CBC Television Programming

Canadian programs on CBC Television 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.


Program Title




Burden of Truth
The Detectives
In The Making


Family Feud Canada


  • Blaine Allan, Directory of CBC Television Series, 1952-1982 
  • 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