CBC Television Network

Bette Show, The

Aired weekly from March 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000

This half-hour comedy series was named after Bette MacDonald, actress and comedienne, who played multiple roles on every show. Her co-stars were Ed Macdonald and Tim Steeves. MacDonald started as a stand up comedienne in Atlantic Canada and this show was modeled after her stage performances. In 2002, she starred in another short-lived comedy series for CBC called Rideau Hall, where she played a rather quirky Governor General.

Written by John Corcelli - April, 2006


Amigo and Me

Broadcast debut: October 5, 1999


Twitch City

A comedy/satire about the preferred 'shut-in' life of Curtis and his peculiar friends.

Directed by Bruce MacDonald. Principal Cast: Don McKeller, Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney.

Aired weekly from 1998 to 2000. Limited series.

Written by John Corcelli - April, 2002



Aired weekly from October 5, 1998 to February 2, 1999


Rolie Polie Olie

Aired weekday mornings, at various times, from October 4, 1998 to April 24, 2000. [Repeated]


Made in Canada

Although it dealt with a lot of the inside workings of Canadian television, Made in Canada's very funny scripts and first-class acting made it a highly-popular half-hour series for CBC. Five seasons, totalling 65 episodes, were produced and broadcast between October 5th 1998 and June 20th 2003.


Emily of New Moon

46 Episodes of this one-hour series aired on Sunday nights from January 4, 1998 to January 10, 2001


Daily Tips for Modern Living

Aired weekly from March 2, 1998 to April 6, 1998.

This half hour comedy series featured Greg Thomey as small-town talk show host Ernie Post. Along with his sidekick, Charles the Chef (Richard Donat), Ernie welcomed guests to explore a number of themes that affected people's daily lives. He also dispensed useful tips in a collection of self-directed, dramatized, how-to vignettes. Salter Street Films produced the series in association with the CBC.


Da Vinci's Inquest

Set in Vancouver, Da Vince's Inquest was a one-hour series that ran on the CBC for 91 episodes between 1998 and 2005. It depicted the exploits of Dominic Da Vinci,  a crusading coroner, whose character was based on that of real-life Vancouver coroner Larry Campbell.  


Skinnamarink TV

Aired twice a week at various times, from October 1, 1997 to November 23, 1999

This half-hour children’s program featured Sharon, Lois & Bram; three of the most popular kids performers in Canada. It was set at a fictional television station operated by the threesome and their friends, Ella the Elephant and CC Copy Cat. It was a mix of songs and educational comedy skits. The show was a co-production between CBC and Elephant Entertainment. It also aired on The Learning Channel in Canada and in the United States.



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