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Mikado, The

★★★★★

The Stratford Festival of Canada did several Gilbert & Sullivan operettas over a number of years, all directed by Brian Macdonald. They manage to keep all the humour and lightness, and discard the stodginess and antiquated creakiness that can creep into more "traditional" presentations. This is a filmed version of a stage performance, and the sets are b ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeTV Movie

Mike Neun Show, The

★★★★★

The Mike Neun Show was a 26-week CBC series produced in Vancouver. It starred humourist, singer and guitarist Mike Neun, and featured special guests each week with an emphasis on young Canadian performers. Taped at the North Vancouver Centennial Centre, the show also featured scenes shot throughout B.C.

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Milgaard

Milgaard This film tells the story of David Milgaard, who was charged and convicted for a brutal rape & murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment, he must struggle to survive in his years in prison, while his family and two crusading lawyers struggle to prove his innocence.

AkaHard Time: The David Milgaard Story
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Million Dollar Babies

Million Dollar Babies The true story of the Dionne quints that shocked 1930's Canada. When a poor rural Ontario family gives birth to quintuplet, the town doctor doesn't waste a second and takes over the family. He helps to take care of the babies but soon turns the babies into a freak show. Not before long the government gets involved and the babies are a multi-million doll ...

AkaLes jumelles Dionne (French title)
Original Airdates1994
TypeMiniseries

Mills of Power, The

★★★★★

The Mills of Power was a six-part mini-series in which an old man recounts the tale of a group of people from Quebec who migrate to Eastern U.S.A. at the turn of the century. His story contrasts the industrialist era of 1907-1920 to the present technological age.

AkaLes Tisserands du pouvoir
Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

Minikins, The

★★★★★

Architect Paul Herman travels to a tropical island to establish its potential as a tourist resort. He doesn't realize that his plans are found out by a tribe of people of only a fraction of the size of normal humans. Three of them decide to hide in his luggage as blind passengers and enlist the Herman family in their efforts to prevent the destruction o ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

Minnow on the Say

The Minnow was a canoe in this fifteen minute children's drama, which originated in Vancouver, and was presented for thirteen weeks in the spring of 1960. It told the story of David and Adam, two boys who sought the treasure hidden by one of their ancestors in 1588 in the region of the river Say.

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Miriam Breitman

This half-hour variety show starred Miriam Breitman, a vocal trio of Don Milne, Henri Enns, and Karen Enns, guitarist Lenny Breau, and an orchestra conducted by Bob McMullin. Breitman's guests included Maxine Ware, Georges La Fleche, Ron Halldorson, Reg Gibson, Roy Petty, Imgard Baerg, Yvette, Hector Bremner, Ray St. Germain, Ted Komar, Laurel Ward, and ...

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Miss Patricia's Songs and Things

★★★★★

Miss Patricia's Songs and Things was a nine-week summer series starring Pat Hervey, a well-known Canadian singing star, who welcomed special guests each week. The musical variety show was shot on location in Vancouver.

AkaMiss Patricia's Phantasmagorical Presentation of Songs and Things
Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Mister X In Canada

Dr. Carter B. Store, school inspector with the Ottawa School Board, wrote and narrated 13 episodes of this 15-minute historical broadcast on people who have shaped the personality of Canada. Store illustrated his talks about famous Canadians with his own drawings.

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

MisteRogers

★★★★★

Fred Rogers was invited to create a program for the CBC in Canada, which the head of children's programming there dubbed MisteRogers. It was on this series that Rogers made his on-camera debut as the program's host. When he and his wife and two sons returned to Pittsburgh in 1966, he incorporated segments of the CBC into a new series which was distribut ...

AkaMister Rogers
Original Airdates1961-64
TypeSeries

Mixed Doubles

★★★★★

Mixed Doubles was a comedy collage that brought several traditional television comedy forms into a fresh new fast-moving, half-hour format. The comedy pieces, written by some of the top comedy writers in Canada, were inter-connected with a domestic situation comedy rather than a host. A married couple, the only permanent members of the cast, was a re ...

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Moccasin Flats

Moccasin Flats Joe, a ten year old Native boy, is kicked out of his boys' club when he has to bring his girl cousin, Rena, along. He loses his stake in the bicycle fund, but with the help of his cousin and a panhandler, the day is saved. In the process, his Native heritage and confidence are enhanced.

Original Airdates1992
TypeMiniseries

Modern Canadian Poetry

A series of thirteen, half-hour programs on CBC, Modern Canadian Poetry was originally scheduled for broadcast in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Phyllis Webb introduced readings and interviews with a healthy selection of writers who represented the span of poetry in Canada since the 1940s: Irving Layton, Earle Birney, bp Nichol, Margaret Avison, Al Purd ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Mom P.I.

Mom P.I. Mom P.I. was a CBC comedy/drama following the adventures of Sally Sullivan, who figured to make a few extra bucks by helping private investigator Bernie Fox solve cases. Rosemary Dunsmore starred as Sally, the intuitive, single mother of two pre-adolescents working as a waitress in a Vancouver cafe. Stuart Margolin played the hard-nosed, time-warped pr ...

AkaMom, P.I.
Original Airdates1990-1992
TypeSeries

Moment of Truth

This daily half-hour on CBC revolved around the Wallace family and their friends in an Ontario college town. The two principal actors, Douglass Watson and Louise King, were imported from the United States, while most of the remaining roles were taken by Canadian talent. Watson played Dr. Robert Wallace, an associate professor of clinical psychology who ...

Original Airdates1964-1965
TypeSeries

Mona the Vampire

★★★★★

Mona the Vampire Mona the Vampire is a series based on the story books by Sonia Holleyman. Mona, a little girl with an overactive imagination, who invents the world around her as she goes along. When there's a ghoulish mystery to solve, she becomes Mona the vampire. She has a nose for sniffing out the strange and the supernatural ÁV the special power to bring others ...

Original Airdates1999-2003
TypeSeries

Monday Night Special

On Monday nights in summer 1961, the CBC network aired an eclectic selection of one hour programs. The series included documentary profiles, interviews, drama, and dance produced by the CBC, the National Film Board, and the BBC.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Monet: Shadow and Light

★★★★

Monet: Shadow and Light Monet: Shadow and Light presents a rich portrayal of the trials of a struggling but stubborn Claude Monet and how a boy with budding talent shows him the importance of family. Set in 1869, five years before the Impressionist movement was recognized, 29 year-old Monet paints his view of the world while trying to support his young family with his art. Set ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Money Makers

★★★★★

The CBC combined two programs, Payday and Dollars And Sense, to produce the only TV series seen coast to coast on business, finance and economic topics. The magazine format combined film features, interviews, and discussions, and the show was assembled on the Saturday for a Sunday air date for maximum topicality. For the final season, 1978-79, the s ...

AkaMoneymagazine; Money Magazine; Moneymakers
Original Airdates1975-1979
TypeSeries

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