A Is for Aardvark

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A Is For Aardvark
Created by Lister Sinclair
Presented by Lister Sinclair
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Lister Sinclair
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 7 July – 21 October 1954

A Is For Aardvark was a Canadian informational television series which aired on CBC Television in 1954.


Each episode concerned a particular letter of the alphabet and discussed various subjects beginning with that letter.

The first episode featured the letter "A" and included topics such as the African violet and aspidistra plants, the explorer Amerigo Vespucci, the astrolabe and guest Andrew Allan, a CBC producer.


The half-hour series was first telecast on Wednesdays at 10:00 pm (Eastern) from 7 July until 22 September 1954. From 30 September 1954, the show was shown Thursdays at 10:30 pm until its last episode on 21 October that year.

Only 14 episodes were broadcast, with the last episode (featuring the letter "N") hosted by James Bannerman instead of Sinclair. All 26 letters were completed in a subsequent radio series.[1]


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (April 2002). "A Is For Aardvark". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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