Do It for Yourself

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Do It for Yourself
Created by Initiative Production Ltd.
Directed by H. W. Pasila
Presented by Mary Bellows
Starring Mary Bellows
Music by Cam Shearer
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 278
Producer(s) J. Derek Smith
Production location(s) Britannia, Ontario
Editor(s) Barbara MacWhirter
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) CBC Television
Original network Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Original release September 13, 1982 (1982-09-13) – November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01)
External links
Production website

Do It for Yourself is a Canadian television home improvement series hosted by Mary Bellows. It first premiered on CBC on September 13, 1982.[1] The series ended on December 1, 1983 with 278 episodes. The program was one of the top run daytime shows in Canada[2] and was sold in 1985 to a broadcast group which then aired the series on USA network, Lifetime and PBS in the United States.[1]


  • Mary Bellows .... Host
  • John Reeves .... Plant Expert
  • Ken Reeves .... Plant Expert
  • Zeke .... puppy No. 1
  • Hoover .... puppy No. 2

Episode guide[edit]

Season 1 (1982)[edit]

Season 2 (1983)[edit]

Season 3 (1983)[edit]


In 1987, Bellows published a 64-page paperback book with all her handy tips and tricks from her home improvement TV show. The book was published in English by Methuem.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Patrick Allec. "Do It For Yourself". 
  2. ^ Laforo, Tony (December 21, 1985). "Plumbing disaster leads to splash on television". Ottawa Citizen. p. D2. 
  3. ^ "Do-it-yourself". May 14, 1987. 
  4. ^ Serre, Claude (1987). D.I.Y. (Rev. ed.). London: Methuen. ISBN 0413588203. 

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