Société Radio-Canada (SRC) TV Network

Canadian programs on Société Radio-Canada Television (SRC) since its inception (by year of launch)
 
 
While this list of national network programs is extensive, it is not necessarily comprehensive. We are grateful to the sources listed below, whose assistance has been invaluable, but we welcome additions both to the list and to the program details section, and corrections where necessary. 
Our Foundation does not hold copies of any programs, and it is our experience that very few program series that involved viewer participation were ever made available to the public. Anyone hoping to find a copy of an old show should go to the website of the station/network on which the program appeared, and ask if they can help.
 
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Un gars, une fille

Un gars, une fille was the biggest success story in terms of exporting Quebec TV productions. By 2008 there were 21 "Guys and Sylvies" around the world, that is to say, 21 regions that had their own version of Un gars, une fille: Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, English Canada, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Quebec, Russia, Sweden and the Ukraine. Indeed, it was claimed that this made it the scripted format that had been sold the most often across the entire planet.

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Virginie

A daily soap opera, written by Fabienne Larouche, Virginie began airing from Monday to Thursday at 19:00 on Radio-Canada in September 1996. With 120 thirty-minute episodes broadcast every year, Virginie explored the difficulties encountered by a teacher who had to deal with adolescents ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old. Projected to last 16 years (1,920 thirty-minute episodes), Virginie attracted some 700,000 viewers per episode. On October 16, 2006, Radio-Canada broadcast the 1,221st episode of the series, a television longevity record in the Province of Quebec.

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Omertà

A police drama created by Luc Dionne counting some 27 episodes, Omertà was broadcast from 1996 to 1999. The series was built around organized crime cases in the Province of Quebec. 

Michel Côté, Luc Picard, Michel Dumont, Claude Michaud and Sylvie Legault played the National Security Agency Untouchables duking it out with the Montreal mafia. The series won Gémeaux Awards as the best dramatic series in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006

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La facture

On the air since 1995, La facture presented reports and investigations that examine various practical problems affecting people in their day-to-day lives. Recognized as a staunch defender of consumer rights, the program, hosted by Pierre Craig since 2003, provided answers to questions from the public as well as practical advice and contacts. Gilles Gougeon hosted the program from 1995 until the end of the 2002-2003 season.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006

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Christiane Charrette en direct

Daily from 1995 to 1998, and weekly from 1999 onwards, Christiane Charrette en direct gave new meaning to the word interview. The host's direct and candid questions pushed her guests to spontaneously respond in what was often a most enlightening fashion. 

The program, which finally came to an end in 2003, was recorded in front of a live audience in a Montreal bar. When Marie-Josée Croze appeared live on the program, she learned on the air that she had just won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the movie Les Invasions barbares. 

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Les héritiers Duval

A TV soap opera written by Guy Fournier, Les héritiers Duval was broadcast from 1994 to 1996 (49 episodes) and was a sequel to Jamais deux sans toi that had aired from 1977 to 1980 and then again from 1990 to 1992. 

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4 et demi

This TV soap opera, the fruit of the imagination of Sylvie Lussier and Pierre Poirier, was broadcast from 1994 to 2001 (193 episodes). It ushered several actors into the public eye including Serge Postigo, Lynda Johnson, Isabelle Brossard and Robert Brouillette. 

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Sous un ciel variable

This TV soap opera took place in the small town of Belmont in the Eastern Townships, and chronicled the highs and lows of the lives of the Thompson, Tanguay and Rousseau families. 

Robert Toupin, Gilles Pelletier, Charlotte Boisjoli, Pascale Montpetit and Guy Provost were some of the actors in the cast of this hit TV soap opera, written by Michel D'Astous and Anne Boyer. Sous un ciel variable was broadcast for two seasons, in 1993 and 1994.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006

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La petite vie

The weekly comedy La petite vie was a runaway phenomenon that everyone talked about. It took the form of a broad caricature of a Quebec family and broke all previous viewer ratings records for francophone television with its four million TV viewers. Populated by vivid madcap characters including Popa (Claude Meunier) and Moman (Serge Thériault), this series, written by Claude Meunier, profoundly stimulated Quebeckers' collective imagination.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006

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L’enfer c’est nous autres

Hosted by Julie Snyder, who made a sensational splash during this summer program, L'enfer c'est nous autres was on a mission to turn the television landscape upside down. Bold as bold can be, the TV host would engage her TV viewers in their backyards and even in their bedrooms. In the search for celebrity and artistic scoops, she would find the way to interview the most difficult and inaccessible public personalities. Julie Snyder became famous for her eccentric costumes and indiscreet questions.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006

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