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D’Iberville

In the enchanting surroundings of Île d’Orléans, Radio-Canada’s first colour production, d’Iberville, took shape. Totalling 39 thirty-minute episodes of in all, this historical fresco, in which Switzerland, Belgium and France collaborated, starred Albert Millaire, Gilles Pelletier, Jean Besré, Françoise Faucher and Yvon Deschamps. It aired from October 7, 1968 to June 23, 1969, then was retelecast in 1970.

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Marie-Didace

After Le Survenant (1954) and Au chenal du moine (1957), Germaine Guèvremont followed up with a new TV soap opera: Marie-Didace. In it, he described the life of a young girl and several characters involved in her life.

From 1958 (first broadcast: September 25) to 1959, Radio-Canada aired 32 episodes of Marie-Didace. This TV soap opera, directed by Jo Martin,  starred Patricia Nolin, Béatrice Picard, Mathieu Poulin and Benoît Girard.

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Jake and the Kid

The return of W.O. Mitchell's beloved short stories, first a TV series on CBC from 1961 to 1963, were brought to life in this family series shot in Alberta. Set in a small prairie town of Crocus, Saskatchewan where the community has finally put the scars of World War II behind it, Jake and the Kid depicted life not necessarily as it was but how we all wish it had been. The stories centred around Ben Osbourne (the kid) and Jake, the hired hand. Ben (played by Ben Campbell) was a boy with poetry in his soul that the prairie landscape brought out in him even more.

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Return Journey

In this series, eight international real-life celebrities returned to their native countries in what became, for each of them,  intensely personal voyages of discovery.  Wilf Carter returned to the world famous Calgary Stampede. One of the world’s greatest tenors, Placido Domingo, returned to the city of his roots, Madrid.  Indian actor Victor Banerjee was astounded by the emotions of his voyage home to India.  And actress Susannah York took a fascinating odyssey to Scotland.  Other episodes included Stefanie Powers in Kenya, Omar Sharif in Egypt, Kiri Te Kanawa in New Zealand, and Margot K

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Strange but True

A Canadian/British co-production had host Barry Morse sitting in a library, surrounded by old books that he referred to as he introduced a variety of strange but true stories. While some were presented as being of the supernatural kind, many stories were barely strange at all, according to critics. For example, one show was about a man leaving his car with a bank as collateral for a loan, but his motive, later revealed, was to avoid parking charges while vacationing.

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Sue Lumsden Show, The

A daily afternoon interview show, hosted by Sue Lumsden.

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - January, 2004

 

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Focus Ontario

A provincial news magazine show that began in the 1980’s and was still on air in 2018.

Broadcast: 1980’s – 
Time Slot: Saturday6:30 pm
Running time: 30 minutes

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - January, 2004

 

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World Of Wicks, The

Political cartoonist Ben Wicks would talk about current events, and with black marker in hand, illustrate the stories as he talked.

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - January, 2004

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Money Talks

A business information show that ran in the 1970’s, hosted by Raoul Engel.

Written by Joanne Ingrassia - January, 2004

 

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