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Countrytime

Countrytime, like Country Calendar, was a half-hour program of agricultural information. It was produced in Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver and presented fifteen minutes of national news on recent developments in agriculture. The following fifteen minutes were taken up with local gardening news and tips by Earl Cox for the Ontario and Quebec a ...

AkaCountry Time
Original Airdates1960-1966
TypeSeries

Countrytime

★★★★

Countrytime In the early 1970s, the CBC followed the Saturday night hockey broadcasts with this country music concert series, taped in the auditorium of Dartmouth High School in Nova Scotia, and starting 1972 in the larger auditorium of the Prince Arthur High School, also in Dartmouth. Myrna Lorrie had been a star of country music in Canada since she was a child, a ...

AkaCountry Time
Original Airdates1970-1974
TypeSeries

Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog, The

★★★★

Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog, The The story of a champion Eskimo sled dog, named Kavik, who survives a plane crash in the wilds of Alaska and is found and cared for by a young boy, named Andy Evans, who brings Kavik back to his small hometown. But the dog's owner, George Hunter, takes Kavik back to his home in Colorado where the dog escapes and embarks on a 2,000-mile odyssey in search ...

AkaKavik, the Wolf Dog
Original Airdates1980
TypeTV Movie

Court of Opinion

★★★★★

Court of Opinion Drew Crossan produced this television adaptation of a CBC radio panel show. It featured host Neil Leroy and regular panelists Lister Sinclair and Kate Aitken, and two guest panelists each week.

Original Airdates1952
TypeSeries

Cover Me

Cover Me The plot revolves around a surveillance operation gone wrong. When several Canadian agents are killed in a joint Canada-U.S. operation, the FBI suspects a mole in Canadian operations. In order to preserve domestic control over national security, the heads of CSIS and the RCMP (Jackie Burrows and Philip Craig, respectively) recruit their best agents, nei ...

Original Airdates1999
TypeMiniseries

Cowboys' Corner

Producers Joanne Hughes and Peggy Nairn included a half-hour program of western films in their afternoon programming for children in the first year of CBC television.

Original Airdates1952-1953
TypeSeries

Cream of Comedy

Cream of Comedy Cream of Comedy is an annual award show presented by The Comedy Network, in which five of Canada's best new comedy acts compete for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award.

AkaThe Tim Sims Award Show
Original Airdates1996-
TypeSpecial

Creative Persons

The production of Creative Persons, a series of twelve, half-hour film portraits, was supported cooperatively by the CBC, the BBC, National Educational Television in the U.S.A., and Bayerischer Rundfunk in West Germany. The filmmakers employed direct cinema techniques to examine a number of people who make contemporary art of different types. The subjec ...

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Cross Canada

The CBC's Schools and Youth Programming department presented this weekly half-hour of films, most produced by the National Film Board, as after- school viewing on the activities of Canadians. The titles included: Aircraft in Forest Fire Control; A Question of Identity; Taming the Rocky Mountain Trench; Angotee: Story of an Eskimo Boy; The Sea Got In You ...

AkaCross-Canada
Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Cross Canada Barn Dance

★★★★½

As one of CTV's first shows, Cross Canada Barn Dance aired for 26 weeks in the 1961-1962 season, showcasing country music acts from all over Canada and the U.S. The one-hour program was made up of several segments, each originating from CTV stations across Canada.

AkaCross-Canada Barn Dance
Original Airdates1961-1962
TypeSeries

Cross Canada Curling

CBC's World of Sport presented this annual series featuring Canada's top curlers. Cross-Canada Curling was video-taped in three Canadian cities and appeared on Saturday afternoons on the entire CBC-TV network. Competitors represented the same eleven categories (one rink from each of Canada's provinces plus one from Northern Ontario), which made up the C ...

AkaCross-Canada Curling
Original Airdates1961-1965
TypeSeries

Cross-Canada Hit Parade

★★★★

Cross-Canada Hit Parade The CBC adapted the formula of the U.S. musical variety series, Your Hit Parade, to produce its own weekly half-hour countdown of popular music. Each week, the regulars, the vocal group the MCs (or the Emcees), and an orchestra led by clarinetist Bert Niosi would perform a selection of the top musical hits in the country, determined in cooperation with ...

AkaMusic '60
Original Airdates1955-1959
TypeSeries

Cross-Country Ski School

★★★½

The Sun Life Cross-Country Ski School was telecast Saturday mornings on CBC-TV, beginning the first week in January, 1980. It repeated for several more winters. Stephan and Luise Sander, Canadian national cross-country ski team members, demonstrated the diagonal stride, double poling, climbing and downhill techniques, turning, waxing, proper equipment a ...

AkaSun Life Cross-Country Ski School; Sun Life Ski School
Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Crossbar

★★★

Crossbar The moving story of young high jumper Aaron Kornylo who, after winning a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics, loses a leg in a farm accident. Determined to return to the sport he loves, encouraged by the help and friendship of his girl friend Katie, a fellow athlete, Aaron doggedly practices- one-legged and without the aid of crutches- his goal: to jump s ...

Original Airdates1979
TypeTV Movie

Crossfire

Crossfire, a companion to Citizens' Forum, was a series of four discussion broadcasts. The programs alternated between two different formats. In one, an assembled panel of experts opened itself to questions on different subjects by a studio audience. In the other, a form of debate, each side of a question had two supporters, one a "witness," the other a ...

Original Airdates1956
TypeSeries

Crosspoint

In segments produced in Toronto, Halifax, St. John's, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Windsor, Edmonton, and Vancouver, youth from across the country "did their thing" — contributing poetry, prose, and music to an exchange of creative ideas.

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Crossword Quiz

A literate quiz program in which moderator Kim McIlroy provided crossword puzzle-style clues to James Bannerman, Ralph Allen, editor of Maclean's magazine, and two guest panelists. Morley Callaghan replaced McIlroy as moderator starting 20 March 1953.

Original Airdates1952-1953
TypeSeries

Crow: Stairway to Heaven, The

Crow: Stairway to Heaven, The Eric Draven, a musician, and his girlfriend are killed. Draven returns to life as an undead mime, with psychic powers and a spirit guide (a crow). He first avenges his and his girlfriend's deaths, but finds that he must remain on Earth, separate from her, until he restores the balance between good and evil.

Original Airdates1998-1999
TypeSeries

CTV National News

★★★★★

CTV National News CTV National News is a newscast on CTV, which airs at 11pm local time on the main network across Canada. The current anchors are Lloyd Robertson on weekdays, and Sandie Rinaldo on weekends. The title CTV National News has been rarely used since the 1990s; weeknights, the program is now called CTV News with Lloyd Robertson and on the weekends, CTV News w ...

AkaCTV News with Lloyd Robertson; CTV News with Sandie Rinaldo
Original Airdates1962-
TypeSeries

Cucumber

★★★★½

Cucumber This series follows the adventures of the charter leaders of Children's Underground Club of United Mouse and Beaver for Enthusiastic Reporters, Moose and Beaver. Through these two animals' misadventures with strange visitors to their home and the various places they themselves visit, they help kids learn about science and other subjects.

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

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