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I Am a Hotel

★★★★★

I Am a Hotel I Am a Hotel was a music movie based on the songs Memories, Suzanne, Chelsea Hotel # 2 and The Guests, filmed at Toronto's King Eddy Hotel. The movie is a nostalgic experience of a "resident" (Leonard Cohen) in a hotel where young and old people live their dream (Suzanne), love (Memories and Chelsea Hotel # 2), separation (The Gypsy's Wife), and their b ...

Original Airdates1983
TypeSpecial

I Like to See Wheels Turn

★★★★½

At 82, Kenneth Colin Irving says "it doesn't take as much to keep me busy as it did at one time." And he has been busy. Starting with one truck in 1924, the Buctouche, N.B., native went on to build an industrial empire- trucking fleets, shipyards, gas stations, oil refineries and newspapers- worth an estimated $7 billion, making him, says narrator Earl ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeDocumentary

I Married the Klondike

★★★★½

I Married the Klondike I Married the Klondike was a three-part miniseries based on a book by Laura Beatrice Berton, Pierre Berton's mother, about her romances with both the Klondike and the penniless miner she married. The miniseries took 3 years to produce.

Original Airdates1982
TypeMiniseries

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien

★★★★½

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien The series is based upon a collection of novels written by award-winning author Bruce Coville. It follows the sixth grade adventures of Pleskit, the first alien kid on Earth whose father, Meenom, is a diplomat with the League of Galactic Bodies. Pleskit just wants to fit in, despite his blue hair, purple face and electricity-conducting antenna.

AkaMy Best Friend Is an Alien
Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Ian Tyson Show, The

★★★★★

Ian Tyson Show, The The Ian Tyson Show was a half-hour CTV music series which was known as Nashville North in its first season. Ian's wife Sylvia and the band Great Speckled Bird were regular performers. Up to three Canadian and American guest stars performed on each show, including Anne Murray, Waylon Jennings, Stompin' Tom Connors, Gordon Lightfoot, Willy Nelson, Bruce C ...

AkaNashville North
Original Airdates1970-1975
TypeSeries

Idea of North, The

★★★★★

Idea of North, The The Idea of North is part filmed docudrama, part fantasy, part forerunner of music television. Based on the radio play by Glenn Gould, North's montage of words, images and music tells a universal story of the quest for our last frontier. A young man boards a train going North. It is a real train on a scheduled run, yet also a train of mind and mythology ...

Original Airdates1970
TypeSpecial

Images of Canada

Images of Canada was a CBC series of historical documentaries which outlined the development of the Canada's cultural and social history. The series started with only two programs in 1972 and new programs were added until the full 10-program series was completed in 1976. The completed series continued to repeat throughout the summers of the late 1970's.

Original Airdates1972-1976
TypeSeries

Impressions

Impressions debuted as an 11-program summer series in 1973 featuring interviews with prominent Canadians who talked about themselves, their work and their outlook on life in Canada. A second series concentrating on figures from Quebec culture ran in the summer of 1974 for 9 programs.

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Imprint

★★★★½

Imprint An interview show focusing in books, literature and the people who write them. Imprint was the longest-running television book show in the English language world. It was originally the brain-child of Daniel Richler’s tenure as arts head at TVO, and while Daniel was hosting it, Imprint was much more than a mere book show. It was—and I’m being exact here— ...

AkaImprint Writing Lessons (new title)
Original Airdates1990-
TypeSeries

Improv Heaven & Hell

Improv Heaven & Hell A comedy improvisation show, much like Whose Line is it Anyway, but taped all the way through and aired without editing. There are four contestants, two hosts, a musical director (who plays through pretty well all of the games, musical or not), and an audience. The hosts are The Devil's Advocates and the games are "chosen" by various theme-related metho ...

AkaThe Devil's Advocates' Improv Heaven & Hell
Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

In Concert

Wilks and Close Associates prepared this series of concerts taped at the Ontario Place Forum over the summer of 1980, which the CBC aired at varied days and times over the next summer. Performers included Judy Collins, Maynard Ferguson, Murray McLauchlan, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Sergio Mendes, the Good Brothers, Dan Hill, Peter Tosh, Rita Coolidge ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944

★★★★★

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 On June 6th 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied invasion of occupied France was a turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. From a tactical view, Canada's role was limited; strategically, it was pivotal. Canada's infantry and armored regiments were thrown against Germany' ...

AkaLa bataille de Normandie (French title)
Original Airdates1992
TypeDocumentary

In Good Company

In Good Company was a magazine-style entertainment and information show. The host was Hana Gartner, with reporters and contributors such as Rod Coneybeare, Ben Wicks, Ruthie Lunenfeld, and, with topical satire, Don Ferguson and Roger Abbott of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. John Kastner also produced hidden camera segments for the show.

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

In Opposition

In Opposition was a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on the CBC in 1989. The show lasted only a single season. It starred Kathleen Laskey as Karen Collier, a rookie Member of Parliament, who represented the (fictional) riding of Moncton—Macquedewawa for the (also fictional) Dominion Party of Canada. The show also starred Lawrence Dane as her p ...

Original Airdates1989-1990
TypeSeries

In Person

In Person In Person filled the Saturday night slot between the end of the hockey game and the start of the national news. A musical variety show, its regulars were a big band led by Jimmy Dale, a vocal group called the In Singers, writer Allen Blye, and choreographer Andy Body. Each week, a different host introduced guest entertainers from Canada and elsewhere. ...

Original Airdates1966-1968
TypeSeries

In Private Life

Peter Desbarats, Ottawa bureau chief for the Global network, was host of this political affairs program, which telecast Sundays nights and repeated Thursday afternoons. Desbarats interviewed contemporary political figures on the program.

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

In the Common Interest

In the Common Interest was a film series hosted by Vincent Tovell, the CBC's correspondent at the United Nations, and was produced by the CBC in cooperation with the U.N. The fifteen minute reports concerned social conditions in different countries throughout the world.

Original Airdates1955-1956
TypeSeries

In the Mood

In the Mood was a big-band series for viewers who did their swinging in the '30s and '40s. Jack Duffy, the Toronto actor who once sang with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, introduced the numbers. Guido Basso led the orchestra. Programs featured a guest musician who gave each show a focus.

Original Airdates1971-1972
TypeSeries

In the Present Tense

Alternating on a week by week basis with The Ombudsman, In the Present Tense was a magazine-style, international public affairs program, which dealt with a single subject each week. The programs included a wide variety of interview subjects to discuss the problem at hand. The seven shows covered the following subjects: the treatment or coverup of embarr ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

In the Round

An afternoon show, broadcast for ten weeks in the spring of 1970, In the Round described the show's set. Singer and comic Mike Neun was the host for this informal musical variety program, with other regulars Carol Hunter and the Doug Parker Quartet. The program was produced at CBC Vancouver.

Original Airdates1970
TypeSeries

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