The CBC filled some summer afternoon time slots with recent productions by the National Film Board. The films concentrated on people and subjects within Canada, and included Welcome To Smiths Falls; Celtic Spirits; James Bay Fiddlers; Bookmakers Progress; My Floating World; Patricia's Moving Picture; Hot Wheels; Doctor Woman; No Day of Rest; The Agony o ...

Original Airdates1981-1982

Promenade Concert

For several years, the CBC broadcast on both radio and television the annual, popular Promenade Concerts held at Toronto's Varsity Arena.

Original Airdates1953-1956

Promise the Moon

Promise the Moon Roy Leckner is a ranch hand who has made a promise to his dying employer to find his long lost son and bring him home. When a local businessman plots to take over the running of the ranch the race to find the boy becomes ever more urgent...

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

Promised Land, The

The Promised Land dramatized the settlement of the Abitibi region in northern Quebec during the 1930s. The series, presented in four, half-hour segments, was based on Hervé Biron's novel, Nuages sur les brûlés, and featured singer Félix Leclerc.

Original Airdates1962

Provincial Affairs

A free time, political broadcast, Provincial Affairs ran for many years on every second Wednesday, alternating with its federal counterpart, The Nation's Business. In 1969, however, the CBC gave the provinces a weekly Saturday night time slot and the feds an equivalent place on Sundays.

Original Airdates1957-?

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal


PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Hosted by Dan Aykroyd, this weekly television series chronicles selected case studies of the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research. Topics studied include telemetry, ufology, nanotechnology, agronomy, and more. The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research is not fictional, but really exists. However, their work in real life may be less ...

Original Airdates1996-2000

Public Eye, The

The Public Eye was a half-hour public affairs broadcast. The series opened with a discussion between host Philip Deane and NBC broadcaster David Brinkley on the responsibility of television public affairs broadcasts, to set the agenda for the show. The program tried to treat its subjects with greater detail and analysis than weekly news digest programs. ...

Original Airdates1965-1969

Puppet People


Puppet People Ventriloquist Jerry Layne hosted Puppet People with his puppets Lester and Herbie. The program was produced at CFCF-TV in Montreal by Sidney M. Cohen and combined pre-taped comedy sketches which were played into a game show featuring children answering questions based on the sketches.

Original Airdates1971-1973

Puppets are Fun


This weekly, fifteen minute summer show demonstrated to youngsters how to make, paint, dress, and operate puppets.

Original Airdates1955

Purple Playhouse

Purple Playhouse was a CBC series of eight one-hour Victorian dramas, drawn from a large body of plays that were immensely popular in the 19th century. They were adapted for television by such writers as Mavor Moore, John Bethune, Rod Coneybeare, Herb Roland, Alan King, and William Lytle.

Original Airdates1973

Puttnam's Prairie Emporium


Puttnam's Prairie Emporium Originally a local program on CTV’s Regina affiliate CKCK-TV, Puttnam's Prairie Emporium found its way into CTV's Saturday morning children's program block for two seasons. Set in an old-fashioned general store where wishes came true and anything could happen, Puttnam's Prairie Emporium served up modern fables without being pedantic or boring. The em ...

Original Airdates1988-1990


PWCtv This weekly series focuses on the sport of personal watercraft. The show travels across the world to showcase all the captivating places you can ride your own personal watercraft. This show will also feature major racing events.

AkaPersonal Watercraft Television
Original Airdates1996

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