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Looking at Art

Looking at Art, a 30-minute program from Vancouver, included interviews with artist Jack Shadbolt on the British collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and with Cliff Robinson on stage design.

Original Airdates1954
TypeSeries

Looking for Miracles

Looking for Miracles Sixteen-year-old Ryan Delaney has won a scholarship, but it's not a full one, so he needs a summer job to pay for his university expenses. And although he's not eighteen, he can't swim, and has never been to camp, he manages to get a job as a camp couselor. But his mother makes him take his younger brother, Sullivan, with him to camp, since she can't lo ...

AkaL'été des victoires (French title)
Original Airdates1989
TypeTV Movie

Lost in the Barrens

★★★★★

Lost in the Barrens A young man is unexpectedly removed from his high school and has to go live in the north of Canada with his trapper uncle who he doesn't know. He doesn't know anything about anything pertaining to this life style or area and he has no desire to learn. He travels even farther north with some Indians he just met. He ends up lost in the barrens of north ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave

★★★★★

Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave An archaeological expedition journeys to Manitoba, Canada, in search of a legendary crucifix supposedly buried in an ancient Viking grave.

AkaCurse of the Viking Grave
Original Airdates1991
TypeTV Movie

Lost Satellite, The

★★★★

Two hour-long episodes of the SCTV-like The Lost Satellite were broadcast on Superchannel, and on the U.S. pay-TV network Showtime. The premise of the show was that an alien civilization found a lost telecommunications satellite and programmed back to Earth what they saw fit. The result was a series of unrelated sketches, including parodies of pay-TV. O ...

AkaChronicals of the Lost Satellite Network
Original Airdates1983
TypeSeries

Loto Canada

Federally run Loto Canada (son of the Olympic Lottery), with its big-revenue $10 tickets, million-dollar bonanzas and new instant prizes, tried to upstage its rivals by using well-programmed, closely guarded computers. (No showy spheres and colored balls for them.) They also produced a glittery, live $100,000-plus TV show, chock-full of Canadian talent ...

AkaLoto-Canada
TypeSeries

Louisiana

★★★★★

Louisiana Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her family's fortune.

Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Love & Larceny

Love & Larceny Beauty and brains were Besty Bigley's only hopes of escaping rural poverty. A notorious con-woman of the 1890s, alias Mrs. Chadwick, alias Pelvina de Vere, and a string of other false names. She worked her way up the criminal ranks, all the way to Wall Street, where she chiseled fortunes out of millionaires. Based on a true story.

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnne Thatcher

★★★★½

Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnne Thatcher "Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and JoAnn Thatcher" was a 2-part miniseries dramatizing the events surrounding the Saskatchewan cabinet minister convicted of killing his ex-wife. Thatcher, a millionaire rancher, politician and son of the premier of the province, was charged with the brutal stabbing-and-shooting death of his former wife and went to tr ...

AkaLove and Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell
Original Airdates1989
TypeMiniseries

Love Handles

★★★★½

Love Handles Love Handles aired on Global TV weekday mornings at 11:30 from 1996 to 1998. This made-in-Canada Newlywed Game for the '90s was updated to reflect its era. Not all of the couples were married and not all the couples were opposite-sex.

Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Love Me, Love Me Not

★★★★

Love Me, Love Me Not In this game show, two contestants of the same sex compete against each other, facing a panel of three members of the opposite sex. Each game alternates between men "chasing" women and women "chasing" men. The two "eager rivals" compete to capture the whole panel. The winning rival participates in a "Chase Around the Daisy" to chase the winning member o ...

Original Airdates1986-1987
TypeSeries

Loving Friends and Perfect Couples

Short-lived soap opera was pretty indistinguishable from its U.S. counterparts (including pretending it was set in the States). The series comprised of half-hour episodes and was infamous for its partial nudity. It originally aired on First Choice, then re-run uncut, on Global TV.

Original Airdates1983
TypeSeries

Luncheon Date

★★★

Luncheon Date From 1963 to 1970, Luncheon Date, the noontime interview show was shot with one camera and broadcast live locally, over CBLT, from the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel. In 1970 the show underwent a facelift, expanded its coverage to the national CBC network, and expanded to 90 minutes for CBC-owned stations (affiliates received the first and last hal ...

Original Airdates1963-1975
TypeSeries

Lunchtime Little Theatre

★★★★

Lunchtime Little Theatre Ted Zeigler wrote, directed and starred as Johnny Jellybean in Lunchtime Little Theatre, a popular show for kids (but just as popular with adults). The Johnny Jellybean character had originally appeared on an American version of the show which went off the air in 1960 and came back to life at CFCF-TV in Montreal. This was a live 60-minute weekday show f ...

AkaJohnny Jellybean
Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

Lynette Jennings Homeworks

★★★★

Lynette Jennings Homeworks Lynette Jennings Homeworks was a weekly show that communicated affordable within-reach advice to consumers in the areas of renovation, home improvement design and decorating. After studying architecture and performing arts at the University of Michigan and Chicago's DePaul University, she relocated to Canada in 1971. The following year, Lynette bega ...

AkaLynette Jennings' Home; Lynette Jennings HouseSmart
Original Airdates1990-1996
TypeSeries

Lynsky and Co.

★★★★★

Lynsky and Co. was another variation of a Dale Harney variety show for a younger audience. Ralph, an oversize "hound dog" (a man dressed in a hound dog costume borrowed from a local shopping center), acts as a foil to frustrate Harney's magic tricks or Lynsky's songs. Linda Lopushinsky plays Lynsky but takes on various roles, as a comic Roxy who presen ...

AkaLynsky and Company
TypeSeries

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