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Cannonball Featured

★★★★½

Cannonball Cannonball was a series of half-hour family dramas about the adventures of two truckers who hauled freight on the highways of Canada and the U.S.A. American actors Paul Birch and William Campbell played the lead roles of Mike Malone and Jerry Austin and Canadian talent played the supporting roles. The thirty-nine episodes were also syndicated in the U ...

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

Captive Heart: The James Mink Story

★★★★½

James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border his true character emerges - he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Caravan

Caravan For three summers, the CBC aired Caravan, a weekly bilingual show that used the format of a circus with Guy Mauffette as ringmaster Monsieur Loyal. The hour-long "live" three-ring circus visited towns in Quebec and Ontario (and the Atlantic provinces in the final season), bringing the excitement of the big top to the boys and girls of that town. Include ...

Original Airdates1960-1962
TypeSeries

Care Bears, The

★★★★½

Care Bears, The Get ready, there's fun and excitement brewing in the clouds of Care-A-Lot! This charming animated series follows the Care Bears as they tackle the most difficult job of all: growing up. The Care Bears help each other and their friends come to the right decisions about life's little problems based on what their feelings tell them, good and bad. These lov ...

Original Airdates1985-1988
TypeSeries

Careers To Come

Careers to Come was a three-part series on jobs once considered traditionally for men only. Now these jobs, with changing social attitudes and legislation are open to women and hold out promise. It included interviews and sequences on women occupying hard labour jobs and positions in various scientific and technological fields. The parts were titled "No ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Cariboo Country

★★★★½

Cariboo Country was a drama about the people of the fictitious community of Namko, in British Columbia. The first series in 1960 was produced in the CBC Vancouver's small television studio. The later episodes were broadcast as part of CBC's "The Serial" series and included a larger budget. Largely filmed in the magnificent range country of the Chilcotin ...

Original Airdates1960; 1964-1966
TypeSeries

Carica-Tours

On this weekly half-hour children's show from Montreal, artist Jack Derr offered illustrated story-tours of different countries.

Original Airdates1952
TypeSeries

Cartoon Carnival

Cartoon Carnival This early children's program was filmed at the CBHT studios on College St in Halifax. Children were invited to view cartoons in the studio setting.

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Cartoon Party

Cartoon Party was a program of animated cartoons, introduced by Malcolm the Dog or Leon the Lion.

Original Airdates1959-1962
TypeSeries

Cartoon Storybook

Each week, Ross Snetsinger and his hand puppet, Foster, introduced European films to their audience of children.

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

Casby Awards, The

The CASBY Awards (Canadian Artists Selected by You) began in 1981 as the annual U-Know Awards, renamed to Casby's in 1985. The award show originated as a spoof of the Junos, run by Toronto radio station CFNY-FM. The first national broadcast of the awards occurred in 1986.

TypeSpecial

Case for the Court, A

Case for the Court, A A Case for the Court was a series produced by the CBC in co-operation with the Canadian Bar Association. Each case opened with the host, Gil Christy, talking to witnesses (played by actors), then the scene shifted to a make-believe courtroom where two real lawyers argued a case before a real magistrate or judge. Four panelists then discussed the argumen ...

Original Airdates1960-1962
TypeSeries

Castle Zaremba

★★★★½

Castle Zaremba was an educational soap opera chronicling the adventures of real-life immigrants Kaz, Keith, Flo, Ricardo, Nikos and others in a real-life boarding house in central Toronto. The program was aimed mainly at acquainting immigrants with the language and customs of life in Canada. Castle Zaremba was one of the first programs on TVOntario, ...

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Catalyst Television

Catalyst Television was an Edmonton-produced series which used dramatic vignettes and a specially-chosen studio audience to bring to light half-hidden social problems.

AkaCatalyst Television Theatre; Catalyst Theatre
Original Airdates1980-1983
TypeSeries

Catch a Rising Star

Catch a Rising Star was a summer series replacing the Tommy Hunter Show, and hosted by Tommy Hunter. The five one-hour showcases of Canadian talent showcased little-know vocal and instrumental groups, solo singers, comedians and other variety performers — who were appraised on each show by a three-member jury of musicians. Some of the established stars ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Catch Up!

★★★

A follow-up to the 1977-1978 series After Four, Catch Up! was an afternoon showcase for young Canadian performers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers which starred Christopher Ward and Margot Pinvidic, with the Christoper Ward Band. Featured on some episodes were: Winona Zellenka, a 12-year-old cellist who played a pop tune with the Christopher Ward Band ...

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

Catwalk

Catwalk Six young adults attempt to fulfil their dream of fame and fortune by putting together a pop band. Unfortunately they realize that the road to celebrity is paved with uncertainty. Their relationships - and their music - are put to the test as they strive for love and a record deal.

Original Airdates1992-1994
TypeSeries

Caught In The Act

★★★★★

Caught In The Act was a 30-minute showcase series of music and comedy which appeared on Global Television for one season.

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

CBC Championship Curling

★★★★½

Besides regular coverage of Canadian and international curling, the CBC sponsored an annual bonspiel. CBC edited and broadcast the matches on Saturday afternoons in the winter. CBC Championship Curling changed its name to CBC Curling Classic in 1973.

AkaCBC Curling Classic
Original Airdates1966-1979
TypeSeries

CBC Championship Tennis

★★★★★

Six of the world's top amateur tennis players competed in two round-robin competitions in 1967 and 1968. The players in the 1967 series included Ronald Barnes, Manuel Santana, Nikola Pilic and Roy Emerson. The players in 1968 were Samanathan Krishnan, Tom Okker, Manuel Santana, Thomas Kock, Vic Seixas and Mike Belkin. Each week through, two of these six ...

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

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