What on Earth

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What on Earth
Genre panel game
Presented by Warren Davis
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Producer(s) Susan Murgatroyd
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 4 January 1971 – 25 April 1975

What on Earth is a Canadian quiz and talk show series which aired on CBC Television from 1971 to 1975.


The series featured items from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre and other facilities. These were brought before a panel who attempted to identify the objects. After the object's identity was guessed or revealed, it was the subject of further conversation by participants.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast as follows (times in Eastern):

Day Time Season run Notes
Monday 2:00 p.m. 4 January 1971 6 September 1971
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. 5 July 1972 13 September 1972
Monday 10:30 p.m. 28 May 1973 10 September 1973
Thu/Friday 2:00 p.m. 3 April 1975 18 April 1975
Monday to Friday 2:00 p.m. 21 April 1975 25 April 1975

Episodes were rebroadcast from July to September 1971, in June 1975 and from May to August 1977.


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (April 2002). "What on Earth". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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