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Skipper and Company

★★★★½

Skipper and Company This half-hour children's show was set in the living room of a retired sea captain, who was played by Ray Bellew. His regular visitors included the postman; a magical friend named Vincent Vagabond; the cook, Charlie Lee; and an old friend, Corky. The skipper also gathered other guests, including singers, dancers, musicians, and hobbyists. Guests ranged ...

AkaSkipper & Co.
Original Airdates1969-1989
TypeSeries

Sky, The

CBC Vancouver weatherman Bob Fortune was host and storyteller on this program on astronomy, astrology and weather.

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Slightly Bent TV

Slightly Bent TV was Vancouver-produced series which aired on the Comedy Network. The show was sketch comedy with a twist. The comedy was edgy and has stayed clear from Canadian political humour. The producers wanted to see each sketch shot as a short film.

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

Small Fry Frolics

★★★★

Small Fry Frolics This was a quiz and party program for children. It included a game in which children asked questions of experts from different professions, and other play activities. Originally a radio show called Small Types Club, with Byng Whitteker as host, it returned to radio after its television run.

AkaChildren's Corner
Original Airdates1952-1956
TypeSeries

Smith & Smith

★★★½

Smith & Smith Steve Smith and his wife Morag starred in this half-hour sketch comedy series with music, which played on CHCH-TV for six years and was syndicated widely across Canada. Not only did Steve write, produce and star in all 195 episodes, but it was here that he introduced the character of Red Green.

AkaSmith and Smith
Original Airdates1979-1985
TypeSeries

Smoggies, The

★★★★★

Smoggies, The The Suntots lead by Princes Lila spend all thier time protecting thier paradise land (Coral Island) from the Smoggies (Emma and Clarance), a bunch of idiotic treasure hunters that pollute the waters around the island. Each epispode was quite envirnomentally educational without the overblown obviousness of something educational.

Original Airdates1988-1990
TypeSeries

Snow Job

★★★

Snow Job Snow Job was a CTV sitcom set in a ski lodge in the Laurentians, and starred Jack Creley as the manager, surrounded by an inept, sex-obsessed staff. The volatile chef Jean Paul, lorded over his kitchen; Gigi was the peasant maid; the regal, dark-haired beauty, Renee, worked in hotel management; the hotel manager was Melvin Courtney; the spaced-out b ...

Original Airdates1983-1985
TypeSeries

Snow Motion

Snow Motion was a half-hour CBC show on the rudiments of skiing and was shot in Jasper, Alberta.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

So Grows the Child

★★★★★

So Grows the Child was a CBC series of quarter-hour broadcasts from Halifax and was directed at pregnant women and new mothers. It concerned pre-natal and post-natal care and child development. Libbie Christensen discussed child care with doctors from the Nova Scotia Medical Society, and subjects included birth, the first weeks of the baby's life, nutri ...

Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

So the Story Goes

★★★★★

A CTV series of supposedly true stories about fantastic, but little known, events in history. Frequent subjects involved clever con artists, fortunes gained and lost overnight, and unbelievable coincidences. All of which actually happened, or "so the story goes."

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

So This is French

John Pratt hosted this half-hour CBC program which ran in the summer of 1955.

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

So Weird

So Weird The show starts with Fiona Phillips, the daughter of two singers, who's been mourning the death of her father most of her life. Fi also has an obsession with all things strange, from ghosts to aliens to trolls, all of which she investigates with the help of her laptop while traveling across country on her mom's tour bus. Although her brother and friends ...

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Sodbusters

Sodbusters Kris Kristofferson stars as a loner in a small frontier town in this spoof western. Directed by Eugene Levy, the film offers its own take on the men and women who risked their lives for truth, justice, and all of that other good stuff.

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Some Honourable Members

Some Honourable Members was produced in Ottawa with Patrick Watson as host-moderator. Topical events, issues and personalities from the Commons and from political constituencies across Canada were discussed by MP panelists. In order to sustain spontaneity, the participants were not briefed on the subject of discussion, and the program was either broadca ...

AkaSome Honorable Members
Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Some of My Best Friends Are Men

Some of My Best Friends Are Men A magazine format program, Some of My Best Friends Are Men was the CBC's reflection of the Women's Movement, and an attempt to broach feminist issues with humour. The program aimed to be entertaining and informative, as well as provocative. Subjects included the legalization of prostitution and men who care for children after separation. Regular feature ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Some of Those Days

★★★★★

Some of Those Days Some of Those Days was a variety program from Vancouver, originally hosted by Bill Bellman, featuring the Lance Harrison Orchestra and guest singers. The series concentrated on the fads, personalities and the social history of the era between the first and second World Wars and combined song, music, archival photographs and newsreel footage to evoke the ...

Original Airdates1961-1966
TypeSeries

Someone Is Watching

Someone Is Watching Cory is a young boy who has just moved into a new house with his mom. He develops a relationship with an "imaginary" friend who lives in his closet. No one believes him until people start dying violently and the "imaginary" friend becomes all too real.

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

Something Else

★★★★½

When Stan (The Man) Johnson was dropped as the Maritime host of CBC-TV's Switchback, he and his sidekick Rufus the dog were hired by MITV (Maritime Independent Television Service), to produce Something Else, a half-hour children's talk show similar to Switchback. The program aired on Saturday and Sunday, and interestingly enough, ran opposite Switchback ...

Original Airdates1988-1989
TypeSeries

Something in Common

Something in Common Something in Common was a panel game show in Winnipeg with moderator Jim Gibson and regular panelists Gene Telpner, Florence Faiers, and James C. Baird. In the show, two contestants, with something in common, appeared on the show as a team and panelists had to guess what it was that the contestants had in common. Don Browne-Wilkinson produced.

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Something To Sing About

Tommy Common and Sweet Majac of "It's a Musical World" are featured in this musical variety hour about Canada. Also on hand: singer Christine Chandler and the Cheremshyna Ukranian Folk Dance Ensemble. Highlights: "My Ain Folk." "Nova Scotia Farewell" (Christine); "Early Morning Rain," "Four Strong Winds" (Tommy); "Put Your Hand in the Hand," "Both Sides ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSpecial

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