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Photo Finish

★★★★

Photo Finish was a game show produced in Montreal by Dan Enright for Columbia-Screen Gems and hosted by Jack Barry. In the show a picture was covered by pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and contestants would answer questions in order to have jigsaw pieces removed from the picture. The goal was to identify the event or person depicted in the picture. Photo Fini ...

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

Phylactère Cola

★★★★★

Phylactère Cola Brought together by a shared passion for cartoons, eight young Quebec City talents turned to community television in 1995 to produce ten shows on their favourite topic. Limited only by their imaginations, the illustrators traded in their drawing boards for cameras to produce the show, improvising as they went to become scriptwriters, cameramen, actors, ...

Original Airdates1995-2003
TypeSeries

Piano Alley

Piano Alley was a series of eight musical variety shows, looking at eight different second-hand pianos in a music store. Each piano evoked different memories and stories. A couple of pianos featured were the parlour piano and harpsichord.

Original Airdates1981
TypeSeries

Pick a Letter

★★★★

Pick a Letter was a series produced by Screen Gems (Canada) Limited which was syndicated to television stations in Canada and the U.S. In the series, animator George Feyer would tell a story through drawings starting with letters of the alphabet. The series was directed and produced by Jean-Claude Tramont.

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Pick and Choose

Alex Trebek introduced the best of CBC films produced in different regional centres for this summer series. Each program had a different theme, such as women, artists, history--the opening program was a visual trip across the country, with items from St. John's to Vancouver.

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Pick of the Week

For this weekday morning broadcast, the CBC tried to accommodate an audience of homemakers and repeated programs or portions of programs that were first aired in prime time. Regular features included Newsmagazine, Man Alive, This Land, and The Public Eye. Also included were films from the National Film Board and regional productions.

Original Airdates1967-1969
TypeSeries

Pick the Stars

★★½

Pick the Stars aimed to provide a showcase for new talent, but also to be an entertaining half-hour of acts that ranged from singers and dancers to instrumentalists and circus-style acts. The season was organized in six cycles of six programs, in which the final show of every cycle was a semi-final, the winner receiving five hundred dollars. Competi ...

Original Airdates1954-1957
TypeSeries

Pictures Please

Pictures Please was a 15-minute feature for young children with Diana Ferris of Ottawa as hostess. It aired Monday afternoons on the CBC.

Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Pieces of Eight

This fifteen minute show for children featured songs and tales of pirates and seafaring. Ranzo the Pirate from the crew of the Black Avenger, told stories of the high seas, and the Chantymen, a vocal quartet, yo-ho-hoed.

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

Pierre Berton Show, The

★★★★★

Pierre Berton hosted the one-hour interview show called The Pierre Berton Hour for one season nationally on CTV. After the first season, the show moved production to CHCH-TV, was cut down to a half-hour and was presented over a limited network of five Canadian stations from Calgary to Montreal until 1973. Season two also brought a panel represented as t ...

AkaThe Pierre Berton Hour; Pierre Berton Show Revisited
Original Airdates1962-1973
TypeSeries

Pifffle & Co.

Pifffle & Co. succeeded A Second Look as the CBC's comedy revue produced in Vancouver. Each program mildly satirized a different subject each week through dialogues with hosts Terry David Mulligan and Bill Reiter and sketches and blackouts with a cast of revue actors.

AkaPiffle & Co.
Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Pig and Whistle, The

★★★★

Pig and Whistle, The Set in a studio recreation of a British pub, Pig and Whistle starred British actor/singer John Hewer as the host of an inn that featured resident singers, dancers and an orchestra, plus guests, with members of the public forming the invited audience at tables round the room. Toronto singer Kay Turner was the barmaid, and the Carlton Show Band were regul ...

AkaPig 'n' Whistle; Pig & Whistle
Original Airdates1967-1977
TypeSeries

Pioneer Trails

Pioneer Trails was a series tracing the history and development of Manitoba and its people. The half-hour weekly program was telecast on Winnipeg's CKND-TV for 2 seasons. It was hosted by Nan Shipley, well-known Manitoban author and historian.

Original Airdates1975-1977
TypeSeries

Pippi Longstocking

★★★★★

Pippi Longstocking One of the most loved and recognized characters in children's literature, Pippi Longstocking is the irrepressible and irresistible heroine from the classic books by Astrid Lindgren. Now in full, animated glory, Pippi is still known for her bright red pig tails, face full of freckles and super-human strength. Daughter of Captain Longstocking, Pippi saile ...

Original Airdates1998
TypeSeries

Pit Pony

★★★★★

Pit Pony Willie's father is a coal miner, and his father before him. Willie's older brother has already followed in their footsteps, and he's expected to do the same. But Willie is different. He can't bear the idea of going into "the pit." Pit Pony is a story of a boy and a horse, who go underground to work for the Ocean Deeps Mining Company, both snatched fr ...

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Pit Pony

★★★½

Pit Pony Pit Pony chronicles the coming of age of schoolboy Willie MacLean, and the hopes, struggles and triumphs of his unique island community at the turn of the century.

Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Pitfall

★★★★½

Pitfall A game show where contestants answer questions on a series of futuristic looking platforms that lower the players when a question is answered incorrectly.

Original Airdates1981-1982
TypeSeries

Place for Everything, A

CBC's A Place for Everything was a half-hour natural history program, devoted to issues of preservation and the ecology. In particular, it concentrated on natural balances in the animal world, and the programs covered areas across the country. Subjects included endangered species, but also little noticed creatures who affect the environment.

Original Airdates1964
TypeSeries

Place of Your Own, A

For several years, the CBC used after school and Saturday time slots to rerun series that had originally aired on Canadian School Telecasts.

Original Airdates1968-1974
TypeSeries

Place to Go, A

A Place To Go was a four week series of half-hour travel films, produced and written by Ty Lemberg and shot by Gerhard Alsen. It concentrated on southern areas that were readily accessible to Canadians, such as Mexico.

TypeSeries

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