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Oopsy the Clown

★★★★★

Oopsy the Clown With the help of his family, Oopsy the circus clown has taken up residence at the hill place in the imaginary town of Daisyville where several of his puppet friends also live. Frances Kay McNea plays Dairy Dora, the Daisyville milk lady who delivers her dairy products "in metric format." She is also featured in "Crafty Fun" and acts as the main puppetee ...

Original Airdates1977-?
TypeSeries

Open House

Open House A half-hour afternoon talk and features program, Open House was directed at an audience of women in the home. In addition to studio interviews, the program included filmed features on life and events inside and outside Canada. Paul Fox provided features on historical subjects, and regularly provided commentary on the week's headlines. Elizabeth Cleat ...

Original Airdates1955-1962
TypeSeries

Open Mike with Mike Bullard

★★

Open Mike with Mike Bullard Mike Bullard was tapped to host his own late-night talk show on the CTV-owned Comedy Network starting in the fall of 1997. In April 1998 it was transferred to the full CTV Network. Orin Isaac and his Open Mike Band backed the show, and a string of major entertainment, political and sporting personalities appeared. In September 2003, the Mike Bulla ...

AkaOpen Mike; The Mike Bullard Show; Best of Open Mike
Original Airdates1997-2004
TypeSeries

Open Wide

★★★★★

CBC half-hour TV show that ran independent short film from across Canada, North America and the world. It was broadcast weekly after midnight starting in the summer of 1994.

Original Airdates1994-1997
TypeSeries

Opening Night

Opening Night presented three 90-minute plays adapted from the stage and produced by Robert Allen. Four plays were originally scheduled. "The Farm Show," in which the Theatre Passe Muraille of Toronto depicted present-day farm life in Clinton, Ont., was set to debut the series on Oct 9, 1974. Instead, it aired as part of CBC's Performance series on Jan ...

Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

Opening of Montreal International Airport

Commentators on this half-hour program were Bob Brazil of Montreal and Byng Whitteker of Toronto. The program showed the official opening of the airport's $30 million terminal, then one of the world's largest airport buildings. The terminal had been built to provide for future developments, in that it was five times larger than airline traffic demanded ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeSpecial

Operation Entertainment

Benefit concerts for Vietnamese refugees telecast live from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Charlottetown. Each segment had as host a Canadian personality, with Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster as the national hosts in Ottawa. The nonprofit, fundraising benefit was designed to welcome the boat people and raise money for organizations ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeSpecial

Opposite, Opposite Sexes

★★★

Mike Darrow was host of the adult game show, Opposite, Opposite Sexes, on Global Television from Monday to Thursday. The show featured engaged or married couples competing on answers to questions about sexuality and marriage.

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Origins: A History of Canada

★★★½

TVO's Origins: A History of Canada, with 16 half-hour programs, traced the events that shaped this continent, beginning with the arrival of Canada's native inhabitants some 25,000 years ago and ending with the last spike driven into the transcontinental railway in 1885. The show used archival footage, computer graphics and historical reenactments to bri ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeSeries

Oscar Peterson and Friends

In Oscar Peterson and Friends, Oscar Peterson and his piano were accompanied by a different guest each week for a musical performance. The 12 episodes were produced by CBC Toronto and it aired locally there in the winter of 1980-1981. The series aired on the full CBC network the following summer.

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

Oscar Peterson Presents

★★★★½

Oscar Peterson Presents was a CTV music series featuring the Oscar Peterson Trio and their guests. Scheduled to appear were Count Basie, Cleo Lane, John Dankworth, Dizzy Gillespie and Joe Turner. The series was produced at BCTV, in Vancouver.

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Other Eye, The

A half-hour of talk, music, and satire, The Other Eye was intended to complement the public affairs coverage of The Public Eye for the summer of 1967, and be a prime time successor to Nightcap, which had died at the end of May. In fact, the summer run was designed as a market test for one of the CBC's long-time dreams, a successful late-night talk show.

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Other Man, The

When Paul Rocello, an Italian recently arrived in England, was murdered on a houseboat moored at Medlow, the principal suspect was David Henderson, housemaster at Buckingham. However, many of the other people in the town have connections with Henderson, including the police officer investigating the crime, Detective Inspector Ford, whose son Timothy has ...

Original Airdates1963
TypeMiniseries

Other Voices

Other Voices aimed to be controversial. The half-hour, public affairs program, which succeeded Horizon, had twelve-week runs in autumn 1964 and spring 1965. It purported to document people within society that television normally did not show. For one feature, for example, host Don Francks "infiltrated" groups of Mods and Rockers in the U.K., and for ano ...

Original Airdates1964-1965
TypeSeries

Other Women's Children

Other Women's Children In this tearful drama, a pediatrician's growing bond to a terminally ill child threatens to destroy her already unstable marriage.

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Our Fellow Americans

Our Fellow Americans was a CBC series of 8 half-hour profiles of life in the U.S.A. The series marked the bicentennial of the United States, and concentrated on eight different regions of the country. Each show included interviews with colourful, often well-known, characters from the region. So, in Texas, Larry Solway talked with billionaire Bunker Hunt ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Our World

Our World was a half-hour documentary series on CTV. The series offered a roughly two-thirds/one-third mix of CTV-produced documentaries and foreign (often UK) acquisitions.

Original Airdates1968-1970
TypeSeries

Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft

Out of Mind casts an entertaining eye on the work of American writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), one of the early 20th century's masters of gothic-horror literature. The film offers an encounter with Lovecraft and enters into his world. Engaging in a kind of game around the writer, the film playfully winks at some of the themes characteristic of his wor ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Outdoor Show

Outdoor Show Bob Burton, a CBC Winnipeg announcer, was the host on the "Outdoor Show" seen Thursday nights on CBWT. Burton, who came to Winnipeg from Regina, interviewed experts on such outdoor subjects as hunting, boating, fishing, and camping around Manitoba.

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Outdoors Unlimited

★★★★★

Outdoors Unlimited was a wildlife and nature program hosted by Keith McColl and produced by Calgary's CFCN-TV. It was syndicated to other Canadian stations well into the 1980's.

AkaOutdoors Unlimited With Keith McColl
Original Airdates1965
TypeSeries

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