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Striker's Mountain

Striker's Mountain A construction conglomerate, headed by a ruthless millionaire, wants to buy a ski resort that's been a family business for years, but the family doesn't want to sell. The businessman, incensed that anyone would dare turn him down, resolves to get the property, whether they want to sell it or not.

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Struggle for Democracy, The

★★★★★

World renowned journalist Patrick Watson hosted The Struggle for Democracy — a brilliant 10-part series airing on CBC. Watson travelled the world in search of the sources, faces of and conditions necessary for democracy. Asking the questions no one else would ask, Watson brought us some startling revelations — facts about the political system we hold so ...

AkaDémocraties (French title)
Original Airdates1989
TypeMiniseries

Stu Davis Show, The

★★★★

Stu Davis Show, The Popular cowboy troubadour, Stu Davis starred in this quarter-hour country music series produced in Winnipeg in the 1950's and Edmonton in the 1960's. It was carried nationally on the CBC network in 1966.

AkaStu Davis Ranch
Original Airdates1956-1958; 1963-1966
TypeSeries

Student Bodies

★★★★½

Student Bodies This teenage sitcom follows the life of a group of students of Thomas A. Edison High School, who created their newspaper filled with cartoons parodying their school life, called "Student Bodies". It started as a school assignment, but became a weekly newspaper. We also see their social life, in and out of school. The show mixes real-life situations with ...

AkaVice-versa (French title)
Original Airdates1997-2000
TypeSeries

Studio Pacific

Studio Pacific was a series of 9 half-hour plays which spotlighted the talents of British Columbia writers and performers.

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

Stuff

Stuff Do STUFF, make STUFF, bake STUFF, create STUFF, paint STUFF, build STUFF, eat STUFF, decorate STUFF.... wherever you are, whatever you do, just "get off the couch and do some STUFF!"

Original Airdates1997-2000
TypeSeries

Stump the Experts

For this CBC quiz show from Montreal, viewers were invited to submit questions, which moderator Stephen Brott would put to the panel. Winners received a prize, a work of Canadian handicrafts.

Original Airdates1952
TypeSeries

Such Is Life

CBLT spun Such Is Life off its successful variety and features program, All About Toronto, to sell the new show to other CBC stations. Each show featured several musical and documentary segments produced in Toronto. The musical director was Gene DiNovi, who performed regularly; other musical guests included Wally Koster and Salome Bey. Bob Binks contrib ...

Original Airdates1974
TypeSeries

Suicide Murders, The

This run-of-the-mill murder mystery in small city Ontario during winter has Benny Cooperman as an endearing and awkward Jewish private eye, who also provides some witty voice-overs. A patrician lady comes to his office because she feels her husband, whom she does not love yet is fond of, might be cheating on her. When the hubby turns up dead in his offi ...

Original Airdates1985
TypeTV Movie

Summer '75/'76/'77

For the summer of 1975, the CBC replaced its noon hour talk show, Luncheon Date, with Summer of '75 in honour of International Women's Year. Jayne Eastwood, Lucille Toth, Joan Sutton, Bobbi Sherron, and Merle Shain, each hosted the show for one week. In addition, the show invited another guest host for one show each week. The next year, for Summer of ...

Original Airdates1975-1977
TypeSeries

Summer Begins

Summer Begins was a CBC series of 4 half-hour programs on things to do during the summer holiday period. It was produced in Vancouver.

Original Airdates1959
TypeSeries

Summer Camping

Summer Camping was a live children's series from Montreal, featuring folk-singers Alan Mills and Louis Thomas, handicrafts expert and storyteller. The program provided instruction in handling a canoe, fishing, equipping for overnight trips, wood-carving, Indian lore, and other woodsman's skills, as well as entertainment in the form of campfire songs and ...

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Summer Circuit

Summer Circuit was a 1961 CBC summer series of 14 dramas. Eight of the plays in the series were repeats of dramas presented on the First Person and The Unforeseen series. The remaining six plays were new plays. Each had an on-screen narrator, either a character in the drama who took a couple of steps back from the action to comment, or the author.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Summer Close-Up

Mary Lou Finlay and Dan Turner hosted this CBC half-hour public affairs program, which included both documentary features and studio interviews. Programs generally concerned national affairs, including such issues as censorship and the obscenity laws, the Royal Commission report on violence in the media, prison reform, and the fishing limit. The series ...

Original Airdates1977
TypeSeries

Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts was a CBC series of 10 one-hour concerts by symphony orchestras across Canada. In 1980 the series included guest performances by Canadian and foreign stars, such as Teresa Stratas, Anna Russell, Peter Ustinov, Stephane Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin, Victor Borge, and James Galway. The Calgary Philharmonic and the Edmonton Symphony perform ...

Original Airdates1980-1981
TypeSeries

Summer Evening

Each program in this series of half-hour shows featured a performer or group, taped in concert at the CBC Summer Festival at Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills, outside Ottawa. Performers, most from the country/folk/singer-songwriter field, included Sneezy Waters, Kevin Gillis, Ron Nigrini, Liam Clancy, Robin Moir, Eric and Martha Nagler, and Shirley Ei ...

Original Airdates1976
TypeSeries

Summer Festival

Summer Festival was a CBC summer weekday series. Each day guests and viewers shared in the excitement of being on-the-spot at some of Canada's most famous festivals. A different host performed duties in each region. In addition to events from such locations as Klondike Days in Edmonton or the Lobster Festival in P.E.I., the show included B.C. astrologe ...

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Summer Magazine

In 1982, the CBC replaced its noon-hour talk show with Summer Magazine, a talk and music show produced in different locations around the country.

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

Summer Movies

In 1973 and 1974, the CBC devoted the sumer Sunday 9:00-11:00 p.m time slot to foreign films and films by Charlie Chaplin, but in 1975, it presented a selection of Canadian features: The Hard Part Begins, directed by Paul Lynch; the NFB feature, The Heatwave Lasted Four Days, directed by Douglas Jackson; More Joy In Heaven, based on Morley Callaghan's n ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Summer Night, A

A Summer Night was a summer variety show featuring singer Shirley Harmer. Al Hamel was the regular announcer and also took part in the songs and skits. Musical director-arranger was Denny Vaughan. The theme of each program was a typical aspect of summer living.

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

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