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Where It's At

A successor to Music Hop and Let's Go, Where It's At featured current popular and rock music in an after-school, before-supper time slot, and originated in a different city each weekday. The shows from Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg were produced in colour, and from Vancouver and Halifax in living black and white.

Original Airdates1968-1969
TypeSeries

Where Once They Stood

★★★★★

CBC Television in Newfoundland featured this half-hour color documentary series on the early history of Newfoundland. Where Once They Stood, produced and directed by Tom Cahill and filmed by Erich Krichbaum, featured stories on the early history and outstanding personalities of many Newfoundland settlements.

Original Airdates1978-1980
TypeSeries

Where the Sky Begins

Jeune homme oisif et argenté, Edouard Dabert (Bruno Pradal) découvre, à l'occasion d'un séjour en Allemagne, les tentatives de vol d'un autre pionnier des airs, Otto Lilienthal. Rentré en France, il se lance dans l'aventure. En cette fin de XIXème siècle, la concurrence est acharnée entre tous ces hommes qui veulent être les premiers à voler. This se ...

AkaLes faucheurs de marguerites
Original Airdates1974-1975
TypeSeries

While We're Young

A summer variety CBC series, While We're Young spotlighted young Canadian musical talent. It starred singers Tommy Ambrose and Bonnie Hicks, with a choral group called the Swinging Voices, and the Bob Van Norman Dancers.

Original Airdates1960-1961
TypeSeries

Whiskers

A young boy is surprised when he finds that his cat has turned into a human being. After comically adjusting to life in a human form, the cat-man and boy go on a search to find the family that the cat left behind.

AkaMoustaches (French title)
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Whistletown

A half-hour CBC show for kids, Whistle Town divided its attentions between a toy shop and a fire hall in a very small town. Danny and Foster his puppet friend visited Mr. Bean, who owned the toy shop, on Tuesdays, and the fire hall on Thursdays. The show included little dramas, as well as cartoons, newsreels, and musical numbers by Jean Cavall and Ed Mc ...

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

White Fang

★★★★

When a teenage boy is torn from his friends and city surroundings by his family's move to the country, he's convinced his life is at an end. In fact, it is a new beginning. For there he is befriended by a wild but magnificent dog, a wolf-husky mix named White Fang. As the boy helps the dog regain his trust in man, the dog rewards him with uncompromising ...

AkaCroc blanc (French title)
Original Airdates1993
TypeSeries

White Lies

White Lies Catherine (Sarah Polley), a first-year university student who feels alienated from the liberal campus, joins a hate group through the Internet and becomes their voice, only to gradually question their beliefs even as she becomes more deeply involved.

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Whiteoaks of Jalna, The

★★★★

Whiteoaks of Jalna, The The Whiteoaks of Jalna was a 13-episode, one-hour drama series based on the famous Jalna novels of Canadian author Mazo de la Roche, about the Whiteoak family on their country estate, Jalna, on the shores of Lake Ontario. It starred Kate Reid and Paul Harding. A reedited version of the series re-aired on the CBC network in 1974 and a French-dubbed ve ...

AkaJalna
Original Airdates1972
TypeSeries

Who Knows?

Who Knows? was a CBC panel quiz show. James Bannerman was moderator and a panel of three tried to identify strange objects, some very old and some very new. The panel consisted of Walter Kenyon and John Lunn, archaeologists associated with the Royal Ontario Museum, and a different guest each week. An updated version of the show appeared in the 1970s und ...

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

Who Rules?

Who Rules? was a YTV series in which a bizarre alien planet of 'Perfect Parents' take control of a kids network.

Original Airdates1995
TypeSeries

Who's New

A half-hour CBC musical variety show, Who's New originated in different cities. The Ottawa show starred the brilliant singer-songwriter David Wiffen; London had Terry McMannis; Tom Owen in Windsor; Hagood Hardy in Toronto. The program returned in 1978 on CBLT with Rainer Schwartz as host.

Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeSeries

Who's the Guest

A panel variety show, and a summer replacement for The Denny Vaughan Show, on Who's the Guest, panelists tried to identify mystery guests from the entertainment field in Canada. Gerald Bern gave them clues and caricatures, and the guest, once his or her identity was revealed, performed.

Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Whozit

On this CBC quiz show, panelists tried to guess the identity of well-known people from clues provided by cartoonist Bert Grossick's caricatures.

Original Airdates1953
TypeSeries

Why Is It So?

★★★★★

Why Is It So? Why Is It So?, from Vancouver, was a science series devoted to the exploits of a physicist and friend, Professor Julius Sumner Miller and co-host Robert Quintrell. Professor Julius Sumner Miller was later featured on another series by the same title on ABC-TV in Australia, airing there from 1963 to 1986, as well as being featured on the Professor se ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Wicks

Wicks Cartoonist and cockney gadabout Ben Wicks was the host of this half-hour CBC talk show. Wicks sought out unusual guests, and often went to visit them for his interviews rather than bring them into a studio.

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

Wide World of Sports

★★★★★

A Canadian version of ABC's Wide World of Sports was aired by the CTV Television Network. Licensed by ABC, the CTV broadcast included a mix of content from the American show, and segments produced by CTV and its affiliates.

Original Airdates1962-?
TypeSeries

Wild Canada

★★★★★

Wild Canada was a CBC nature series featuring the work of John and Janet Foster, and included 13 one-hour films on their travels to wilderness regions of the country. They voyaged from the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories to the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia to the Queen Charlotte Islands off the British Columbia coast.

Original Airdates1979-1981
TypeSeries

Wild Whirl of Fashion

Wild Whirl of Fashion lasted one season as a five-day-a-week daytime strip on CTV. The series had a beauty salon setting, and was hosted by stylist David Anson.

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Wildlife Cinema

★★★★★

Wildlife Cinema was a nature series which focused on nature and wildlife from all over the world. The series was created by Ralph Ellis and co-produced by Dan Gibson. It aired in reruns until 1988 in some markets.

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

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