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Avonlea 

Road to Avonlea (original title)
A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.

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Fiona McHugh
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Zachary Bennett ...  Felix King 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Lally Cadeau ...  Janet King 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Mag Ruffman ...  Olivia Dale / ... 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Cedric Smith ...  Alec King / ... 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Jackie Burroughs ...  Hetty King 90 episodes, 1990-1996
Gema Zamprogna ...  Felicity King 82 episodes, 1990-1996
Sarah Polley ...  Sara Stanley / ... 67 episodes, 1990-1996
Harmony Cramp Harmony Cramp ...  Cecily King 50 episodes, 1990-1994
Elva Mai Hoover ...  Mrs. Lawson / ... 39 episodes, 1990-1994
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The King family have lived in a small farming community called Avonlea on Prince Edward Island for generations. In the early 1900s, the eldest of the five King siblings, Hetty (Jackie Burroughs), oversees the goings-on in the family and ensures everything runs to her high and rigid standards. Eldest brother, Alec (Cedric Smith), and his family run the King farm. Youngest sister Olivia (Mag Ruffman), who still is treated as the baby by the others despite being a grown woman, is the third of the siblings still living in Avonlea. Two additions from the King family arrive somewhat unexpectedly to stay on the King property, one being Andrew King (Joel Blake), the son of third eldest Roger, who is off travelling the world as a renowned geologist. The other arrival is Sara Stanley (Sarah Polley), the only daughter of fourth eldest, but deceased, Ruth, who was the rebellious one in the family. Before Sara's arrival in Avonlea, the Stanleys were estranged from their Avonlea King relations. ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from Avonlea See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tara Meyer was originally supposed to play the part of Felicity King, but due to a scheduling problem, Gema Zamprogna was given the part a few days before filming began, and Meyer was given the role of Sally Potts. See more »

Quotes

Felix King: Don't you what to hear about the murder?
Felicity King: Not unless it's your own!
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Connections

Referenced in The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) See more »

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Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte
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[end credits - season 2-7]
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Beautiful settings and Poignant family tales
26 September 1999 | by clasik1See all my reviews

Avonlea is a quality show for the family. Set in the Canadian Province of Prince Edward Island (actually filmed in Ontario) this show is based on the characters developed by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The beautiful Canadian scenery inspires you to dream of one day traveling to see this peaceful place. The series is rich with drama, comedy, and delightful characters that you, the viewer, will identify with. (My family surely identified with certain characters: I was like Hetty the spinster schoolteacher, my sister was like Olivia King Dale, and my mom reminded me of Janet King!) The shows will touch your heart...Sarah's new life at Rose Cottage, the romances of Olivia and Jasper, Felicity and Gus, Cecily's TB, Alec and Janet's late arrival! The fine Canadian actors are to be commended for making Avonlea a show to look forward to watching each week! I was sorry to see this fine series come to an end. It was a pleasure to watch.


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