Little People


Little People was a CTV series hosted by Jack Barry with the premise that "kids say the darndest things". The kids Little People used were picked from nursery schools in the Montreal area, and were chosen for their extrovert personalities.

Original Airdates1972-1973

Little Revue, The

A complement to The Big Revue, this half-hour variety program was hosted by Monty Hall, and featured guest singers and regular dancer Alan Lund. It lasted two weeks before being replaced by Floor Show.

Original Airdates1953

Little Vampire, The


Little Vampire, The 13 part television series based on the books: "The Little Vampire" and "The Little Vampire Moves In" by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.

Original Airdates1986

Littlest Hobo, The


Littlest Hobo, The Roaming through Canada in search of adventure and occasional stopping places made the Littlest Hobo a Canadian vagabond. The Littlest Hobo starred London, the great German Shepherd dog. All the filming ranged across Canada for appropriate episode locales. Hobo lived up to his name, going from one city or location to the other, never content to stay in ...

Original Airdates1963-1965

Littlest Hobo, The


Littlest Hobo, The The series follows the adventures of an extremely intelligent, wandering German Shepherd who walks into a different place in each episode of this long-running television series, and comes upon people down on their luck or in trouble. Hobo always befriends and helps the struggling person or persons. Then, when his job is done at episode's end, decline ...

Original Airdates1979-1985

Live a Borrowed Life


In this CBC quiz style show, three contestants appeared representing a well-known person. By asking questions, the panelists had to figure out who the contestant represented. During the summer of 1960, the program went on the road, and the CBC produced programs in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Montreal. As well, in the 1961-62 season, t ...

Original Airdates1959-1962

Live and Learn

Live and Learn was a 30-minute weekly educational broadcast starting as a local broadcast on CBLT. Other CBC stations picked up many of the series for local broadcast. Each program was regularly shown twice a week. The program was originally called Course of Knowledge.

AkaCourse of Knowledge
Original Airdates1958-1965

Live It Up!


Live It Up! Live It Up! was a Canadian healthy living and consumer awareness television program, which aired nationally on CTV from 1978 to 1990. Live It Up! featured a mix of serious consumer-affairs topics and lighter consumer topics, mostly delivered in a tongue-in-cheek style. Regular segments included the Watchdog, a man whose face is never shown while tes ...

Original Airdates1978-1990

Lively Arts, The

Lively Arts, The A weekly, half-hour magazine of the arts and culture, The Lively Arts provided viewers with a selection of studio and filmed interviews and features. Most originated with the CBC, though some were purchased from the BBC and other producers.

Original Airdates1961-1963

Lives of Girls & Women

Lives of Girls & Women This CBC movie is the story of a small town teen (Tanya Allen) growing up in the 1950s, facing contradictory expectations from various people, including her radical-thinking mom (Wendy Crewson).

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie


Living Living was a series on CBC and was essentially a specialized wing of Tabloid, meant to concentrate on items intended to appeal to a female audience. Although the program may seem to have been lightweight, it did examine controversial problems that related to domestic and daily life. In the summer of 1955, for example, it included special inquiries into ...

Original Airdates1954-1955

Living Sea, The

Ian McTaggart-Cowan, professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia, hosted this CBC summer documentary series on animal and plant life in the sea. Programs dealt with such subjects as theories of origins of the earth and the oceans and of the origins of living creatures; early concepts of the sea; the development of navigation; the causes a ...

Original Airdates1957-1958

Locker Room

A live broadcast from Toronto, Locker Room was a review of the week in sports, with film and interviews.

Original Airdates1956


This half-hour of ballads and folk songs starred soprano Betty Phillips, and baritone Ernie Prentice. The program was produced by CBC Vancouver.

AkaLolly Too Dum
Original Airdates1956-1957

Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years


Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years begins two years after the end of the Lonesome Dove series. After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late wife, Hannah, Newt Call returns to town to find many things have changed. His brother-in-law, Austin, is now an alcoholic sheriff, who has never fully recovered f ...

Original Airdates1995-1996

Lonesome Dove: The Series


Lonesome Dove: The Series Set in the small western town of Curtis Wells, Lonesome Dove: The Series follows first the romance and later the marriage of Newt Call and Hannah Peale, and the obsession that Clay Mosby, who owns most of the town, has with young Hannah, who looks remarkably like his late wife, Mary. In addition to the talented regular Canadian cast of Scott Bairstow ...

Original Airdates1994-1995

Long Shot

Long Shot was a humour and interview show for the CBC and replaced Fighting Words over the summer of 1959. The program featured many guest comics and was produced by Ross MacLean.

Original Airdates1959

Long View of Canadian History, A


For this two part series on Canadian history, the CBC filmed a five and a half hour discussion between two University of Toronto professors: Donald Creighton, of the history department, well known for his biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, and Paul Fox, of the department of political science, who appeared regularly on CBC television. The resulting two ...

Original Airdates1959

Look for the Silver Lining

Look for the Silver Lining was a unique show from CKGN TV-10 in North Bay, ON. It was hosted by a blind TV announcer and a polio wheel-chair victim.

AkaThe Silver Lining Show
Original Airdates1957-1965

Look Who's Here

A CBC summer series, Look Who's Here featured interviews, mostly with Canadian personalities, or with people who had slipped from the public eye. Each program also featured a different interviewer.

Original Airdates1975-1976

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