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Home to Stay

Home to Stay A teenage girl sets off on an odyssey from her Illinois farming community with her free-spirited but frail grandfather to thwart her uncle's plans to put him in a home for the aged.

Original Airdates1978
TypeTV Movie

Homemade Jam

★

Singer-composer Bob Ruzicka was the host of Homemade Jam, which was an Edmonton series of three half-hour music specials. The June 24 and July 22 programs featured Nancy Nash, a noted singer and harp player. The July 8 show featured singer Gabrielle Bujeaud. The series aired nationally on the CBC-TV network.

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Homemade TV

★★★★½

Homemade TV, a CBC kid's series, featured four great entertainers-improvisers: Larry and Fred Mollin, Phil Savath and Barry Flatman. It was contemporary humor and satire with sight gags, adventure stories, and it was creative, imaginative and witty with the outstanding talents of the dynamite quartet. There were take-offs on well-known movies eg: Ricky ...

AkaHomemade Television
Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

HomeStyle

★

Anne Kennedy has often been dubbed Canada’s Martha Stewart. In fact, since the launch of her series Homestyle a few years ago, Kennedy has gained a loyal following for her wealth of creative, affordable ideas and her engaging on-air personality. Homestyle celebrates the lost art of homemaking–cooking, decorating, and creating a haven from the outside ...

Original Airdates1995-?
TypeSeries

Hometown

Hometown for thirteen weeks found the people of Willowbend in various festive moods. The story of each of these social events— Willowbend's golden jubilee, the town fair, a school dance, a Chivaree, and a farming bee, etc.— were told largely in music sung by the James Duncan Singers and soloists. The songs included folk songs, show tunes, and a number o ...

AkaHome Town
Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins created the illusion of a night on the town at an authentic Honky Tonk club with this weekly half-hour CTV variety series. The show captured the flavour of the urban cowboy craze. The Honky Tonk Dancers, The Hawks and bartender Eddie Shack were regulars, plus special musical guests brought in each week. The episodes produced by Bi ...

Original Airdates1981-1982
TypeSeries

Hooked on Reading

This series of six programs for parents produced by TV Ontario was produced by Linda Rainsberry and directed by Ted Follows, with an attractive viewers' guide written by the well-known critic of children's books, Michele Landsberg. Viewers were invited to join the adventures of Todd, Cassie, and Robbie as they shared with their father his enthusiasm for ...

TypeSeries

Hootenanny

★★★★

Hootenanny was the Wednesday afternoon segment of the Music Hop series. It originated in Winnipeg and featured a seven voice vocal group, members of which also took turns as soloists. See also Music Hop.

Original Airdates1964-1966
TypeSeries

Hope Island

Hope Island Reverend Daniel Cooper has come to Hope Island to reopen the Community Church, hoping the assignment will help him through the grief of a terrible loss. Distrusted by the local inhabitants and with the church in a terrible state of disrepair and neglect, Daniel feels alone and rejected. He is befriended by a lonely boy named Dylan who will help him do r ...

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Horizon

Horizon was an hour-long show on Sunday nights which examined social problems, took a look at personalities and generally indulged in the great Canadian search for the Nation's identity. It was seen on alternate weeks with a clutch of two half-hour items, one segment originating in Montreal, the other in Toronto, both dealing with public affairs.

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeSeries

Horse Latitudes

★★★★★

Horse Latitudes April 26, 1970— a 50-foot sailboat that left England the previous September and was thought to be halfway round the world is found drifting in the mid-Atlantic. There is no one aboard. "Horse Latitudes" is the drama, based on fact, of a 40-year-old yachtsman, Phillip Stockton. In 1969, Stockton enters the world's first single-handed, round-the-world boa ...

Original Airdates1977
TypeTV Movie

Horst Koehler Show, The

★★★★½

Horst Koehler hosted 39 half-hour episodes of this travelogue series. It originally aired on Sunday afternoons on CHAN-TV in Vancouver and other CTV affiliates has appeared on TV schedules well into the late 70's. The travel program was one of the first of its kind. Koehler's trips were sponsored by Vancouver Fancy Sausage.

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeSeries

Hot Shots

★★★★½

Hot Shots Filmed in Toronto, Hot Shots followed the exploits of Crimeworld Magazine reporters Amanda Reed and Jason West, played by Dorothy Parke and Booth Savage. Some episodes of Hot Shots featured the cast of another Alliance series, Night Heat, in character. The series first aired on CBS in 1986. CTV aired it at the end of 1987.

Original Airdates1987
TypeSeries

House and Home

★★

House and Home Demonstrating the essentials of design for every income and age bracket, House & Home TV is a fast paced series that teaches viewers how to create the look they want. The half-hour daily show offers fresh ideas and delivers tips and trends from North America’s design experts. Host Lynda Reeves visits unique homes across Canada, showing viewers how they ...

Original Airdates1998-
TypeSeries

House of Pride

★★½

House of Pride This half-hour, weekly family melodrama featured members of a far-flung Canadian family in a sort of peripatetic Whiteoaks of Jalna. The death of Dan Pride and the potential sale of the home to a developer for a million dollars were the two starting points. The Prides had shattered and drifted to Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Halifax. The ...

Original Airdates1974-1976
TypeSeries

House Party

A half-hour talk show, House Party ran every 2nd week, alternating with What's My Line or Make A Match. An offscreen commentator introduced guests over film or still photographs, and then host Michele Tisseyre interviewed them in a setting appropriate to their talent or story. Guests were generally from the field of entertainment, including sports, tele ...

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

How About That?

CBC weatherman Percy Saltzman starred in Weather and Why, a fifteen minute science show for children. On it, he demonstrated basic principles of physics and demonstrated how to make scientific instruments, such as an anemometer or a rain gauge, with readily available materials. The program gained considerable praise. This program was renamed How Abo ...

AkaWeather and Why
Original Airdates1953-1954
TypeSeries

How It Happens

This was a CBC series of ten 30-minute shows on science for young people. The programs approached scientific questions through questions about everyday occurrences or objects that are taken for granted, such as "How do jet aircraft avoid collisions?" or "How is spaghetti made?"

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

Howard Presents

The CBC returned to television two stars of its legendary chidren's show, Razzle Dazzle. For nine programs, Michele Finney and Howard the Turtle introduced news and historical film, and presented adventure serials, such as Trail of the Royal Mounted.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Howdy Doody

★★★★

Howdy Doody Originally an American program, "Howdy Doody" was rewritten and recast by CBC, Canadianizing characters such as Buffalo Bill into Timber Tom. The program featured an ongoing storyline, and a cast of characters performing songs and slapstick to a live studio audience known as the peanut gallery. The CBC aired the all-Canadian version of "Howdy Doody" ...

Original Airdates1954-1959
TypeSeries

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