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F/X: The Series

★★★★★

F/X: The Series Based on the feature movies "F/X" comes a hour-long action show F/X: The Series, a mix of illusion and reality. The show centeres around Rollie Tyler (Cameron Daddo), who fights against his unsuspecting crooks and is mostly a lot stronger and smarter than them with his skills and knowledge. The show is mostly described as a mix of Mission: Impossible ...

Original Airdates1996-1998
TypeSeries

Fables of La Fontaine

French producer Marc Gaudart was responsible for this series of fifteen minute fables with animal characters, based on stories by the 17th century poet La Fontaine. The films employed the talents of animals from the farm of Lorna Jackson in Mount Albert, Ontario. Gaudart set the animals--most the small, relatively tame kind, such as parrots, frogs, cats ...

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Fabulous Festival

Fabulous Festival consisted of thirteen half-hour programs done on location at the Vancouver Children's Festival. Al Simmons, as a warm, innovative and funny clown, acted as host to take the audience on an eventful series of tours. They met many of the performers in the Festival; they took in the music and variety acts, and joined in with the audiences ...

TypeSeries

Fabulous World of Skiing, The

The Fabulous World of Skiing was a reincarnation of the 1962-1964 series "Ski School". It was a half-hour CBC show that presented skiing in ten countries, including Canada, the U.S., Chile, Norway, and Austria.

Original Airdates1969-1970
TypeSeries

Family Brown Country

★★★★

The Family Brown made its early appearances in the Ottawa Valley, and by 1970 had begun to tour across Canada, performing in clubs, at fairs, and in concert. It was seen 1972-85 on a nationally-syndicated TV series (initially 'Call It Country,' then 'Country Way,' and 'Family Brown Country'). The show originated from CJOH-TV, Ottawa.

AkaCall It Country; Country Way
Original Airdates1972-1985
TypeSeries

Family Circle, The

Patrick Watson was the producer of this Sunday afternoon series of half-hour programs for the CBC, although the films that were broadcast came from Crawley Films and the National Film Board. The program examined the development and behaviour of children, through film and discussion. The program often included discussions with Joyce Wry and Donald Ritch ...

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Family Court

Family Court was a hybrid of a soap opera and an effort in public service. The daily half-hour broadcast dramatized court cases, and concerned conflicts and how they could be worked out in the family court system. Unlike the continuing narratives of daytime dramas, the stories tended not to stretch longer than two or three episodes. The regular characte ...

Original Airdates1971-1972
TypeSeries

Family of Strangers

Family of Strangers While researching her family history for a much needed operation, Julie learns that she is in fact adopted. She then goes on a search to find her real birth parents.

AkaNée de père inconnu (French title)
Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Family Passions

★★★★★

The core families are the Hallers from Germany and the McDeers from Canada. Both families are in the automobile industry. Family Passions takes us behind the scenes in ther automotible industry and gives us a glimpse of the people who work in it and and the secrets that have a potential to destroy it. A new car called "the genises" is the key to the fut ...

Original Airdates1993
TypeSeries

Family Pictures

Family Pictures was a CBC anthology series of half-hour dramas about contemporary family relationships. The dramas were produced in various CBC regional production centres.

Original Airdates1989-1990
TypeSeries

Family, The

The Family was a CBC series of 4 one-hour dramas on different issues in contemporary family life. The Stranger Was Me (a boy's experiences in a rural foster home) You And Me (the conflicts in a young couple where the man and woman have separate commitments and desires that keep them from funcionting as a traditional family) Forever Amok (a pr ...

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Famous Jett Jackson, The

Famous Jett Jackson, The Jett is the star of a popular action show called "Silverstone" but when he decides he wants to spend more time with his sheriff father, wise grandmother, and best friend J.B., the entire show relocates from L.A. to his North Carolina hometown. However, a normal life is far from what Jett gets. J.B. has to deal with the fame surrounding his buddy and scr ...

Original Airdates1998-2001
TypeSeries

Famous Jury Trials

Based on a previous American drama, Famous Jury Trials starred real-life brothers Donnelly Rhodes and Tim Henry as a legal brother act. The series was pitched by CTV as "documentary dramas based on celebrated Canadian courtroom cases running daily in serial form for a week or two per trial." Rather, the series was heavily criticized for not being au ...

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Fantastica

★★½

Tom Kneebone was the host of this half-hour children's series, which utilized black-light imagery with puppets and all the animated gimmicks later utilized so effectively by the famous People Players of Toronto. The series played in various time periods on CTV affiliate stations for two seasons, from 1973 to 1975.

Original Airdates1973-1975
TypeSeries

Farmer on Trial

A wide variety of facts about farming, about the farmer's role in the economy, and about the prospects for the future of agricultural enterprise were presented in dramatic form in four half-hour telecasts written by Charles E. Israel. The series comprised of 4 half-hour programs.

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Fashion Television

★★

Fashion Television Fashion Television is a fast-paced magazine show with music, fashion videos, and interviews with the top designers of the world. Hostess Jeanne Beker travels to L.A., New York, Paris, Tokyo, Milan - wherever the forefront of fashion happens to be. Fashion Television began when Moses Znaimer, CITY-TV's head honcho, wanted to make use of the fashion vi ...

AkaFTV; FT
Original Airdates1985-
TypeSeries

Favourite Songs

★★★★★

Favourite Songs was a somewhat offbeat 30-minute cartoon anthology, where the histories of such popular songs as "O Christmas Tree" and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" were recounted in a highly fanciful fashion.

AkaThe Real Story Of...
Original Airdates1991-1992
TypeSeries

Feature of the Week

This Sunday morning series presented one hour films, such as Angela, The Moody Arctic Expedition, Driftwood (presented over two weeks), King of Kings, and Thunder Rock.

Original Airdates1954
TypeSeries

Feelin' Good

Produced in Regina by the CBC, Feelin' Good was a daily half-hour on physical fitness, with Judi Osborne.

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Femme Nikita, La

★★★½

Femme Nikita, La Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable new operative, trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job. The new operative, code-named 'Josephine', proves to be somewhat less ruthless ...

AkaNikita
Original Airdates1997-2001
TypeSeries

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