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Spotlight

★★★

In Spotlight, a CBC summer series, Doug Collins interviewed a number of prominent Canadians about current issues. Subjects included Rene Levesque, on the subject of Quebec separatism; former Auditor-General Maxwell Henderson on government spending; Ontario M.P.P. and Zionist Philip Givens on Canadian Jewry; conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown; and Rober ...

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Spotlight

Spotlight Spotlight featured interviews with interesting people visiting Winnipeg or taking part in the city's many activities. As well, Insp. Neil Clarke of the Winnipeg traffic division appeared for 15 minutes a week to explain the intricacies of Manitoba traffic laws in a way the layman — even a non-driver — could understand, and Cpl. W. S. Greenlay of the RCM ...

Original Airdates1954-1963
TypeSeries

Spotlight on Film

Norwegian-born filmmaker Henning Jacobsen hosted this fifteen-minute feature on current cinema. The thirteen week series spotlighted a number of directors with international reputations, such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais, Roman Polanski, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling, and Shirley Clarke. One program featured the films that Peter Weiss, th ...

Original Airdates1969
TypeSeries

Spread Your Wings

An acclaimed CBC half-hour documentary show for young audiences, Spread Your Wings had an international scope. It presented features on children from around the world and their creative skills. Much of the series concerned young people, ages twelve to seventeen, who were trained by adult family members to carry on a traditional practice. Their activitie ...

Original Airdates1979- 1985
TypeSeries

Sprockets

Sprockets was a CBC series that provided a television window on independent filmmaking in Canada in the mid- 1970s. The program showcased experimental and animated short films, but most were short dramas or documentaries. Among the films to go on the air were At 99: A Portrait of Louise Tandy Murch, by Deepa Saltzman; O Canada, by Henning Jacobsen; Dull ...

Original Airdates1975-1976
TypeSeries

Squamish Five, The

★★★★★

CBC docudrama about the Squamish Five (sometimes referred to as the Vancouver Five or Direct Action) who were a group of self-styled "urban guerrillas" active in Canada during the early 1980s.

Original Airdates1988
TypeTV Movie

Squawk Box

★★★★½

Squawk Box was a YTV sketch comedy series co-produced by Atlantis Communications.

Original Airdates1994-1995
TypeSeries

Ssshh...It's the News!

★★★★★

Ssshh...It's the News! ran for 78 episodes on Global TV. The pilot was written by Don Harron, Barry McLoughlin and Ken Shaw who all wrote and performed on the series. Norman Campbell directed the pilot and Bill Swaffield was the director of the series. Don Harron was the Head Writer, and Producer of the series, as well as the lead performer in the satir ...

Original Airdates1974-1976
TypeSeries

St. Lawrence North

St. Lawrence North, produced for the CBC by Crawley Films Limited in Ottawa, was a documentary series which explored the colorful history of the north shore of the St. Lawrence River from Tadoussac to the Straits of Belle Isle. The original idea, research and writing for the series were the contribution of Pierre Perrault, French-Canadian poet and pl ...

Original Airdates1960-1967
TypeSeries

Stage Door

Stage Door was a series of musical variety shows, featuring Winnipeg talent. Regular entertainers include vocalists Georges LaFleche, Norma Vadeboncoeur, the Four (Heather Sigurdson, Doug McIntosh, Evelyn Snyder and Olie Alto) and Eric Wild's orchestra. Neil Harris was the producer.

AkaStagedoor
Original Airdates1958-1960
TypeSeries

Stampede Wrestling

★★★★½

Stampede Wrestling Stampede Wrestling was operated by Stu Hart between 1948 and 1984, when his son Bruce took over. Stampede, a member of the National Wrestling Alliance until about 1982, was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, who took most of the top talents away from the promotion and developed into the major professional wrestling promotion it is today ...

Original Airdates1957-2000
TypeSeries

Star Chart

★★★★★

Star Charts was a 30-minute rock music program that featured videotaped peformances by top Canadian and international acts. Host Terry David Mulligan introduced the top 10 records countdown and guests. It aired for one summer on the CBC-TV network.

Original Airdates1980
TypeSeries

Stargate SG-1

★★★★★

Stargate SG-1 General Hammond summons Colonel Jack O'Neill out of retirement to embark on a secret rescue mission. O'Neill confesses that he disobeyed orders to destroy the Stargate on Planet Abydos, and that scientist Daniel Jackson may still be alive. Arriving on Abydos with his team, O'Neill meets up once again with the scientist, who has discovered a giant elabor ...

Original Airdates1997-
TypeSeries

Starlost, The

★★★★

Starlost, The This low budget sci-fi series was CTV's biggest entertainment enterprise at that time. It ran for sixteen episodes. It was also compiled down into five movies, each composed of two episodes each, with new credit sequences. The plot concerned a giant Noah's Ark-like spaceship, composed of hundreds of huge "domes", each containing a sample culture from th ...

Original Airdates1973-1974
TypeSeries

Stars on Ice

★★★★

CTV's Stars On Ice, North America's first national network ice skating series, was a weekly musical variety extravaganza on ice. It highlighted top name national and international skating performers backed by a chorus of Canadian medallist skaters. A different variety performer also appeared each week. Beginning in the fifth season, original host Alex T ...

Original Airdates1976-1982
TypeSeries

Startime

Sponsored by Ford of Canada, Ford Startime was one of CBC's titles for its prestige, ninety minute drama and variety series, replacing Folio. The broadcast coincided with the NBC series of the same title, and the CBC carried a number of the U.S. programs. The first Canadian production in the series was, ironically, a U.S. play, Arthur Miller's The Cruci ...

AkaFord Startime
Original Airdates1959-1960
TypeSeries

Starting from Scratch

This 1982 pilot starred Jayne Eastwood as a determined divorcee living in a boardinghouse, while trying to make a living as a waitress. Aired on Dec 31, 1982

Original Airdates1982
TypeSeries

Stationary Ark, The

★★★★½

The Stationary Ark consisted of 13 trips to the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Gerald Durrell's private zoo in the Channel Islands. Gerald Durrell was the author of several books on animals and a pioneer in the intelligent use of zoos.

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Stay Tuned!

Stay Tuned! followed Hockey Night in Canada and preceded the national news. It was billed as "a live, sports-oriented variety show." Broadcast live, the program featured a repertory-style comedy troupe. The series faced inauspicious beginnings when the game ran long enough that the premiere broadcast lasted only nine and a half minutes.

Original Airdates1976-1977
TypeSeries

Stevie-O

Stevie-O Stevie-O was Steve Woodman, who hosted this fifteen-minute CBC program of a mixture of cartoons and conversation every Tuesday afternoon for 13 weeks. The cartoons were animated films, but "Stevie-O" did his own animation when he talked to his friends— a small select circle of wooden-headed puppet companions.

Original Airdates1958
TypeSeries

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