-hour documentaries produced in and about different areas of the country. The films included Northwest Quarter, on industrialization in northwest British Columbia; What's All The Fuss About?, an Ottawa documentary on drug abuse; Sex And Sixteen, a discussion on teenagers and sex, produced in Toronto; The Other Side of the Riv ...

Original Airdates1975

Rehearsal in A


A number of people new to television appeared on the CBC Network in a Winnipeg show called Rehearsal In A. It was a program of jazz, blues, ragtime and pops. Master of ceremonies was Chuck Skelding. The program put the accent on music, lighting and staging, in a behind-the-scenes setting. Barry McCorquodale was the producer.

Original Airdates1956

Relic Hunter


Relic Hunter Tia Carrere stars as a university professor and black belt who globetrots after lost, stolen and rumored-of artifacts and antiquities.

Original Airdates1999-2002

Reluctant Nation

To celebrate--or at least commemorate--the upcoming Centennial year, the CBC presented this 6-part series of historical programs, which pointed to the similarity of current issues and problems with those that faced the founders of the nation: Canada-U.S. relations, Canada-Europe relations, the status of Francophones under Confederation, federal-provinci ...

Original Airdates1966

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