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Camp Cariboo

★★★★

Camp Cariboo As the title suggests, an attempt is made to bring all the fun of summer camp to television. Knowing that children of this age group are attuned to fast-paced action, the pace is moderated by the recognition that young viewers want to interact directly with the programming they watch. To that end, the show is set in an idyllic camp setting where there i ...

Original Airdates1986-1989
TypeSeries

Forest Rangers, The

★★★★½

Forest Rangers, The The Forest Rangers took place in and around a village called Indian River, but the real focus of the story was an abandoned fort that had been taken over by the Junior Rangers. The fort was their headquarters, where they set up their ham radio, and helped keep watch for forest fires and other conservational offences. They ran up against not only poacher ...

AkaLes cadets de la forêt; Razzle Dazzle with the Forest Rangers
Original Airdates1963-1966
TypeSeries

Archie and His Friends

★★★★½

Archie and His Friends Archie and His Friends, produced by CKY-TV Winnipeg, was an on-going half-hour series for pre-school children in which ventriloquist Uncle Bob and puppet Archie Wood entertained children with crafts, animals and birthday telephone calls. Guests of interest to children were introduced frequently. Other puppet characters on the show included Grandpa Wood, ...

Original Airdates1965-1986
TypeSeries

Maggie Muggins

★★★★

Maggie Muggins Maggie Muggins was a freckle-faced girl in a gingham dress, with her red hair pulled back in two long pigtails. Her stories had been heard on CBC radio and in print for years before Maggie and her friends in the meadow materialized on television on CBC in 1955. Maggie played with friends like Fitzgerald Fieldmouse and Grandmother Frog. When she was c ...

Original Airdates1955-1962
TypeSeries

Singalong Jubilee

★★★★½

Singalong Jubilee Singalong Jubilee replaced Don Messer's Jubilee for eight summer seasons on CBC, and they were for many years the principal network shows produced in the Atlantic region. In a cluttered set with a lot of different nooks that permitted the large cast of singers and musicians to perform separately and as a chorus, the broadcast was an informal program of ...

Original Airdates1961-1973
TypeSeries

Mr. Dressup

★★★★

Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs hosted this simple format TV show as Mr. Dressup. With his puppet friends, originally Casey and his dog Finnegan, he taught pre-school subjects with games, music and simple activities. To add to the fun, Mr. Dressup would always open up his tickle trunk that contains any costume for any role he wants. Mr. Dressup emerged from an earlier ...

AkaMr. Dress-Up
Original Airdates1967-1996
TypeSeries

Pasquale's Kitchen Express

★★★★

Pasquale's Kitchen Express Pasquale's Kitchen Express was a fast-paced, fun half hour of cooking, singing (and eating!) that appealed to everyone. In each episode, Chef Pasquale Carpino showed the audience his own brand of haute cuisine as he philosophized and serenaded us with light opera while preparing a full course meal for four people, in record time. Approximately 340 ep ...

Original Airdates1988-1992
TypeSeries

Land and Sea

★★★★½

Land and Sea Land and Sea was a half-hour public affairs program originally produced in two regions: St. John's, Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The show's mandate was to tell stories about the people who lived off the land and worked the resources of the sea. Today, Land and Sea covers issues that affect people in rural communities which ultimately affect th ...

AkaLand & Sea
Original Airdates1964-
TypeSeries

Gold Trails and Ghost Towns

★★★★

Gold Trails and Ghost Towns Host Mike Roberts and master storyteller Bill Barlee take an historical journey into Canada's colourful past in Gold Trails and Ghost Towns. Filmed in their studio set which depicts a trapper's cabin, Mike and Bill delve into the opening of the West by seekers of gold and other precious metals at the turn of the century. Produced by CHBC-TV

Original Airdates1986-1996
TypeSeries

Buckshot Show, The

★★★★½

Buckshot Show, The The Buckshot Show was a half-hour show from CFCN-TV with host and creator Ron Barge (Buckshot) who entertained children in the Calgary area daily from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. With a group of puppet characters led by Benny the Bear, Heathcliffe the Dragon, Dafney the Dragon, Foghorn the Firefly, Rodney the Rodent and Farley Frick fro ...

Original Airdates1967-1992
TypeSeries

He Shoots, He Scores

★★★★

He Shoots, He Scores He Shoots, He Scores was a drama series focusing on the hockey career of Pierre Lambert, played by Carl Marotte. The first season focused on Pierre's rookie struggles with The Quebec Nationals, and eventually winning the Stanley Cup. The second season picked up two years later and was shot largely in Europe. The Nationals had added another National Hoc ...

AkaLance et compte
Original Airdates1986-1988
TypeSeries

Here Come the Seventies

★★★★

Here Come the Seventies was a half-hour documentary series that looked ahead at anticipated technological marvels and innovations we could expect during the 70's. The program was described as a "pop public affairs show."

AkaHere Come the 70s
Original Airdates1970-1973
TypeSeries

Uncle Bobby

★★★★½

Uncle Bobby This early children's show spent 4 years as a local program before being picked up by the CTV network in 1968. It ran on CTV until 1970, when it went back to airing on CFTO-TV and in syndication. The show was later titled "Uncle Bobby and Friends" and in 1979 the show changed titles again to Kid's Corner. Childrens' birthdays were introduced by Bimbo ...

AkaUncle Bobby and Friends; Kids Corner
Original Airdates1964-1979
TypeSeries

Front Page Challenge

★★★★

Front Page Challenge Front Page Challenge was a long-running weekly news quiz show on CBC. Three regular panelists were joined by a guest panelist every week, and generally two guests were quizzed by the panelists for their identity or the identity of the news story they have been involved with, and then interviewed. A daytime version hosted by Fred Davis aired with the ...

AkaDaytime Challenge
Original Airdates1957-1995
TypeSeries

Lunchtime Little Theatre

★★★★

Lunchtime Little Theatre Ted Zeigler wrote, directed and starred as Johnny Jellybean in Lunchtime Little Theatre, a popular show for kids (but just as popular with adults). The Johnny Jellybean character had originally appeared on an American version of the show which went off the air in 1960 and came back to life at CFCF-TV in Montreal. This was a live 60-minute weekday show f ...

AkaJohnny Jellybean
Original Airdates1962-1967
TypeSeries

Wayne and Shuster Show, The

★★★★

Wayne and Shuster Show, The Wayne and Shuster started their regular appearances on CBC television with The Wayne and Shuster Hour in October 1954, and have provided comedy that ranged from clever and literate to god-awful corn, at a rate of one show a month in the beginning, reduced to four shows a season in later years. Exact titles for their shows have varied: The Wayne and Shus ...

AkaWayne and Shuster Hour, Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour
Original Airdates1954-1990
TypeSeries

Schnitzel House

★★★★

The set of CHCH-TV's Schnitzel House was a little German Chalet type room. Cliff McKay hosted as Grandpa Schnitzel, complete with lederhosen. Grandpa Schnitzel sang the Schnitzel House theme song at the beginning and end of the show. It went, "Inky Dinky, Inky Dinky, Inky Dinky Schnitzel House."

Original Airdates1964-1967
TypeSeries

New Liar's Club, The

★★★½

New Liar's Club, The The New Liar's Club was a revival of the American comedy game show from the 70's where celebrity panelists try to mislead contestants about the true identity of a rare object. This new version was produced by Blair Murdoch in Vancouver.

Original Airdates1988-1989
TypeSeries

Edison Twins, The

★★★★

Edison Twins, The Join teen-aged science whizzes Tom and Annie Edison as they meet the challenges of everyday life with just the right combination of humour, courage, curiosity and scientific know-how. The Edison twins share more than a birthday; each has a special gift for solving problems. That's very lucky, since their daily adventures always seem to lead them to a pr ...

Original Airdates1984-1986
TypeSeries

100 Huntley Street

★★★

100 Huntley Street 100 Huntley Street, the flag-ship television program of Crossroads Christian Communications, was the first daily Christian television program in Canada. An interview/talk program, 100 Huntley Street, brings the Christian message to the viewer by exposing them to real people with real stories.

Original Airdates1977-
TypeSeries

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