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Special Assignment

The CBC replaced the capsule commentary of Viewpoint with brief analyses and commentaries on the news by its correspondents. Special Assignment, which originated in various CBC production centres, was concerned with both international and national affairs. It occupied a five minute time slot after the national news on weekdays.

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Special Delivery

A doctor's career and marriage are threatened when his wife decides to have a home birth. In "Special Delivery," Marion and Michael are happy to be having their first child until Marion decides to have a home birth. This seems, to Michael, to repudiate the medical technology which he has helped create. All of a sudden, the pregnancy becomes a battle bet ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

Special Place, A

★★★★½

A Special Place was a children's series produced in Hamilton by Bill Lawrence who also created and acted in the show. Lawrence pre-recorded voices for the two puppets (one of which was named Penny) and conversed on-camera with them. Sandy Hoyt appeared on the show as the elderly Mr. Nickel. The program aired in reruns on CHCH-TV until the mid 70's.

Original Airdates1971
TypeSeries

Spectrum

A series of half-hour dramas from Vancouver, Spectrum appeared during the summer of 1958. It premiered with an early story by Paul St. Pierre, The Window of Namko. Other plays included The Choice, by Ernest Langford; A Small Revolution, by Paul Power; His Place In Life, by David Gray; Oh, Dream of Fair Islands, also by Langford; two stories by Len Peter ...

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

Spectrum

The CBC network gave the umbrella title Spectrum to a series of one hour or ninety minute specials on the arts. The programs included the opening Gala, with Maureen Forrester, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Yehudi Menuhin. The series also presented the National Ballet's production of Mad Shadows; R. Murray Schafer's Music For Wilderness Lake; and profiles of D ...

Original Airdates1979-1982
TypeSeries

Spectrum

Spectrum was a half-hour CTV public affairs series which probed man and his world, how he acts, what he thinks. As title implied, the series moved over a wide area of contemporary interests, from pop art to drama, from satire to documentary. It threw an objective spotlight on people, events, facts and ideas, searching for meaning in a changing world a ...

Original Airdates1966-1969
TypeSeries

Spider-Man

★★★★

Spider-Man Student Peter Parker is bitten by a spider while witnessing an experiment in radiology and finds that the radiation has transferred the properties of the spider (ability to scale walls and swing on webs) to him with a strength proportional to his body. Peter now has super spider powers and is so preoccupied with their possibilities that he fails to help ...

AkaSpiderman (alternative spelling), The Amazing Spider-Man
Original Airdates1967-1970
TypeSeries

Spider-Man Unlimited

Spider-Man Unlimited Covering a shuttle launch to the planet known as Counter-Earth, Peter Parker discovers the symbiote villians, Venom and Carnage, boarding the craft as it launches. When he is unable to stop them as Spider-Man and contact is lost with the shuttle, he is blamed for the disaster and hunted until he is believed to have been killed in a fire. Peter does surv ...

AkaSpiderman Unlimited
Original Airdates1999-2001
TypeSeries

Spilled Milk

★★★★★

Spilled Milk Spilled Milk mixes humour, professional expertise, product testing, children's comments, and the first hand experience of everyday parents. We get out, as much as possible, to where the parents are. Our camera catches the patterns and nuances of every day life with children. When we are in homes and day cares, we also witness the fun, and the warm, fuzz ...

Original Airdates1998-1999
TypeSeries

Spilsbury's Coast

Features the life and times of British Columbia communications and transportation pioneer Jim Spilsbury: radio innovator, founder of Queen Charlotte Airlines, photographer, painter, and co-author of Spilsbury's Coast, The Accidental Airline, and Spilsbury's Album.

Original Airdates1992
TypeDocumentary

Spirit Bay

★★★★½

Spirit Bay, a light dramatic series set on a fictitious Indian Reserve on Lake Nipigon, played to a wide audience on the CBC and around the world. It introduced the world to Graham Greene, Gary Farmer and Tantoo Cardinal.

Original Airdates1986
TypeSeries

Spirit of the Mask, The

Spirit of the Mask, The This documentary gives a rare view into the powerful, unusual masks of the Pacific Northwest coast native peoples. Host Wade Davis (author- "The Serpent and the Rainbow") takes us on an unusual journey into the mystical world of demons and dragons which are embodied in these masks.

Original Airdates1992
TypeDocumentary

Spirit Rider

Spirit Rider Without warning, 16-year-old Native American Jesse Threebears is uprooted from his latest foster home and returned to the reservation of his birth. Gradually Jesse begins to adjust to his new life with his grandfather (Graham Green), as well as to find romance. But one boy, who knows the awful secret surrounding Jesse’s mother’s death, is determined to ...

Original Airdates1993
TypeTV Movie

Sportfolio

Toronto sports broadcaster Dave Price interviewed athletes and sports stars on this fifteen-minute, local segment of the DuMont network's broadcast, Wrestling As You Like It, from the USA. The name of the show was originally titled simply Dave Price.

AkaDave Price
Original Airdates1953-1954
TypeSeries

Sports Beat

★★★½

Sports Beat aired on CTV on Wednesday evenings as a companion piece to Wednesday Night Hockey. It initially preceded the hockey game, but moved to 10:30pm post-game slot in the 1971-72 season. It came out of the schedule in the 1974-75 season, but was back in for one final season in the 7:30pm slot.

AkaSportsbeat
Original Airdates1970-1976
TypeSeries

Sports Hot Seat

★★★

Sports Hot Seat started as a local half-hour show on CFTO-TV. In 1966, it became part of the CTV Wednesday schedule. During the winter months it followed NHL Hockey. Hot Seat had a panel of three sports journalists grilling a major sports personality each week. At the start of the 1968-69 season, the program was moved from Wednesday nights to Saturd ...

Original Airdates1962-1970
TypeSeries

Sports Probe

Sports Probe was a mixed bag of editorial comment, interviews and film clips hosted by Mike Anscombe. The weekly series aired on Global from 1974 to 1985.

Original Airdates1974-1985
TypeSeries

SportsCentre

★★★★★

SportsCentre SportsCentre is the sports news television program aired several times daily by the Canadian network TSN. This is the flagship program on TSN. Until 2001, the program was known as SportsDesk. SportsDesk's re-branding came after the American sports network ESPN acquired a share of TSN. As a result, SportsCentre's graphics and format are very similar t ...

AkaSportsDesk
Original Airdates1984-
TypeSeries

Sportsmen's Corner

Per Holting and Don Wittman shared the spotlight weekly on CBC Winnipeg's Sportsmen's Corner, a 30-minute sports package which featured interesting items for both the sports fan and sport participant. Detailed looks at spectator sports with special guests were handled by Don Wittman while Per Holting hosted the outdoor portion of the show.

Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

Sportstime!

Sportstime! Sportstime! was a CBC program from Toronto designed for sports-minded boys and girls, with Doug Maxwell as host. Each program was devoted to one sport. Sportstime! was scheduled for 13 weeks, and was intended to encourage participation in individual and team sports among the 8-to-14-year-old group.

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

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