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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La petite patrie

La Petite Patrie went on the air on September 1st 1974, and ran until 1976. Written by Claude Jasmin, this autobiographical story took place in the Montreal neighbourhood of Villeray in the 1940s. Edmond Germain, the father, is a 


Génies en herbe

Génies en herbe invited young francophones in their senior high school year from all across Canada to participate in a quiz show where they were able to display their knowledge, verve and intelligence.

Several TV hosts piloted these educational duels, including Serge Arsenault, Marc Filion, Michel Benoît, Jean Moreau, Pierre McNicoll, Claude Deschênes, Élaine Lauzon and Martin Gélinas.


Les forges de St. Maurice

Written by Guy Dufresne, the serial drama, “Les forges du Saint-Maurice”, made its debut on September 11th 1972, and took place in the Mauricie, in 1737. It told the story of the workers who participated in creating Quebec’s first metallurgical industry operation.


Appelez-moi Lise

This talk-show, hosted by Lise Payette, assisted by Jacques Fauteux, went down in history as the most celebrated late night talk-show in the Province of Quebec. It aired from 1972 to 1976.

Artists, politicians and personalities from all over were invited to respond to the always interesting, sometimes provocative questions asked by the host, who was an expert in the art of the interview. Every Valentine's Day, Appelez-moi Lise presented a Gala celebrating the most handsome man in Canada.


La semaine verte

Taking over from Les travaux et les jours, which was broadcast from 1955 to 1971, La semaine verte has continued on the air without interruption since then.


Des souris et des hommes

The TV adaptation of this celebrated John Steinbeck novel became a Radio-Canada TV classic. For the first time in the history of a TV drama, it was decided, with Des Souris et des hommes, to shoot many of the shots outdoors, indeed, as much on location as in the studio. The director Paul Blouin had a budget of $100,000 to shoot six days in the studio and six days outdoors.
First broadcast on January 17, 1971, this program starred Jacques Godin in the role of Lennie and Hubert Loiselle as George.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - February, 2006



Jacques Boulanger hosted Bou-Bou every noon, from 1971 to 1974, a variety show which involvedthe participation and complicity of the audience. Parlour games, songs and interviews with the hottest celebrities were on the menu of this daily get together. Jacques Boulanger would later recreate the same formula in 1981, hosting a show called Allo Boubou.


Quelle famille

From its first airing in 1969 until the finale in 1974, the TV soap opera Quelle famille! maintained its position as one of the most popular shows in French Canada. The scenes from the daily lives of the Tremblay family, with their five children and their dog Macaire, touched, entertained and even educated a vast public, made up primarily of children and adolescents. This series was exported to five francophone countries, namely, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Monte-Carlo.


Les Martin

In his TV soap opera Les Martin, Richard Pérusse described the daily routines of a young couple and several other characters involved in their lives.

From 1968 (first broadcast: October 2) to 1969, Radio-Canada aired 30 episodes of the comedy series Les Martin. Amongst the stars of this TV soap opera, directed by André Bousquet and Aimé Forget, were Monique Miller and Jacques Godin.


Bye Bye (première émission)

The first edition of Bye Bye, the New Year's Eve program that marked the end of the calendar year and the start of the New Year, dates back to 1968. The year-end parody of the highlights of 1968 was done by the singers Donald Lautrec and Marthe Fleurant, as well as the impersonator Claude Landré and Françoise Lemieux.



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