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Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour

George Kirby's 1972 special, The George Kirby Show, led to his hosting a sketch comedy and variety show, Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour. On the program, Kirby sang, did comedy monologues and sketches, character impressions, worked with his guests and appeared in a series of recurring characterizations. His Fathah Goose routine (in which he read marvo ...

AkaThe George Kirby Show
Original Airdates1972-1973
TypeSeries

Half-A-Handy Hour, The

★★★★★

Half-A-Handy Hour, The Self sufficiency around the home is the answer to rising energy costs and inflation. Host David Stringer tackles the trials and tribulations of daily life, such as a leaky lap, a car that won't start and a lawn-mower that won't work in this 26-part half-hour series.

Original Airdates1984
TypeSeries

Hamilton's Quest

★★★

Hamilton's Quest was a 10-part series about a young man who discovered, after his parents die in an accident on his 18th birthday, that he was actually not their biological son. The man, Sonny Hamilton, was bewildered by this turn of events and discusses his feelings with Stickman Wilkins - oddball black in a white Prairie town, owner of the local pool ...

Original Airdates1987
TypeSeries

Hammy Hamster

★★★★½

This series followed the original series, Tales of the Riverbank, which ran in the 1960's, but some changes had to be made to character names. Hammy Hamster sparked its own almost cult-like following of university students who actually set up fan clubs for the rodent. Hammy Hamster was filmed on the Isle of Wight, and tracked in Toronto to use Paul S ...

Original Airdates1972-1973
TypeSeries

Hamtaro

★★★★★

Hamtaro Hamtaro is the story of Laura, a 10 year old girl and her pet hamster, Hamtaro. While Laura is away, Hamtaro is at play. You will most likely find him playing with his hamster friends, the Ham-Ham gang. When together, they go on many adventures and help each other out.

Original Airdates1990
TypeSeries

Hand and Eye

Hand and Eye was a seven-part series which brought together a surprising variety of some of the world's outstanding artists and craftsmen. Each program was introduced by Canadian designer and novelist James Houston and had an original music score by a Canadian composer.

Original Airdates1984
TypeSeries

Hangin' In

★★★★

Hangin' In The comedy show is situated at a downtown youth drop-in centre where problems ranging from sexual harassment to parents in a swingers' club are considered by Kate Brown, Mike Difalco and their receptionist, Doris Webster.

Original Airdates1981-1987
TypeSeries

Hans in the Kitchen

Hans in the Kitchen German-born Hans Fread was Canadian television's first TV chef, hosting an 18-month weekly prime-time half hour cooking show on CBLT Toronto and then a 24-month series for CHCH-TV Hamilton. Fread also wrote a cooking column for the Toronto Telegram. The show was known as "Good Eating" for the first couple of weeks. Hans didn't stick to kitchen matte ...

AkaGood Eating
Original Airdates1953-1956
TypeSeries

Happening

A five minute slot of film clips from Canada and around the world, Happening filled a gap between To Tell The Truth and Take 30. The brief film features were introduced by the latter show's hosts, Adrienne Clarkson and Paul Soles.

Original Airdates1965-1966
TypeSeries

Happy Castle

★★★★½

Long ago, in the magic forest of Be'twixt was the home of the Happy Castle, a wondrous place of beauty, friendship and laughter. But then, the evil Gloomella took over the Happy Castle and spread her gloom to all who lived there. However, the forest creatures of Be'twixt who had not fallen under Gloomella's spell turned to the all-seeing, all-knowing ...

Original Airdates1988-1989
TypeSeries

Happy Christmas, Miss King

★★★★★

Happy Christmas, Miss King The King family from the Road to Avonlea television series gather together during the first World War to celebrate the holidays. The season is a time of crisis for the family this year, however, as eldest son Felix who was fighting overseas has been listed as missing in action. Meanwhile, Aunt Hetty grapples with loneliness and a potentially fatal back ...

AkaAn Avonlea Christmas; Joyeux Noël Mademoiselle King (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Happyland

Happyland originally aired in Winnipeg in 1957 as a five-week music and variety series. It featured a nine piece band conducted by Jake Park. Each week, guest artists, both instrumental and vocal, appeared. The atmosphere of the old-time park band concerts was re-created both through the music and through the sets. Irv Stein, as a popcorn vendor, introd ...

Original Airdates1957;1959-1960
TypeSeries

Hard Times

Popular oral histories of the Great Depression, such as Studs Terkel's Hard Times and Barry Broadfoot's Ten Lost Years, provided a context for this series of documentaries on the 1930s in Canada. The programs, produced and directed by David Rabinovitch, were originally broadcast in eight parts on Take 30 in the 1974-75 season. They combined interviews o ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Hardy Boys, The

Hardy Boys, The The Hardy Boys series was a short television series produced in 1995. Filmed in Toronto, this Canadian show made 13 episodes. Along with its sister show Nancy Drew, this was a revival of the renowned books Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series, written by Franklin W. Dixon. Paul Popowich starred as Joe Hardy, a college student and part time photographer, ...

Original Airdates1995
TypeSeries

Harlequin's Diamond Girl

★★★★½

Harlequin's Diamond Girl Claire has worked for Denny for four years, and been in love with him from afar. She believes she can never have him, so she doesn't try. When his brother Regan comes to town to help sell the family vineyard, they agree on a partnership: in order to get Denny away from Margo's influence (Regan believes she is giving him bad advice), Claire will pretend ...

AkaUn amour inattendu (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Harlequin's The Awakening

Harlequin's The Awakening Sara lives in a small town where everybody knows everybody and her life is an open book. Left with the care of her family home, she has trouble meeting the mortgage payments and her ex-boyfriend is the bank manager attempting to foreclose. When she takes in boarders to meet expenses, she unwittingly rents a room to an international criminal hiding out f ...

AkaLa force d'aimer (French title)
Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

Harlequin's The Waiting Game

★★★★★

Harlequin's The Waiting Game Best friends since college, two young women mount their first art show in a small New England town. Though Sarah is engaged to “the perfect guy” and Amy feigns disinterest, both are subconsciously searching for the perfect man. When enigmatic strangers – each proclaiming the other to be dangerous – enter Sarah and Amy's cautious lives, a mystery involvi ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Harlequin's This Matter of Marriage

Harlequin's This Matter of Marriage Two female architects, Hallie Mitchell and Donnalee Crawford, approaching their midthirties, realize that building their business together does not mean they cannot also build personal relationships. Re-entering the dating game is challenging, and at times, proves to be outrageous. The architects' pursuit of love is echoed by their pursuit of a major bu ...

AkaMariage à tout prix, Le (French title)
Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Harriet's Magic Hats

★★★★

Harriet's Magic Hats Harriet's Magic Hats, produced by ACCESS Alberta, was an information program to help young viewers explore future vocations. In each series of thirteen 15-minute shows, a seven-year-old girl, used a variety of hats from her Aunt Harriet's curious collection to introduce preschool, primary and upper elementary school viewers to a variety of occupations. ...

Original Airdates1980-1986
TypeSeries

Harrigan Featured

★★★★

Harrigan Harrigan was a half-hour show written, produced and hosted by Barry Dale. Beginning in 1969, it aired locally out of CJOH-TV in Ottawa for 2 seasons before moving to CKWS-TV in Kingston. There, it aired locally for another 2 or 3 seasons before being syndicated across Canada on CTV. Harrigan was a 209-year-old leprechaun who sang, danced, told storie ...

Original Airdates1969-1985
TypeSeries

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