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Chez Hélène

★★★★

Chez Hélène Chez Hélène was a children's television series produced by and broadcast on CBC Television. The 15-minute weekday program was broadcast on the English television network to provide viewers with exposure to the French language. The program was produced at CBC's Montreal studios. It began its 14-season run on 26 October 1959, with the final program air ...

Original Airdates1959-1973
TypeSeries

Street Legal

★★★★

Street Legal Street Legal was a Canadian television drama that focused on professional and personal lives of the members of Toronto law firm. The show, set and often shot in downtown Toronto, dealt with Canadian issues that made it strikingly different from its counterparts. Filled with memorable characters and, at times, controversial storylines, the series ran for ...

Original Airdates1987-1994
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

King of Kensington

★★★½

King of Kensington Larry King owned and operated a variety store in Toronto's crowded, multicultural Kensington Market. In the tradition of the television comedy series, most of the action took place in one or two sets, principally King's store and attached house. Larry was a portly, garrulous fellow whose business was everyone else's business. He ran the shop with his wi ...

Original Airdates1975-1980
TypeSeries

You Can't Do That on Television

★★★★½

You Can't Do That on Television You Can't Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) was a children's television program produced from 1979 until 1990, with a reunion episode in 2004. It primarily featured child actors in a sketch comedy format, acting out short scenes based on a theme that served as the topic for the episode. Connecting scenes based on the theme would often serve to create a st ...

AkaYCDTOTV; Whatever Turns You On
Original Airdates1979-1990
TypeSeries

Willy and Floyd

★★★★½

Willy and Floyd Willy & Floyd featured wise Uncle Willy (Bill Luxton) and his buck-toothed nephew, Floyd (Les Lye) in a show full of slapstick, puppets and gags. Willy and Floyd was originally just a wrap-around for a Saturday morning cartoon series, but it soon expanded to a full half-hour show. It originated at CJOH in Ottawa and was eventually syndicated across Cana ...

AkaWilly & Floyd; Willy & Floyd Arms
Original Airdates1966-1988
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

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

Mr. Piper

★★★★½

Mr. Piper The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation purchased this 39-episode children's series from Pied Piper Films Ltd. of Toronto. Host for the show was Toronto opera singer Alan Crofoot. Each weekly half-hour program consisted of four segments. The first, Tale Time, was a fantasy story using graphics with Crofoot's voice over film as narration. Other segment ...

AkaMister Piper
Original Airdates1963-1965
TypeSeries

Uncle Chichimus

★★★★½

Uncle Chichimus "Uncle Chichimus" was one of the first live television productions to originate in Canada, preceded only by a news bulletin when CBC-TV went to air on day one. Created by John Conway, the program began as part of a weekday, early evening family program called "Let's See," and quickly became a daily children's favourite. Uncle Chichimus "Chich" and H ...

AkaLet's See
Original Airdates1952-1954
TypeSeries

Littlest Hobo, The

★★★★

Littlest Hobo, The The series follows the adventures of an extremely intelligent, wandering German Shepherd who walks into a different place in each episode of this long-running television series, and comes upon people down on their luck or in trouble. Hobo always befriends and helps the struggling person or persons. Then, when his job is done at episode's end, decline ...

Original Airdates1979-1985
TypeSeries

CBC Championship Curling

★★★★½

Besides regular coverage of Canadian and international curling, the CBC sponsored an annual bonspiel. CBC edited and broadcast the matches on Saturday afternoons in the winter. CBC Championship Curling changed its name to CBC Curling Classic in 1973.

AkaCBC Curling Classic
Original Airdates1966-1979
TypeSeries

Celebrity Cooks

★★★★½

Celebrity Cooks Bruno Gerussi was the host for this popular half-hour comedy and cooking show, which featured Canadian and international figures from the world of entertainment demonstrating their favourite recipes. Keith Large and Derek Smith of Initiative Productions produced the first series in Ottawa and Smith produced an additional series in Vancouver. Gary Dunfo ...

Original Airdates1975-1984
TypeSeries

Ballooner Landing

★★★★½

Ballooner Landing Created and written by Lee and Sandy Paley, Ballooner Landing is the farm home the couple shares with their lovable dog, 'Do Good', a shy pink parrot 'Prudence', and the anything-but-shy 'Tex Critter' the flea... plus all the little critters in 'Critter Corral'. In every episode, special guests arrive in a colourful hot air balloon for a half hour of mu ...

Original Airdates1988-1992
TypeSeries

Don Messer's Jubilee

★★★★

Don Messer's Jubilee Don Messer's Jubilee appeared on the CBC in the same time slot for virtually an entire decade, and became one of the most beloved programs CBC television has ever produced. It presented a selection of old-time, country, and Maritime-flavoured folk music, and gained the loyalty that characterizes audiences of traditional, country music. After CBC canc ...

AkaJubilee; Don Messer
Original Airdates1959-1973
TypeSeries

Alberta Game Farm

★★★½

Alberta Game Farm Alberta Game Farm was an Edmonton-produced series, with Al Oeming, founder of the Alberta Game Farm, located fifteen miles south of the city. By 1961, Oeming had collected some 1,100 animals and 1,000 birds on his refuge. On the television series, he showed and discussed a different animal, wild or tame, each week.

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

E.N.G

★★★★½

E.N.G Set against the urban landscape of Toronto, E.N.G follows a "hard-hitting, aggressive television news team" as it tracks down the day's stories. E.N.G, which stands for Electronic News Gathering, stars Sarah Botsford as Ann Hildebrandt, a "tough, ambitious senior news producer"; Mark Humphrey as camera man Jake Antonelli, Hildebrandt's romantic partner; ...

AkaENG
Original Airdates1989-1994
TypeSeries

Skipper and Company

★★★★½

Skipper and Company This half-hour children's show was set in the living room of a retired sea captain, who was played by Ray Bellew. His regular visitors included the postman; a magical friend named Vincent Vagabond; the cook, Charlie Lee; and an old friend, Corky. The skipper also gathered other guests, including singers, dancers, musicians, and hobbyists. Guests ranged ...

AkaSkipper & Co.
Original Airdates1969-1989
TypeSeries

Littlest Hobo, The

★★★★

Littlest Hobo, The Roaming through Canada in search of adventure and occasional stopping places made the Littlest Hobo a Canadian vagabond. The Littlest Hobo starred London, the great German Shepherd dog. All the filming ranged across Canada for appropriate episode locales. Hobo lived up to his name, going from one city or location to the other, never content to stay in ...

Original Airdates1963-1965
TypeSeries

Danger Bay

★★★★

Danger Bay Animal rescue missions along British Columbia's rugged northwest coast provided much of the adventure for Danger Bay, a CBC family drama series. Veteran actor Donnelly Rhodes starred as 40-year-old Grant "Doc" Roberts, a veterinarian and the crusading Curator of Marine Mammals at the Vancouver Aquarium. A passionate and intelligent man, with an unconven ...

AkaCap Danger (French title)
Original Airdates1984-1990
TypeSeries

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