The Half-A-Handy Hour is an informative television program on various "how-to" guides about home repairs and shows how various home appliances work. It is hosted by David Stringer and covers a range of topics from making the right concrete mixture for different applications, working with glass, repairing the piano, and even more technical subjects such as working with ground-fault circuit breakers. The program explains the concept of how some home appliances work including VCRs, refrigerators, generators, woodstoves, and centrifugal pumps. It features guests from different fields of expertise discussing various tips and "how-to" guides on doing repairs at home. In one of its episodes, it features guest musician, Gene Hymes, as he plays the song, "Down on the Old Mill Stream" using a saw that acts like a fiddle while being stroked back-and-forth on a set of strings like a ciello. The Half-A-Handy Hours is composed of 26 half-hour series, and first aired by TV Ontario in 1980s.