Up and Coming

Paddy Sampson produced this non-competitive talent show for young performers, ages six to sixteen. It also featured guest appearances by such CBC personalities as Fred Davis, Allan Blye, Joyce Hahn, Tommy Common, Denyse Ange, and Joey Hollingsworth. Lou Snider and his group provided musical accompaniment.

Original Airdates1962-1963

Up at Ours


Up at Ours Up at Ours was the first Newfoundland-produced drama series ever to hit the CBC network. The show was a lively comedy-drama series created by Gordon Pinsent and produced at CBC St John's. It was set in a not-so-run-of-the-mill St. John's boarding house run by Mrs. Ball, played by Mary Walsh. Mrs. Ball has operated the boarding house for 15 years and her ...

Original Airdates1978-1982

Up Canada!

Up Canada! was a provocative and patriotic weekly public affairs program that was a blend of humorous examinations of Canadian current events and solid investigative reporting. Each week Rob Parker leaned hard on politicians whose statements and sincerity were suspect and folksinger John Allan Cameron performed satirical songs.

Original Airdates1973-1975

Up Home Tonight


Up Home Tonight The ATV network produced "Up Home Tonight" which was a show conceived and written by Gordon Stobbe and Barry Bramhill. The centre of maritime social life for decades has always been the musical house party. Stobbe and Bramhill put the music of the Maritime provinces in the kitchen, creating an informal and welcoming venue which quickly became one of the ...

Original Airdates1982-1989

Up, Up, And Away

After a Show of the Week performance, the CBC brought back a vocal group called the Numerality Singers to star collectively in their own musical variety series, to run over six half-hours. The organization consisted of Miles Ramsay, Corlynn Canney, Bob Hamper, Pat Rose, Patty Surbey, Brian Gibson, and Brian Griffiths. Produced on videotape by Ken Gibson ...

Original Airdates1967


Update, a half-hour program for early Saturday evenings, provided background to the news. It opened with five minutes of the day's headlines, and then moved into more detailed reports (four or five stories a week, so as much detail as could be worked into an average five to six minutes per item) and interviews.

Original Airdates1970-1974

Upside Town

The show Barney Boomer was retitled and expanded in 1968. Barney was phased out of the show as scripts paid more attention to the other people of Cedarville. A number of other actors and characters remained from the earlier show and several new actors joined the cast. The program also continued to include in its time slot the kids' quiz show, Swingaroun ...

Original Airdates1968

Urban Angel


Urban Angel This show, broadcast after midnight, revolves around a newspaper, The Montreal Tribune. Victor Torres, an ex-con who took a fall for his friend Dino Moroni, was hired by the paper's editor, Francine Primeau, after he was paroled. Victor uses his contacts in the underworld to dig out stories about crime. Also on the paper are the city editor, Bob; Bill R ...

Original Airdates1991-1992

Urban Angels of Medicine

Urban Angels of Medicine St. Michael’s is a big inner-city hospital in North America. Urban Angels is the story of the 2000 people who work there. This docu-soap is about courage, hope and compassion, as well as the human, technical and medical resources used to fight for life.

Original Airdates1999

Urban Peasant


Urban Peasant Host James Barber blended mouth-watering dishes with his own unique brand of humour. Employing his philosophy that cooking should be fun, easy and enjoyable, James concocted affordable and accessible recipes from around the world with easy-to-find ingredients. Like any good chef, Barber abandoned the cookbook for fun and created his dishes from the soul ...

Original Airdates1989-1999



The series is from two of Quebec's best and busiest tv writers, Rejean Tremblay and Fabienne Larouche, and according to Tremblay, captures the drama inherent in emergency medicine set against a backdrop of the moral and human toll exacted by a basically bankrupt health-care system.

Original Airdates1996-1997

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