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Uh-Oh!

★★★½

Uh-Oh! Hosted by Wink Yahoo (Scott Yaphe), this game show involves children teams of 2. One spins the wheel and the other one stands ready to begin a task. If the wheel lands on Mayhem, the second child goes over to Smashin' Sam and Tearin' Aaron to complete a task (usually messy) for a maximum 50 points. The other parts of the wheel have things like quiz roun ...

Original Airdates1997-2003
TypeSeries

Umbrella, The

★★★

Internationally-known Canadian painter William Ronald was host of this CBC-TV show about the arts. The half-hour program followed developments in all the arts, and included criticism by the host and others, interviews and documentary features on leading figures in painting and sculpture, the theatre, dance, literature and music. The Umbrella was prod ...

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

Uncle Bobby

★★★★½

Uncle Bobby This early children's show spent 4 years as a local program before being picked up by the CTV network in 1968. It ran on CTV until 1970, when it went back to airing on CFTO-TV and in syndication. The show was later titled "Uncle Bobby and Friends" and in 1979 the show changed titles again to Kid's Corner. Childrens' birthdays were introduced by Bimbo ...

AkaUncle Bobby and Friends; Kids Corner
Original Airdates1964-1979
TypeSeries

Uncle Chichimus

★★★★½

Uncle Chichimus "Uncle Chichimus" was one of the first live television productions to originate in Canada, preceded only by a news bulletin when CBC-TV went to air on day one. Created by John Conway, the program began as part of a weekday, early evening family program called "Let's See," and quickly became a daily children's favourite. Uncle Chichimus "Chich" and H ...

AkaLet's See
Original Airdates1952-1954
TypeSeries

Uncle Ed's Party

A program of songs and stories for young viewers, with Ed McCurdy. Set in a weird house that could only be entered through a coal chuute.

AkaEd's Place; Uncle Ed's Place
Original Airdates1952-1954
TypeSeries

Under 21

Jeanne Sauve hosted this series of discussions with young people on topics of contemporary public interest, such as bilingualism and biculturalism.

AkaUnder Twenty-One
Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Under Attack

★★★½

One-hour free-for-alls, where a studio audience of highly vocal students had a chance to pose awkward questions and demand answers from a wide array of political and other high profile guests. Pierre Elliot Trudeau, lawyer Melvin Belli and cartoonist Al Capp were among those who agreed to go into this particular lion’s den, and survived.

Original Airdates1967-1974
TypeSeries

Under One Roof

Under One Roof was a television series on family life which aired on CBC-TV. It tried to present the reality and therefore the normalcy of relationships within the family. A special project of CBC-TV's Take Thirty program, it originally aired as a six-part series on Take Thirty in May and June, 1966 as a prelude to the Canadian Conference on the Family ...

Original Airdates1964
TypeSeries

Under the Piano

Under the Piano An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an over-protectiveness of her mentally ill daughter, even into the child's adulthood. But a loving sister, herself having an arm that is paralyzed, is a bastion against t ...

Original Airdates1995
TypeTV Movie

Under the Umbrella Tree

★★★★

Under the Umbrella Tree What do Gloria the Gopher, Iggy and Iguana and Jacob the Blue Jay have in common? They all share a bright cozy apartment on Spring Street with a young woman named Holly. Holly is a freelance artist who loves her animal friends. She takes care of them by providing a secure and happy place to live. The urban apartment, which contains a giant "Umbrella" tr ...

Original Airdates1987-1993
TypeSeries

Undercurrents

★★★★★

Undercurrents This is a news show that specializes on how media and technology are changing our lives. To that end, this shows looks at issues concerning media issues like advertising and technological ones like the Internet and its effects on society. No matter the story, the reporting is always insightful, enlightening and witty.

Original Airdates1996-2001
TypeSeries

Undergrads, The

An elderly man discovers that his son wants to put him in an old-age home. However, the old man's grandson refuses to allow it, and the man and his grandson wind up becoming roommates at the boy's college dorm.

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo, The

★★★★

Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo, The In the fall of 1975, children in the United States and Canada were introduced to the animated series The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo. In America, Captain Nemo was introduced as part of the long running children's program Captain Kangaroo on CBS. In Canada, one five minute Captain Nemo cartoon was shown during each episode of Peanuts and Popcor ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Unforeseen, The

★★★★

The Unforeseen presented suspense drama, or stories with a surprise twist at the end, not necessarily futuristic narratives or tales of the supernatural.

Original Airdates1958-1960
TypeSeries

United Way Show, The

Outstanding show business personalities displayed their talents on "The United Way Show," an hour-long variety program with the dual purpose of entertaining the television audience and of promoting a country-wide charity campaign.

AkaUnited Way Appeal Fund; United Appeal Fund
Original Airdates1956-1959
TypeSpecial

Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms

Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms After the terrible events of the original Universal Soldier testings, the budget has been slashed by the government. Under the orders of a CIA director, a gang of mercenaries take control of the new line of Universal Soldiers and try to use them into helping to smuggle diamonds to the highest foreign buyer. When Luc Deveroux, survivor from the first inc ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business

Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business Luc Devereaux and Veronica Roberts continue their attempts to expose the Universal Soldier unit. But after a hostage situation mistakenly leaves Veronica a fugitive, the two escape the city and go into hiding. CIA Deputy Director Mentor and Dr. Walker are also in the middle of literally 'growing' a powerful new Universal Soldier clone of Luc's brother E ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeTV Movie

University Challenge

CTV's version of a very successful game show called College Bowl, in which American universities competed against one another in a general knowledge quiz.

Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

University of the Air

★★★★★

University of the Air was a daily educational television program seen early mornings on the CTV television network in Canada between 1965 and 1983; prior to the establishment of 24-hour broadcasting, in most regions it was the first program aired each day, usually at 5:30 or 6 a.m., though it would also turn up at other times. Each episode consisted of ...

Original Airdates1965-1983
TypeSeries

Untamed World

★★★★★

Untamed World was a half-hour wildlife series on CTV which was last seen in reruns in September 1985. The series had briefly been retitled to Untamed Frontier in the 1977-78 season for legal reasons.

AkaUntamed Frontier
Original Airdates1968-1978
TypeSeries

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