Big Top Talent


Big Top Talent was an often unintentionally hilarious, low-budget children's talent show. "Big Top Talent" featured Oopsy T. Clown, perhaps the creepiest children's show host in history, and Billy Barty as the little mailman. Local children would sing, dance, juggle, etc, to impress Bonkers and their TV audience ... and everybody always won a balloon. ...

Original Airdates1980-1983


This was a hip CTV/YTV sports show targeted at kids which included interviews and sports bloopers.

Original Airdates1995-1996

Bill Kenny Show, The


Starring Bill Kenny, former lead singer with The Ink Spots, this half-hour of easy listening also featured The Accents, a vocal quartet and the Fraser MacPherson orchestra.

Original Airdates1966

Billy Bishop Goes to War


Billy Bishop Goes to War A superbly adapted version of John Gray and Eric Peterson's lighthearted musical about one of the unlikeliest heroes who ever fought a war. With Gray accompanying him on piano, Peterson plays 18 different characters- sometimes, thanks to technological wizardry, appearing in two or even three different roles on the screen at once. Billy Bishop's beginnin ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeTV Movie

Billy O'Connor Show, The


Billy O'Connor Show, The The Billy O'Connor Show was a post-hockey variety show with Billy O'Connor and his trio, produced by Bob Jarvis and Drew Crossan. On 20 August 1955, Juliette made her first regular appearance on the show. By the end of the second season, she and O'Connor had conflicted and the CBC decided to develop a program around her instead. Billy O'Connor retur ...

AkaSaturday Date with Billy O'Connor
Original Airdates1954-1956; 1958-1959

Bim Bam Boom

Bim, Bam, and Boom were three clowns in a show that featured a different fairy tale each week in this children's show from Vancouver. Bim and Bam were puppets, manipulated by Kitty Dutcher and with the voices of Rosemary Malkin and Sam Payne. Boom was a real clown, played by John Allen.

Original Airdates1955-1956



Birdz Ever wondered about what really goes on in the mind of a feathery pre-teen on the fly? Well… you've flown into the right animated place. Welcome to the wacky world of 12 year-old bird Eddie Storkowitz. Like most of us, Eddie has dreams and ambitions, a crazy family to cope with, pre-teen anxieties and challenges, not to mention a crush on his teacher Ms ...

Original Airdates1998-1999

Bits and Bytes


Bits and Bytes In this series, computer neophyte, Billy Van, is guided by host, Luba Goy, to personal computers. He learns about basic principles of computers through demonstrations of various hardware and software, interviews of computer professionals and animated sequences explaining the more abstract concepts. After Billy Van's original introduction to computers ...

AkaBits & Bytes
Original Airdates1983-1984;1991

Bixby and Me


Bixby and Me Bixby was a cat who lived in a tree and would encourage kids to stretch and exercise. After the routine, Bixby would say, "Bixby Says... Reeeeeelaaaax."




Bizarre Bizarre is the title of this series because bizarre is the word for it- not to mention its star, John Byner, who charges full tilt through a weekly half-hour of sketches, one-liners and blackouts on a host of bizarre subjects. They include Allan Blye and Bob Einstein, a Phil Donahue-type interview with the world's first trisexual; the Godfather's presid ...

Original Airdates1980-1985

Black Harbour


Black Harbour Katherine and Nick return to her childhood home in Nova Scotia after her mother becomes ill. Nick is a struggling screenwriter while Katherine a partner in a successful Los Angeles eatery. Nick and Katherine decide to stay in Black Harbour with their two daughters and manage to buy a major share of the family boatyard, with the idea of building upscale ...

Original Airdates1996-1999

Black Night

Black Night, produced at CKX-TV in Brandon, Manitoba, was that station's first live local drama production. It was a play by John Bourne, adapted for television by Don S. Williams who was also director of the production. Stuart Craig was producer. The cast was chosen from the ranks of the Brandon New World Theatre Association. The project was a joint ...

Original Airdates1960



Blanche Blanche, daughter of Emilie Bordeleau, leaves her small French-Canadian town and large family to go and live with her married sister and study medicine in Montreal, Canada. As it is the early 1930's, women are not allowed to become doctors and practice medicine. Blanche completes her nursing studies, then accepts a position in the far off Abitibi region ...

Original Airdates1993

Blazing Dragons


Blazing Dragons Based on the characters originated by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame, this animated series is set in the land of Camelhot and depicts the epic tale of the battle between knights and dragons - from the point of view of the dragons. It finally reveals the true story of King All-Fire and the dragons of the famous Square Table, from Sir Galahot to Sir Bur ...

Original Airdates1996-1998

Blizzard Island


Blizzard Island Tracey Allen, a 10 year-old Nova Scotia girl, and her nine year-old brother Wayne find intrigue while rummaging through an old chest. Their father, a sea captain, keeps many strange things — but none stranger than a mysterious necklace. This "special" necklace transports them to the magical world of Blizzard Island. As the children quickly find out, the ...

AkaArgon Quest (U.S. title)
Original Airdates1988-1989

Blue Rainbow, The

The Blue Rainbow's host and creator, Lutia Lausane, spins tales of giants and monsters and fantasy, punctuated with original songs she plays on her Celtic harp. Michael Kennard and John Turner also performed in The Blue Rainbow for three seasons as the clowns Dirk & Drock. CHSJ-TV sold the series to Global Television in 1989

Original Airdates1984-2000


Bluff was a celebrity vs. contestant, story-telling guessing-game show, with host Edmonton's Mike Darrow and a celebrity panel. The celebrity panel told tales and contestants had to guess which was telling the truth. Bluff aired for one season on the CBC network. Riff Markowitz: producer

Original Airdates1976-1977

Bob and Margaret


Bob and Margaret Based on the Academy Award-winning short film "Bob's Birthday" created by David Fine and Alison Snowden, this charming, witty animated series focuses on the ordinary lives of a middle class dentist and his foot doctor wife. Together, they tackle such traumas as being burgled, going on a package holiday and deciding whether or not having a child will rui ...

Original Airdates1998-2001

Bob and the Teens

Bob and the Teens was a teen show seen daily Monday through Thursday on CJAY-TV in Winnipeg. The show invited four different teenage students to visit on the program every week. The four students (two boys,two girls) selected from Winnipeg High Schools participated in such activities as: Pick The Hits, will this recording be a hit or a miss?; Front Pag ...

Original Airdates1961-1963

Bob McLean Show, The


Bob McLean Show, The The Bob McLean Show succeeded Luncheon Date as CBC's lunchtime talk show broadcast. McLean continued the easygoing format that Elwood Glover had established in this program of music, interviews and features. In the summers of 1976 and 1977, material from the show was used for a Saturday evening series called The Best of Bob McLean. The 1976-1977 seas ...

AkaThe Best of Bob McLean; McLean At Large
Original Airdates1975-1981

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