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W5

★★★★

W5 W5 is a CTV news magazine television series which has aired on the CTV Television Network since 1966. The one-hour Sunday night W5 was renamed CTV Reports for the 1977-78 season with a companion half-hour, also called CTV Reports, on Thursdays replacing Maclear. The Sunday program title reverted to W5 in the 1978-79 season, and the Thursday program was ...

AkaW-5; W-FIVE; CTV Reports; The New W5; Inquiry
Original Airdates1966-
TypeSeries

Walk with Kirk

★★★

In this fifteen-minute CBC program for young viewers, Kirk Whipper from the School of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto took groups of children on tours of workplaces, such as farms, dockyards, hydroelectric power plants, and other industries.

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Walter Melon

★★★★★

Walter Melon Walter Melon's occupation was a Hero for Hire. He works alone but sometimes he worked with his partner Bitterbug. When a real comic book, TV or movie character runs into trouble they call Melon to temporarily fill in.

Original Airdates1998
TypeSeries

War

This documentary series explores the nature of modern war and the institutions that deal with this dangerous aspect of our world, such as training methods, military society, nuclear weapons, the peace movement and the historical developments that led us to this situation. Furthermore, this series explores them with a basic theme; that war has become fun ...

Original Airdates1984
TypeMiniseries

War Brides

★★★★★

War Brides War Brides follows four young women, three British and one German, as they board a train in Halifax and journey to join their new husbands and start new lives in an unfamiliar land. Elizabeth Richardson, Sharry Flett, Sonja Smits and Wendy Crewson star in the title roles. Aired on Sep 20, 1980

Original Airdates1980
TypeTV Movie

War of 1812

★★★★★

War of 1812 The War of 1812 was the war that sealed the destiny of North America. A war unlike any other, it was fought with tomahawks and bayonets amid swarms of black flies in forest clearings and mosquito-infested swamps. Armies lined up 60 feet apart on grassy fields and fired deadly point blank volleys at each other. War canoes travelled 1000 miles in ten days ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeMiniseries

Warm-Up Show with Sean Tweedley, The

★★★★★

Warm-Up Show with Sean Tweedley, The Traditionally, life as a warm-up act for television shows has always been a job requiring a great deal of guts which brings no glory. However, this is certainly not the case for Toronto comic Sean Tweedley, who parlayed a warm-up gig for Open Mike With Mike Bullard into a show of his very own. The Warm Up Show combined the taped audience warm-up wit ...

AkaThe Warm Up Show
Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Warp

★★★★★

Warp was a YTV magazine show which covered science fiction, comic books and other forms of underground media. It had bizarre wrap-around segments with fictional characters. The segments focused on the misadventures of a super hero and his sidekick (Phil Guerrero and Paul McGuire) who often drove around in an invisible car.

Original Airdates1999-2000
TypeSeries

Watership Down

★★★★★

Watership Down Heeding the warning of a vision of their old home's destruction, a group of rabbits led by Hazel, his brother Fiver the visionary, the ever inventive doe, Blackberry, and Bigwig, a former member of their old home's military class, go in search of a new home. With the help of new found friends like Kehaar the gull and Hannah the mouse, Fiver's vision lea ...

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Waterville Gang

★★★★

Waterville Gang The Waterville Gang was a bunch of underwater puppet characters - Dodger Dolphin, Angel Fish, Sharky Shark, Eloise the Seahorse - and Sergeant Perch of the Perch Patrol. Also on hand were Pearl Van Oyster, Tucker Turtle and Ace Seagull. By the end of the show's run there were an additional three regular characters - Preshus Seal, Randall Harrison Pengui ...

Original Airdates1972-1973
TypeSeries

Watson Report, The

The Watson Report expanded its scope beyond the Houses of Parliament into business, the civil service, and other public concerns. It kept a close eye on government, and included a series of interviews with the three major party leaders, Ed Broadbent, Pierre Trudeau, and Joe Clark, during the brief period that Clark's Progressive Conservatives formed the ...

Original Airdates1975-1981
TypeSeries

Way It Is, The

The Way It Is aired in the CBC Sunday evening public affairs slot. The Way It Is tried to balance its coverage with some entertainment and music, but it was best known for its earnest, respectable, and solid research and reporting. In addition to short reports in the magazine format show, The Way It Is presented a number of longer documentaries. ...

Original Airdates1967-1969
TypeSeries

Way Out, A

Originally a fifteen minute gardening show with Ray Halward, A Way Out later included information on crafts, do-it-yourself repairs and improvements, and outdoor activities.

Original Airdates1970-1977
TypeSeries

Way We Are, The

The Way We Are was a CBC anthology series of half-hour dramas/comedies produced by CBC regional broadcasters and private production companies.

Original Airdates1985-1988
TypeSeries

Wayne and Shuster in Black and White

★★★★★

Wayne and Shuster in Black and White A nostalgic and laugh-out-loud look back at the best of Wayne & Shuster. The shows have been culled from the famous duo's black-and-white episodes written and produced from 1954 to 1966. The series is hosted by Frank Shuster.

AkaWayne & Shuster in Black & White
Original Airdates1996-1997
TypeSeries

Wayne and Shuster Show, The

★★★★

Wayne and Shuster Show, The Wayne and Shuster started their regular appearances on CBC television with The Wayne and Shuster Hour in October 1954, and have provided comedy that ranged from clever and literate to god-awful corn, at a rate of one show a month in the beginning, reduced to four shows a season in later years. Exact titles for their shows have varied: The Wayne and Shus ...

AkaWayne and Shuster Hour, Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour
Original Airdates1954-1990
TypeSeries

We Don't Knock

We Don't Knock was a fast-paced, breezy, sometimes outrageous, but always good-humoured comedy series with hosts Shawn Thompson and Howard Busgang. They travelled across Canada, interacting with ordinary people in familiar situations to create humorous vignettes.

Original Airdates1986-1987
TypeSeries

We Live Next Door

We Live Next Door was a TVO children's series of ten 15-minute episodes enriching the values of a fine neighbourhood: cooperation and harmony. In the series, the human and puppet citizens of a small town go about their lives as they demonstrate various elements of urban life. These subjects include government, law enforcement and basic economics. Wri ...

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

We Remember Them: Nikiskisinan

This one hour documentary was initiated by the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation near Marcelin, Saskatchewan. This program looks a the significance of having over 50 men and women who volunteered for military service that ulitmately left an indelible footprint on the everyday lives of several generations of Muskeg Lake Band Through poignant interviews of survivin ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeDocumentary

Weaker (?) Sex, The

This CBC talk show responded to the women's movement with British-born Pamela Mason in the interviewer's chair. She confronted male guests from a wide range of fields, not necessarily directly related to issues of sexual politics. The 13-week first season was produced in New York and Toronto, and was syndicated to the States. For the second season, ...

AkaThe Weaker Sex
Original Airdates1968-1969
TypeSeries

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