Something Ventured

This CBC series of special broadcasts offered profiles of successful Canadians. Although it presumed that success could be measured through personal happiness, it also gauged worth by wealth.

Original Airdates1977-1978

Song for You, A

Song for You, A From CBC Winnipeg came A Song For You, a fifteen minute musical variety show. It starred pianist/vocalist Jose Poneira, who led a combo made up of Lenny Breau on guitar, Robert Gross on drums, and James Cordepal on bass. Each program revolved around a single idea or musical style, illustrated by the musical selections. Vocalist Maxine Ware appeared ever ...

Original Airdates1961-1964

Song Shop, The

Tuesdays on CBC-TV young viewers got a chance to visit a rather intriguing shop in Ottawa. It was called The Song Shop and it was an old curiosity shop operated by folk singer Tom Kines. The shop was crammed with interesting odds and ends which set Kines a-strummin' his guitar and singing nostalgically of the memories they bring.

Original Airdates1958

Songs from Everywhere


A fixture of CBC television's first years, Ed McCurdy starred in this half-hour musical program, on which he and his guests sang folk songs.

Original Airdates1953

Songs with Evelyn Pasen

Evelyn Pasen was accompanied by Gordon Kushner in this fifteen-minute program of music.

Original Airdates1954

Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Comedy Hour, The


CTV co-produced this one-hour special in 1970 with a view to it going to series. A series it became, but produced at CBS Studios, and not with CTV. In this special, Sonny and Cher joked, sang and danced their way through the program, joining Sandy Baron, Suzanne Charny, Billy Van, Jerelyn Homer and Dr. Joyce Brothers for a spoof on the battle of the ...

Original Airdates1971

Sons and Daughters

Sons and Daughters was a series of family dramas on CBC Television.

Original Airdates1984

Sounds '67/Sounds '68/Sounds '69

This series of fifteen minute broadcasts originated in different centres, from Vancouver to Winnipeg to Montreal to Halifax to St. John's, and starred a wide selection of performers. Many were already well known to the CBC audience, such as Marg Osburne, Eleanor Collins, Ed Evanko, and Georges LaFleche. A 1968 series was devoted to four shows starring A ...

Original Airdates1966-1969

Sounds Good

When a dispute with ACTRA forced the CBC to cancel the production of a show on Nellie McClung that it had planned, the network found itself with three days of studio time to fill. So the CBC produced this series of 4 one-hour programs of contemporary music. Each show featured a different style and a different selection of musicians, most of whom were Ca ...

Original Airdates1976

Space Cases

Space Cases Space Cases is a science fiction show about a collection of five space cadets that snuck aboard an alien space ship. A busted-in-rank commander and the Staracademy vice-principal chased after them onto the ship, and the ship almost immediately got lost in space by traveling through a spacial rip. It will take all seven of them working together to get ho ...

Original Airdates1996-1997

Space Command


Space Command Frank Anderson was a young adventurer working for Space Command, an international organization working to explore and colonize space.

Original Airdates1953-1954

Space Experience, The

Thne Space Experience consists of six segments, each 26 minutes long. "Flying on Fire" shows why rocket power is necessary to break out of the Earth's gravitational field and examines how this power is created and controlled. "Staying Alive" explores the characteristics of the environment in space, focusing on its impact on people, and how we su ...

Original Airdates1987


SpaceNews is a daily short package of information designed specifically to appeal to the SPACE viewer. A daily presentation of byte-sized interviews, visuals, and reportage. SpaceNews covers science from sheep clones to shuttle blastoffs. SpaceNews crouches in crop circles and knows that the truth is out there. If it triggers the imagination of our view ...

AkaSpace News; SpaceNews Monthly
Original Airdates1997-2005

Spacey Awards

Canada's only sci-fi and fantasy television awards show. SPACE's annual celebration of genre entertainment. In a sea of boring television award shows, the SPACEYS is the only one that avoids podiums and red carpets. Instead, we take the show around the globe to find the winners, wherever they happen to be, and present them with our much coveted silve ...

Original Airdates2003-


SpeakEasy Veteran celebrity interviewer Jana Lynne White brings exclusive, intimate, conversation and choice videoclips from the masterclass stars of the music world. Over the past year, guests in the MuchMoreMusic LivingRoom have included Celine Dion, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Michael Stipe, Debbie Harry and Sir George Martin.

Original Airdates1998-2000

Speakers Corner


Speakers Corner Speakers Corner is a television series which airs weekly on CityTV and A-Channel stations in Canada, featuring numerous short segments on a variety of topics as recorded by members of the general public.

Original Airdates1990-

Speaking French


Professor Jean-Paul Vinay of the University of Montreal was the teacher for this language instruction series. Vinay tried to teach in an entertaining fashion and in the early years of the broadcast, he also used graphic illustrations, flip cards and puppets. The series started in 1955, on the local Montreal and Toronto stations, and expanded its covera ...

Original Airdates1955-1964

Speaking of Pets

Audrey Laurie and Jeff Hogwood were co-hosts of this half-hour series from Montreal dealing with the training, raising and general care of various pets including cats, fish, dogs and birds.

AkaPet Show
Original Airdates1959

Speaking Out

Speaking Out, a half-hour CBC show, developed from Youth Confrontation. Bruce Rogers moderated discussions with adolescents and adults on current issues. Producers determined the subjects through researchers' reports from different centres throughout the country, and collected panels of a dozen teenagers or more to tape programs in different locations, ...

Original Airdates1975-1976

Speaking Out

Speaking Out, TVO's flagship audience participation, current affairs program was a tremendous success. By the early '80s, it would attract nearly 30,000 regular viewers and register as many as 10,000 calls in one program.

Original Airdates1976-1991

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