Sunday, August 18, 2019


6:00 AM
Dinosaur Train
The Drill Engine Train burrows into an underground limestone cave, where the Pteranodon Family meets some strange creatures without eyes called ,troglobites., In a contest to see who would make the best troglobite, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don participate in a treasure hunt - with their eyes closed! The kids have to rely on their other senses (with some guidance from the actual troglobites) to navigate the cave and find the prize. --- While digging even further underground, the drill bit on the Drill Engine Train breaks. The Pterandon Family find themselves in the Cave of Giant Crystals, where they learn all about rocks and crystals (what they are, how they're different, how they form). In order to get back home, the Pteranodon Family has to fix the drill bit by finding a mineral harder than the mineral that broke the bit in the first place.
6:26 AM
Ella the Elephant
Determined to give a traditional welcome to the Elephant ,homecoming,, Ella and her friends attempt to revive the ,conch orchestra,, but they struggle to make a pleasant sound with this difficult instrument.
6:39 AM
Are You Ready?
Our friend shows us how to set the table before a meal.
6:42 AM
Cutie Pugs
Dee Dee and the pugs are playing in her bedroom. What's that colourful suitcase that Dee Dee is opening? Why it's a magic kit! She pulls out a cape and puts it on along with a black top hat. She heads out to the living room to put on a magic show for her parents. The pugs chase after her, but Poppy gets stuck in the bedroom and must find a way to open the door and join the Dazzling Dee Dee's magic show as assistant in her amazing disappearing pug magic trick!
6:50 AM
Ping and Friends
Pong is locked out of his house and he can't get to the instruments he needs for the birthday party. New instruments have to be made quickly!
6:57 AM
Tee and Mo
Mo is trying to exercise and Tee wants to get involved...
7:04 AM
Let's Go Luna
When Andy gets frustrated while painting a picture of his model train, they visit a Paris museum to experience the wonder of trains and Impressionist art. --- In Paris, Carmen is alarmed by Honey's kooky behavior, but after a thrilling chase to the top of the Eiffel Tower we discover that it's not what it seems!
7:29 AM
Build your own space shuttle model that's so realistic, it's out of this world! Our expert shows you how to rocket through this space experiment!
7:33 AM
Kate appears to be hypnotized by the soccer game on the television! Can Pal, Amigo, and Killer snap her out of her TV trance? --- When Pal has to wear a cone, he takes advantage of his friends' special treatment...and the decision comes back to bite him.
8:00 AM
Paw Patrol
It's Adventure Bay Talent Show Day! Mayor Goodway is excited but afraid there won't be enough acts! Ryder's super talented Pups can definitely help out. The Pups create ,The Paw Patrol Band, lead by their fabulous singers, Rubble and Marshall! Before the show, Farmer Al runs into trouble at the farm and Ryder needs Rubble to help. Will he save the farm and get to the talent show in time? --- Ryder and the Pups help Farmer Al prepare his annual Corn Roast, complete with a Corn Field Maze! Bettina accidentally tips over some hot BBQ coals onto the piles of corn that begin to pop, pop, POP into piles of POPCORN! The maze fills with popcorn and Chickaletta is inside! It's up to SPY CHASE to find her with his SPY DRONE, while Marshall hoses down those hot coals. Time to POP to it!
8:23 AM
The Ollie & Moon Show
When Moon accidentally eats the last jar of Ollie's favorite honey, she'll go to any extreme to fix her mistake.
8:35 AM
Abby Hatcher
When Otis takes a spill, Abby has to help him overcome a sudden fear of heights.
8:47 AM
Blynk and Aazoo
Our young inquirer, Ukwense, asks Blynk and Aazoo, "Could I ever grow a new arm?". With the help of our intergalactic science expert, Jessie, discover the building blocks of all living things - cells! We learn how they work, the ways animals can regrow parts of their bodies, and how scientists are working on how we could grow back parts of our bodies. The idea tickles Blynk's imagination and his new invention!
8:55 AM
A sleepover at Finn's would be great fun if Herman wasn't feeling so homesick.
9:02 AM
Odd Squad
When one of Oscar's Oscarbots turns evil and gets loose, Olive and Otto are the only ones who can stop him. --- When Agent Ori's first day on the job turns into a worst case scenario, other Odd Squad agents share their own 'worst first day ever' stories.
9:28 AM
Wild Kratts
The Wild Kratts are on a mission to decode the secret language of one of the smartest creatures on Earth - Dolphins!
9:54 AM
Dino Dana
Saara is having a sleep-over with her friend Olivia and Dana wants to join in. So she tries to frighten Saara and Olivia by telling three spooky dino tales that pay homage to famous horror movies... but has a hard time with her stories' scary endings!
10:15 AM
Bitz and Bob
Bob wants to plant a sign on the top of Mount Robo-Bob, so they set off in grippy shoes to climb it. They meet Ranger Bevel, who tells them about the abominable snow monsters and says he'll guide them up the mountain safely. At the summit Bob plants his sign but then the snow monsters appear, causing Ranger Bevel to slip and slide down the mountain uncontrollably. Bitz sees Bob's sign and they all leap on it to give chase but they can't stop and overtake Bevel - if only it had a brake!
10:27 AM
You Can Do It Too!
We're exploring friction as our friends find the best surface for duck racing. Let's see what surfaces slow toys down and what speeds them up - You can do it too!
10:31 AM
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Bending light to your will! Phil gets challenged to use light to solve a puzzle that gets more and more difficult.
10:53 AM
What's the Big Idea?
Hugo knows some things are true, like elephants are big! But is it true that llamas can skateboard? And is his friend Oscar right that a giant dinosaur still walks the earth? Hugo tries to find the truth.
10:59 AM
Finding Stuff Out
Why don't humans have tails? Harrison's computer says that people do have tails. How is that possible?! To find out more about tails, Harrison invites animal experts who bring over a live kangaroo, skunk, marten, and snapping turtle. Turns out, different animals use their tails for different purposes. The Challenge: Does a rabbit's short tail make it harder to catch? To find out, challengers put on both long and short tails, and then have to run for their lives, as carnivores, try to catch them by the tail. In the Field: Harrison visits a paleontologist at the natural history museum. By comparing vertebrate skeletons, Harrison discovers that tails - including our tailbones -- are evolutionary adaptations.
11:22 AM
Chloe loves to make jewellery.
11:24 AM
Box Yourself Minis
Øistein makes a sleepy parrot in a cage from two paper cups and some straws.
11:27 AM
TVOKids music videos.
This music video, starring the TVOKids hosts Kara, Melissa and Daniel. I Can, demonstrates how children overcome obstacles to reach a goal.
11:30 AM
Nick's still not allowed back in the junkyard, so Anne and her Dad invite Nick's Mom to see that the androids aren't dangerous. To keep everybody safe, Anne gives the androids rules they must follow. But, even with new rules, accidents have a tendency of happening when Shania and the androids are around. Unfortunately, instead of making Nick's Mom change her mind, visiting the junkyard made Nick's Mom even more sure it's not a place she wants Nick to be.
11:53 AM
Raven's Quest
Howenadae is an 8-year-old Mohawk boy from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario. His favourite sport is lacrosse and he shows us his lacrosse equipment and a couple of smooth moves on the field. Howenadae explains why lacrosse is an important part of his culture. His family comes over for a potluck supper and all the cousins play lacrosse, golf and zombie tag!


12:00 PM
When I Grow Up!
Mikaela hopes to predict her future career while learning to be a meteorologist. Along with the science behind weather predictions, meteorologist Ross shows Mikaela how to deliver the weather forecast on television. --- Chocolate Maker Samantha gives Mikaela a taste of her career. From bean to bar, Mikaela follows the process that creates delicious chocolate.
12:23 PM
Sports Lab
Guest pro Kira joins host Nykeem and up-and-coming powerhouse Megan to dig into the science of the float serve. Dr. Heather sheds some light on Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion and the team serves it up on the court.
12:34 PM
Sports Lab
Nykeem assists young Chase and guest pro Sean in an action-packed day on the ice. The gang learns about the science of the slap shot when Dr. Heather briefs them on elastic collisions.
12:45 PM
What's the most powerful number in the universe? One billion? One trillion? One googol? It's zero! There's nothing to it! It's not magic... it's math!
12:48 PM
Dino Dana
When Dana tries to figure out how a herd of Edmontosaurus defend themselves, she inadvertently wakes up her downstairs neighbour Cai while a dangerous predator threatens to attack the seemingly defenceless herbivores.
1:00 PM
It's My Party
Emily pairs up Party Host Skye with her Party Guest Aiesha. Together they prepare to celebrate Robbie Burns Day. Before the big event they practice a traditional Scottish dance, shop for a kilt and cook up haggis in a historical kitchen for the party.
1:22 PM
Making Stuff
Machines bend and weld steel pipes to build a playground. Gears and Wiz follow the ladders, corkscrews and poles into the paint shop and see them get baked with shiny colours.
1:27 PM
Treasure Champs
Kari wants to know how to windsurf like Barry and is told there's no secret but perseverance and hard work. She falls in time and time again, but eventually gets the hang of it! They also have to persevere by building a sandcastle that keeps getting destroyed!
1:31 PM
Zerby Derby
A rainy day in Zerby Town has Zack, Lily and Axle telling a story about dragons and knights. But when Rex joins, it takes him a while to learn that making up a story with others also means listening. --- Zack and Rex are taking some fresh batteries out to some Zerbies who ran out of power. Dotty the drone knows the way. But following a flying Zerby isn't easy. --- Axle can't go off road as easily as Zack because his wheels are so small, so he gets bigger wheels - even bigger than Zack's. Then Zack gets bigger wheels. Then Axle gets even bigger wheels...
1:52 PM
Tumbletown Reads
Tumbleweed finds some stories a challenge to read. His friend tells him to picture the story like a movie in his mind.
1:56 PM
Floyd the Fly's not only lost his beloved rock collection, he's lost where he stores them - his home! --- Wild bugs are escaping from the Marsh's Zoo, and the Shutterbugs are sent to find out why.
2:19 PM
When Fico's messiness causes friction at the clubhouse, Gabi suggests they build a wall around his space. But could a big wall really stop the fighting? To find out, Doki, Mundi and Anabella fly to The Great Wall of China and join a restoration crew, while Fico, Gabi and Oto become wall-builders back home. Doki's group learns how the wall was made, and how it worked to stop invaders. Back home, the Great Wall of Fico takes shape, and it does temporarily stop the fighting - but the friends soon miss each other. In the end, they tear down their not-so-great-wall, and compromise instead. --- When Anabella accidentally volunteers the team to make 100 cupcakes for a festival, they all pitch in to help bake - but still end up in a mess. How can we make a lot of cupcakes fast, and without getting in each other's way? To find out, Doki leads a team to visit a toy factory in Germany where they see how an assembly line can help to make a lot of identical items in a short period of time. But when they try this method themselves - one team making toys, and the other cupcakes - they quickly learn that you need to fully understand the process before you start!
2:41 PM
The Ollie & Moon Show
After Moon exaggerates her hooping abilities to her pen pal from India, she's afraid to tell her the truth for fear of not being liked and rather, attempts to learn. Fast!
2:53 PM
Ella the Elephant
When Ella overhears Tiki talking to Mrs. Briggs about ,moving away,, she's alarmed. She decides that with her friends, she'll give Tiki the best day ever to convince her to stay.
3:07 PM
Opie's Home
Opie's "homework" is to perform a good deed at home and Opie wants it to be the biggest good deed ever until he learns that all good deeds matter, even the little ones.
3:14 PM
Yeti Tales
Nina and Leon are having a tea party on the mezzanine. Yetili comes along and joins them for a cup of tea before reading their story.
3:21 PM
Zou and Elzee play hide and seek with Grandpa. The two hide so well that they think Grandpa has given up looking for them.
3:33 PM
When Zou and his family go to the beach to play cricket, they think they find a pirate's old treasure.
3:45 PM
The Day Henry Met...
Today Henry meets an old bowling ball in the attic. Bowling Ball explains that he missing one trophy in his collection from all his years of bowling competitions and really wants to win it. Henry becomes a Bowler to help Bowling Ball achieve his dream and meets lots of friendly characters on the way.
3:50 PM
Boomer's attempt to capture the majesty of his two favourite Floogals is interrupted by the discovery of a weird machine with wheels like a bicycle, but wrapped in tape with lots of pictures of Boy Hooman on it. Together the Floogals work out that it's a way of showing moving images from the past, and it gives Boomer an idea of how he can capture the essence of his two heroes, Fleeker and Flo.
4:01 PM
Paw Patrol
Ryder and the PAW Patrol have to rescue Alex when he takes off on his new ,super trike,. --- Marshall proves he is a true hero when he stops to put out a real fire on the beach during a race against the clock for the Fastest Fire Pup trophy.
4:24 PM
Zerby Derby
Zack and Lily set out to find the leafiest place in the forest. But when they get there, they find there are too many leaves. They need to clear a path so Zerbies can see where they are going. They call Rex and Fill the front loader to help. But it turns out; moving leaves, like moving dirt, is a lot of work. So the Zerbies try to figure out a solution to their leafy problem.
4:31 PM
Muffy is thrilled when mega producer J3 chooses her family for his latest reality TV project. After all, she was born to be star! But when Muffy's asked to amp up the drama between her and Bailey, she worries that she's being portrayed as a spoiled brat. Is it possible reality TV isn't as realistic as she thought? --- Buster has just won the best young artist award at the Elwood City Arts Festival. Sensing his work might be worth something someday, Muffy hires Buster to paint her portrait. But can Buster satisfy his critical client?
5:00 PM
Super Mighty Makers
Craft Kid Kiaha's Aunt Deanna has just started working from her new home office. Kiaha wants to help her aunt by making something to keep her organized and bring the outdoors in; her Aunt loves nature and flowers. Bondini, Super Mighty Maker Chris & Kiaha make the "Spring Into Action! Station".
5:11 PM
When I Grow Up!
Chocolate Maker Samantha gives Mikaela a taste of her career. From bean to bar, Mikaela follows the process that creates delicious chocolate.
5:22 PM
Odd Squad
When the power goes out in headquarters, Odd Squad must figure out a way to control the temperature of two dragon eggs which will hatch if they get too hot or too cold.
5:35 PM
Waffle the Wonder Dog
Simon tries Doug's latest invention, a pair of slipper finding goggles but there's a commotion at the front door. It's Jess, returning home with Waffle who is chasing Mrs Hobbs' cat, George. Mrs Hobbs is not pleased. The doorbell rings and Jess remembers she's invited the Essams and their extremely well- behaved dog, Baxter, who she hopes will teach Waffle how to be good! While Doug and Evie play with Poppy and Rowan Essam upstairs, their parents, Zack and Sophia share their top dog training tips with Jess and Simon in the garden. Meanwhile, Waffle encourages Baxter to enjoy mischievous fun in the kitchen. The pair begin licking dirty plates and then dig through the tunnel to Mrs Hobbs' house next door. While Mrs Hobbs vacuums obliviously, Waffle and Baxter chew her slippers. Undetected, they escape back through the tunnel to the Brooklyn-Bells' house and find Doug, Evie, Poppy and Rowan bouncing on the bed. It looks so much fun - Simon, Waffle and Baxter join in! Zack and Sophia are not impressed and leave in a hurry, taking Poppy, Rowan and Baxter with them. Reflecting on the day, the Brooklyn-Bells acknowledge that Waffle didn't learn from Baxter. If anything, Waffle taught Baxter how to be naughty! The doorbell rings and it's Mrs Hobbs posting her chewed slippers through the letterbox. She believes George chewed them thanks to Waffle's bad influence. But Jess knows better, and Waffle confesses to going through the tunnel into Mrs Hobbs' house with Baxter. Simon and Jess realise they need to block up the tunnel once and for all but can Waffle sneak one more journey through it, before it's blocked up for good?
5:47 PM
Wild Kratts
While the Wild Kratts explore the life cycle of the Bull Frog, they uncover a plot by Zach Varmitech to destroy the frogs' habitat. With the help of some Wild Kratts kids, the team moves quickly to stop Zach.
6:14 PM
Jack creates some serious stinky problems for the kids when he sets out to capture a scent bubble of skunk stink and gets way more skunk stink that he'd bargained for.
6:25 PM
Making Stuff
Gears and Wiz learn about annealing and how the bell is made on the horn.
6:31 PM
Little Lunch
When Melanie decides to have a cake stall to raise money for homeless puppies, Atticus gets jealous and sets up a rival fundraiser. --- The children face the difficult task of finding the right partner to be their walking buddy for the walk-a-thon.


7:00 PM
A remote marine sanctuary in Indonesia is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, including the mysterious giant manta ray. Join scientists on a mission to tag pregnant and juvenile mantas and then track them to one of the fabled manta nurseries that are so crucial to their survival.
7:49 PM
Many residents have fond memories of the original shops and gathering spots in downtown Mimico, like the bowling alley and the popular Mimicombo roller rink. Most of these places are gone now, but the Mimico Centennial Library is thriving. Built in 1967, it has become a much-loved community hub that promotes literacy, and offers free language classes and programs to newcomers, children, and seniors.
7:54 PM
Indigenous communities who have fished, hunted, and lived in Ontario's north for generations have a unique understanding of how their environment is changing. Elders pass down environmental knowledge that simply doesn't exist anywhere else. The government and researchers are starting to recognize the value of what elders know and are launching projects to gather traditional knowledge.
8:00 PM
Modern Tokyo is a fascinating urban mystery. The largest urban agglomeration in the world, it is home to 38 million people - more than the entire population of Canada in one city. On the surface, Tokyo feels like an oversized, human-built environment, full of endless rows of towers, glittering neon and fast-moving citizens. But if you dig deeper, this megacity is much more than its impressive size.
8:54 PM
Monarch butterfly populations have been declining for the past 20 years. Its habitat is being decimated, and during its annual migration, it faces threats from storms intensified by climate change. We visit the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory to find out more.
9:00 PM
As more women ascend the ranks of the male-dominated restaurant industry, and a younger generation challenges the brutal conditions once considered the norm, the rules of kitchen culture are being rewritten. Maya Gallus's documentary profiles seven female chefs at the vanguard of change in Toronto, London, and New York City.
10:15 PM
Almost every year, the western world is introduced to a new superfood that boasts extraordinary nutritional benefits. Filmmaker Ann Shin explores the stories behind foods such as quinoa, teff, coconuts, and wild salmon, revealing the superfood industry's effect on the lives of farm families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Haida Gwaii. The documentary examines its unintended effects on food security, health, sustainable farming, and fair-trade food practices. Explore the film's interactive website for more information and videos about superfoods from around the world.
11:30 PM
A light-hearted look at the folks behind the Repair Café Toronto, this short documentary by filmmaker Cat Mills profiles a dedicated group of volunteers and their mission to end our throwaway culture by fixing your broken items for free.
11:45 PM
When The Bookshelf first opened in 1973, downtown Guelph was vibrant and full of well-established shops. Businesses came and went, but The Bookshelf grew to include a café, followed by a cinema and event space. Four decades later, it continues to be a vital community hub and an inspiration for local artists and authors.
11:50 PM
Kenora, Ont., used to go by a very different name that was, in many people's opinion, rather unattractive. When local politicians decided to change the name, they hit upon a rather novel - and controversial - solution. Find out more in this short video, part of TVO's Name That Town series.
11:52 PM
Ontario Hubs - Interstitials
Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Northern Reach Rescue Network, where dogs are nurtured and fostered by volunteers.

Late Night

12:00 AM
A remote marine sanctuary in Indonesia is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, including the mysterious giant manta ray. Join scientists on a mission to tag pregnant and juvenile mantas and then track them to one of the fabled manta nurseries that are so crucial to their survival.
12:51 AM
Ontario Hubs - Interstitials
As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan discovers, Ontario teachers are creating relaxing learning environments to keep students focused. Two passionate teachers in Atikokan use scented diffusers, fidget toys, and dim lighting to create a "soothing" classroom to accommodate pupils with diverse needs.
1:00 AM
Modern Tokyo is a fascinating urban mystery. The largest urban agglomeration in the world, it is home to 38 million people - more than the entire population of Canada in one city. On the surface, Tokyo feels like an oversized, human-built environment, full of endless rows of towers, glittering neon and fast-moving citizens. But if you dig deeper, this megacity is much more than its impressive size.
1:54 AM
In her university- level classes, Pam Palmater often sees students cry, get angry, or surprised at the realities of racism in Canada. In this web series called "First Things First," Palmater explains how to handle emotions in difficult conversations.
2:00 AM
As more women ascend the ranks of the male-dominated restaurant industry, and a younger generation challenges the brutal conditions once considered the norm, the rules of kitchen culture are being rewritten. Maya Gallus's documentary profiles seven female chefs at the vanguard of change in Toronto, London, and New York City.
3:15 AM
An unlikely tale of joy and inspiration, this documentary tells the story of Totonel, a nine-year-old Roma boy living in the poorest area of Romania's capital. His mother has been imprisoned for drug dealing and Totonel has never attended school. The film follows the blossoming of his creative life and self-confidence as he starts to attend an alternative education club. He proves to be a gifted dancer and embraces sports, English and math.
4:53 AM
Cobalt was once a booming town built on the silver mining industry. Just as the silver ran out, the town was ravaged by a fire in 1977 leaving it a shell of its former self. Now, Cobalt is poised for a renaissance thanks to its namesake, cobalt.
5:00 AM
Veteran politician Ian Waddell talks about his time in federal and provincial politics, and why championing progressive policies has been his life's work.
5:30 AM
Gina and Melanie find Dr. Kesler going through withdrawal, forcing Gina to step in and make a tough call. Gary's unorthodox approach to a reconciliation session backfires. Charlie's discovery of Eddy's and Tara's collusion ends up very badly for an avian dream home. Helvi's and Nancy's relationship reaches a breaking point. Farida lays down the law with Krista's parents, and Melanie helps her elderly abuse patient regain some personal autonomy.
5:54 AM
Permafrost is an underground layer of soil or rock that stays frozen all year round, but in recent years it's been thawing. In some parts of the north the thaw has created sinkholes and is disrupting the natural order of life. The full force of climate change is visible at Polar Bear Provincial Park in Ontario's far north.