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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The TV soap opera Frédéric, written by Michel Faure and Claude Fournier, described the difficulties faced by a young French immigrant arriving in the Province of Quebec.

From 1979 (first broadcast: September 21) to 1980, Radio-Canada aired 26 episodes of Frédéric. This TV soap opera, directed by Philippe Garcia and Pierre Lamy, starred François Castang in the title role.


Terre humaine

In Terre humaine, the author Mia Riddez described life in rural Quebec, where farmers and their offspring clashed over certain values, the former wishing to preserve the practices of their ancestors and the latter defending the virtues of modernity and progress.

The cast included Guy Provost, Marjolaine Hébert, Jean Duceppe, Louise Portal and Sylvie Léonard.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006


Race de monde

Based on three novels by Victor-Lévy Beaulieu, the TV soap opera Race de monde examined generational conflict and confrontation between social classes through the lens of the lives of a single family.

From 1978 to 1981, Radio-Canada aired 103 episodes of Race de monde. This TV soap opera, directed by Maurice Falardeau, Aimé Forget, Jean Gadoua, Guy Hoffmann, Geneviève Houle, Jean-Yves Laforce and Gilles Sénécal, starred Paul Hébert, Robert Rivard, Monique Aubry and Jean-Luc Montminy.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006



In 1978, Radio-Canada aired this seven-hour miniseries, an unprecedented initiative at the time. The Duplessis miniseries was visually halfway between a serious TV drama and a TV soap opera: it had a motion picture-type feel with abundant outdoor scenes and action shots that would become more commonplace six or seven years later, with Lance et compte.


Les as

In the TV soap opera Les As, Victor-Lévy Beaulieu recounted diverse adventures involving a team of journalists.

From 1977 (first broadcast: September 20) to 1978, Radio-Canada aired 34 episodes of Les As. This TV soap opera, directed by Guy Hoffmann, François Jobin, Madeleine Lafrance and René Verne, starred Marc Legault, Alpha Boucher and Lionel Villeneuve.


Jamais deux sans toi

In the serial drama Jamais deux sans toi, which launched on September 28th 1977, Guy Fournier described the lives of an Outremont family, recounting their quarrels and many reconciliations.

From 1977 to 1980, Radio-Canada broadcast 83 episodes of this comedy. The series, directed by Rolland Guay and Geneviève Houle, starred Jean Besré, Angèle Coutu, Micheline Lanctôt, Serge Thériault, Valérie Gagné and Stéphane L’Écuyer.



Quinze ans plus tard

This series, written by Robert Choquette, takes the TV audience back to see what's happening with some of the characters from La Pension Velder (1957), including the members of the Latour and Papineau families.

From 1976 to 1977, Radio-Canada aired 38 episodes of Quinze ans plus tard. This TV soap opera, directed by Louis Bédard,  starred Ovila Légaré, Michel Noël, Françoise Faucher, Gérard Poirier, Diane Arcand and Jean Perraud.


Le temps de vivre

This program, intended for senior citizens, was hosted by Pierre Paquette and was broadcast until 1992. This get-together was designed to serve and entertain the general public. People of a certain age were able to share and discuss their points of view on a variety of subjects that were of interest to them.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006



The author Janette Bertrand wrote this TV soap opera that would become a big hit on Radio-Canada from 1976 to 1979. Featuring her husband Jean Lajeunesse, who played the grandfather Charles-Henri Lamontagne, the March 6, 1979 episode of Grand-papa was seen by an audience of 2,737,000 viewers, while its average audience rating during this season was 2,208,000 TV viewers. From 1975 to 1979, Radio-Canada aired 115 episodes of Grand-papa. This TV soap opera was directed by Aimé Forget, Geneviève Houle and Lucile Leduc.



A program devoted to popularizing science, initially hosted by Donald Dodier, and broadcast up until 1988, when it was replaced by Découverte. Science-Réalité provided its TV viewers with easy-to-understand answers to many of the mysteries of the human body, the animal kingdom, the universe, genetics and technology.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006



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