Dan Plexman was seriously injured in an industrial accident. He found solice in watching television where he rediscovered TVO and became a fan of documentaries. What followed is an inspiring story of determination, self expression and learning.
What mental image does the fabled North West Passage evoke for you? What are your preconceptions of the Arctic? What if the reality was quite different from what you believed?
TVO invites you to discover a world you have never seen before, because until now, it simply did not exist.
Beginning with the invention of the daguerreotype in the 19th century, mug shots were used as a method of criminal identification. In the fascinating feature documentary Mugshot, discover the cultural significance of these photographs and find out why they have become highly sought-after in the world of art and entertainment.
John Kastner’s gripping film, Out of Sight, Out of Mind documents 18 months at the Brockville Mental Health Centre, a forensic psychiatric hospital that cares for mentally ill patients, many of whom have committed violent crimes. The film offers unprecedented insight and a new level of understanding towards mental illness.
Be part of the studio audience as TVO On the Road travels to North Bay for a recording of The Agenda with Steve Paikin to examine first-hand how Northern Ontario is adapting to challenges with its economy. The Agenda will invite guests from the region to discuss efforts to innovate, diversify and grow Northern economies, and counteract declining populations and job losses.
Following the success of the living history series Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Wartime Farm, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologist Peter Ginn are at it again. They’re turning back the clock to the year 1500 to recreate life as tenant farmers on a Sussex Monastery.