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Telestory Time

★★★★★

Telestory Time was a CBC program for children, with stories sang by Pat Patterson and illustrated by George Feyer, cartoonist. Musical background was provided by Doris Ord on the organ.

Original Airdates1953-1954
TypeSeries

Tell-A-Tale Town

★★★

Tell-A-Tale Town Tell-A-Town was an educational series designed to model for young children the fun, pleasure, and excitement of storytelling, therefore fostering a positive feeling about language and literacy and a continuing interest. The series was aimed at children aged four to 10. On each show, teenagers from the Vancouver Youth Theatre presented well-rehearsed ...

Original Airdates1994-1997
TypeSeries

Temps present

★

Temps present was a series of films produced by the National Film Board's French language unit. The series appeared on Radio-Canada (1961-1962) and, over two summer seasons (1962-1963) on the English service of CBC television.

Original Airdates1961-1963
TypeSeries

Ten Thousand Day War, The

★★★★½

Ten Thousand Day War, The Seekers after pleasant escapism won't find it here, but those seeking substance will find something unique: Television's first documentary history of television's first war- the "living-room war" in Vietnam. Veteran foreign correspondent Michael Maclear created this series, which covers three decades of conflict: from 1945, when the battleground was kno ...

Original Airdates1980-1982
TypeSeries

Tenth Decade, The

★★★★½

Tenth Decade, The A series of 8 one-hour film documentaries, The Tenth Decade charted the political decade up to the Centennial year, and the Parliamentary conflict between John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson as leaders of the two major parties. The Tenth Decade was heralded as a major effort in the development of television as a tool for writing Canadian political histo ...

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Terminal City

A backstage comedy along the lines of Larry Sanders except... this really was a musical variety show for CBC Television. Each episode featured a special guest star as the host. The host would play themself, deliver a comic monologue and become involved in a bizarre backstage scenario involving the show's fictional crew. Meanwhile... each episode feature ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeSeries

Terry and Me

Veteran vocalist Terry Dale was featured in this musical series from Vancouver. She sang jazz numbers and her announcer was husband Allan Millar, of Harmony House fame. The show, called Terry and Me, also included short sketches, a guest musician, and an 8-piece band led by Dave Pepper.

Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Terry Fox Story, The

★★★★★

Terry Fox Story, The Terry Fox has lost a leg to cancer. Frustrated with the lack of public support for or recognition of cancer victims and amputees, he sets himself the task of running across Canada to raise money for cancer research: his "Marathon of Hope".

Original Airdates1983
TypeTV Movie

Test Pattern

★★★★½

Test Pattern Test Pattern was a MuchMusic game show in which contestants threw a fake brick at a tic-tac-toe style board revealing different challenges. Several prize items were awarded, with the grand prize being the official Test Pattern Two-Slice Toaster. The show also featured Canadian musicians who were prominent in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sidney M. ...

Original Airdates1989-1991
TypeSeries

That Maritime Feelin'

★★★★★

That Maritime Feelin' brought the voice of Marg Osburne back to the CBC for a series of 13 half-hour contemporary musical variety shows that spotlighted music and talent from the Atlantic provinces. The show had a simple format that stressed the music and performances. The styles of music ranged from the traditional to current pop tunes. Sadly, Marg ...

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

That's Show Biz

That's Show Biz That's Show Biz was a one-hour comedy-variety special by Hart Pomerantz and Lorne Michaels spoofing the entertainment industry. Running the gamut from movie cliches and trivia to television politicians, evangelists, cooks and hot seat interviewers, the special also looked at spy and costume dramas (Mission Ridiculous), incompetent folksingers and dis ...

Original Airdates1970
TypeSpecial

Theatre Canada

Theatre Canada was subtitled Canadian Short Stories, and presented 16 half-hour film adaptations. The series included: Very Special Shoes; In Exile; Postcard; In The Promised Land; Rigmarole; Father and Son; Something For Olivia's Scrapbook; The Mariposa Bank Mystery; God's Sparrow; A Token Gesture; Some Are So Lucky; The Magic Hat; and Roberta and Her ...

AkaCanadian Short Stories
Original Airdates1970
TypeSeries

Their Springtime of Life

This series of 4 hour-long documentaries used footage from the National Film Board, the Imperial War Museum, German newsreels, the French Army, and other public and private sources to construct a history of the Canadian Army from the 1910s to the 1940s. The first part concerned the First World War, the second segment the period up to the Second World Wa ...

Original Airdates1972
TypeMiniseries

Theme and Variations

This CBC summer series, with the umbrella title Theme and Variations, brought together a variety of different types of productions. For example, one program combined Ingmar Bergman's film production of The Magic Flute with The Borodin Trio, John Thorne's production from CBC Vancouver, on an ensemble that specializes in modern Russian music. Another show ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

Theme in Seven

Vancouver violinist Jean de Rimanoczy traced the development of chamber music and discussed other topics, such as the evolution of stringed and woodwind instruments, the romantic period of music, impressionism, and the influence of jazz on modern serious music, in this series of seven programs.

AkaTheme in 7
Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Theodore Tugboat

★★★★

Theodore Tugboat Theodore Tugboat is a televison show for children about a little tugboat, his friends, and their adventures in the Big Harbour. Produced in Canada by the CBC and Conchrane Entertainment from 1993 to 2001, it is no longer in production. At one time appearing in as many as 80 countries, it is still believed to appear in syndication in various parts of the ...

Original Airdates1993-2001
TypeSeries

Theologo '67

Theologo '67 documented the proceedings of the theological Congress held in Toronto in the summer of 1967. The four half-hour programs concentrated on issues of poverty, war, and contraception; the Church in the world; Christian unity; and conscience.

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

These Arms of Mine

★★★★★

These Arms of Mine Confident, outgoing Claire Monroe, once a singer with the shortlived '80s girl group The Queen Bees, is a popular Toronto radio deejay who has decidedly urban tastes. Her career is about to take off with a new talk show, she has a vibrant social life, and she enjoys a close relationship with her parents and longtime friends. But there’s a snag. Clair ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

They All Play Ragtime

A Vancouver production, this series of 6 half-hour programs followed the development of the popular music style ragtime from its beginnings to its heyday in the 20s and 30s. Among the performers were Max Morath, Eubie Blake, Dick Wellstood, Milton Kaye, Dick Hyman, the percussion ensemble Nexus, Ben McPeek, the Canadian Brass, and Ian Whitcomb.

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

They're Playing Our Song

In this series of three programs of popular music of the 1950s to the 1970s, famous Canadians placed requests for their favourite tunes. Among the guests were Jose Feliciano, who played and sang Gary Carter's request, "California Dreamin'"; Susan Jacks, with her hit, "Which Way You Goin', Billy," requested by Nancy Greene Raine; tenor Georges Coulombe, ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

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