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Clubhouse 8

★★★★★

Clubhouse 8, from St. John's, Newfoundland, was scheduled on Saturdays at noon as a local show with Barbara Crosbie and Sean O'Leary hosting young people who demonstrated their hobbies and pets. Free beanies in the show's colors, badges with the name of the show and free ice cream were given out. In addition, there was a swap shop where boys and girls c ...

Original Airdates1964
TypeSeries

CODCO

★★★★

CODCO CODCO was a Canadian comedy troupe from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known outside of the Martimes for a sketch comedy series which aired for five seasons on CBC Television from 1988 to 1993. Founded as a theatrical revue in 1973, CODCO drew on the province's cultural history of self-deprecating "Newfie" humour, frequently focusing on the cod fish ...

Original Airdates1988-1993
TypeSeries

Coffee Break

★★★★½

Coffee Break Originating from CBNT in St. John's, Coffee Break was a 30-minute news and general interest program broadcast on weekday afternoons or mornings. Shirley Newhook hosted the program which featured a wide variety of guests from every walk of life. Coffeebreak aired "live" for the first year or two, debuting in Sept. of 1974 and finished its run in 1990 ...

AkaCoffee Break with Shirley Newhook
Original Airdates1974-1990
TypeSeries

Cold Squad

★★★★★

Cold Squad Cold Squad is a one hour police crime-drama made in Vancouver about a team of Vancouver police officers in charge of investigating and solving cases that have been in the "cold" file for a while, which basically means the police gave up on them because there were no leads.

Original Airdates1998-2005
TypeSeries

Collaborators, The

★★★★

Collaborators, The The Collaborators were the forensic scientists who worked with the police. Michael Kane played the gruff and instinctive Detective Sergeant Jim Brewer, and Paul Harding and Toby Tarnow played the scientists, Dr. Charles Erickson and his assistant Liz Roman. The program attempted to deal with the investigative process in an egalitarian way, from the scen ...

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Collectors, The

Collectors, The Mixed-race buddy movies have come a long way since 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. Now, instead of playing up the contrast between a black guy and a white guy, filmmakers can portray such characters as metaphorical blood brothers with almost the exact same cultural assumptions and value systems. Alas, such sociological observations are about the only thing ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeTV Movie

College Game, The

CBC sports gave a nineteen part series covering sollegiate sports the title The College Game. The autumn segment of the series were given over to college football, leading up to the Canadian College Bown on 19 November. Doug Saunders was the host for these games, with Steve Armitage calling the action and Whit Tucker providing commentary. The final six ...

Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeSeries

Colombo Quotes

John Robert Colombo, author of Colombo's Canadian Quotations, hosted this quiz and discussion show, a kind of nationalist and adolescent Fighting Words. In a different city each week, Colombo challenged a panel of high school students to identify the author of a quotation about Canada or by a Canadian, and then led them in a discussion of the passage.

Original Airdates1978
TypeSeries

Colonel Loonar

★★★★★

Colonel Loonar Colonel Loonar, a rousing rocketeer, provided a fantastic fallout of high shooting humour and fun to young viewers in the early 1960's. This simple-minded spaceman packed a rocketfull of jokes, outer space stories, cartoons and gags and an odd collection of some of the funniest characters in show business. Produced at CFCN-TV in Calgary, Len Carlson ...

TypeSeries

Come Dance With Us

Members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet interpreted a different theme, such as "springtime," each week in this half-hour show for children, which was originally scheduled to run for twelve weeks. The program included films and music, as well as dance. The show was written by Marion Waldman. The choreographer was Brian Macdonald and the musical director Bob ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Come Fly with Me

★★★★

Come Fly with Me Shane Rimmer starred in Come Fly With Me, a musical variety show that replaced Front Page Challenge in the summer of 1958. The program was produced in European, U.S., and Canadian cities. At around the same time, the CBC sent Nathan Cohen and Fighting Words to the U.K., and opened its trans-Canada microwave network, all representing a kind of expansion ...

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Come Listen Awhile

★★★★★

In the wake of the folk music revival of the early 1960s, CBC Vancouver presented Come Listen Awhile, an afternoon show. Each week, host Doug Campbell, singers Bud Spencer, pianist Pat Trudell, and the George Colangis orchestra welcomed guest performers for a half-hour of folk music. Guests included Claire Klein, Betty Phillips, Ernie Prentice, Lucille ...

Original Airdates1963-1964
TypeSeries

Come With Me

Come With Me was produced by ACCESS for children aged 3-5 and designed to help children sort out the realms of fantasy and reality. The action entailed visits of two curious youngsters, Kim and Noel, to both rural and urban settings in the company of a wise and friendly old gentleman, Mr. Peach, and a dog, Kelly, who speaks only to kids. Mr. Peach is a ...

TypeSeries

Comedy Café

Comedy Cafe had been broadcast locally, in Montreal, in black and white in autumn 1968, and converted to colour for the CBC network in February 1969. Comedy Cafe included sketches with formats, such as "The Tavern," a collection of different types of men gathered in a typically Canadian beverage room where they discuss the events of the day over a few d ...

Original Airdates1968-1969
TypeSeries

Comedy Crackers

★★★★½

Comedy Crackers, like its predecessor, Comedy Cafe, was produced in Montreal by Dale Barnes, and starred Barrie Baldaro, Dave Broadfoot, George Carron, Joan Stuart, and Ted Zeigler in a series of comic and satiric sketches and blackouts. It resembled the earlier show in most respects. The program was taped before an audience at the Versailles Room of th ...

Original Airdates1970
TypeSeries

Comedy Factory

The Comedy Factory offered eight weekly half-hours in an anthology format that uses a repertory company of six actors. The repertory-company idea made The Comedy Factory like an anthology of unique, self-contained plays, each one a different comic exploration of characters and circumstances. The troupe was backed by a different guest star imported fr ...

Original Airdates1985
TypeSeries

Comedy Mill

★★★½

Comedy Mill The Comedy Mill was a Canadian sketch comedy series, which aired from 1986 to 1991 on Hamilton, Ontario's CHCH, and through syndication on other Canadian television stations. The show starred the husband and wife comedy duo of Steve Smith and Morag Smith. The show was a revival of their earlier Smith & Smith series, which ended in 1985. For the 85-86 ...

AkaSmith & Smith Comedy Mill
Original Airdates1986-1991
TypeSeries

Comedy Now!

★★★½

Comedy Now! A TV calling card for comedic success, Comedy Now! has been a showcase for numerous Canadian writer/comedians including Brent Butt, Sean Cullen, Gavin Crawford, Roman Danylo, Derek Edwards, Brigitte Gall, Elvira Kurt, Jeremy Hotz, Shaun Majumder, Jason Rouse and Harland Williams. Many comics have gone onto much success including alumnus Brent Butt, crea ...

Original Airdates1997-
TypeSeries

Comics!

Comics features hilarious performances by a variety of comedians, including Michael Gelbart, Peter Johansson, Mike MacDonald and more.

Original Airdates1993-1999
TypeSeries

Comin' Up Country

Tim Daniels and Julie Lynn were the hosts of this weekly summer series featuring country entertainers from the Maritimes. Four episodes were broadcast in each 1977 and 1978 on the CBC-TV Network.

Original Airdates1977-1978
TypeSeries

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