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Jake and the Kid 

Life in Crocus as seen through the eyes of a young lad, Ben, and his friend Jake.


Laura Phillips




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Series cast summary:
Ben Campbell Ben Campbell ...  Ben Osborne 26 episodes, 1995-1999
Benedict Campbell Benedict Campbell ...  Ben Osborne 26 episodes, 1995-1999
Patricia Harras ...  Julia Osborne / ... 26 episodes, 1995-1999
Shaun Johnston ...  Jake / ... 26 episodes, 1995-1999
Fred Keating ...  Repeat Golightly 25 episodes, 1995-1999
Brian Taylor Brian Taylor ...  Albert Ricky 23 episodes, 1995-1999
Lorne Cardinal ...  Moses Lefthand 21 episodes, 1995-1999
Warren Ward Warren Ward ...  Lazarus Lefthand 15 episodes, 1995-1999
Jenny Cooper ...  Molly Gattenby / ... 14 episodes, 1995-1999
Marty Chan Marty Chan ...  Henry 13 episodes, 1995-1999
Joe Norman Shaw ...  Adult Ben 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Henry Ramer ...  Adult Ben 13 episodes, 1998-1999
Tom Cavanagh ...  Paul Krause 12 episodes, 1998-1999
Chad Krowchuk ...  Jackie Whitbread / ... 11 episodes, 1996-1999
Gabrielle Rose 11 episodes, 1998-1999


Life in Crocus as seen through the eyes of a young lad, Ben, and his friend Jake.

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16 December 1995 (Canada) See more »

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Alberta, Canada See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A humourous, Canadian version of "The Waltons".
10 July 2001 | by ram-30See all my reviews

W.O. Mitchell's serial "Jake and the Kid" takes place in the 1930s. 30 years later(1960s), it became a TV series. 30 years later(1990s), it became a TV series again. This latest incarnation is a modern classic that recalls "The Waltons" or "Andy of Mayberry" and, on this side of the 49th, "Wind at My Back" and "Emily of New Moon". Although at first glance the characters seem to be harmful stereotypes(Repeat, the stuttering barber, Moses Lefthand, the token Indian, and Daddy Johnson the dotey elder), the acting is sincere and the scripts, if not written are at least inspired by W.O.. These elements allow the characters to rise above stereotypes and to be developed as real people. For anyone who recalls the Canadian prairies during the first half of the 20th Century, this series will bring back memories as the costumes, set and dialogue is a pseudo-time capsule to 1930 Saskatchewan. This alone is worth watching this charmy-farmy series.

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