Labour of Love


This made-for-TV movie comedy is about the labour movement, small-town life and contemporary sexual attitudes. A union negotiator (Tom Butler), having a mid-life crisis, goes to Miramachi to settle a five-man strike and encounters the off-beat and not always up-front workers. Aired on Nov 10, 1985

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Ladies First


Ladies First was a weekday afternoon program for women which aired on CBWT in Winnipeg and CBXT in Edmonton.

Original Airdates1961-1964

Lady Is a Four Letter Word

This CBC half-hour program from Ottawa tried to deal with modern women and traditional institutions, such as marriage, the state of being single, the home, the workplace, the law. The program also called attention to current sexism by inscribing the names of the perpetrators on its "honour roll," a roll of toilet paper. The show aired locally in an earl ...

Original Airdates1975

Lady's Choice

An elderly widower struggles to retain his independence in the face of an expropriation order on his property, pressure from relatives to move in with them, and the irrepressible advances of the widow next door. Aired on Nov 6, 1981

Original Airdates1981
TypeTV Movie

Land and Sea


Land and Sea Land and Sea was a half-hour public affairs program originally produced in two regions: St. John's, Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The show's mandate was to tell stories about the people who lived off the land and worked the resources of the sea. Today, Land and Sea covers issues that affect people in rural communities which ultimately affect th ...

AkaLand & Sea
Original Airdates1964-


Landmark was a series of 8 half-hour programs on the development and sale of natural resources. The CBC series had its premiere with a program on the potential destruction of Canada's parklands. Landmark dealt with the political implications in the use of foreign capital to develop Canadian resources, and employed a number of consultants.

Original Airdates1970

Lantern Hill

Lantern Hill Jane has been living all her life with her mother under the thumb of her repressive grandmother. Then she goes to live with her father for the summer, and discovers a new life of freedom and friends such as the street urchin, Jody, and the mysterious Mamzelle Hepzibah. But she must return to her grandmother's house sometime. Jane makes up her mind to br ...

Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie


Laurier LaPierre, mercurial co-host of This Hour Has Seven Days in the early 1960s, made a television comeback with a talk show of his own. The series, originally entitled Midnight, debuted in Montreal in October 1974 and was picked up by a number of other CBC stations. Thirteen episodes were broadcast on the entire CBC network in the 1976-1977 season a ...

AkaMidnight From Montreal; The Best of LaPierre
Original Airdates1974-1977



Lassie Karen Cabot, moves back to her old Home Town, Hudson Falls VT, with her son Timmy. There she runs a veterinary clinic. Timmy, her son, finds a dog, a collie. He names her Lassie, and they get into all kinds of trouble.

Original Airdates1997-1998

Last Frontier, The


British film cameraman/writer/director and naturalist John Stoneman took his crew to many parts of the world to shoot material for the series. 100 half-hour episodes were produced, with John doing both on-camera and voice-over narration, with additional voice-over work from Henry Ramer. The Last Frontier aired on CTV for 4 years before going into syn ...

Original Airdates1987-1990

Last of the Mohicans


Last of the Mohicans Normandie Productions, the Canadian subsidiary of Television Programs of America, produced Last of the Mohicans in Canada, with U.S. stars and directors and Canadian crews, equipments, and supporting actors. The CBC guaranteed air dates for the 39 episodes, which were also syndicated to 139 stations in the U.S. and sold to networks in the U.K., Australi ...

AkaHawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans
Original Airdates1957-1958

Last of the Wild


Last of the Wild was a half-hour CTV investigative wildlife series showing wildlife footage acquired from a multitude of international sources. The series was a co-production of the CTV network and Heritage Enterprises, and Lorne Greene's participation qualified the program for Canadian content status.

AkaLorne Greene's Last of the Wild
Original Airdates1976-1977

Last Polka, The


This was a made-for-tv comedy special starring John Candy and Eugene Levy's SCTV characters Yosh and Stan Shmenge. The film traces their rise to prominence from their childhood in native Leutonia to their final comeback concert. Along the way, we're treated to hilarious archival footage and interviews with those who worked with them and loved them, p ...

Original Airdates1985

Last Train Home


Set in the 1880's, this fictional film blends real-life characters as a teen jumps freight trains in his trek to find his father who has been accused of murder. Heading to Winnipeg where his father and a friend, the real killer, have gone, he is befriended by a mountie who starts watching out after him after he is arrested for stealing a purse.

AkaTom Alone
Original Airdates1990
TypeTV Movie

Late Knight

Late Knight was a local late-night talk show out of CFCN-TV in Calgary. Guests were mainly athletes, musicians and locals of note. The show aimed to be a Jack Parr-style program but it had a small budget and very few celebrities coming through town. Host Eddie Hunter welcomed Rolf Harris to the show on one occasion.

Original Airdates1962-1964


Canada's first French Prime Minister, Sir Wilfred Laurier (1841-1919), is brought to life in this re-creation of the era which formed his life and career. This was a 4-part miniseries aired over 4 Sundays in 1987.

Original Airdates1987


Hosts Patrick Watson and John Mortimer probe behind the scenes of the legal profession, including a look at courtroom procedures, the differences between real and fictional law students, and a profile of a small-town attorney.

Original Airdates1984-1985

Leading Edge

Leading Edge was a series of magazine-type format programs that promoted and profiled the entrepreneurs of Atlantic Canada with emphasis on the people behind the businesses, their dreams, challenges and secrets for success. The program aired on NTV and MITV/Global in eastern Canada and later nationally on Prime.

Original Airdates1991-1999

Leaps and Bounds

The program was aimed at the tween market, and profiled up-and-coming athletes in more than 40 sports. Some aimed at – and a few achieved – international championship awards in their chosen fields, while others were in it just for the fun of it. Each episode featured computer animation and funky graphics. The show had interviews with athletes, and peop ...

Original Airdates1995-?

Learning the Ropes


Learning the Ropes In the CTV sitcom Learning the Ropes, Lyle Alzado (former defensive linebacker for the L.A. Raiders) played a teacher and single father of two who maintained a secret identity as a pro wrestling bad guy who went by the name of The Masked Maniac. Alzado, as Robert Randall, had a hammerlock on the heart of Carol Dixon, a refined art teacher who knew nothi ...

Original Airdates1988-1989

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