Looking for an old series

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Jan 26, 2021
If anyone can help me, it's this group.

I'm trying to track down a TV series from when I was younger, late 60's to early 70's. I live in the US but we were close enough to Canada that we got CHCH 11 out of Hamilton, Ontario. The show was produced by either CBC or BBC, maybe ITV (producers of Space: 1999).

I was around ten years old, so the details are a little sketchy, but here's what I remember. The premise of the series was that something had happened to Earth that forced humanity to launch an 'ark' into space. it was a large ship with several sections. Each episode, the main characters would enter a new section and solve some problem with the ship itself or something with the people inhabiting this section. Each section has its own culture and maybe represented a different time period on Earth. None of the inhabitants of the ship realize they are on a spaceship, with the exception of the main characters. Occasionally they would come across some of the spaceships personnel (they obviously know they're on a spaceship).
Thanks, Tazz, I'll bet that's it.
I see Amazon has it on DVD - I know what I want for my birthday.