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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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Storyline

The King family have lived in a small farming community called Avonlea on Prince Edward Island for generations. In the early 1900's, the eldest of the five King siblings, Hetty, oversees the goings-on in the family and ensures everything runs to her high and rigid standards. Eldest brother, Alec, and his family run the King farm. Youngest sister Olivia, 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, the son of third eldest Roger, who is off traveling the world as a renowned geologist. The other arrival is Sara Stanley, 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. Sara is sent to stay with her relatives because her father, Blair Stanley, wants ... 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

In season one, episode five, "Old Lady Lloyd", you can see a car in the background driveway just behind Olivia's shoulder, when the girls go to check on Margaret after her venture through the storm, to her cousin's house. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Rachel Lynde: You're never safe from surprise until you're dead.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte
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[end credits - season 2-7]
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It will always remain 'so dear to our hearts'.
24 October 1999 | by MonkshoodSee all my reviews

WOW! This show brought you into a world of hopes and dreams. It told you about the lives of children growing up in a small town in the early 1900's and how their lives changed as they grew and matured. Whether struggling with romance, stains on clothes, or strange family members, they always kept a smile on your face. They brought us memorable moments, like weddings, births and just sweet comments and apologies.

Anyway, it is one of the best shows (IMHO) ever made. It will always remain 'so dear to our hearts'.


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