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Wolfman Jack Show, The

★★★½

Wolfman Jack Show, The The Wolfman Jack Show debuted as "Here Come The Wolfman" on Oct 5, 1976 on CBC. It was headlined by pop-culture hero Wolfman Jack on a mockup radio station set. Canadian singers and dancers, actors and performers, plus some of the country's top musicians were in the spotlight throughout the variety entertainment series. In addition to Canadian stars and ...

AkaHere Comes The Wolfman
Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story

Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet by divorced Fred Schultz and they decide to marry. The pair face mounting financial problems, but when Fred's ex-wife is killed with a bullet from his off-duty pistol, ...

AkaWoman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Wonder Why?

★★★★

Each week, this imaginative CTV children's series took a single topic and tried to answer all the questions which one might expect kids to ask about that subject.

Original Airdates1990-1992
TypeSeries

Wonderful Grand Band

★★★★★

Wonderful Grand Band A half-hour musical variety show, produced in St. John's, this series starred the Wonderful Grand Band, and comics Greg Malone and Tommy Sexton. The program combined rock and traditional music with satire. Several episodes of Wonderful Grand Band aired nationally on CBC television.

AkaW.G.B.
Original Airdates1980-1983
TypeSeries

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

★★★★★

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The When Dorothy and her little dog Toto are swept up by a tornado, they are magically transported to the land of Oz - an enchanted world where anything is possible! On their way to see the great and powerful Wizard, Dorothy and Toto meet the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion who become their faithful traveling companions. But getting to the E ...

Original Airdates1987-1988
TypeSeries

Wonderstruck

★★★★½

Wonderstruck was an educational series in a search for the weird and wonderful in science, explaining complex ideas in entertaining and accessible ways, with host Bob McDonald.

Original Airdates1986-1992
TypeSeries

Words and Music

A musical variety show from CBC Winnipeg, Words and Music starred Yvette, with the David Shaw Orchestra. The program featured a selection of local performers and musical styles that included jazz, country, and pop.

Original Airdates1970
TypeSeries

Words and Music

★★★★★

The CTV gameshow Words And Music was a musical crossword game. Clues were musical numbers, and contestants had to build a crossword which, in turn, was the clue to the identity of a famous person. The program was developed by Jackie Gleason and Sammy Kaye, and was executive produced by Pip Wedge, at CFCF-TV in Montreal.

Original Airdates1966-1967
TypeSeries

World Aquarium

World Aquarium was a CBC series of 7 half-hour shows on marine life in the Pacific. The production ranged from the Vancouver Public Aquarium to the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast.

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

World in Action, The

★★★★★

This CBC series of documentaries from the National Film Board described different aspects of the Commonwealth.

Original Airdates1957-1958
TypeSeries

World of Man, The

Produced by the CBC's schools and youth department, The World of Man was first a series half-hour programs on human life and its environment in different locales around the world. Each program concentrated on a different aspect of agriculture and industry.

Original Airdates1970-1975
TypeSeries

World of Music

World of Music presented classical music from around the world in Sunday afternoon, one hour broadcasts. It included original CBC productions, as well as programs purchased from foreign sources, and documentary films on subjects of serious music, such as the National Film Board's portrait of Arthur Rubenstein, as well as programs of concerts, ballet, an ...

Original Airdates1968-1974
TypeSeries

World of Music, A

World of Music, A In A World of Music, folk duo Malka and Joso took over the Saturday night post-hockey/pre-news time slot for a program of music from around the world. The show was chosen from a number proposed to replace Juliette, partly because of the distinct difference it offered. Their guests for the television show included a wide range of folk performers: Odetta ...

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

World of Music, The

The World of Music, a half-hour variety show, devoted individual programs to different themes or styles of music. It was scheduled to include, among its thirty-two broadcasts, nine based on songs from current LPs, six that used familiar tunes, six with ethnic musical groups, three that featured dance, and two that highlighted extracts from opera. Guests ...

Original Airdates1960-1961
TypeSeries

World of Nature

An English version of the Montreal show, Des fourmis et des hommes, World of Nature presented a series of programs on natural science and geography. The series included segments on tribes of Mexico and the Kalahari Desert, on camouflage in underwater life, on forest vegetation and animals, and other subjects of scientific and anthropological interest.

AkaDes fourmis et des hommes (French title)
Original Airdates1964-1965
TypeSeries

World of Plants, The

An introduction to horticulture, The World of Plants was produced in Calgary. Shot from a mobile production unit, the program travelled to conservatories, solariums, nurseries, and plant clinics, as well as to W.O. Mitchell's greenhouse, where the writer obsessively tends orchids.

Original Airdates1978-1980
TypeSeries

World of Sport

★★★★

This two hour, weekend afternoon CBC broadcast covered a wide range of current sports activities. Often the broadcast featured tournaments that had been mounted for television coverage, such as CBC Championship Golf, or Cross Canada Curling. However, it also featured coverage of regularly scheduled events, including the CFL games and Ontario- Quebec Ath ...

Original Airdates1961-1965
TypeSeries

World of Women

World of Women was a two-part CBC series on the struggle for women's rights.

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

World on Stage

Expo '67 and the parade of international entertainers who performed there were the focal points of this CBC series of 12 half-hour programs. Radio-Canada staff announcer Lizette Gervais introduced programs of opera, ballet, symphonic music, theatre, and popular music from the Montreal World's Fair, produced at the International Broadcasting Centre at Ex ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

World Passport

Originating in Ottawa, this half-hour CBC program for children presented films from around the world and aired between July and November, 1955. A later version of the program, under the same title, was produced in Montreal in 1959.

Original Airdates1955; 1959
TypeSeries

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