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Jacinta

Jacinta Cormier hosted "Jacinta," a 3-part miniseries of music and song featuring a blend of pop, jazz and old favourites. For the series, Jim Duff's 12-piece band provided the back up and there was a special guest on each program. The three programs were video taped before live studio audiences at CBNT's studio two in St. John's.

Original Airdates1988
TypeMiniseries

Jack London's Tales of the Klondike

★★★★

William Macadam's Norfolk Communications produced this series of six, one hour dramas based on the stories of Jack London. The tales included The One Thousand Dozen, directed by Peter Rowe and starring Neil Munro; In A Far Country, with Scott Hylands and Robert Carradine; Scorn of Women, starring Eva Gabor; The Unexpected, with John Candy and Cherie Lun ...

AkaTales of the Klondike
Original Airdates1981
TypeMiniseries

Jack: A Flash Fantasy

★★★★

Jack: A Flash Fantasy Jack: A Flash Fantasy was a rock opera produced by the CBC. Jack dealt with a deck of cards, with lots of Jacks (and Jills). Jack was the jack of hearts (with a full, trusting heart), Jill (Gilda) owned a cow, named moo, "because even though the cow laughed and cried and talked and shouted, it all came out as, MOO!" Jack and Jill are taken advantage of ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSpecial

Jackie Rae Show, The

★★★★★

Jackie Rae Show,  The Jackie Rae starred in a musical variety show, which also featured the Grads, a vocal quartet, Jack Kane and his orchestra, and comic and writer Frank Peppiatt. The program's flexible format allowed it to be produced both in the CBC's Toronto studios or, occasionally, in a different location. Guests included Canadian performers, including the cast of "Sa ...

Original Airdates1955-1957
TypeSeries

Jackpot

★★★★★

Jackpot Jackpot! was revived on September 30, 1985. This version was taped in Toronto, Canada, and was hosted by Mike Darrow. The main game remained the same, with a few new changes. For one thing, the 'Expert' was now called the 'King/Queen of the Hill.' Among other new factors, a player could 'run the board' by answering all 15 riddles correctly; if so, he ...

Original Airdates1985-1988
TypeSeries

Jake and the Kid

Jake and the Kid Jake and the Kid was a CBC drama series by W. O. Mitchell. Programs in the series chronicled the amusing and serious events in the lives of a boy, his mother and the hired man on their farm in the mythical community of Crocus, Sask. Mitchell's Jake and the Kid stories had been presented on CBC radio in past years. The characters were first seen on telev ...

Original Airdates1961-1963
TypeSeries

Jake and the Kid

★★★

Jake and the Kid The time is the early 1950s, and the story is told from the point of view of the Kid, 10-year-old Ben Osborne who lives with his lovely mother Julia and whose dad didn't come back from World War II. Watching over Ben's paradise is Jake Trumper, nominally the Osborne's hired hand but actually fulfilling his promise to Ben's late father to take care of ...

Original Airdates1995-1999
TypeSeries

Jazz Canada

Jazz Canada featured studio concerts from Vancouver, Toronto, and Halifax with the country's top jazz musicians. The minimal sets and live-to-tape production techniques stressed the quality of the musical performances instead of conventional production values for a musical television show.

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Jazz With Jackson

A half-hour of music with a big band, pianist Cal Jackson, host Dick MacDougall, and their guests, Jazz With Jackson alternated in a Saturday evening slot with The March of Time until mid-June 1953, when it started a weekly run.

Original Airdates1953-1955
TypeSeries

Jen's Place

Jen's Place This outstanding hour-long drama featured Megan Follows as a teenager coping with the unpredicted separation of her parents. Upon her return from summer camp, fourteen-year-old Jen learns that her parents have decided to separate. After an unsuccessful attempt at expressing her point of view on the horrific situation, Jen decides to play by her paren ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeTV Movie

Jericho: Walls of Silence

★★★★★

Jericho: Walls of Silence by Glynis Whiting is more than a story of sexual abuse. It is an examination of how the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds contributed to the islolation of the children of Jericho. For over a decade authorities at 'Jericho Hill School for the Deaf' had evidence that abuse was happening in their midst but did not stop it. A ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

Jerry Lester Show, The

A Canadian company, Fellowship Productions, produced the Jerry Lester Show out of CFTO-TV's studios. Jerry Lester hosted and clowned around in the weekly hour-long show that had show business celebrities like Bobby Darin, Pat Suzuki, Morey Amsterdam, Rudy Vallee and others as guests. Singer Richard Hayes and Rudy Toth and his orchestra were regularly fe ...

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeSeries

Jeunesse Oblige

★

Jeunesse Oblige Jeunesse Oblige, which meant "youth must be served" in English, was a six-day-a-week program on Societe Radio-Canada. When the Music Hop program expanded in the 1964-65 season, Jeunesse Oblige was Montreal's Tuesday contribution. It featured many of that city's English and French-speaking vocalists.

Original Airdates1963-1968
TypeSeries

Jim Byrnes Show, The

Jim Byrnes Show, The This comedy-variety series stars award winning blues singer and actor Jim Byrnes. Great musical guests, and outrageous comedy acts visit Jim's bar, a quaint little watering hole with it's own cast of wacky regulars.

Original Airdates1998
TypeSeries

Jim Coleman Show, The

★

On this fifteen minute broadcast for late Friday evenings, Toronto sportswriter Jim Coleman presented sports news and interviewed sports personalities.

Original Airdates1956-1960
TypeSeries

Joan and a Hundred Men

★★★★★

Singing star Joan Fairfax took an hour-long look at men on the CBC-TV network. The special program entitled Joan and a Hundred Men, was described by producer-director Norman Sedawie as a "very factual description of men, including their likes and dislikes." Also appearing on the program was actor Eric House. Principal writers for the special were Fra ...

AkaJoan and 100 Men
Original Airdates1961
TypeSpecial

Joan Fairfax Show, The

★★★★½

Singer Joan Fairfax starred in her own musical variety show, complete with all-woman orchestra, in the summer of 1959, and the program moved to a Sunday evening slot for the regular season in the autumn of that year. The half-hour program proved very popular, attracting an estimated two and a quarter million viewers. Singers the Van Dorn Sisters joined ...

Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Joan of Arc

★★★½

Joan of Arc Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to Charles, the Dauphin. He uses her, as the embodiment of the mythical "Maid of Lorraine," to raise an army, a ...

AkaJeanne d'Arc (French title)
Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

John Allan Cameron Show, The

★★★★★

The John Allan Cameron Show was one of three musical series under the umbrella title of Trilogy. This self-titled variety half-hour was devoted to the Scottish and Irish musical tradition of the Maritimes. The singing host was backed by a bunch of fiddlers who called themselves the Cape Breton Symphony. The show was produced in Montreal and aired nation ...

Original Airdates1975; 1979-1981
TypeSeries

John Maynard's Outdoor Adventures

★★★★★

John Maynard's Outdoor Adventures Join adventurer John Maynard as he tackles the great outdoors! Catch the big one that never got away, experience bungee jumping and live to tell the story, bike 'til you drop or pop a wheelie on the Seadoo. John does it all!

Original Airdates1996
TypeSeries

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