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Did you know that China is now the second biggest market in the world for wine? That’s just one of the things I learned watching “My Farmland,” an interesting look at how things are changing down on the farm in Canada. The 44-minute documentary premieres Friday on CBC DOCS. Award-winning filmmaker Diana Dai has produced

You may only know Ricky Gervais as the pissy host of the Golden Globes, or the jerky boss from the original Office.  Now, in his incredibly dark, smart new comedy After Life, Gervais challenges audiences with a next-level, complicated jerk – more mature, a bit more sensitive, and totally irresistible. After Life is the story of a

I didn’t expect to dig Diggstown as much as I do, but I do. The story takes place in North Preston, Nova Scotia, billed as Canada’s Largest Black Community. At the centre stands Marcia Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, above left with Karen LeBlanc), a rising star, big city, corporate lawyer who – for reasons unclear in

Back in the late ‘80s and ’90s, Street Legal was CBC’s answer to prime time soaps such as Dallas and Dynasty. Cynthia Dale was added to the cast in season two, tricked out with big hair and over-sized shoulder pads. The series found their junior Joan Collins and soared. This slick reboot sees Dale reprise

It is March, a month when most of Canada is colder than Kevin Spacey’s TV career. Knowing many of us are staying cozy on the couch, the networks and streaming services in Canada and the U.S. are hoping to keep us there with some terrific new shows that are joining their schedules. Here is a

It’s difficult, and usually a little unfair, to judge a series by one episode. That’s especially true of Northern Rescue, a drama about a family facing a devastating, life-changing loss. The first 20 minutes of this series catches the West family during a heartbreaking time. The “Rescue” in the title is as much about them

I spoke Monday with CTV News Channel midday anchor Marcia MacMillan about Sunday’s Oscar broadcast. As you can see from the above video, I generally gave the show a positive review, and can see the Academy going with a hostless event again next year. Did anybody really miss watching a busload of tourists wander into

I’m late in posting this, but glad we live in an age when almost everything is a click away, so if you’re streaming savvy check out American Masters “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me.” This outstanding documentary, already a festival favourite, premiered Tuesday on PBS but can still be streamed until March 19 —