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Science Magazine

Geneticist David Suzuki, who had gained popularity for his afternoon broadcast aimed at a young audience, Suzuki on Science, moved to prime time as host of Science Magazine, which was designed more for an adult viewer. The program presented features on current research by Canadian and international scientists. As the program title indicates, each show i ...

Original Airdates1974-1979
TypeSeries

Scope

Scope was a half-hour Sunday night program modelled somewhat on the CBC radio series "Wednesday Night," and presented a range of drama, music, reportage, and essay-style material.

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Scramble

Scramble was a short-lived truth-or-consequences type of show on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. It was an audience-participation program where eight contestants chosen prior to the show were dressed in size 48 coveralls and divided into teams. They then tried to put together a jigsaw puzzle. The first contestant to do this had to "scramble" and off he went on a t ...

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

SCTV

★★★★½

SCTV SCTV was unlike any other comedy series on the air. What SCTV did for the most part was satirize television itself. Using the premise of a fictitious network, it mimicked existing media stars and no-talents from networks to the local backwater UHFs. The SCTV Network had its own talk shows and parodies of everything on television ranging from musical var ...

AkaSecond City Television; SCTV Channel; SCTV Network
Original Airdates1976-1984
TypeSeries

Sea Songs and Stories

Included as a part of Junior Roundup, this series of fifteen minute broadcasts originated in Halifax. The show included stories told by Dave Murray.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Seafarers

★★★★

A series of half-hour programs produced in Halifax, Seafarers used interviews, narrative, and other devices to explore the maritime tradition of Atlantic Canada. Individual programs were to examine such subjects as shipwrecks off the Nova Scotia shores, ghost ships, fishing, clipper ships, inshore fishing, convoys during the two world wars, and shipbuil ...

Original Airdates1965-1967
TypeSeries

Search and Rescue

★★★★½

Search and Rescue Two skate-boarding kids are trapped by a flash flood. The water mounts higher. How to find them? Simple—send in Sneaky the Raccoon, a powerful swimmer, with a transmitter around his neck to beep back their location! A hang-glider is missing in a dense forest. Nobody can spot it except—aha!— Rex the Hawk! This series stars Canadian actors and imported an ...

AkaSearch & Rescue: The Alpha Team
Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeSeries

Search for Stars

Search for Stars was an annual, national talent competition, broadcast on CBC in series of 4 hour-long programs. Several hundred auditions produced eighteen semifinalists, who appeared on the first three shows, and six finalists, who competed on the fourth and final show, which was broadcast live. Each semifinalist received $2000, and each of the finali ...

Original Airdates1979-?
TypeSeries

Seasons in the Sun

★★★★★

Canadian pop strummer Terry Jacks stars as Terry Brandon, a famous rock star who leaves the business when a rare disease threatens his health. Terry sails off alone on his boat (the "Seasons in the Sun") for the tranquil waters of British Columbia, but his peace and quiet is disrupted when he inadvertently (and inexplicably) stumbles upon international ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Seaway Featured

★★★★

Seaway Using the exciting background of the St. Lawrence Seaway and parts of the Great Lakes served by overseas shipping, this Canadian-produced adventure series was the first hour-long film drama series to be produced in Canada. Both English and French speaking performers were in the all-Canadian cast. Seaway starred Stephen Young as Nick King, a troublesh ...

AkaEntre Ciel et Terre
Original Airdates1965-1966
TypeSeries

Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary, The

One hour CBC special featuring clips of the 15th anniversary reunion show of Toronto's Second City, 28 August 1988. Features interviews and sketches from the stage show interspersed with filmed segments. Produced and Directed by Eugene Levy. Interviews with Steve Kampmann, Peter Torokvei, Andrew Alexander, Catherine O'Hara, Del Close, Bernard Sahlins ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeSpecial

Second Honeymoon

★★★★★

Second Honeymoon was a Vancouver-produced game show in which children answered questions about their parents. The family with the most points at the end of the game won the grand prize second honeymoon.

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Second Look, A

A Second Look, half-hour public affairs roundup, replaced Let's Face It, and ran every other week, alternating with Horizon. The show attempted to provide insight into serious, newsworthy and controversial subjects, usually in two or three stories per broadcast.

Original Airdates1964
TypeSeries

Second Look, A

A Second Look concentrated each week of its six week run on a specific subject. The first show, for example, had the theme, "Man and the Machine," and subsequent programs lampooned doctors, communications, transportation, and modern women. Terry David Mulligan was the straight man, while the bespectacled and rotund Bill Reiter tended to go straight ...

Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Secret Lives

In this half-hour daytime program, Dr. Donald G. Dutton, psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, discusses issues that cause conflict in human relations. Two issues were presented per show, and these issues were re-enacted by actors and commented on by Dr. Dutton.

Original Airdates1988-1990
TypeSeries

See For Yourself

Ross Snetsinger and his puppet Foster, who appeared regularly on CBC shows for children in the 1950s, starred in this show on arts and crafts, which included play, art, and songs. Ross and Foster worked with children in the studio to show them how to make things like Christmas decorations, and talked about other subjects of interest, such as fish and aq ...

Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Seeing for Ourselves

Seeing for Ourselves was an 8-week current affairs series in which individual Canadians from various walks of life tackle aspects of Canada's constitutional crises. Each program records that person's experiences and discoveries as they travel to various regions searching for information, listening and interpreting. Well-known author, broadcaster and for ...

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Seeing Things

★★★★½

Seeing Things All Louie Ciccone wants to do is get back with his wife Marge and hang onto his job as a reporter on the Toronto Gazette. Trouble is, Louie is a klutz who can't even get a copy of his own paper from a corner coin box. He is also a reluctant clairvoyant who has visions the way lesser legmen have sore feet. The visions enable Louie to solve murders, but a ...

Original Airdates1981-1987
TypeSeries

Sense of Place, A

A series of 4 half-hour CBC broadcasts on new architecture, which examined three main examples in Canada, all different and all serving people in very different settings: Arthur Erickson's design for Vancouver's Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain; John Andrews's plans for Scarborough College in Toronto; and Moshe Safdie's Habitat, on the Expo 6 ...

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

Separation

TV-movie based on Richard Rohmer's best-selling novel. Britain, in economic chaos from an Arab oil embargo, must relocate six million of her subjects. Two million are slated for Canada— but Quebec says it will separate if they arrive; and Alberta and British Columbia will separate if the English are denied entry. Aired on Sept 9, 1978

Original Airdates1978
TypeTV Movie

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