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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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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 25 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Zachary Bennett ...  Felix King 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Lally Cadeau ...  Janet King 87 episodes, 1990-1996
Mag Ruffman ...  Olivia Dale / ... 88 episodes, 1990-1996
Cedric Smith ...  Alec King / ... 82 episodes, 1990-1996
Jackie Burroughs ...  Hetty King 90 episodes, 1990-1996
Gema Zamprogna ...  Felicity King 80 episodes, 1990-1996
Sarah Polley ...  Sara Stanley / ... 67 episodes, 1990-1996
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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Cedric Smith won a Gemini award for his performance in the series. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his co-workers, especially the children, because "it's hard being the only kid on set." See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Rachel Lynde: I have no tact. I'm noted for that.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte
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Traditional
[end credits - season 2-7]
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an overall good series
20 January 2003 | by juno13See all my reviews

I've seen Road plenty of times, and I'd like to say, it's a pretty good series. It mixes real life drama with historical views, and Avonlea, the town, of course, is the perfect place for this highly entertaining show, and fantastic characters. All the characters, Felicity, Felix, and Sarah being my favourites, add their own...spice, if you will, to the recipe that creates this entertaining series. Flaws: Sometimes, it got a bit too sappy, and sometimes, the events are a bit far from reality. Otherwise, it's a pretty good show.

Happy watching, everyone,

juno13


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Canada | USA

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Release Date:

5 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from Avonlea See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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