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Town 'n' Country

★★★★

A half-hour variety show from Vancouver, as the title suggests, Town 'n' Country featured both popular and more traditional country music. Co-hosts for the series were Mike Neun and Brian Bressler, and they were backed by an orchestra conducted by Doug Parker. The show was taped in front of an audience, and featured both music and comedy, with such gues ...

Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Town Above, The

★★★★

Town Above, The Roger Lemelin, who in 1944 had written about Lower Town Quebec in his novel The Town Below, turned his attention to Upper Town for this series, which followed the success of his first television series for the French and English services of the CBC. He left behind most of the characters in The Plouffe Family when he moved uptown to describe the life of ...

AkaEn haut de la pente douce (French title)
Original Airdates1959-1961
TypeSeries

Town Crier, The

The Town Crier was a television public affairs program broadcast live from Vancouver with host Bob Quintrel. It was also the Vancouver segment of CBC-TV's Across Canada series.

Original Airdates1964-1965
TypeSeries

Traders

★★★★

Traders Traders is a one-hour drama series that explores the intimate lives and loves, the mystique and machinations, of investment bankers whose high-stakes decisions and sizzling alliances can have substantial consequences. In a world where fortunes are made or lost in a heartbeat, viewers are in for a roller-coaster ride of financial deal-making, economic in ...

Original Airdates1996-2000
TypeSeries

Trail of Dreams: A Musical Celebration

On Saturday, September 11, 1999, CTV aired this two hour, prime-time television extravaganza that travels the Trans Canada Trail on a musical hike to discover the people and communities behind this great national undertaking. Music will be the high note as Canadian artists take viewers on a concert path from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, to Victor ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeSpecial

Trail Riding Troubadour

★★★★★

A 13-week CBC series of half-hour programs, Trail Riding Troubadour combined country music and documentary film to outline the history and culture of western Canada. Country singer Stu Davis led his son Duane, also a country performer, to different regions of the Prairie provinces to present the stories of the Ukrainian immigration, the 1914 mine explos ...

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Trans-World Top Team

Trans-World Top Team extended the reach of Reach for the Top, as teams of high school students from Canada competed with students from the UK in the first season and Hawaii in the second. The hosts on this junket were Reach for the Top's regular, Alex Trebek, and, from the UK, Geoffrey Wheller.

Original Airdates1968-1970
TypeSeries

Travel Travel

★★★★★

Travel Travel Don McGowan went on location for a travel and leisure magazine program called McGowan's World. McGowan's World then spawned into Travel Travel, the long-running travel program produced in Montreal and syndicated around the world.

AkaMcGowan's World
Original Airdates1984-?
TypeSeries

Travel Unlimited

Travel Unlimited was a CBC travel program broadcast in Toronto and Ottawa in late summer and early autumn 1953. It repeated on individual stations up until the mid-1960's.

Original Airdates1953
TypeSeries

Travellin' Time

A CBC summer series for youngsters, Travellin' Time combined song, talk, and film to describe a different province each week. The series was produced live from Toronto.

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Treacherous Beauties

★★★★

Treacherous Beauties Adapted from the Cheryl Emerson Harlequin romance, this thriller finds beautiful photographer Emma Samms distraught and just a bit suspicious following the news that her brother has been murdered. Determined to do what the police aren't (finding the killer), Samms journeys to her brother's last place of employment--a stable run by the rich and powerful ...

AkaLes armes de la passion (French title)
Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Treasure Island

Treasure Island A serialized adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure story, filmed in colour, this series was produced by Franco London Film in cooperation with the CBC. It was shot entirely in Corsica and featured French, British, and Canadian actors.

Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Treehouse Club, The

★★★★½

Treehouse Club, The Each week a group of children climbed the ladder to the Treehouse to be greeted by Danny and his puppet friends JoJo and Frank. The show was built around Danny Coughlan's ability as a singer and his skill in drawing. The content was based on Ted Rooney's five textbooks which deal with reading, mathematics, spelling, grammar and sensory-motor body balanc ...

Original Airdates1971-?
TypeSeries

Trial at Fortitude Bay

★

Trial at Fortitude Bay Defence attorney Gina Antonelli is sent to an Artic village to defend 19 year-old Pauloosie, accused of committing a violent crime. Her rival, prosecutor Daniel Metz seeks the maximum sentence possible under Canadian law, but Gina comes to understand the reasons why the Inuits own justice system has worked for thousands of years. Pauloosie is caught bet ...

Original Airdates1994
TypeTV Movie

Trivia Company

★★★

Trivia Company was a half-hour trivia game show that took place on the streets of CKCO-TV's large coverage area. Off-the-wall host Johnnie Walters tested the public's trivia knowledge on the streets and let viewers participate via telephone. Trivia Company first aired in the early to late 1980's on CKCO-TV in Kitchener as a Monday to Friday morning s ...

Original Airdates1983-1994
TypeSeries

Trouble with Tracy, The

★★★

The Trouble with Tracy was a CTV sitcom which aired on weekday afternoons for one season, lasting 130 episodes. The show was set in New York City and featured a newlywed couple. Tracy Young was the dishy wife to Doug Young, a young advertising executive and exasperated husband. Other regular characters were Doug's weirdo brother-in-law Paul, who was ...

AkaThe Married Youngs
Original Airdates1970-1971
TypeSeries

Trucks

★★★★★

Trucks A small town truck stop is taken over by driver-less trucks. Possibly caused by a toxic spill in the city. After the trucks cause numerous deaths, the remaining survivors (two teens, their fathers, and another lady citizen) are forced to escape the truck stop. They find it's very difficult to out-smart the trucks.

Original Airdates1997
TypeTV Movie

True Confections

True Confections In this comedy-drama produced for Canadian television, Verna is a young Jewish woman who is looking for the man of her dreams in the late '50s. But Verna's pseudo-beatnik style and pre-feminist outlook does not make her seem like much of a catch to many eligible bachelors, and her refusal to downplay her Jewish heritage doesn't help much, either.

AkaLe goût du vrai (French title)
Original Airdates1991
TypeTV Movie

True North, The

Commemorating the Centennial year, this CBC series of 11 half-hour programs examined the arctic regions and the interactions of native and white people and people and nature. It opened with Land Before Time, M. Charles Cohen's dramatization of four native legends that told how the raven created the world, the origins of the sun and the moon and of thund ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Truth about Alex, The

Truth about Alex, The This 1986 Canadian-made movie for HBO tackles the subject of homosexuality in a high-school setting. Brad Stevens, the West Point-bound son of an Army major, spends his time at football practice and hanging out with his best friend, Alex Prager, who's an accomplished pianist as well as an athlete. When Alex spurns a truck driver who comes onto him in a ...

Original Airdates1986
TypeTV Movie

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