Wandering Wenda O: The Obnoxious Otters of Ottawa New

Our heroes help Officer Oatmeal restore order at an opera house overrun by obnoxious otters.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/02/2017

Wandering Wenda P: The Pickle Plundering Pirates of Pineapple Island New

Our heroes are on Pineapple Island to protect the princess from pickle-plundering pirates.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/02/2017

Pirate's Passage Pirate's Passage

Based on the critically acclaimed children’s novel by William Gilkerson (winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature), this animated film stars one of Canada’s acting legends, Donald Sutherland, who voices the lead character, Captain Johnson. The story is set in 1952 in Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia, a town that was famous 250 years ago as a port for ...
  • 2015
  • 01:28:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2015

Anne Remorse is the Poison of Life

When Diana's little sister becomes deathly ill in the middle of the night while their parents are away, a frightened Diana runs to Anne for help. The Blythe farm sees grave change.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

CBC Drama Special Romeo and Juliet

The excitement of live theatre comes to the screen in this special Stratford production of Shakespeare's classic love story. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at a masked ball, but their love is doomed by an ancient and unreasonable grudge between their families. Stratford director Richard Monette has set the play in the time of Mussolini's Fascist Italy, ...
  • 1993
  • 02:42:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Canadian Experience Sisters in the Wilderness

In England, they had been rising literary stars: educated, cultured and refined. They were hopelessly unprepared for life in the rough-and-tumble new colony, where it was a wrenching struggle simply to survive. And yet, despite illness and poverty, and at times near starvation, the two women never stopped writing, leaving an unparalleled record of life in early Canada. Their story ...
  • 2003
  • 01:27:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Ideas Standing for Africa: The Ideas of Chinua Achebe

In 1958, the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe published one of the first African novels to become an international bestseller in English. His work tells the story of the colonial experience from the perspective of the colonized. He discusses his ideas with CBC producer Sheyfali Saujani.
  • 2000
  • 00:54:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014

Feature Film Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town uniquely blends fact with fiction; Stephen Leacock's own life with his literary creation. The elder Stephen Leacock (Gordon Pinsent) is both the narrator of the film and a wry, ghost-like presence in it. His boyhood self, Stephen Leacock (Owen Best) at age 14, and his real parents – Agnes (Jill Hennessy) and Peter (Rick ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Stratford Festival The Adventures of Pericles

A storm at sea brings love into the life of Pericles, Prince of Tyre; another snatches it away. Many years must pass before fate guides the wandering hero to a poignant reunion with the family he thought he had lost forever. A reviewer in the Waterloo Region Record had this to say: "[Director Scott Wentworth] sets the story in Victorian times, as ...
  • 2016
  • 01:55:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

Ideas The Black Jacobin (Part 1 of 3)

Novelist, historian, Marxist thinker and pre-eminent figure of the African and Caribbean nationalist movements, C.L.R. James was one of the great minds of the 20th century. David Austin profiles the man who wrote The Black Jacobins, the classic history of the only successful slave revolt in history: the Haitian Revolution, which presaged and influenced the African liberation movements. Part one of ...
  • 2005
  • 00:54:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/03/2014