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C.L.Y.D.E.

★★★★

C.L.Y.D.E. In the first episode, we meet C.L.Y.D.E. on his home planet of supercomputer beings of great seriousness. C.L.Y.D.E. is on trial for possessing a sense of humor, and when found guilty, he is banished from his home and shot out into space. C.L.Y.D.E. lands in Matt and Sam's backyard, and they hide what's left of him -- a black box -- in their basement. T ...

AkaCLYDE
Original Airdates1990-1991
TypeSeries

Cabaret

Cabaret, with its songs and dances in a nightclub setting, was the first variety program produced in the CBC's Winnipeg studios. The half-hour broadcast had a brief run on the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal network. Its cast featured singers Maxine Ware and Ann MacLeod, drummer, vocalist, and tap dancer Del Wagner, the Mitch Parks Orchestra, and master of cere ...

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Cabbages and Kings

Arthur Phelps moderated this summer panel discussion show from Vancouver. Participants and subjects included Northrop Frye on Canadians' reading habits; CJOR newsman Jack Webster and lawyer Bill McConnell on television and radio; and McConnell, writer Roderick Haig-Brown, and Hugh Christie, warden of Oakville Prison Farm on crime and society.

Original Airdates1955
TypeSeries

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs In the 26th century, mankind faces an epic struggle for survival. The forces of nature have spun wildly out of control. Mighty cities have crumbled and the dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the Earth. In this savage land, one man stands alone - Jack Tenrac, defending humanity in a world gone mad. A world where only the strong survive; a world of... Cad ...

Original Airdates1993-1994
TypeSeries

Caf' Conc', Le

★★★★★

Le Caf' Conc' was a short-lived bilingual variety series on CTV. It was set in a night club with a live audience and a line of cancan dancers. It was hosted by Daniele Dorice who welcomed guests such as Marilyn Michaels and Jean Paul Vignon.

AkaLe Caf Conc
Original Airdates1969-1970
TypeSeries

Call For Music

Call For Music was a half-hour musical variety show from Vancouver. It ran every other week, alternating with Concert Hour.

Original Airdates1957-1958
TypeSeries

Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, The

★★★★

Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, The Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness.

AkaJack London's The Call of the Wild
Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Calling All Children

★★★★

Talented tots from two to twelve moved into the spotlight on CBC Winnipeg's Calling All Children. The show was presented over CBWT-TV weekly with Bill Guest as master of ceremonies and was designed to develop talent of youngsters up to 12 years of age. Singers, musicians and dancers appeared on the show and an invitation was extended to viewers to vote ...

Original Airdates1958-1962
TypeSeries

Calling All Safety Scouts

★★★★½

In this series, the characters from "We Live Next Door" demonstrate various aspects of personal safety. Through quizzes, personal demonstrations, songs and games, we learn about the various risks a young person can face and gives advise as to avoid mishaps. Children who think ahead and think of others can become safety scouts like Henrietta, the main ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

Camera Canada

★★★★★

Camera Canada was the title the CBC gave to a series of documentary films on contemporary Canada, scheduled periodically throughout the broadcast year. They appeared monthly, approximately, and were often placed into a time slot on Monday evenings. According to Executive Producer Thom Benson, the series spun out of four documentary specials, on the ...

Original Airdates1961-1963
TypeSeries

Camera West

Camera West was a Vancouver-produced summer documentary series with a west coast viewpoint, but covering many aspects of Canadian life. It began its run on the CBC-TV network on July 1, 1964 with the story of British Columbia ghost town. In its final season, the films were presented as part of CBC-TV's centennial documentary series, 20/20.

Original Airdates1964-1967
TypeSeries

Camilla Scott Show

★★★½

Camilla Scott Show After watching Camilla in a live interview in 1995, Dini Petty producer Jordan Schwartz saw potential in this energetic actress and gave her the opportunity of a lifetime - her own talk show. The Camilla Scott Show was broadcast nationally across Canada. Camilla loved doing the talk show, which at times was compared to the U.S. talk show, The Ricki Lake ...

Original Airdates1996-1999
TypeSeries

Camp Cariboo

★★★★

Camp Cariboo As the title suggests, an attempt is made to bring all the fun of summer camp to television. Knowing that children of this age group are attuned to fast-paced action, the pace is moderated by the recognition that young viewers want to interact directly with the programming they watch. To that end, the show is set in an idyllic camp setting where there i ...

Original Airdates1986-1989
TypeSeries

Campbells, The

★★★★½

Campbells, The The Campbells was the story of a Scottish doctor who arrived in Upper Canada in the 1830s with his three children to start a new life. It starred British actor Malcolm Stoddard as the father, with John Wildman as his elder son and Amber-Lea Weston and Eric Richards as the two younger children. The Campbells arrived in Canada with little money - only hop ...

AkaLe clan Campbell
Original Airdates1986-1990
TypeSeries

Canada 101

Canada 101 was a black and white public affairs program on CTV where issues of national importance were debated and discussed. The program aired for one season on Monday nights.

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

Canada 98

Over the last three years of Canada's first century, the CBC prepared and presented twelve documentaries, six on the country's major rivers and six on its natural resources. The hour-long films were broadcast at varying times of the year and at irregular days of the week and hours.

AkaCanada 99; Canada 100
Original Airdates1964-1967
TypeSeries

Canada A.M.

★★★½

Canada A.M. When Canada A.M. debuted on CTV on September 11, 1972, it was the private network's most costly, lengthy, and promising attempt to develop creative Canadian content. A potpourri of news and features patterned on NBC's Today (Dave Garroway, Today's original host, was a scheduled guest on the opener), the show came on at 7 a.m. every weekday for 90 minute ...

AkaCanada A.M. Weekend; Canada AM
Original Airdates1972-
TypeSeries

Canada After Dark

Canada After Dark Canada After Dark was an attempt at a late night talk by the CBC. The show was orientated more toward entertainment and less toward the informational programming we might have come to expect from the CBC. Canada After Dark lasted only half a season.

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

Canada at War

★★★½

For three years, the National Film Board's Donald Brittain and his associates went through 10,000,000 feet of film taken during the Second World War in an effort to present Canada's role in the war. It took the NFB crew 2,000 hours to look at all the film in order to extract the six hours of prime material they wanted. The result was a 13-part series of ...

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Canada File

Canada File was a series of repeat broadcasts of documentary films and talk or interview programs produced in regional centres: Eye to Eye, from Winnipeg; Live and Learn, from Ottawa; Consensus, from Vancouver; and Let's Face It from Montreal.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

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