Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie

Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie is an animated children's television series which was created by Britt Allcroft in 1996. Based on the books by Katherine Tozer, Mumfie is a special little elephant who had no one to play with. Every morning he would run to his letter box hoping for an adventure - all tied up in a parcel. One day, Mumfie ...

Original Airdates1996-1999

Brokers, The

This CBC-NFB documentary is a who's who and what's what of the high-rolling world of financial investment in Canada, focusing on one of Canada's largest brokerage houses, McLeod Young Weir Ltd. The CBC crew spent weeks filming at MYW, the Toronto and Vancouver Stock Exchanges, at encounter sessions for brokers-in-training and even in-house baseball game ...

Original Airdates1985

Buckshot Show, The


Buckshot Show, The The Buckshot Show was a half-hour show from CFCN-TV with host and creator Ron Barge (Buckshot) who entertained children in the Calgary area daily from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. With a group of puppet characters led by Benny the Bear, Heathcliffe the Dragon, Dafney the Dragon, Foghorn the Firefly, Rodney the Rodent and Farley Frick fro ...

Original Airdates1967-1992

Buddies, The


Two Canadian astronauts on a lonely refuelling station demonstrated bilingual tolerance-when they weren't hoarding food capsules and oxygen canisters or ejecting each other into airless space. Quebecois Latuque (who wore one) was a sentimental slob who melted when Mama Latuque made her weekly phone call ("Bi Bi...Bi you love your mother, Bi Bi.. ...

Original Airdates1967-1968

Bumper Stumpers


Bumper Stumpers Hosted by Al Dubois, the object of Bumber Stumpers was to unscramble licence plates—the letters of which translated into popular slogans. Two pairs of contestants competed for cash prizes by solving the riddles hidden in the license plates (for example; 2BRNT2B— William Shakespeare). Premiered on September 14, 1987.

Original Airdates1987-1990

Bunch of Munsch, A


Bunch of Munsch, A A Bunch of Munsch was a series of animated tales based on the stories based on the books of Robert Munsch. The stories used humour and fantasy to confront issues like peer pressure, hygiene, etc.

Original Airdates1991-1994

Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral

Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral This musical variety show from Vancouver had a western theme, and provided an outlet for talent from Canada's west coast. Regulars included singers Lorraine McAllister, Pat Kirkpatrick, and Don Francks, comic Barney Potts, guitarist Arnie Nelson, and Mike Ferbey, Mark Wald, and Jack Jensen, who comprised the instrumental group, The Rhythm Pals. The show ...

Original Airdates1954-1955

Business of Books, The

The Business of Books was series of six half-hour programs, produced by Cliff Solway, that used drama, music, and satire to outline the business of literature and publishing, particularly in Canada.

Original Airdates1956

Busy Fingers

For many years Betty Nickerson produced a series of art programs for the Department of Education in Manitoba. Busy Fingers on CBC Winnipeg was a visual extension of the art curriculum, but one of Betty's abiding concerns was with the variety of artistic expression among children of all ages in many countries of the world. Producers: Jean McKay, Ron B ...

Original Airdates1958-1962

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The

Busy World of Richard Scarry, The The Busy World of Richard Scarry was a 13-part animated series which brought to life Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo, Sergeant Murphy and the whole Busy Town cast known from Richard Scarry's bestselling books. Each show contained three different stories, and the strange vehicles— like banana and tomato cars—were sure to charm the little ones.

Original Airdates1993-1994

Butch Patterson: Private Dick


Butch Patterson: Private Dick Butch Patterson: Private Dick is a modern-day series steeped in the classic noir of the 1940's. It's a fast-paced comedy full action, deceit and enough hard boiled, rapid-fire dialogue to make Dashell Hammet spin in his grave with jealousy and a longing for proper grammar. Drawing its inspiration from the pulp novels issued by Ace Publishing, Harlequ ...

Original Airdates1999-2001

Butternut Square


Butternut Square This children's show aimed to help its young viewers to become more aware of themselves in relation to the world through a series of real and fantasy adventures. Our guides, Sandy, played by Sandra Cohen, and Mr. Dress-Up. played by Ernie Coombs, met in Butternut Square, a town square. They and their friends led viewers through games, musical numbers, a ...

Original Airdates1964-1967

By Invitation

A half-hour program of music and conversation that originated in Winnipeg and featured Ed Evanko, Mary Nowell, and Neill Harris.

Original Airdates1966-1967

By Way of the Stars

By Way of the Stars In search of his father, a young man pursued by a killer travels from Prussia to the Canadian wilderness, encountering friendly Indians, not-so-friendly aristocrats, adventure, and a little romance along the way.

Original Airdates1992


Bynon Bynon was a daily hour-long interview show, hosted by radio journalist Arlene Bynon. Bynon is renowned for her intuitive questioning, charming style and intellect.

Original Airdates1998-2001

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