CBC Television Programming through the years

Canadian programs on CBC Television since its inception (by year of launch)

(N.B. While this list 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.)

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Program Title
1950Concert Hour, The
Golf With Stan Leonard
Living Sea, The
Saturday Night Wrestling
1952Big Revue, The
C.G.E. Showtime
CBC Television Theatre
CGE Showtime
Concert
Court of Opinions
Cowboys' Corner
Hobby Show, The
Hockey Night in Canada
Let's See
Newsmagazine
Now's Your Chance
Sunshine Sketches
Tales of Adventure
This Week
1953After Hours
Dave Price
Ed McCurdy / Ed's Place
Exploring Minds
Fighting Words
General Motors Theatre
Hans in the Kitchen
Hobby Workshop
Holiday Ranch
How About That?
Jazz with Jackson
Ladies' Softball
Let's Make Music
Matinee Party
On The Spot
Planet Tolex
Space Command
Stock Car racing
Tabloid
Whozit
Window On Canada
1954A is for Aardvark
Ad and Lib
At Home With John Newmark
Billy O'Connor Show
CBC Concert Hour
Country Calendar
Denny Vaughan Show, The
Dixieland Jazz
Folio
Guess My Story
Haunted Studio
House Party
Howdy Doody
Let's Go To The Museum
Living
Make a Match
On Camera
On Stage
Pepinot & Capucine
Plouffe Family, The, aka La Famille Plouffe
Vic Obeck's Parade of Sports
1955Army Show
Aubrey and Gus
Bim Bam Boom
Cabaret
Cabbages and Kings
Citizens' Forum
Cross Canada Hit Parade
Crossfire
Dateline
Drama at Ten
Harmony House
Here And There
In The Common Interest
Jackie Rae Show, The
Maggie Muggins
Magic of Music, The
Mr. Fixit
People
Producers' Workshop
Profile
Riding High
Showtime
Take a Look
1956Barris Beat, The
Chrysler Festival
Country Hoedown
Explorations
First Performance
First Person with Adrienne Clarkson
Fun Time
Graphic
In The Story Book
It's The Law
Juliette
Mr. O
National, The
Open House
Peppermint Prince, The
Rhythm Pals
1957Call for Music
Chez Nous
Children's International Newsreel
Close Up
Commonwealth Televiews
Discoveries
Don Messer's Jubilee
Ed and Ross
Front Page Challenge
Golden Age Players, The
Last of the Mohicans
Music Makers
Radisson
Summer Magazine
Summertime '57, '58
Wayne & Shuster Show, The
1958Adventures of Chich
Barney's Gang
Candid Eye
Cannonball
Friendly Giant, The
Guilty or Not Guilty
Here's Duffy
Hobby Corner
Musical Moods
Nursery School Time
One of a Kind
Pieces of Eight
Rhapsody
Saturday Date With Billy O'Connor
Spectrum
Uncle Chichimus/Uncle Chichimus Tells a Story
Whistletown
1959Albert's Place
Anthology
Art In Action
Astronomy Today
Background
Canadian Farmer, The
Chez Helene
Dateline UN
Documentary '60
Jim Coleman Show, The
Joan Fairfax Show, The
Live a Borrowed Life
Live and Learn
Movies with Manings
Music '60
Parade
R.C.M.P.
See For Yourself
This Living World
Tidewater Tramp
Town Above, The
Two For Physics
Web of Life
1960701 (Seven Oh-One)
Caravan
Cariboo Country
Case for the Court, A
Club 6
Come Dance With Us
Disordered Mind, The
Encore
Encounter
Fancy Free
Festival
First Person
Football Huddle
Golf with Stan Leonard
Hatful of Music, A
Inquiry
Jack Kane Show, The
Junior Round-Up
Klondike
Midnight Zone
Minnow On The Say
Mr X In Canada
Music In Miniature
Nature Of Things, The
Outlook
Patty's Picture House
People In Parties
Presenting Barry Morse
Red River Jamboree
Reflections
Road to Adjustment
Romance of Science, The
Science Magazine
Sit Back With Jack
St.Lawrence North
Stage Door
Swing Gently
Travellin' Time
Viewpoint
While We're Young
World of Music, The
1961Architecture
Camera Canada
Camera West
Canada File
Cross Canada Curling
Diplomatic Passport
Directions In Music
Eyes West
Folk Songs with Ed McCurdy
International Law
Jake and The Kid
Let's Speak English
Lively Arts, The
Monday Night Special
Music Break
Music of Eric Wild
Pat and Ernie
People and Places
Playdate
Quest (Q is for Quest)
Razzle Dazzle
Sea Songs and Stories
Shoestring Theatre
Sing Ring a Round
Superior Sex, The
Tommy Ambrose Show
Wheelspin
World of Sport
1962 Sunday Music Series
Canada at War
Click
Discovery
Document
Formative Years, The
Friday Island
In View
Let's Talk Music
Playground
Quintet
Recital
Recital
Scarlett Hill
Sightline
Song for You, A
Story Seat
Summer Night, A
Swingalong
Take 30/Take Thirty
Tea Zone
Temps Present
Time for Sunday School
Twenty-Twenty
Up and Coming
Vacation Time
1963Ballads and Bards
Check-Up
Come Listen Awhile
Forest Rangers, The
Front and Centre
Horizon
Let's Face It
Luncheon Date
Man in a Landscape
Maurice {Pearson Sings
Men and the Issues, The
Music Hop
Music Stand
Nightcap
Observer, The
Other Man, The
Question Mark
Serial, The
Show from Two Cities, A
Show from Two Cities, A
Sixties, The
Tales Of The Riverbank
Telescope
Time of Your Life
Time Out For Adventure
Time Out For Music
1964Butternut Square
Chorus, Anyone?
Cine Club
Flashback
Frank's Bandstand
Hootenanny
Jeunesse Oblige
Keynotes
Land and Sea
Let's Go
Maritime Gazette
Moment of Truth
Other Voices
Place for Everything, A
Prairie Spotlight
Second Look, A
Show Of The Week
Show on Shows
This Hour Has Seven Days
Under One Roof
World of Nature
1965Bonnie Prudden Show, The
Chorus, Gentlemen
Commonwealth Jazz Club
Compass
Eye Opener
Ferment
French for Love
Generation
Healthier, Wealthier, Wiser?
Human Camera, The
Hymn Sing
Let's Sing Out
Passport to Adventure
Portrait
Prairie Profile
Public Eye, The
Quebec In English
Reach For The Top
Ron Petty Show, The
Seaway
Sight and Cast
Swing Ding
This Land
Tommy Hunter Show
Too Young
Town Crier
Tween Set
World of Music
Your World
1966Bill Kenny Show, The
Canada's Story
Championship Snooker
Chansons
Charlie Had One But he Didn't Like It, So He Gave It To Us
Cine shorts
Communicate
Eight Stories Inside Quebec
In Person
Lenny Breau Show, The
Life and the Land
Mexico: The
Music Canada
Quentin Durgens, MP
Reluctant Nation
Sounds '67/'68/'69
Stu Davis Show, The
Summer Sounds '66
Sunday
This Business of Farming
This Land of Ours
This Week
Through The Eyes of Tomorrow
Twelve For Summer
Twenty Million Questions
Umbrella, The
Vagabond Honeymoon
Wojeck
World of Music, A
1967Adventure Time
Almanac
As Time Goes By
Barney Boomer
By Invitation
Canada Outdoors
Canadian Film Makers
Centennial International
Choice of Futures, A
Counterpoint
Ed Evanko Show
Expo This Week
Focus
Game of Scouting, The
Gardening With Earl Cox
Hatch's Mill
Kaleidosport
Klahanie
Man Alive
Modern Canadian Poetry
More Stories from Inside Quebec
Mr. Dress-Up
Music for a Sunday Afternoon
O'Keefe Centre Presents
On The Scene
Other Eye, The
Pavilion
Pick of the Week
Rocket Robin Hood
Seafarers
Sunshine Canada
The Mystery Maker
True North
Up, Up and Away
Way It Is, The
World On Stage, The
1968A Place of Your Own
Album of History
Audubon Wildlife Theatre
Barris and Company
Canadian Fisherman
Creative Persons
D'Iberville
Five Years In The Life
Fleurs d'Amour
Galloping Gourmet, The
Gilbert and Sullivan
Good Company, The
Group, The
Hits-a-Poppin'
Holiday Canada
La Difference
Man At The Center
Miriam Breitman
Moods of Man
Peggy Neville Show, The
Science and Conscience
Theologo '67
Toby
Trail Riding Troubadour
Upside Town/Swingaround
Vie Qui Bat, La
Weaker(?) Sex, The
Where It's At
World of Music
Yesterday and Today
1969All Around the Circle
Ballades et Chansons
Bananas, The
Cartoon Party
CBC Weekend
Champion
Children's Cinema
Comedy Cafe
Comparisons
Conquest of Space
Corwin
Crisis of Middle Age
Cross Canada
Grujot and Delicat
Hi Diddle Day
Irish Coffee
It's Our Stuff
McQueen
Montreal Pops Concerts
New Film Makers
Odyssey
One More Time
Second Look, A
Strange Paradise
Strategy
Sunday At Nine
Thursday Night
Time for Living
Town 'n' Country
Treasure Island
1970Analog
Celebrity Cooks
Collage
Comedy Crackers
Countrytime
Dress Rehearsal
Drop-In
Extra Special People
History Makers
In The Round
Landmark
Manipulators, The
Manitoba 100
Music Album
Music Machine
Music To Remember
Music To See
Ooops!
Restless Wave, The
Sesame Street
Tee to Green
Teleplay
Theatre Canada
This Land
Tuesday Night
Update
VIP
Way Out, A
Wednesday Night Specials
Zut!
1971Adventures in Rainbow Country
Alan Watts On Living
Alphabet Soup
Canadian College Sport
City Story, A
Country Canada
Diane
Dr. Simon Locke
Family, The
First Five Years, The
In The Mood
Interview
Irish Rovers, The
Mike Neun Show, The
Mr. Wizard
My Kind of Country
One Northern Summer
Paul Bernard, Psychiatrist
Performers, The
Pick and Choose
Piffle and Co.
Replay
Sunday Best
Swingaround
Talking to a Stranger
Tenth Decade, The
This Is The Law
To See Ourselves
Tommy Banks Show, The
Tommy Tompkins' Wildlife Country
Vacation Canada
What On Earth
1972Age of Uncertainty, The
Bandwagon with Bob Francis
Beachcombers, The
Distinguished Canadians
Dollars and Sense
Good Times
Hey Taxi
Images Of Canada
Let's Call The Whole Thing Orff
Marketplace
Midweek
Newfoundland Holiday
News Profile
Norman Corwin Presents
Of All People
Outside Inside
Professor Moffett's Science Workshop
Program X
Right On
Ruzicka
Ryan's Fancy
Suzuki on Science
Technoflash
Their Springtime of Life
To The Wild Country
What's New
Whiteoaks of Jalna, The
1973Adieu Alouette
Alan Hamel's Comedy Bag
Arts '73/Arts'74/Arts '75
CBC Drama '73
Collaborators, The
Country Roads
David Clayton-Thomas Show, The
Days Before Yesterday, The
Delilah
Doug Crosley Show
Explorers, The
First Person Singular: Pearson - The Memoirs of a Prime Minister
Gallery
How It Happens
Howie Meeker's Hockey School
Impressions
In The South Seas
Inside Canada
It's a Musical World
Marc's Grab Bag
Medical Explorers
Mr. Chips
Ms!
Music Machine (Keith Hampshire's Music Machine)
Newsfile
Payday
Purple Playhouse
Real Magees, The
Some Honourable Members
Stratusfaction
Summer Movies
TGIF
Tomorrow Now
Up Canada
West
Youth Confrontation
1974Access
Adrienne At Large
Along The Way
Any Woman Can
Applause, Applause
Aquarium
Bagatelle
Barbara Frum
Canadian Cinema
Canadian Film Makers
Ceilidh
Challenge of the Lonely Sky, The
Close To The Earth
Country Sunshine with Myrna Lorrie
Double Up
Dr. Zonk & the Zunkins
Eye of the Beholder
Fit Stop, The
Flipside
Gene and Jodi
House of Pride
In The Present Tense
Is There Life After Youth?
Jury
Let's Do It
Naked Mind, The
National Dream, The
Oldtimers, The
Ombudsman
On Location
Opening Night
People of our Times
Performance
Play's The Thing, The
Prime Time
Ronnie Prophet Show, The
Skipper & Co.
Stompin' Tom's Canada
Such Is Life
Sunspots
Take Time with Noel Harrison
Third Testament, A
Time To Sing, A
Tommy Makem and Ryan's Fancy
Valley Sketches
Zoo World
1975Altogether
Are You Putting Me On?
Bob Switzer Show
Celebration
Coming Up Rosie
Corporation
Down Home Country
fifth estate, The
Film Fun
Generation
Hard Times
Homemade Jam
In Good Company
Just For Fun
King of Kensington , The
Lady Is a Four Letter Word
Last Wave, The
Look Who's Here
Moneymakers
On The Evidence
Pacificanada
Peanuts and Popcorn
Quelque Show
Regional File
Science Magazine
Sidestreet
Some Of My Best Friends Are Men
Speaking Out
Spotlight
Sprockets
Stationary Ark, The
Summer of '75/'76/'77
They're Playing Our Song
Tommy Common's It's a Musical World
Try Out
Vision On
Watson Report, The
World Aquarium
World of Man, The
1976Beth
Bluff
Careers to Come
Catch a Rising Star
Charcoal Chefs
Children's Friday Specials
Concerning Women
Concerto
Diane Stapley Show, The
Elaine Grand
Finlay and Company
Flight - The Passionate Affair
Frankie Howerd Show
Friday After School
Front Row Centre
Great Canadian Culture Hunt
Here To Stay
Homemade TV
Ian McLean Show, The
It's Your Choice
Ninety Minutes Live
One Night Stand
Our Fellow Americans
Peep Show
Pencil Box
Points East, Points West
Sounds Good
Special Assignment
Stay Tuned
Summer Evening
Sunshine Hour, The
Superspecials
Switzer Unlimited
Where The Sky Begins
Wolfman Jack Show, The
Young Chefs, The
1977After Four
Beyond Reason
Bonjour, Bon jour
Canadian Express
Comin' Up Country
Converging Lines
Crosspoint
Custard Pie
For The Record
Great Canadian Escape, The
Judy and Jim Show, The
Krazy House
Magic Lie, The
Newcomers, The
One Canadian: John Diefenbaker
Passionate Canadians, The
Quarterly Report
Road Show, The
Saturday Night Movies
Something Ventured
Summer Close-Up
Sunday Pops Series
That Maritime Feelin'
The College Game
This Week In Parliament
Worlds Together
197855 North Maple
Atlantic Summer
Canada After Dark
Canadian Authors
Canadian Reflections
Canadian Stars
Canadian Superstars
Catch Up
CBC Summer Symphonies
Colombo Quotes
Denny's Sho
Final Audition
For Kids Only
Gift To Last, A
Grandstand Quarterback
High Hopes
Howard Presents
Memorandum on a Frozen Ark
New Majority
One Of A Kind
Par 27
Quiz Kids
Rare Breed, The
Saturday Sports Special
This Half Hour
1979Afternoon Delight
Albertans, The
Body In Question, The
CBC Film Festival
Challengers, The
Cities
Country Joy
Gerry and Ziz
Great Detective , The
Inventors, The
John Allan Cameron Show, The
Music Of Man, The
People Talking Back
Profiles
Raes, The
Ritter's Cove
Search For The Stars
Sun Parlour Country
Today From....
W.O.W.
Where Once They Stood
Wicks
Wild Canada
World of Plants, The
1980Al Oeming - Man of the North
Canadian Establishment, The
Canadian Reflections
CBC Marquee
Decision 80
Flappers
Good Place to Come From, A
Home Fires
Jazz Canada
Medicine Show, The
News From Zoos
Phoenix Team, The
Star Chart
Summer Festival
Summerscope
Ten Thousand Day War, The
Up At Ours
1981CBC Premiere Presentation
CBC Summer Movie Festival
Circus International
Hangin' In
In Concert
Jack London's Tales of The Klondike
Just Ask Inc.
Leo and Me
Month of Sundays, A
On Guard For Thee
Piano Alley
Projections
Rovers' Comedy House, The
Seeing Things
Super Shows
Switchback
Theme and Variations
They All Play Ragtime
Titans, The
Wonderful Grand Band
1982Ark on the Move
Catalyst Television
Coming Attractions
Earthbound
Journal, The
Just Down The Street
Music InThe Air
Worldwide
Yes You Can
1984Danger Bay
Video Hits
1985Anne of Green Gables
Midday
Raccoons, The
Venture
1986Airwaves
Best Years, The
Four on the Floor
Wonderstruck
1987Codco
Degrassi
On The Road Again
Street Legal
Under The Umbrella Tree
1988Adrienne Clarkson's Summer Festival / Adrienne Clarkson Presents
Canadian Gardener
Just For Laughs
Spirit Bay
1989Babar
Driver's Seat
Fashion File
Fred Penner's Place
Good Rockin' Tonight
Kids In The Hall, The
People and Dogs
Road To Avonlea
Street Cents
1990Disability Network, The
Inside Stories
Material World
Max Glick
Mom, P.I.
1991Country Beat
Life, The Program
Lynette Jennings Homeworks
Nature Connection, The
Northwood
Northwood
Scales of Justice
Urban Angel
Wok with Yan
1992Contact
Degrassi Talks
Ear to the Ground
Friday Night with Ralph Benmurgui
Jubilee Years
North of 60
Odyssey, The
Prime Time News
Road Movies
Urban Peasant
What on Earth?
Witness
1993Blanche
Comics
Health Show, The
Ocean World of John Stoneman, The
Passionate Eye, The
Royal Canadian Air Farce
Scoop
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
1994Human Race, The
Rita and Friends
Rough Cutz
Side Effects
Trudeau Memoirs
Vacant Lot, The
1995Access
Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies
Liberty Street
Nic and Pic
Pamela Wallin Live
Undercurrents
1996Black Harbour
Four Directions
Gullage's
Jonovision
Newsroom, The
Prairie Roadhouse
Rez, The
Sesame Park
Travels With My Mom
Up On The Roof
Wind At My Back
1997Dawn of the Eye
Dooley Gardens
It's A Living
Life and Times
On The Arts
Red Green Show
Riverdale
Skinnamarink TV
1998Da Vinci's Inquest
Daily Tips for Modern Living
Emily of New Moon
Made in Canada
Rolie Polie Olie
Sketchcom
Twitch City
1999Amigo and Me
Bette Show, The
Cover Me
Great Canadian Food Show, The
Nothing Too Good For a Cowboy
2000Canada: A People's History
play
These Arms of Mine
2001Broad Side, The
2002ZeD
2003An American In Canada
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion
200472 Hours: True Crime
Greatest Canadian, The
Rick Mercer Report, The
This Is Wonderland
2005Da Vinci's City Hall
Tournament, The
200611 Cameras
49th & Main
At the Hotel
Dragon's Den
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
Getting Along Famously
Gill Deacon Show, The
Hatching, Matching and Dispatching
Hockey: A People's History
Hour, The
Intelligence
North/South
Northern Town
October 1970
Rumours
The One
2007Air Farce Live
Doc Zone
Heartland
Little Mosque on the Prairie
No Opportunity Wasted (NOW)
The Tudors
Who Do You Think You Are?
2008Border, The
jPod
MVP
Sophie
Steven and Chris Show, The
Test The Nation
Week The Women Went, The
2009AMI-tv
Battle of the Blades, The
Being Erica
Ron James Show
Wild Roses
201018 to Life
Abroad
All for One
Best Recipes Ever
Death Comes to Town
InSecurity
Men With Brooms
Republic of Doyle, The
2011Arctic Air
Camelot
Cover Me Canada
Dealer to Leader
Debaters, The
In The Kitchen With Stefano Faita
Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays
Mr. D
Village on a Diet
2012Cracked
Lang and O'Leary Exchange, The
Over the Rainbow
Titanic: Blood and Steel
2013Crossing Lines
Four Rooms
Murdoch Mysteries
2014Best Laid Plans
Recipe to Riches
Schitt's Creek

SOURCES:

  • Blaine Allan, Directory of CBC Television Series, 1952-1982
            http://www.film.queensu.ca/CBC/Default.html
  • TV North - by Peter Kenter and Martin Levin
            - Publisher - Whitecap Books - IBSN 1-55285-145-X
  • Cue the Elephant! - by Knowlton Nash
            - Publisher - McClelland Stewart Inc. ISBN O-7710-6734-9
  • The Microphone Wars - by Knowlton Nash
            - Publisher - McClelland Stewart Inc. ISBN O-7710-6712-7
  • Here's Looking At Us - by Sandy Stewart
            - Publisher - CBC Enterprises ISBN 0-88794-218-0
  • When Television Was Young - by Paul Rutherford
            - Publisher - University of Toronto Press ISBN 0-80205-830-2 (Hard) 0-80206-647-X (Paper Back)

Compiled by John Corcelli
Updates by Pip Wedge

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