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Remote Assignment

CBC television spread its wings in this series of remote broadcasts produced by Franz Kraemer, who took a mobile unit into the streets of Toronto for sidewalk interviews on events of current interest. The series also included a series of broadcasts from the Canadian National Exhibition.

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Ren & Stimpy Show, The

★★★½

Ren & Stimpy Show, The An intense, hyperactive chihuahua (Is there any other kind?) and a happy-go-lucky, empty-brained cat share bizarre and often repulsive adventures. Their experiences usually involve hairballs, filthy litterboxes, "magic nose goblins", sentient farts, jars of spit, outhouses, eating dirt, monkey vermin and any other imaginable disgusting substance. ...

Original Airdates1991
TypeSeries

Rencontres avec les baleines du Saint-Laurent

Rencontres avec les baleines du Saint-Laurent Each year, over a million visitors come from all over the world to be enchanted by an extraordinary encounter with the whales in the water of the majestic St.Lawrence River (Québec, Canada). Two filmmakers, Alain Belhumeur and Jean Lemire, have been following the whales, seeking insights into their mysterious world. The result of their research, accompl ...

AkaEncounters with the Whales of the Saint-Lawrence
Original Airdates1998
TypeDocumentary

Rendez-Vous for Peace

From Quebec City, a compilation of the special celebrations which took place during the Rendez-Vous 1987 hockey games between the NHL All-Stars and the USSR. Paul Anka, David Foster, Crystal Gayle and the Soviet rock group Autograf were featured. Aired on CBC Friday March 6, 1987 and re-aired on the 7th.

Original Airdates1987
TypeSpecial

René Simard Show, The

★★★½

René Simard Show, The Only sixteen years old when he began his CBC network television show, René Simard had been a singing and dancing star throughout his adolescence. The show, produced in Vancouver by Alan Thicke, had high production values and featured Canadian and international guests.

Original Airdates1977-1979
TypeSeries

Reno and the Doc

Reno and the Doc was the story of an eccentric jock and a middle-aged con man who formed a wacky team to compete on the professional ski circuit. The movie debuted on First Choice in June, 1984.

AkaReno & the 'Doc'
Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Replay

The CBC tested Replay, a sports talk show taped before an audience, in a series of 3 one-hour broadcasts, broadcast on occasional Saturday afternoons over two months. The shows included film features as well as conversation with guests. The results were promising enough that the program reappeared in the autumn.

Original Airdates1971-1974
TypeSeries

Report Canada

★★★½

Various geographical, social and historical facts about Canada are explored for young viewers.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Rescue Heroes

★★★★★

Rescue Heroes Based on the best-selling action figures from the Fisher Price division of Mattel, Rescue Heroes is an animated adventure show featuring a daring team of emergency response professionals ready and willing to race to trouble spots all over the world. Equipped with the latest information and cutting-edge technology, they put themselves in the "line of fir ...

AkaRescue Heroes: Global Response Team (new title)
Original Airdates1999-2002
TypeSeries

Restless Wave, The

This series of 3 one-hour programs documented the history of the Royal Canadian Navy in interviews and with footage collected from European and Canadian film archives. The first segment included an interview with Rear Admiral Victor G. Brodeur, who was in the first class of cadets in 1910, and outlined the navy's development to the Second World War. The ...

Original Airdates1970
TypeSeries

Return to the Arctic

Thom Benson interviews Arctic expert Doug Wilkinson about his many years in the far north. Wilkinson who has been adopted by an Eskimo family, hunts and generally lives like an Eskimo whenever he is in the Arctic Aired on Mar 26, 1960

Original Airdates1960
TypeDocumentary

Rez, The

★★★

Rez, The Shot on a Northern Ontario reservation, The Rez almost exclusively utilized the talents of its residents both behind and in front of the cameras. Representing a broad cross-section of First Nations communities, the series' cast was drawn from native communities across the country.

Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Rhapsody

★★★★★

Rhapsody This CBC summer series of half-hour programs of traditional music spotlighted three or four different countries on each program, with the performers dressed in authentic costumes. This passing parade of world cultures was supported from week to week by the orchestra and chorus of Ivan Romanoff. Boris Volkoff - choreographer

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

Rhodes

Rhodes This 8-part drama series tells the story of Cecil Rhodes, the British 19th-century businessman who became the wealthiest man in the Western world and founded the nation Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The series tells of how he arrived in South Africa as a teenager, how he made his fortune in gold and diamond mining, and how he led the colonization of large ar ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeMiniseries

Rhythm Pals

★★

This 20-minute musical program, with musical group "The Rhythm Pals" originated in Vancouver. In central Canada, it followed The Nation's Business, and ran every second week to fill a half-hour time slot.

Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Rich Little's Christmas Carol

★★★

Rich Little's Christmas Carol Rich Little's Christmas Carol was his impressionistic version of the Charles Dickens Christmas favourite. And it was some version: Little added a new twist to the old story by appearing as all of the characters- 19 of them. Then he twisted it a little more by playing each role as it would be played by a famous movie or TV personality. The lineup incl ...

Original Airdates1978
TypeSpecial

Rich Little's Robin Hood

Rich Little's Robin Hood Rich Little plays all the major characters in the retelling of the Robin Hood story. As in his version of A Christmas Carol, Little plays each character through a classic hollywood personality.

Original Airdates1982
TypeTV Movie

Ricky's Room

★★★★★

Ricky's Room Join Ricky, a friendly blue rhinoceros, along with his sporty sister Nicki and inventive cousin Harold Hippo, as they sing, dance, learn and have lots of fun! Everyday, four of Ricky’s friends come to visit and embark on exciting adventures that explore many educational concepts.

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Riding High

Produced in Vancouver, this musical show had a different setting each week. One week, for example, it took place in a western saloon, and the next it was set in a music hall at the end of the nineteenth century. The half-hour broadcast starred Eleanor Collins, Don Francks, Pat Kirkpatrick, Ron Beckett, and the Four Bits.

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Riel

★★★★★

Riel "Riel" covers the passionate and turbulent period of Canadian Confederation, when English and French speaking Metis struggled to preserve their rights and land claims as the new Dominion of Canada negotiated with the Hudson's Bay Company for purchase of the Northwest. Over 60 performers and 1,000 extras took part in the filming of this colossal project. ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeTV Movie

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