Irish Coffee


The CBC gathered a group of articulate CBC types, sat them around a table and fed them at a restaurant called Julie's on Jarvis Street in Toronto, right across from the CBC, and let them sit around and talk with each other while the videotape rolled, and made a CBC television show called Irish Coffee. Whether the idea for this show arose out of similar ...

Original Airdates1969-1970

Irish Rovers, The


Irish Rovers, The The Irish Rovers show was an extension of their smash summer series. The program included musical performances by the band and their guests and comic sketches. Most programs included a segment in which the Rovers- particularly Will Millar, the band's leader, his brother George, and Ferguson, the group's mugging, comic foil- dressed in leprechaun costume ...

Original Airdates1971-1975

Is There Life After Youth?

The CBC aired this series of 4 half-hour programs on the transitions and changes that people go through in middle age. The show's catalyst was Daniel J. Levinson, a psychologist from Yale University. The format of the production was an encounter session at a Quebec resort in which twelve people between the ages of thirty-eight and fifty participated. In ...

AkaCrisis of Middle Age
Original Airdates1974

It's a Living


It's a Living It's A Living celebrates the work Canadians do, and the Canadians who do the work. Every week our host, Peter Jordan, proves he's the hardest working man in television by trying all kinds of jobs belonging to all kinds of Canadians. He finds the humour in any kind of work or else the humour finds him.

Original Airdates1989-

It's a Match


It's a Match was a game show produced in Toronto by Dan Enright for Columbia-Screen Gems and hosted by Jack Barry. The game show was an early version of Barry and Enright's popular The Joker's Wild, during the time Barry and Enright were "exiled" from game shows in the U.S. following the quiz show scandal of the 1950's. The series was syndicated on a nu ...

Original Airdates1966

It's a Musical World


It's a Musical World Canadian singer Tommy Common and Irish singer Tommy Makem alternated as hosts of this CBC musical variety show produced in Vancouver. The show featured homogenized folk music, performed by the hosts, their guests, and a vocal group alled Sweet Majac. By 1975, the show was renamed Tommy Common's It's a Musical World, and the musical group that shared ...

AkaTommy Common's It's a Musical World
Original Airdates1973-1976

It's A New Day


It's A New Day Originally a once-a-week program in Manitoba, It's a New Day quickly expanded to air five days a week and now broadcasts on various stations throughout Canada, via satellite in the U.S. and Europe, and is streamed online throughout the world. For over 30 years, It's a New Day has been using the power of television to reach into hearts and homes with the ...

Original Airdates1976-

It's Alive!

It's Alive was a children's variety show that aired on YTV from May 14, 1994 until 1997. Coined "the least educational show on television," It's Alive consisted of comedy sketches, celebrity interviews, musical performances, game shows, and obstacle challenges. In its original six-episode first season, episodes were 1 1/2 hours in lengths, which also co ...

Original Airdates1994-1997

It's Happening


It's Happening It's Happening was a new version of CTV's successful A Go Go '66 program featuring Robbie Lane and his Disciples and the It’s Happening Dancers. Toronto DJ Jay Nelson was the announcer. Many Canadian recording artists appeared as guests on the show. In 1968 the Disciples were replaced by The Carnival.

Original Airdates1966-1969

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll


It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Putting a comic spotlight on the rock scene, this 13-week half-hour series gave bands and comedians a chance to strut their stuff. Host Ted Woloshyn and music director Fred Mollin exchanged banter, chatted up the audience and introduced musical guests, both in the studio and in a variety of club and concert settings. Field producers and stringers in ...

Original Airdates1987

It's Our Stuff

The Good Company — a group of young singers and dancers who also participated in show production — starred in this follow-up to their self-titled series from the previous summer with a fresh format and many new faces. The "new" Good Company did their "stuff" with songs, dances, comedy sketches and, sometimes, their own original compositions. Producer ...

Original Airdates1969

It's the Law

It's the Law, produced by the CBC's David Walker in co-operation with the Canadian Bar association, was an attempt to explain the law as it concerned citizen's everyday life. Each program was in three parts; an introduction to a particular point of law, a dramatized episode about this point, and an interview with a Bar association member.

Original Airdates1956

It's Your Choice

A television adaptation of the parlour game, "Dictionary," It's Your Choice featured Juliette and Don McGill as regular team captains and Bill Lawrence and the moderator. Each team tried to trick the other about the real definition of an obscure word. Unlike many such game shows on CTV or on private networks in the United States, the CBC show did not in ...

Original Airdates1976-1977

It's Your Move


It's Your Move It's Your Move was played before a live studio audience, and spiced the familiar game of charades by adding a time factor, in auction form. The two competing teams bid for the opportunity to enact - and, hopefully, to guess - an unknown phrase. The team offering the lower bid was awarded the floor, and one member acted out the charade while the other te ...

Original Airdates1964-1967; 1974-1979

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
Blaine Allan's directory