New to CBC Gem in March 2023

Feb 23, 2023

Acclaimed international series coming to CBC Gem in March include the exclusive Canadian premieres of medical drama MATERNAL (March 8) starring Parminder Nagra (Bend it Like Beckham, ER); Season 2 of award-winning Israeli series MANAYEK (March 10); UK drama based on a true story THE WALK-IN (March 24) starring Stephen Graham; and psychological thriller THE EX-WIFE (March 27); as well as Season 2 of Australian comedy UPRIGHT (March 15) 

March sees the debut of CBC Gem originals MACY MURDOCH (March 23), a tween spinoff of hit drama Murdoch Mysteries featuring Detective Murdoch’s great-great-great-granddaughter; comedy YOU’RE MY HERO (March 24) about a 20-something with cerebral palsy as he tries to find love and purpose in a world not designed for wheels; Season 3 of comedy series THE NEW WAVE OF STANDUP (March 24) featuring 14 all-new breakout Canadian comedians; Internet cringe comedy CONTENT FARM (March 29); and docu-series WITNESS (March 30) about the people behind the most riveting viral videos of all time

CBC News Explore presents BIG MUSIC, a new documentary that delves into the business of music, both online and off, premiering on March 31

THE 2023 JUNO AWARDS - the 52nd annual celebration of Canadian music, hosted live from Edmonton by Simu Liu - will air on March 13 at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT with various JUNO Week events streaming live in the lead up to the big night 

Feature films new to CBC Gem in March include Barry Jenkins’ IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (March 10) starring KiKi Lane, Stephan James and Oscar©-winner Regina King; documentary Channel original BACKLASH: MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE (March 6); and documentary DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME (March 1) produced by Cameron Crowe

The International Women’s Day Collection includes Todd Haynes’ Academy Award©-nominated drama CAROL (March 3) starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; and the exclusive Canadian premiere of documentary GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE (March 3), winner of Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs 2022

Limited series ESSEX COUNTY, based on Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed graphic novel that follows the intertwining lives of two families living in a rural community, debuts on March 19

CBC’s great Canadian book debate, CANADA READS, returns for its 22nd edition March 27 through March 30, live on CBC Gem each day at 10 a.m. ET and available later on-demand. Hosted by Ali Hassan, a panel of celebrity advocates eliminate one book each day until a champion is declared the must-read book for Canadians in 2023.

CBC Gem is Canada’s streaming service, offering more than 6500 hours of live and on-demand Canadian programming and a curated selection of acclaimed, best-in-class content from around the world, including more than 800 documentaries, 500 hours of ad-free content for kids and tweens, and a collection of over 200 Canadian feature films. CBC Gem is available free as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at, and on TV screens via Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. 

For screening links or more information about any of the following titles, please contact Tanya Koivusalo at Note: This schedule is subject to change.

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MATERNAL (6x60, drama, ITV Studios, UK) 

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 8

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

MATERNAL tells the stories of Maryam (Parminder Nagra, Bend it Like Beckham, ER), a Paediatric Registrar; Catherine (Lara Pulver, Sherlock), a General and Trauma Surgeon; and Helen (Lisa McGrillis, Last Night in Soho), a Registrar in Acute Medicine, as they each attempt to balance their increasingly demanding jobs in post-pandemic frontline medicine with their lives as new mothers.


HISTORY OF THE SITCOM Season 1 (8x60, documentary, Cream Productions, USA)

Begins streaming Friday, March 10

Exploring a groundbreaking genre that’s kept us laughing since the dawn of television, HISTORY OF THE SITCOM reunites audiences with their favourite sitcom families, friends, and co-workers - featuring interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades.

From I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch to Black-ish, Fleabag, Modern Family and beyond, this eight-part docu-series features hilarious clips and interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades—including Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Kim Fields, Tim Allen, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, George Lopez, Mel Brooks, Isabella Gomez, Ted Danson, Joey Soloway, Jimmie Walker, Judd Apatow, Dan Levy, Zooey Deschanel, Chuck Lorre, Mara Brock Akil, Helen Hunt, and many more. The series also explores how sitcoms have reflected - and affected - cultural change over the years. 


MANAYEK Season 2 (10x60, drama, Yoav Gross Productions, Israel)

Begins Streaming Friday, March 10

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

The discovery of Ruslan Menachemov’s body sends Tal Ben Harush (Liraz Chamami) investigating and Barak Harel (Amos Tamam) scrambling to cover up his and his men’s tracks. Barak utilizes his ties with the newly appointed police commissioner, Dudu Eini (Sasi Samucha), to squash Tal’s efforts. Enabled by the now-retired Izzy Bachar (Shalom Assayag), Tal continues to look into the case despite the direct orders of her superiors. Winner of Best Drama Series and nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series (Liraz Chamami) at the 2020 Awards of the Israeli Television Academy. 


NORWEGIAN-ISH (8x25, drama/comedy, NRK Drama, Norway)

Begins streaming Monday, March 13 

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

With roots in four different cultures, three best friends are trying to strike a balance between expectations. Join Helin, Amrit and Fariba as they navigate through adulthood with all of the awkward situations, insecurities, uncomfortable everyday experiences and victories it entails. Meanwhile, their parents struggle not to interfere as their thirtysomething children go through the growing pains of life.


UPRIGHT Season 2 (2022, comedy, 8x30, Lingo Pictures, Australia)

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 15

Trading the desert for the steamy tropics of Far North Queensland, Lucky (co-creator Tim Minchin, Californication) and Meg (Milly Alcock, House of the Dragon) hit the road – and the river – on a mission to find Meg’s mum. Trouble is, Meg’s mum has disappeared into the rainforest, Meg is grappling with new complications in her life, and Lucky is hiding something from his own sordid Queensland past. And if Lucky doesn’t get back home in time to meet Billie at the airport, his brother might cut him off from his daughter for good. Season 1 won Best Comedy Performer (Tim Minchin) and Best Comedy Series at the 2020 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. 

**** “...when Minchin and Alcock are on screen together in this comedy-drama, it's an absolute joy.”

Benji Wilson, The Telegraph

FAIT DIVERS Seasons 3 and 4 (12x60, drama, Les Productions Sovimage, Canada) 

Begins Streaming Friday, March 17

*Exclusive English Canada Premiere*

This police series, with its twisted, heart-racing and funny storylines, takes us deep into the fog-shrouded North Shore of Montreal, where one bad turn deserves another. The show focuses on the world of petty criminals and the crooked dealings they often get caught up in. Follow chief inspector Constance Forest and her team as they match wits with crooks of all kinds. Winner of Best Cast at the 2021 Gémeaux Awards. 


THE WALK-IN (4x60, drama, ITV Studios, UK) 

Begins streaming Friday, March 24

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

With the Brexit referendum wreaking havoc across Britain, tensions are high for Matthew Collins (Stephen Graham, The North Water) and his advocacy group Hope Not Hate, who fear a violent, racist campaign from the British far-right. And when a number of Islamist-related terrorist attacks rip through the country in 2017, right-wing extremist group, National Action, senses an opportunity. When MP Jo Cox is murdered in the street by a right-wing fanatic, NA decides this is the moment to avenge the ‘downfall of white society’ in Britain, and plans to escalate a terrifying situation into a full-blown race war. With the police having limited intelligence, Collins and HNH realize they must do everything they can to find out more information on what NA are planning, in the hope of preventing further attacks. They need an inside man in the organization. A ’Walk-In’. At the same time a young insider within NA discovers that the next step they are planning is to murder another MP. Should he keep quiet, or try to prevent a new tragedy?

**** “one of the best TV investments you can make.”

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian


THE EX-WIFE (4x60, drama, Clapperboard Studios and Black Box Multimedia, UK) 

Begins streaming Monday, March 27

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

Tasha (Céline Buckens, Showtrial) is living the dream: she has the perfect house, a loving husband, Jack (Tom Mison, Sleepy Hollow), and a beautiful little girl. But there’s one large blot on Tasha’s marital landscape: her husband’s ex-wife, Jen (Janet Montgomery, New Amsterdam), won’t leave them alone and seems intent on staying in the picture. When Tasha returns home one day to find her life turned upside down, she realizes that the dream she is living may be about to turn into a nightmare.



THE NEW WAVE OF STANDUP Season 3 (14x10, comedy, Just For Laughs TV, Canada)

Begins streaming Friday, March 24

The New Wave of Standup returns for Season 3 with 14 all-new breakout Canadian comedians including Brendan D’Souza, Travis Lindsay, Seán Devlin 叶 世民 and Heidi Brander as part of JFL Vancouver. The new season showcases emerging comics performing standup sets that explore topics including dating, workplace politics, family dynamics and overall observations about life and finding the humour in it. These rising stars each headline their own 10-minute episode exclusively for CBC Gem.


YOU’RE MY HERO (7x15, comedy, Longhope Media Inc., Canada)

Begins streaming Friday, March 24

YOU’RE MY HERO follows Ian (creator, writer and co-executive producer Sean Towgood), a 20-something with cerebral palsy, as he tries to find love and purpose in a world not designed for wheels while navigating the pressures of adulthood. A wheelchair user since birth, Ian refuses to be anyone's inspiration. Whether it's dealing with a rude customer at work, or coming face-to-face with barriers in his daily life, Ian is unafraid to tell it like it is... to a fault. YOU’RE MY HERO is a comedic gem with in-your-face plot lines, and jokes that actually make you think. 


CONTENT FARM (3x10 minutes, comedy, Substance Ranch Inc., Canada) 

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 29 

Two halves of a neural network learn to be human on the internet, where nothing is original and people’s lives are ruined for fun and views. From the odd and obliquely filthy minds of Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton of Lester Trips (Theatre), a speculative fiction unfolds in the doomscroll. Cringe comedy and social commentary clash in a deepfake reality dating show, a washed-up comedian platforming bot conspiracy theories, and of course, AI-generated melting dog faces. As scary as the real internet, but slightly more charming.


WITNESS (6x15, docu-series, Scarborough Pictures, Canada)

Begins streaming Thursday, March 30 

A six-part documentary series that explores some of the most riveting viral videos of our time through the eyes of the people who captured them. While most online videos are forgotten as quickly as they are consumed, many have influenced us in great ways. They’ve made us laugh, cry, and been windows into new worlds. Behind every video is a real person with their own experience of that moment, and now we get to meet them.




Recorded at 99ten and the Alberta Avenue Community Hall in Edmonton, this concert series features performances by some of the incredible talent coming out of Alberta.

Begins streaming Monday, March 6 

Episode 1: Road to the Junos: Shaela Miller

Episode 2: Road to the Junos: D'orjay the Singing Shaman

Begins streaming Tuesday, March 7  

Episode 3: Road to the Junos: Melafrique

Episode 4: Road to the Junos: Saint and the Full 100 Band

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 8

Episode 5: Road to the Junos: Ghostkeeper

Episode 6: Road to the Junos: Celeigh Cardinal

Begins streaming Thursday, March 9

Episode 7: Road to the Junos: Sinzere

Episode 8: Road to the Junos: K-Riz

Begins streaming Friday, March 10

Episode 9: Road to the Junos: Justine Tyrell

Episode 10: Road to the Junos:Josh Sahunta



Begins streaming Tuesday, March 7

From Nashville to Nunavik, Following Folk is a journey to discover the artists who are redefining traditional folk music today. Following Folk features stripped down performances from Allison Russell, 2023 JUNO award nominee Allison de Groot, Beatrice Deer, 2023 JUNO award nominees The East Pointers and Sister Ray in intimate spaces.



Streaming live Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT

Celebrating Canada’s top talent in music, and entertainment. Streaming live from Edmonton, this event will feature electric performances and award presentations from rising stars and well-established favourites. Witness the excitement unfold as winners claim the coveted JUNO statuettes for over 40 JUNO Award categories.



Streaming Monday, March 13 

In this Family Feud Canada celebrity special, JUNO Award nominee bbno$ takes on fellow JUNO Award nominee Tesher for a chance to win $10, 000 for a charity of their choice.



Streaming live Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT

Hosted by Simu Liu, Canada’s Biggest Night in Music features the presentation of various JUNO Awards and performances by Canada’s hottest artists including Alexisonfire, AP Dhillon, Aysanabee, Banx & Ranx, Jessie Reyez, Nickelback, Preston Pablo, Rêve, Tate McRae, Tenille Townes, and more.



IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (119min, drama, directed by Barry Jenkins, USA)

Begins streaming Friday, March 10

African-American teen sweethearts Fonny and Tish are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister, mother Sharon and future mother-in-law. From Oscar©-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and based on the book by James Baldwin, the film stars KiKi Lane (Native Son), Stephan James (Race) and Regina King (Ray), who won the Oscar© for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film.


THE NEW ROMANTIC (111mins, comedy, directed by Carly Stone, Canada)

Begins streaming Friday, February 24 

Blake Conway (Jessica Barden, The End of the F***ing World), aspiring journalist, hopeless romantic and college senior, is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, she sets out on a quest to figure out if society is right to judge these women and if her own self-worth comes with a price.  Winner of the Special Jury Award – Narrative Feature at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. 


I AM SYD STONE  (83mins, drama, directed by Denis Theriault, Canada)

Begins streaming Friday, March 17

Syd Stone, a former A-List actor, finds himself in a small town, reluctantly shooting a B-movie. While getting drunk in a hotel bar, he makes an instant connection with Matt, a young lawyer on the verge of his biggest case yet, and it’s more than friendly. Nominated for Best Supporting Performance at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards. 


THE STICKY SIDE OF BAKLAVA (LA FACE CACHÉE DU BAKLAVA) (88mins, comedy, directed by Maryanne Zéhil, Canada)

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 22 

A clash of cultures as told through the story of Houwayda, who has embraced a western lifestyle, and her sister Joëlle, who even as an immigrant has remained profoundly Lebanese. THE STICKY SIDE OF BAKLAVA is a tender comedy of manners, brimming with laughs, imbroglios and paradoxes, and featuring a cast of Québeckers and Lebanese who are as annoying as they are endearing. Like Pierre, Houwayda’s bobo husband, who secretly hopes that his wife will not try to liberate herself further from the traditional values she believes she has left behind. A biting and affectionate portrait of Montréal’s Lebanese community, and of Québec.


RIOT GIRLS (82mins, drama, directed by Jovanka Vuckovix, Canada)

Begins streaming Friday, March 24 

After all the adults are wiped out from a mysterious disease, the surviving kids split into two groups: the have-not Eastsiders vs. the tyrannical Westside Titans. When one of their own is captured by the Titans, it’s up to punk rockers and best friends Nat and Scratch to lead the East side teens on a deadly, high-octane mission that forever alters the future of Potter’s Bluff.


TENZIN (75mins, drama, directed by Michael LeBlanc, Canada)  

Begins streaming Friday, March 24

Tenzin is a young Tibetan man living in Toronto, when his older brother self-immolates as a form of nonviolent protest of the treatment of Tibetans living under the current Chinese occupation. Tenzin struggles to come to terms with the loss of his brother while navigating a life with one foot in Western youth culture and the other, somewhat reluctantly in the devoted community of his fellow exiled Tibetans.


FAMILY FIRST (CHIEN DE GARDE) (87mins, drama, directed by Sophie Dupuis, Canada) 

Begins streaming Monday, March 27

JP lives with his brother Vincent, his mother Joe and his girlfriend Mel in a small apartment in Verdun. Constantly walking a tightrope, JP tries to maintain a proper balance between the numerous needs of his family who he feels responsible for, the collecting job he is doing with his brother, and his involvements in the drug cartel of his uncle, who he sees as a father figure. Winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Théodore Pellerin) and nominated for Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction, and Best First Feature Film at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards




Streaming now on CBC Gem

Over the past decade, swipe-based dating apps have revolutionized the age-old search for love. But are they making it easier to find a match? BIG DATING from CBC News Explore examines the rise of the online dating industry and how the business of love is changing the game — and could be having an impact on modern relationships. You can watch BIG DATING streaming now on CBC Gem.



Begins streaming Friday, March 31 on CBC News Explore and CBC Gem

Digital music was supposed to destroy the record companies and put control in the hands of the artists and consumers, but Spotify, the big three record companies, and a handful of power players behind the scenes are determining the winners and losers - and changing the culture of music itself. BIG MUSIC from CBC News Explore will explain how streaming services and the large record companies rose from the ashes to become the biggest winners and influencers in the industry, much to the detriment of most musicians. The losers are the 99% of artists who aren’t at Beyoncé’s or Taylor Swift’s level of fame - and they’re fighting back to ensure they’re fairly compensated and able to continue their craft on their terms.


BORN TO BE THE KING (1x60, documentary, BBC Studios, UK)

Begins streaming on Wednesday, March 1

As Prince Charles, the longest serving heir apparent, ascends the throne as King, those who know him well, who have worked for and with him, discuss what he has achieved as Prince of Wales and what he will bring to the role as the new Monarch.


DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME (95mins, documentary, directed by A.J. Eaton, USA)

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 1

A triumph at Sundance, this inspired collaboration between director A.J. Eaton and producer

Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Pearl Jam Twenty) coaxes the late Crosby, member of three major groups in music history (The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), into unflinching candor as the singer-songwriter confronts mortality and assesses the damage of earlier days. At the same time, his redemptive journey back to music is universally inspiring and uplifting, bearing an emotional impact that transcends the rock documentary genre.


BACKLASH: MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE (80mins, documentary Channel Original, directed by Léa Clermont-Dion and Guylaine Maroist, Canada)

Begins streaming Monday, March 6

The feature-length documentary BACKLASH: MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE plunges us into the vortex of online misogyny and documents hatred towards women. This bleak opus, reminiscent of a psychological thriller, follows four women across two continents: former President of the Italian parliament Laura Boldrini, former Democratic representative Kiah Morris, French actor and YouTuber Marion Séclin, and Donna Zuckerberg, a specialist in online violence against women and the sister of Facebook’s founder. This tour de force reveals the devastating effects such unapologetic hatred has on victims and brings to light the singular objective of cyber-misogyny: to silence women who shine. Some targets of cyber-violence will crumble under the crystallizing force of the click. Others, proud warriors, will stand tall and refuse to be silenced.


THE KETCHUP WAR (20min, CBC Docs original, directed by Brent Hodge, Canada)

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 22

In 2013, Heinz ended their 10-year relationship with Leamington, Ontario, leaving hundreds unemployed. With tomatoes left dying on the vine, who would come and save them? Let the ketchup war begin!


BLACK BOYS SKATE TOO (5min, CBC Docs original, directed by Dizzy Ricamara, Canada)

Begins streaming Thursday, March 30

Exhausted from society’s pressure to become overachievers, Tristan and friends from Toronto’s skate community share insight on the odds of representation for Black skaters within the culture of a sport that they love and have heavily influenced.



MIDWIVES (91min, documentary, directed by Hnin Ei Hlaing, Myanmar/Germany/Canada)

Begins streaming Wednesday, March 1

Hla and Nyo Nyo live in a country torn by conflict. Hla is a Buddhist and the owner of a makeshift medical clinic in western Myanmar, where the Rohingya (a Muslim minority community) are persecuted and denied basic rights. Nyo Nyo is a Muslim and an apprentice midwife who acts as an assistant and translator at the clinic. Her family has lived in the area for generations, yet they are still considered intruders. Encouraged and challenged by Hla, who risks her own safety daily by helping Muslim patients, Nyo Nyo is determined to become a steady health care provider for her community. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award Excellence in Verité Filmmaking at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 


30 GREATEST MOMENTS: ADELE (94mins, documentary, directed by Ros Edwards)

Begins streaming Thursday, March 2

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

30 GREATEST MOMENTS: ADELE celebrates Adele’s triumphant return to the spotlight by counting down the megastar’s top 30 moments since she first burst onto the scene and captured hearts in 2008. From record-breaking album releases; chill-inducing emotional performances; professional highs and personal triumphs; through to her funniest moments – this illuminating celebration of Adele’s career and life will provide special insight into her unique personality and world.


CAROL (118mins, drama, directed by Todd Haynes, USA/UK) 

Begins Streaming Friday, March 3

New York 1952. Carol is elegant, sophisticated, wealthy and married. Therese is just starting out in life, unsure of who she wants to be. A chance encounter in a Manhattan department store sparks an extraordinary friendship between these two women. Carol is caught in a bitter divorce and a custody battle for her daughter, but finds herself mesmerized by this mysterious, quiet beauty. Finding herself alone on Christmas Day, Carol invites Therese to escape on a spontaneous road trip into the heartland of America. It is during this magical journey that the two fall hopelessly and desperately in love. But this is 1952 and Carol is risking everything for this relationship that defies society’s conventions. Based on the best-selling novel by Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley, CAROL is a powerful romance fueled by the suspense, danger and exhilaration of forbidden love. Nominated for multiple Academy Awards© including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

(Cate Blanchett), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Rooney Mara), and Best Writing.


GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE (103mins, documentary, directed by Jacquelyn Mills, Canada) 

Begins streaming Friday, March 3

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere* 

GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island and the life of Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived over 40 years on this remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Shot on 16mm and created using a scope of innovative eco-friendly filmmaking techniques, this feature-length experimental documentary is a playful and reverent collaboration with an island and its caretaker. As the only full-time

inhabitant, Zoe guides us among wild horses, seals and bugs, through peaks, valleys, roots, sands, weathers, seasons and stars. The intangible is evoked with hidden sounds and vanishing light. Much like a field book, the film tracks its protagonist’s labour to collect, clean and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores. Winner of Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the 2022 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. 


I AM GRETA (98mins, documentary, directed by Nathan Grossman, UK/Germany)

Begins streaming Friday, March 3

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2021 Guldbagge Awards.


THE CONDUCTOR (90mins, documentary, directed by Bernadette Wegenstein, USA)

Begins streaming Tuesday, March 7

Internationally renowned conductor Marin Alsop smashed the glass ceiling when she became the first woman to serve as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Born into a musical family in New York, Marin set her sights on becoming a conductor at just nine years old while accompanying her father to one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts. This exhilarating documentary gives us a backstage pass to the artistry and energy that rewards her audiences and inspires her students today.

“Alsop's key to leading an orchestra is her authenticity—and that same trait is what makes the documentary so compelling, too.”

- Janet Smith, Stir



ODD SQUAD Season 1 (80x11, Kids, Sinking Ship Entertainment/Fred Rogers Productions, Canada/USA) 

Eps 1-20 begin streaming Wednesday, March 1

Eps 21-40 begin streaming Wednesday, March 8

Eps 41-60 begin streaming Wednesday, March 15

Eps 61x80 begin streaming Wednesday, March 22

ODD SQUAD is a live-action comedy about kid agents who are equipped with the world’s most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry. Whenever something strange or unusual happens, it’s Odd Squad’s job to put things right by using math to solve odd problems. If something odd happens like your dog is doubled or your spouse is shrunk, not to worry. Simply call your friendly local Odd Squad precinct and those kids will fix you right up.


MACY MURDOCH (8x11, Tween, Shaftesbury, Canada)

Begins streaming Thursday, March 23

When a mysterious rival uses a time machine to frame famous Edwardian-era detective William Murdoch of a murder he didn’t commit, his great-great-great-granddaughter, 16-year-old Macy  (Canadian Screen Award-winner Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, Pretty Hard Cases, The Book of Negroes), and her friends Zane (Beau Han Bridge) and Billie (Raffa Virago), must travel back to 1910 to re-examine the clues and determine the real perpetrator of the crime. But if you thought solving a regular murder mystery was difficult, imagine doing so undercover, in a time that isn’t your own, and without the aid of modern technology. To make matters worse, if Macy doesn’t succeed in exonerating Murdoch, she faces a terrible fate — being erased from the future! It’s up to our young heroes to save the day... and solve a mystery over a hundred years in the making. Based on CBC’s hit series Murdoch Mysteries.


ABOUT A SPARK (10x24, Tween, 9 Story Media Group, UK) 

Begins streaming Sunday, April 2 

Addie is a bright and sparky autistic girl dreaming of acceptance in a conservative community. Addie’s desire to be herself and protect her sister from prejudice becomes entwined with the historical mystery of Maggie and Elinor, two sisters in the 16th century. Maggie was accused of witchcraft and mysteriously vanished before she could be brought to trial, while Elinor is struggling with her true self. As Addie tries to figure out what happens to Maggie, she discovers an even more surprising connection to Elinor. Based on the award-winning novel by Elle McNicoll. 



CHATEAU DIY Season 5(b) (15x60, Lifestyle, Spark Media Partners, UK)

*Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

Begins streaming Friday, March 3 

With a year of lockdowns and travel bans, the fantastic family of chateau owners faces huge obstacles to keep their chateaus up and running whilst also trying to maintain their businesses and renovation projects. Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton) narrates as familiar faces return, battling to restore their once unloved buildings into the fairytale castles they have always dreamt of. With jaw-dropping renovations in the caves under one chateau, a luminous entrance hall makeover in another, alongside the never-ending work on a gite - series 5 continues to bring all the drama and tension viewers know and love but ultimately basks in the beautiful makeovers that our chateaux families achieve.





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