People Are Like That


John Kastner and Suzette Couture took to the streets in People Are Like That, a two-part CBC comedy. The pair set out to catch unassuming people off guard in humourous situations. For example, the camera looked for reactions when a marathon bicycle racer climbed out of a sewer with his bicycle; and cab drivers were thrust, without warning, into a live T ...

Original Airdates1980

People in Conflict


People in Conflict was a dramatic afternoon program which appeared on the CTV network every weekday from Oct. 1, 1962 to Sep. 11, 1970. Beginning in 1966, it was also broadcast once a week in an evening time slot. Each half-hour program presented two complete stories of real-life people in emotional crisis. The situations were based on fact - problem ...

Original Airdates1962-1970

People In Parties

In these two half-hour programs, A. Davidson Dunton, president of Carleton University, discussed issues of power and Canadian politics with Ottawa reporters Clark Davey of the Globe and Mail and Tom Gould of the Victoria Daily Times, and with political studies professor John Meisel of Queen's University. The show, titled The Golden Road To Power and Who ...

Original Airdates1960

People of Our Time

People of Our Time was a series of 10 film essays on the human condition, and featured TV essays by such diverse authorities as Robertson Davies, Jessica Mitford and Arnold Toynbee. The 1975 season included more Canadians, but the programs still relied most heavily on commentary from outside Canada.

Original Airdates1974-1977

People Talking Back

People Talking Back was a CBC series of six programs of participation television. The premiere broadcast ran three hours, and used satellite feed, telephones, and computer polls to link viewers across the country from a base at Edmonton's Victoria Composite High School. In addition to interviews, the program included brief documentaries, street intervie ...

Original Airdates1979

Pepinot and Capucine


Pepinot and Capucine Puppets Pepinot and Capucine first appeared in a comic strip for the children's French language weekly newspaper, Francais. In 1952, the characters were developed into the first children's television show, airing from Montreal under the direction of Jean Paul Ladouceur. The program was shortened to "Pepinot" in 1954. The characters consisted of Pepinot, ...

AkaPépinot et Capucine
Original Airdates1952-1957

Peppermint Prince, The


In this fifteen minute children's show from Vancouver, John Chappell played the Peppermint Prince who, with the help of his puppet friends, played out adventures and introduced cartoons.

Original Airdates1956-1957


Performance comprised twenty 60 or 90 minute-long dramas including a stage hit by Toronto Workshop Productions based on "Ten Lost Years," Barry Broadfoot's best-seller on Canada in the hungry 1930s. Performance held a time slot on Sunday evenings for two years and, taking a path toward socially pertinent documentary drama in the latter part of its run, ...

Original Airdates1974-1976

Performers, The

Gordie Tapp hosted this half-hour spotlight for young, professional entertainers from across Canada. The shows were taped in Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver auditoriums, in front of appreciative local audiences, who cheered on performers from their regions. The CBC repeated the original eighteen broadcasts, first ai ...

Original Airdates1971-1972

Perry's Probe


Perry's Probe was a half-hour investigative journalism series, first as a local program on CFTO-TV Toronto and later as a CTV network daytime strip. It only lasted one season, but Perry re-emerged several years later on the network as co-host of Canada AM.

Original Airdates1968-1969

Personalities in the News

Personalities in the News On Personalities in the News, news editor Lionel McAuley has interviewed such headliners as Adlai Stevenson and Lester B Pearson. Personalities in the News was broadcast locally in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on then CBC affiliate CJIC-TV.

Original Airdates1957?



Perspective A half-hour program, produced by the National Film Board, Perspective included both documentaries and dramatic productions. Most concerned contemporary issues in Canada, although several films, such as Haiti, were produced outside the country, and a few were historical reconstructions, for example, Wolfe And Montcalm.

Original Airdates1956-1958

Pet Connection


Pet Connection was an info-based series of 65 episodes that took a look at the world of pets and their owners. It covered conventional pets as well as the alternative ones which kids find fascinating - like ferrets, snakes, bats and even spiders. The program was televised daily or weekly on the CBC, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet as well as Japan, ...

Original Airdates1993-1995

Pet Corner

Pet Corner On this fifteen minute, weekly program from Toronto, first called Pet Shop, host Rick Campbell talked to young guests about the care and training of their household pets.

AkaPet Shop; Pet's Corner
Original Airdates1953-1954

Pet Peeves

Pet peeves ... everybody's got them ... those little irritants that drive us all crazy. Maybe it's tailgaters, ghetto blasters, traffic, crowds, cylists who ride on sidewalks, store clerks who keep you waiting while they have a private conversation on the telephone, or shopping carts with wobbly wheels. Maybe it's telephone booths without telephone book ...

Original Airdates1986-1987

Pete's Place


Pete's Place This comedy/musical variety show which originated from "Pete's Place," a financially troubled Las Vegas nightclub (played by Toronto's Brunswick House). Comedian Pete Barbutti starred as the man who took rather desperate measures to keep this dilapidated night club from folding. The idea for Pete's Place grew out of a series of appearances Pete made on ...

Original Airdates1980-81

Peter and Pooch

Peter and Pooch Peter and Pooch was a weekly children's show and one of the first programs to air on Saskatchewan's first television station, CKCK Regina. The show featured a diverse cast of marionettes created by Freda Newman and Shirley Fraser. They also wrote the scripts and voiced and operated the puppets.

Original Airdates1954

Peter Appleyard Presents


Peter Appleyard Presents was a jazz program shot in front of a live audience at the Brunswick House. For three seasons, the series was the only regular jazz television program in North America. The show was retitled Jazz With Appleyard in its last season. Joining Peter Appleyard during the series were pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines, vibraphonist Lionel H ...

AkaJazz With Appleyard
Original Airdates1977-1980

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler in a series of detective novels. Powers Boothe had the title role in this HBO series. The first five episodes of this series (1983) were produced in London, England. The final six 60-minute episodes were produced in Canada.

Original Airdates1986

Phoenix Team, The

The Phoenix Team was a CBC series of 8 one-hour adventure dramas about former spies, brought back into action and into collaboration by circumstance. Valerie Koester, a British secret service agent, enlists the unofficial help of her colleague and former lover, David Brook. Brook had been a top agent in the Canadian service during the years of the C ...

Original Airdates1980

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