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This week, W5 takes an exclusive and intimate look at the reclusive life of one-time starlet Annette Funicello.

Premiering Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, W5’s “Annette’s Story” features her husband and caretaker, Glen Holt, as he lifts the curtain on the cruel and devastating effects that MS has had on his wife, and reveals his quest to fund research into a controversial treatment.

For the last 15 years, “America’s Sweetheart” Annette Funicello has been out of the public limelight. One of the first child superstars featured on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, Funicello’s star continued to rise when she was featured in a series of hugely popular beach movies alongside co-star Frankie Avalon. Continue reading »

In time for the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series this week, and the 25th anniversary of the 1987 Canada Cup this month, six-time Stanley Cup winner Glenn Anderson takes W5 on a journey to understand the enduring half-century hockey rivalry between Canada and Russia.

Premiering this Saturday, Sept. 29 at  7 p.m. ET on CTV, W5’s To Russia with Love documents the former Edmonton Oiler and Hockey Hall of Fame member’s voyage to Russia, in search of what this rivalry has meant to these nations, and to the game of hockey itself. Continue reading »

W5: Sext-Ed

7:00pm – Saturday, September 22 on CTV

W5 goes inside the “sexting” sub-culture of teens, and reveals the devastating consequences that can occur when teens share explicit photos online. W5 examines the issues, what teens are being taught about the consequences, and how they should be punished for maliciously disseminating naked photos of their peers which all too often spirals into the newest and most insidious form of cyber-bullying.

W5, North America’s longest-running investigative program, pulls no punches when it begins its 47th season this Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.

Host and Chief Correspondent Lloyd Robertson and the W5 team present a wide range of compelling, hard-hitting stories, from government waste to up-close and personal interviews.

W5’s lineup this season includes an exclusive and intimate look at the life of one celebrity suffering from MS – Annette Funicello – and her quest to fund research into a controversial treatment. Continue reading »

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7:00pm – Saturday, May 26 on CTV

Combining two episodes from the past season, W5 goes undercover to investigate used car sales and violence in long-term care facilities.

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7:00pm – Saturday, May 19 on CTV

Revisiting two episodes from the past season, W5 investigates smooth-talking fraudsters who bilk Canadians out of millions; and shares the true love story of Canadian soldier Trevor and Debbie Greene.

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7:00pm – Saturday, May 12 on CTV

W5 investigates Canadians who have had their financial well-being shattered at the hand of CRA employees. Then, W5 speaks to iconic feminist, Gloria Steinem.

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7:00pm – Saturday, May 5 on CTV

W5 looks at cases where the families and doctors differ on prolonging patient’s lives. Later, W5 heads to Newfoundland, examining one woman’s efforts to revitalize her homeland of Fogo Island.

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7:00pm – Saturday, April 28 on CTV

The humbled tycoon speaks candidly with W5 following his incarceration.

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7:00pm – Saturday, April 21 on CTV

W5 looks at the painful side to laser skin treatments and reports on eco-activism’s “enfant terrible,” Paul Watson.