CBC Television Network


Aired weekly at various times, from June 1992 to July 2004.

The CBC Television schedule always devoted a time slot to documentaries. Witness was an example of this category. It offered independent filmmakers the opportunity to screen their work to a larger audience. Witness featured some CBC produced films but also debuted independent productions from around the world.


What on Earth?

Aired weekday mornings from March 2, 1992 to December 12, 1996 [repeated].

This half-hour gardening program was produced in Regina, Saskatchewan. The host was Bruce Steele and the “expert” was Ken Beattie. The series was focused on the fundamentals of gardening; it also offered viewers a wide range of lifestyle topics and other subjects pertaining to the household. Film Crew Productions produced the series in association with the CBC.

Producer: Michael Snook


Written by John Corcelli - March, 2006


Road Movies

Aired Wednesday evenings, from June 29, 1992 to January 11, 1993


Prime Time News

Aired Monday to Friday at 9PM from November 2, 1992 to October 1, 1993.
Aired at 10PM from October 1993 to October 1995.


Odyssey, The

Aired twice weekly, at various times, from November, 1992 to December, 1994.


North of 60

A weekly drama about the life and times of the native people in the fictional town of Lynx River in the Northwest territories, (north of the 60th parallel). and shot principally in Bragg Creek, Alberta.   It led to five movies for television, In The Blue Ground (1999), Trial By Fire (2000), Dream Storm (2001), Another Country (2003) and Distant Drumming (2003).

Principal cast/recurring characters: John Oliver (`92 to `94); Tina Keeper, Tracey Cook, Tom Jackson, Dakota House, Robert Backstael,Peter Kelly Gandreault, Tina Louise Bomberry, Tantoo Cardinal and Gordon Tootoosis.


Jubilee Years

Aired from October 31, 1992 to Sept. 28, 1994 [with repeats]


Friday Night with Ralph Benmurgui

Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui

Aired Friday nights from October 30, 1992 to December 31, 1993


Ear to the Ground

Aired Monday nights from June 1992 to April 1995.

Dan Gallagher was the first host of this half-hour contemporary music program dedicated to new Canadian talent in every region of the country. Karen Gordon assumed hosting duties in 1994.  In addition to the usual format of a live performance, the show included interviews and biographical profiles of each group or solo artist.



An hour-long public affairs program that aired at various times, from 1992 to 1995. It featured journalist Hana Gartner in an interview program offering longer, more detailed profiles of  interesting Canadians. It was a kind of “up-close-and-personal” type of show that included an interview with then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at his official residence in Ottawa,  and a profile of Dan Ackroyd who talked about his career in comedy with his father Peter. Alan Burke produced the series. Robin Taylor was the Executive Producer.



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