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A production of CBLT and circulated in the Ontario region, TGIF included interviews, reports on local activities, and suggestions for the weekend in the Toronto area. The show featured hosts for each day of the weekend. Regulars also included Doug Lennox, Sol Littman on art, Brenna Brown on restaurants and dining, and Harold Town on movies.

AkaTGIF
Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Table for Two

★★★

Table for Two When host Joanne Meral asks "What's cooking?" she may be addressing one of the 30 international renowned chefs who appear regularly on her television show, or she may be getting a surprising response from a wide range of TV and movie star guests. Joanne, the glamorous former fashion model with an "off-the-chart" I.Q. and a zesty sense of humour, has the ...

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Tabloid

★★★★½

Tabloid Tabloid was a half-hour specializing in interviews, chitchat among the staff and presented each night a surrealistic weather map by Percy Saltzman. In addition, the show included a newscast, sports, and a newsreel. It was the CBC's first magazine-type show. Tabloid was retitled 701 for the 1963 summer season and the show was given a modified format a ...

Aka701; Seven-Oh-One
Original Airdates1953-1963
TypeSeries

Take a Chance

Take A Chance, once a radio quiz show, was revamped for CTV by Roy Ward Dickson, its host and creator. The weekly quiz show was produced in the studios of Toronto's private station, CFTO-TV, starting Oct. 2, 1961. The program had a live audience, with Sheila Billings (Miss Toronto of 1955) as hostess. She helped contestants test their skill at word game ...

Original Airdates1961-1965
TypeSeries

Take a Look

A fifteen-minute broadcast for young viewers, Take a Look was hosted by Dick Sutton of the Manitoba Museum and the University of Manitoba. He gave talks about subjects of natural history, illustrated with specimens from the museum. Originally a local broadcast in Winnipeg, the show was carried nationally beginning on Jun 29, 1955. In the summer of 19 ...

AkaThe Dick Sutton Show
Original Airdates1955-1956
TypeSeries

Take Me Up to the Ballgame

★★★★

Take Me Up to the Ballgame Baseball and science fiction meet in an animated fantasy. Beaver's ball club is no roaring success: he's burdened with a team that includes a disgruntled eagle, a lackadaisical cat and a turtle whose reflexes are... well, turtle-like. They're just the target for a slick ("trust me") promoter named Irwin, who whisks them away in his souped-up spaceship f ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeTV Movie

Take Part!

★★★★★

Take Part! Take Part! was an afternoon kids show which premiered in 1986 on the Mid-Canada Network and aired on YTV beginning in 1988. It was hosted by Herb and Lois Walker. Segments included craft-making, cooking, and appearances by Crazy Mr. Twister. Children on Take Part were taught how to make their own puppets out of old shoe boxes, plastic jugs and cardbo ...

AkaPuppcorn; Puppcorn Place
Original Airdates1986-1990
TypeSeries

Take Thirty

★★★½

Take Thirty Take 30 was a long-lived CBC weekday afternoon public affairs show. It was originally designed as a so-called women's show. In the opening seasons, each day of the week was devoted to a different general subject: entertainment, household advice, public affairs, men's taste, and travel. However, the series evolved into a much more vital program of docume ...

AkaTake 30; Thirty From... ; Take 60
Original Airdates1962-1984
TypeSeries

Take Time

★★★★

Noel Harrison starred in this musical variety show from Halifax that featured folk and country music and singer-songwriters. The show's musical director, and leader of the six-piece backup band, was John Redmond.

AkaTake Time with Noel Harrison
Original Airdates1974-1976
TypeSeries

Takeover

An aggressive Calgary businessman with a burning ambition to cash in on his city's building boom, takes on a Toronto corporation in this complex 1981 TV-movie. Armed with his own development company, Hank Vanderberg figures he needs just one parcel of prime real estate to succeed. So he puts in an offer on some farmland at the edge of the city- land he ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeTV Movie

Taking the Falls

Taking the Falls was a short-lived Canadian comedy/drama TV series about a mouthy, brash private detective, Terry Lane, and Catherine McVicar, a rather straight-laced hot shot corporate lawyer working together in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Original Airdates1995-1996
TypeSeries

Talent Caravan

★★★½

Talent Caravan employed two production units to cover the country and present young Canadian performers. George Murray hosted the show, which originated in different locations. Viewers voted by mail for their favourites among the six contestants in each show in a talent competition that lasted through the television season. The show's musical director w ...

Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Tales from the Cryptkeeper

★★★★★

Tales from the Cryptkeeper With each episode, this animated show features a new, unscrupulous protagonist who commits a foul deed: maybe a boy who bullies younger kids or a pair of gruesome girls with no respect for rules. As always, the Cryptkeeper is on hand to cackle and howl as these little nasties learn the error of their ways. And they usually learn the hard way, tangling w ...

AkaNew Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Original Airdates1993-1999
TypeSeries

Tales of Adventure

An early evening drama for young viewers, Tales of Adventure serialized well-known fiction in half-hour segments. The first was a six-part adaptation by Ray Darby of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, starring Colin Eaton, Ed McNamara, Warren Wilson, Earle Grey, Eric Clavering, Murray Kash, William Holland, and Al Pearce. It was followed by Wil ...

Original Airdates1952-1953
TypeSeries

Tales of the Riverbank

★★★★½

Tales of the Riverbank Tales of the Riverbank was an ingenious series of stories with footage of actual animals and dubbed actors' voices to speak their dialogue. The main characters were rodents, Roderick the Rat and Hammy the Hamster. In supporting parts were Mrs. Duck, Mrs. Hen, Mr. Weasel, Mr. Guinea-Pig, and Mr. Squirrel. Paul Sutherland and David Ellison created the ...

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

Tales of the Wizard of Oz

★★★★½

Tales of the Wizard of Oz Videocraft Productions of New York (later known as Rankin/Bass) used facilities at Crawley Studios in Canada to produce 130 five-minute color episodes of the Tales of the Wizard of Oz. Crawley recruited a large number of animators to turn out the Tales of The Wizard of Oz series. In fact, it was the first large-scale animation production to be attempted ...

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

Talk Of The Town

Talk Of The Town Candid and casual, George Kidd's interviews usually originate from his private "den", in CFRN's modernistic studio building. His guests have included adventurers, industrial leaders, and controversial figures in the news. For his show, Kidd has found himself enthusiastically climbing into a jet plane, or dubiously sharing a chesterfield with a cheetah, ...

TypeSeries

Talk Show

What went on behind the scenes of a late-night talk show was the subject of this comedy-drama on CBC. Talk-show host Robert Sloan (Graham Jarvis) juggled personality conflicts among his staff and poor scripts to get his show on the air.

Original Airdates1980
TypeTV Movie

Talkabout

★★★★

Talkabout Talkabout was a half-hour game show from Vancouver which debuted on CBC on October 21, 1988. The show had two pairs of contestants. Each player had 20 seconds to recite everything he or she could about a selected subject. There were 10 hidden clue words related to each subject and the team racked up points depending on how many of those words they me ...

AkaCelebrity Talkabout; Talk About;
Original Airdates1988-1990
TypeSeries

Talking Film

Talking Film was a TVO documentary series on the golden age of Hollywood including interviews with Lee Garmes, Robert Altman, Henry King, George Cukor, King Vidor, Henry Hathaway, Phillip Dunne, Nunnally Johnson and Frank Capra.

Original Airdates1978-?
TypeSeries

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