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Al Oeming: Man of the North

★★★★★

Al Oeming: Man of the North was a thirteen-part series of nature films. Episodes featured Leslie Nielsen as well as zoologist and conservationalist Al Oeming. The series follows Oeming from the prairies to the high arctic as he tries to trap rare animals and endangered species for preservation at his Alberta Game Farm.

Original Airdates1980
TypeMiniseries

Alan Hamel Show, The

★★★½

Alan Hamel Show, The The Alan Hamel Show was described as "an afternoon visit with the top names in show business, literature, sports, science, journalism and politics." One regular gimmick: an instant opinion-poll meter. It was produced in Vancouver.

AkaThe Al Hamel Show
Original Airdates1976-1980
TypeSeries

Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag

Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag was a variety series that stressed blackouts and slapstick comedy. Taped in Montreal, the half-hour program featured guests from the US, and was primarily aimed at the US market.

AkaComedy Bag
Original Airdates1972-1973
TypeSeries

Alan Thicke Show, The

★★★★½

Alan Thicke Show, The The Alan Thicke Show was an extremely popular talk-variety program. Segments of the Alan Thicke Show were used in early 1981 to produce Prime Cuts and from 1981-1983 to produce Fast Company. Prime Cuts consisted largely of excerpts of interviews previously seen on the daytime show. Fast Company contained fewer rerun segments and the shows were organized ...

AkaFast Company; Prime Cuts
Original Airdates1980-1983
TypeSeries

Alan Watts on Living

CBC-TV presented author/teacher/philosopher Alan Watts in this stimulating five-part series. A CBC Vancouver production, Alan Watts On Living was the result of conversations on topics of Dr. Watts' choice, with his wife Jane and a group of young adults and professors from the two universities in Vancouver.

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Albert J. Steed

★★★★½

This 90-minute, 6-day-a-week series featured "Uncle Bill" Lawrence and his puppets Albert J. Steed, a horse and Sebastian, a dog. The show consisted of stories, viewer mail and segments of the British "Sir Lancelot" series or "Tiny Talent Time."

Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

Albert's Place

Albert was a puppet and his place was an attic filled with trunks, old books, paints, and other paraphernalia in this program of songs and stories for children. Albert's human friends included a handyman played by Robert Clothier, folksinger John Chappell, and storyteller Nonie Stewart. Writer: Kitty Marcuse Producer: Len Lauk

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

Alberta Game Farm

★★★½

Alberta Game Farm Alberta Game Farm was an Edmonton-produced series, with Al Oeming, founder of the Alberta Game Farm, located fifteen miles south of the city. By 1961, Oeming had collected some 1,100 animals and 1,000 birds on his refuge. On the television series, he showed and discussed a different animal, wild or tame, each week.

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Albertans, The

Albertans, The The Albertans was a series of three hour-long melodramas that combined the stories of a number of characters set against the industries of cattle ranching and petrochemicals. Don MacIntosh was an industrialist involved in a three hundred million dollar international oil deal. Peter Wallen had pulled himself up from urban poverty to head his own construc ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeMiniseries

Album of History

Album of History was a CBC series of seven programs. It showed interesting events and personalities from 19th century Canadian history, as depicted by actual photographs gathered from public archives across Canada. Writer: Tommy Tweed Researcher: Lester Machan Music: Ricky Hyslop Producer: Loyd Brydon Executive Producer: Thom Benson

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Alf Coward Show, The

★★★★★

Alf Coward Show, The Alf Coward was a pianist from Halifax, who appeared frequently on CBHT with drummer Ralph Doyle and bassist Dave Ross as the 'Alf Coward Trio'. The Trio performed on CBC Radio in the early 50s and later became regular guests on the CBHT series One for the Show. Producers: Bill Harper, Robert Alban

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

★★★★½

Alfred Hitchcock Presents This was an anthology series modelled after and frequently based upon the original series of the 1950s-1960s. This version featured remakes of episodes from the original series as well as original stories. NBC had attempted to create the new series, but when that fell through, production moved to Canada.

Original Airdates1985-1989
TypeSeries

Alibi Room

Alibi Room CBHT's second musical series, the Alibi Room, had a more formal set and larger band than the earlier Alf Coward Show. The musicians in the series included Baz Russell, Elmer MacDonald, Art Irwin, Lloyd Peach, Arne Benson, Eddie Richards, and Joe Skowronski. In the fall of 1955 a singing host, Al Foster was added to the lineup. Producers: Robert Al ...

Original Airdates1955-1956
TypeSeries

All About Faces

★★★

All About Faces In "All About Faces", two celebrity teams were shown a vignette in which an average person was secretly filmed. The "average Joe" was eventually caught in the middle of a moral or ethical dilemma; as the situation reached its climax, the vignette was stopped and the celebrities would then wager money on how they think the situation will be resolved (the ...

Original Airdates1971-1972
TypeSeries

All Around the Circle

★★★★

All Around the Circle All Around The Circle was a weekly half-hour program of good music, song, variety and travel from St. John's, Newfoundland. It originally aired only locally but made its debut on the CBC-TV network in the summer of 1969. Regulars appearing in the first nationally televised summer series included singers John White and Carol Brothers, musician Ray Walsh ...

Original Airdates1964-1975
TypeSeries

All For Fun

★★★★

All For Fun All For Fun was a one-hour children's series produced by CKY-TV in Winnipeg. Al Simmons and his wife Barbara Freundl portrayed a variety of characters as they entertained and educated young viewers with skits, jokes, songs, experiments, crafts and visits to interesting places. The series taped two seasons and was syndicated to several markets, airin ...

Original Airdates1981-1983
TypeSeries

All For One

All For One Tom Coleman and his best mate Lavender Gibson are pupils of Greenhill School and leaders of a bunch of wacky teenage idealists. Together they learn to take whatever fate has to throw at them – and throw it back. Whether it's turning a deadbeat soccer team into a well-oiled winning machine, putting on a play, or just plain growing up, they conspire to le ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

All in a Tube

In the spirit of problem-solving rather than didacticism, All in a Tube was designed by Rita Shelton Deverell for children. Religious Television Associates put up the money to develop the scripts and for Ms. Deverell's time and travel. She persuaded five private TV stations to participate. Each station assigned a producer, who worked with Ms. Deverell t ...

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

All the Days of My Life

All the Days of My Life An elderly widow (Norma Renault) has apprehensions about entering a senior citizens' home in this 1982 made-for-TV movie. The movie was filmed at Fairhaven House, a home for the aged in Toronto. It used residents of the home as extras. One woman, 98-year-old Sarah Reid, even landed a speaking role as Granny Neilson, a character who celebrates her 100th ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeTV Movie

All-Night Show, The

★★★★★

CFMT-TV's The All-Night Show was North America's first regular late-night marathon, running live nightly from after sign-off until 6:00 AM. In-studio host Chas Lawther, as Chuck the security guard, introduced an all-night viewing consisting of comedy skits, direct from Yuk Yuk's Komedy Kabaret, followed by some old favourite series such as "Twilight Zon ...

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

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