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CBC Drama '73

CBC Drama '73 was a nine-occasion anthology of one-hour film dramas with scripts by Canadian writers, including original plays and such adaptations as Morley Callaghan's "More Joy in Heaven" and Margaret Laurence's "A Bird in the House."

Original Airdates1973
TypeSeries

CBC Film Festival

In the summer of 1979, the CBC offered two series of feature films under this title, and another in the summer of 1980. Both series included Canadian feature films. At irregular intervals, the 1979 series also included interviews with Hollywood directors, such as Martin Scorsese, Samuel Fuller, George Cukor, John Schlesinger, Donald Siegel, John Stu ...

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

CBC Sports Presents: Championship Water Polo

★

These water polo tournaments were held at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg. The contestants were teams from Vancouver, Montral, Edmonton, Hamilton, Toronto, and the host city. Like other CBC television tournaments, the matches were edited to fit a time slot, and usually joined in progress.

AkaWater Polo
Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

CBC Sportsweekend

CBC Sportsweekend CBC Sports covered a wide variety of events and competitions for its Saturday afternoon overviews. Often, the broadcast was divided into two major segments. After a year's run titled Saturday Sports Special, the program adopted a different format and title, Sportsweekend. The title later changed to CBC Sports Saturday, an exciting and fast-paced ...

AkaSaturday Sports Special; CBC Sports Saturday
Original Airdates1979-
TypeSeries

CBC Theatre

★★★★★

CBC Theatre The CBC English language service featured a regular ninety-minute program of television drama (later changed to 60 minutes) on Sunday or Tuesday nights. On occasions when Ford sponsored the play, the program was titled Ford Television Theatre. When General Motors sponsored between 1954-1956, the show was titled General Motors Theatre. When General M ...

AkaCBC Television Theatre; GM Theatre; General Motors Presents
Original Airdates1952-1961
TypeSeries

CBC Weekend

★★★★

CBC Weekend was CBC-TV's flagship series in Information Programming when it debuted with the Saturday Edition following the Hockey Night telecast on Oct 11, 1969. The Sunday Edition premiered on Oct 12, 1969. The series was produced in colour right from the start. CBC weekend had full access to the world-wide news gathering and reporting facilities o ...

AkaWeekend
Original Airdates1969-1973
TypeSeries

Ceilidh

★★★★★

Ceilidh Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is the Celtic name for a song exchange, and the CBC used the title for a series of Celtic music from the Atlantic provinces, produced in Halifax. In the summer of 1973, John Allan Cameron starred in a series of thirteen programs by this title offered for regional exchange. When the series reappeared in summer 1974, the host ...

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Celebration

Celebration Celebration was one of television's rare attempts to put programming that had devotional roots anywhere other than Sunday. Essentially a musical variety series, Celebration concentrated on gospel and inspirational music. It also used filmed interview segments, with people talking about spiritually meaningful subjects, to anchor the meaning of the songs ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Celebrity Cooks

★★★★½

Celebrity Cooks Bruno Gerussi was the host for this popular half-hour comedy and cooking show, which featured Canadian and international figures from the world of entertainment demonstrating their favourite recipes. Keith Large and Derek Smith of Initiative Productions produced the first series in Ottawa and Smith produced an additional series in Vancouver. Gary Dunfo ...

Original Airdates1975-1984
TypeSeries

Celebrity Revue

★★★★★

Celebrity Revue was a nightly variety-talk series, originally hosted by Tommy Banks. It was an all-Edmonton production (crew, band, etc), except it was filmed in Vancouver due to the logistics of flying in celebrities. During its first and only season, Banks was replaced by Carole Taylor, who taped 145 episodes as co-hostess. The hosts were accompani ...

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Centennial International

Centennial International was a four-week variety series which saluted Canada's various national groups. Part one featured Italian singer Sergio Franchi in a salute to the people of the Mediterranean. Part two was a Salute to the United Kingdom and Ireland, starring Barry Morse and George Murray with the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, the 48th Highlanders Ba ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Centennial Performance

In 1967, International Nickel presented three hour-long television shows, under the title "Centennial Performance." Six young Canadian artists were selected to appear, all of whom received an International Nickel $2,500 Centennial Scholarship to further their careers. The programs were seen over the English and French CBC Networks, and also featured Geo ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Chairman of the Board

★★★★★

Chairman of the Board was a 26-part drama series co-produced by Jim and Caroline Hanley. CITY-TV started airing the shows in prime-time in the spring of 1981, with TVOntario joining in at a later time. The Board was a fictitious body appointed by the government to decide individual cases which reflected significant social issues. In the spirit of com ...

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

Challengers, The

The Challengers was a series featuring Canadians from all walks of life who have challenged life on their own terms and made a success in various fields. Some may be famous, other relatively obscure but all have in common the attainment of reaching goals they set for themselves.

Original Airdates1979-1980
TypeSeries

Champagne Charlie

Champagne Charlie Hugh Grant portrayed 19th century champange king Charles Heidsieck, the globe-trotting playboy founder of the world's most famous champagne-producing company during the mid-1800s in this CTV miniseries. Part 1 of the story followed Heidsieck from the age of 5 and his first few sips of the family nectar, through college, marriage, meeting his mistress an ...

Original Airdates1989
TypeMiniseries

Chansons

Chansons Chansons was a series of 13 musical programs highlighting Canadian folic songs old and new, filmed in colour against some of Canada's most attractive scenery coast to coast. The series was produced and directed by Anton Van de Water and originally telecast on SRC in the summer of 1966 and on the English CBC network during the 1966-67 season as a musical ...

AkaMon pays, mes chansons
Original Airdates1966-1967
TypeSeries

Charcoal Chefs

Produced in Winnipeg, this summer series demonstrated barbeque cooking, with host George Knight and International Inn chef Fernie Kirouac. The CBC set up a mobile unit for this outdoors show.

Original Airdates1974-1978
TypeSeries

Charlie Grant's War

★★★★½

Charlie Grant's War Charlie Grant's War was the real-life story of a heroic Canadian and a black era in Canadian history. R.H. Thomson starred as Charlie Grant, a diamond broker whose outrage at the plight of Jews under Nazi rule—and at Canada's own half-hearted assistance to the refugees- led him to use his position to spirit more than 600 Jews out of the city. Grant's he ...

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Charlie Had One But He Didn't Like It, So He Gave It to...

Produced in Toronto, this late night, half-hour show with the improbable title consisted of sight gags, blackouts, and sketches. It featured a different female guest each week. Regulars Paul Soles and Barrie Baldaro, were, along with David Harriman, the show's writers, and it was produced by Terry Kyne.

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

Chasing Rainbows

★★★★

Chasing Rainbows Chasing Rainbows is a classic story of youth, love and ambition in the jazz age when skirts rose, morals fell and bathtubs overflowed with gin. It was the best time of all to be young. During the final tragic days of WWI, Jake Kincaid (Paul Gross) escapes court martial and wins a medal by saving the life of his commanding officer, Christopher Blaine ...

Original Airdates1988
TypeMiniseries

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