Template:CBC Series Dir

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Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series: {{{2}}} 

This template makes a link to a series description from the Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series: http://www.film.queensu.ca/CBC/Default.html

This template should be used exclusively for CBC Television program titles, such as TV movies, TV series, etc. Note that the Queen's University database does not cover CBC programs which began after 1982.


  1. Start with the title of a CBC program, which aired from 1952 to 1982
  2. Confirm that the program is listed on that page - it may be necessary to scroll down or use the browser's Find function to locate it.
  3. An optional link to the alphabetised text pages may be included, as an alternate to the database link. To include this:
    1. Select the link which contains the series from this index page: http://www.film.queensu.ca/CBC/Index.html
    2. The URL will be of the form: http://www.film.queensu.ca/CBC/@@@.html where @@@ is one or more alphabetic characters
    3. Place the @@@ portion as the third parameter of the template
  4. To add the link to a page (e.g. in the External Links section), enter the template item in this format:
{{CBC Series Dir||Title|TextPageRange}}
Note: The first parameter is ignored at this time and should be left blank. It was previously used to access a specific program page, but this access no longer functions due to a failure on the target server.
  • "Title" is the title of the show,
  • "TextPageRange" is the parameter to display the text version page which includes the series description. This page is an alphabetic range that also includes descriptions of numerous other series.


  1. Search for "Quentin Durgens, M.P." on the text version index, http://www.film.queensu.ca/CBC/Default.html. The program will be listed in the "Q" section: http://www.film.queensu.ca/CBC/Q.html - therefore use "Q" for the text index.
  2. Take the program name, and the "Q" text index from the second URL, and then use these to set the template parameters as follows:
{{CBC Series Dir||Quentin Durgens, M.P.|Q}}

The result is:

  • Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series: Quentin Durgens, M.P. (text link)

If the index number is not known, but the text page still available, the alternate format can be used:

{{CBC Series Dir||Quentin Durgens, M.P.|Q}}
  • Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series: Quentin Durgens, M.P. (text link)

When adding to External Links section, or other areas where it is a list item, be sure to add a * before the template text so that it is set up as a list item.

If you still have any doubts or questions about the use of the template, go to my talk page Dl2000