True stories gleaned from the files of the colourful Royal Canadian Mounted Police were featured on the series, R.C.M.P. For the first time in history, adventures of the red-coated "Mounties" were seen on television. The series was based on the adventures of a three-man detachment of Mounties based at the village Shamattawa. Members of the detachment ...

AkaRoyal Canadian Mounted Police; RCMP
Original Airdates1959-1960

Raccoons, The


Raccoons, The In the Evergreen Forest, there is a group of raccoons, the most rambunctious being Bert. Their home is peaceful and beautiful, but also threatened by the greedy aardvark industrialist, Cyril Sneer, who wants to destroy the forest for his own profit. Together with some dog friends and Cedric Sneer, Cyril's sympathetic son, they work to oppose Cyril throu ...

AkaLes amis ratons
Original Airdates1980-1989

Race for the Bomb


A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military ...

AkaLa course à la bombe (French title)
Original Airdates1987

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad In pre Civil War America, slaves are prepared to risk everything for the chance of freedom from bondage. This films relates the story of a group of slaves who decide to try for it. Fortunately, in addition to the dangers from slave catchers and the elements, our heros also have the Underground Railroad, the clandestine network of caring people, like Har ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Radio Active


Radio Active Follows a group of students at Upper Redwood High who have a radio show called Radio Active. Chaos follows as the group try to work together and watching out for the sneaky Ms. Noelle Atoll who always believes there up to something

Original Airdates1998-2001



Radisson This series appeared on television sets in French and in English in 1957. The majority of episodes were about incidents in exploration, and relations with the Indian tribes. Interestingly enough, the details of everyday life were sometimes dealt with at length, including the construction of a winter shelter, hunting beaver, and the navigation of the ...

Original Airdates1957-1958

Raes, The


Raes, The The talented husband and wife disco-singing duo of Cherrill and Robbie Rae were signed by CBC-TV to star in their own summer variety series during July and August, 1978. The seven one-hour programs were produced in the CBC-TV studios in Vancouver by Ken Gibson. Cherrill and Robbie Rae were known through their concert and cabaret work across the country, ...

Original Airdates1978-1980

Ramblin' Man


Ramblin' Man was a half-hour Winnipeg program with host Reg Gibson and the Ted Komar Orchestra, featuring banjoist Gene Bretescher. The program featured the best in folk, folk rock, bluegrass and western swing music.

Original Airdates1966



Ramona Eight-year-old Ramona Quimby feels that no one really understands her. She's bright, imaginative, and according to her older sister Beezus, a "pest." Every day she tries to find out more about herself and her world, with an optimism that only children possess. The series follows Ramona's adventures in school and at home as her family struggles with fina ...

AkaRamona Q
Original Airdates1988-1989

Randy Dandy


Randy Dandy Rafael Markowitz, then known as Randy Martin, hosted this children's series on CHCH-TV. Fast-paced and swiftly varied, the show mixed a merry melange of cartoons, animated characters, curious props, hand puppets, special film effects and studio improvisations. Written with unusual skill to capture youngsters' interest, its host was backed up by clow ...

AkaRandy Dandy Show, The
Original Airdates1962-1966

Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid


Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid in the Adventures of the Dinosaur Badlands aired as part of CBC's anthology series for children, "One of a Kind." Range Ryder and his sidekick the Calgary Kid (a young Mike Myers) performed nation-saving derring-do as they battled against the forces of nature and evil to foil the nefarious scheme of Mayor Morgan. Aired ...

Original Airdates1978

Rare Breed, The

The Rare Breed, a half-hour show broadcast over three summers, concerned the modern farmer and other people involved in today's food production. These profiles stressed the elements of business and economics and up-to-date scientific practices as well as traditional activities involved in agriculture and the food industries.

Original Airdates1978-1980

Ray Bradbury Theater, The


Ray Bradbury Theater, The Ray Bradbury Theater was an anthology series produced for the cable market by Toronto's Atlantis Films in association with various partners. The series first ran in Canada on First Choice/Superchannel.

AkaLe monde fantastique de Ray Bradbury (French title)
Original Airdates1985-1992

Ray St. Germain Country


Ray St. Germain, a Winnipeg Métis country music entertainer, hosted this half-hour of country and western entertainment that included bluegrass, Native and Métis music as well as standard country fare. Showcasing local, national and international talent, Ray St. Germain Country was taped at various locations throughout Manitoba. The show was renamed Big ...

AkaBig Sky Country
Original Airdates1978-1990

Ray Stevens Show, The


CTV produced this short summer series in 1970. After getting his start with "The Andy Williams Show", singer-comedian Ray Stevens now had his own program to let his brand of humor run wild. The skits tended more toward slapstick-style physical humor, interspersed with a number of Stevens' more well-known songs (such as "The Streak"), as well as some of ...

AkaAndy Williams Presents Ray Stevens
Original Airdates1970

Razzle Dazzle


Razzle Dazzle Razzle Dazzle was the title of a Canadian children's program produced by the CBC between 1961 and 1966. The series was initially co-hosted by Alan Hamel and Michelle Finney, who were later replaced by Ray Bellew, and Trudy Young. There was also a cast of characters who appeared in every episode, most notably Howard the Turtle, who was considered the ...

Original Airdates1961-1966

Re: Fraynes

This program, with the unlikely pun for a title, featured Trent and June Frayne, who interviewed sports figures in a set designed to represent the couple's recreation room. The show followed the Saturday night hockey broadcast. Starting 26 February 1955 until the end of the season, the show was known simply as The Fraynes.

AkaThe Fraynes
Original Airdates1954-1955

Reach for the Top


Reach for the Top The televised Reach for the Top series was first shown on CBC affiliate CBUT in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1961. The first national Reach for the Top tournament took place in 1965. The series was filmed at locations across Canada with the national championships held in Montreal, Quebec. In 1968 a short-lived Trans-World Top Team series was created b ...

Original Airdates1961-

Read All About It!


Read All About It! When three kids explore a coach house held by a missing Uncle of one of the kids, they discover far more than they bargained. They discover two robots, Otto and Theta, who tell them about a dire threat of a conspiracy against the town. By accident, they also discover a teleport machine that can take them to planet Trialveron controlled by the alien tyra ...

Original Airdates1981-1984



Readalong Readalong was a lively 10-minute broadcast for readers from Grades 1 to 3. A cast of humans and talking puppets led by Boot had adventures which illustrated various principles of reading. It was reported that Readalong was used by 8 out of 10 reading teachers in Ontario, and it was also used in Alberta, B.C., Quebec and in about 30 U.S. states.

Original Airdates1976-1979

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