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Folk Songs

Folk Songs was a weekly CBC broadcast of folk music aimed at a young audience. The first half of the thirty minute program featured Alan Mills and the second half was devoted to performances by his guests. In September 1955, after thirty-eight shows, Grace Bartholomew took over the duties as the program's host, and the show shortened to a quarter-hour.

Original Airdates1954-1955
TypeSeries

Folk Songs With Ed McCurdy

★★★

Folk Songs With Ed McCurdy Ed McCurdy had been singing folk music on CBC television since the first weeks it went on the air. This fifteen minute summer program, from Halifax, offered a typically informal mixture of song and talk about the music's origins and meanings.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Follow Me

★★★★½

Follow Me was a series of 60 episodes produced by Trinity Television in association with CKND-TV Winnipeg. It dealt with the phenomenon of growth through faith among toddlers, teens, and right up to grandparents. Puppets, children, and guests encountered daily dilemmas and decisions through skits, games, and music. Each situation lead to personal victor ...

Original Airdates1979-1984
TypeSeries

Follow Me

Produced on film in Vancouver, this fifteen minute program gave tours of places of interest in British Columbia. The films, made for children, included a child as a guide to places such as the Vancouver International Airport, the telephone company, or the post office. In one program, singer Ed McCurdy and his two sons visited a tugboat dock.

Original Airdates1958-1960
TypeSeries

Foodessence

★★★★★

Foodessence It's definitely not a cooking show, yet it's all about food. Foodessence is a fast-paced, in-depth and investigative series featuring entertaining insights into the history and culture of the foods we eat.

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Foolish Heart

Foolish Heart Foolish Heart was a Canadian television series, which aired on the CBC in 1999. The series, a short run dramatic anthology, was produced and written by Ken Finkleman following his earlier series The Newsroom and More Tears. Although the episodes were linked by character interactions, each of the series' six episodes focused on a different character's ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeSeries

Football Huddle

Jack Wells and Blue Bomber coach Bud Grant showed filmed highlights of the most recent Bomber games, and commented on the plays and strategy that won or lost the games. There were also interesting weekly guests. Viewers were invited to send in questions on football, which were answered on the show. Producers George Kent, Frank Rasler

Original Airdates1956-1961
TypeSeries

Football Huddle

Football Huddle was a weekly round table discussion on current developments in the Big Four and in intercollegiate football, with CBC sports broadcasters Steve Douglas and Fred Sgambati, Toronto Argonaut coach Lou Agase, and their guests.

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

For Kids Only

For Kids Only, which turned up weekday afternoons on CBC, was a series that was mostly new and partly old. On Mondays, there was a teenage variety series called Catch Up! with Christopher Ward as the host. On Wednesdays, the series became a TV magazine devoted to features and fun. For Kids Only Specials, on Fridays, were half-hour dramas and documentari ...

Original Airdates1978-1979
TypeSeries

For the Record

★★★★

For the Record For The Record was a series of one hour and ninety minute film dramas which started on the series Performance as a sub-series called Camera '76. Each year, the CBC produced four to six new programs and also repeated programs from previous seasons. For The Record productions generally dramatized a specific social problem or issue. One of the few cont ...

AkaCamera '76; Moments in Time
Original Airdates1977-1986
TypeSeries

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down

For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Jerry Bines is trying to live down a past that includes killing a man (in self-defence), theft and an alcoholic, abusive father. He sees hope for redemption by providing life-giving bone marrow to his leukemia-stricken son. But time is running out because an escaped killer (Gary Percy Rils) is coming to town to exact revenge for ancient sins. And like t ...

Original Airdates1996
TypeTV Movie

Forest Rangers, The

★★★★½

Forest Rangers, The The Forest Rangers took place in and around a village called Indian River, but the real focus of the story was an abandoned fort that had been taken over by the Junior Rangers. The fort was their headquarters, where they set up their ham radio, and helped keep watch for forest fires and other conservational offences. They ran up against not only poacher ...

AkaLes cadets de la forêt; Razzle Dazzle with the Forest Rangers
Original Airdates1963-1966
TypeSeries

Forever Knight

★★★★½

Forever Knight A drama about an 800 year old, angst ridden vampire who lives in present day Toronto as a homicide detective in an attempt to repay for his sins and regain his mortality, with the aid of Natalie Lambert, a mortal coroner, while trying to keep his secret from his partner. His quests are hindered by his tormented past and his seductive 2000 year old maste ...

Original Airdates1992-1996
TypeSeries

Formative Years, The

The Formative Years, a half-hour program, consisted of two subseries, each of which dealt with a period in Canadian history in the nineteenth century. The first, called A War For Survival, concerned the War of 1812. The second series, called Road To Confederation, comprised five films produced by the National Film Board. The films recreated the major ...

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Fortunes

The program dealt with the political and economic aspects of natural resources and resource industries. Several programs concerned the petroleum industry and explored Canada's place in the international market. Other programs concentrated on asbestos in Quebec, deep sea mining, fishing in Newfoundland, and forestry in British Columbia.

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Four Corners, The

Eight half-hour shows for the summer of 1957, The Four Corners was a series of subjective travel essays by Canadians. Leo Rampen talked about Paris, using his own drawings. Writer and editor Kildare Dobbs discussed his childhood in Ireland and Tanganyika, using music, film, and his own poetry. Alan Brown provided a portrait of Spain through the traditio ...

Original Airdates1957
TypeMiniseries

Four Faces of Man

Four Faces of Man was a series of 4 half-hour broadcasts on Thailand, Sarawak, Singapore, and Japan,.

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Four for the Road

Mary Lou Finlay began her television career in 1970 as host of Four For The Road, an afternoon public affairs program produced at the local CBC station in Ottawa, CBOT. After four years with that program, she moved to CBOT's supper-hour news and current affairs show, This Day.

Original Airdates1970-1973
TypeSeries

Four for the Show

Four for the Show was an early musical variety show, which starred Libby Morris, Shirley Harmer, George Murray, Billy O'Connor, and a band led by Bert Niosi. The series lasted only a few months, and most of the regulars moved over to The Big Revue.

Original Airdates1952-1953
TypeSeries

Four on the Floor

★★★★

Four on the Floor In this 13-week CBC comedy series, famed comedy troupe the Frantics brought their radio and stage sketch comedy to television for the first time. Regular features on the series included the adventures of Mr. Canoehead, monologues by Mr. Interesting, computer games created by Paul Chato and music video spoofs. The series was later sold to the Showtim ...

Aka4 on the Floor; The Frantics
Original Airdates1986
TypeSeries

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