Acclaimed actor Peter Donaldson, whose television roles included Reverend Leonard in Road to Avonlea and Ian Bowles in Emily of New Moon, died on 8 January 2011 at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife, actor Sheila McCarthy, and their two daughters. For more details, see articles in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.
Emily of New Moon (Television Series)
More Emily of New Moon DVD news! According to a post on TVShowsonDVD.com, Emily of New Moon: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on DVD in Canada on 20 July 2010! In the United States, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment will continue with The Complete Third Season, The Complete Fourth Season, and The Complete Series, all available on 1 June.
I frequently get messages from people asking when the rest of the series will be released on DVD, so I’m happy to spread the word, especially since the latter two seasons of Emily of New Moon aired sporadically on the CBC more than three years (2002-2003) after the first two seasons (1998-1999) did.
As a follow-up to my earlier post about this spring’s re-release of the first two seasons of the television series Emily of New Moon, I’m pleased to spread the news that the cover art for both seasons has been revealed and that the third season will be released on DVD on 22 June 2010. No news yet on the abbreviated fourth season of the series, but at this rate hopefully we will see that DVD set as well later this summer.
For the cover art, see the news item on TVShowsonDVD.com.
Although the first two seasons of the television series Emily of New Moon were released on DVD by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment (season one in September 2008, season two in December 2009), these two seasons will be rereleased on DVD by Alliance Home Entertainment: season one on 20 April 2010, season two on 18 May 2010. Here’s hoping that the remaining two seasons will follow soon!
The second season of the television series Emily of New Moon will be released on DVD by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment on 29 December 2009! These thirteen episodes first aired on CBC more than ten years ago, from October 1998 to January 1999, and were filmed entirely on Prince Edward Island.
Included in the DVD set are all second-season episodes:
- S2E01: Summer of Sorrows
- S2E02: And So Shall They Reap
- S2E03: A Shadow in His Dream
- S2E04: Where Angels Fear to Tread
- S2E05: The Witches’ Spell Book
- S2E06: Rivers of Babylon
- S2E07: A Time to Heal
- S2E08: The Devil’s Punchbowl
- S2E09: Pins and Needles, Needles and Pins, When a Man Gets Married, His Trouble Begins
- S2E10: Crown of Thorns
- S2E11: When the Bough Breaks
- S2E12: Love Knots
- S2E13: The Book of Hours
See also the listing at Echo Bridge Home Entertainment’s website.
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment will be releasing Emily of New Moon: The Complete First Season on 9 September 2008! The first season of Emily of New Moon contains thirteen episodes that originally aired on CBC Television between January and April 1998. The cast includes Susan Clark as Aunt Elizabeth, Stephen McHattie as Cousin Jimmy, Martha MacIsaac as Emily, Sheila McCarthy as Aunt Laura, Kris Lemche as Perry Miller, Jessica Pellerin as Ilse, Shawn Roberts as Teddy Kent, and Richard Donat as Dr. Burnley. Guest stars include Michael Moriarty, Claire Rankin, Tom McCamus, Maury Chaykin, Leni Parker, Normand Bissonnette, Peter Donaldson, Jacqueline MacKenzie, Liisa Repo Martell, Chip Chuipka, Joan Orenstein, and Phyllis Diller. The first season contains the following episodes:
- The Eye of Heaven (Written by Marlene Matthews; Directed by George Bloomfield) (4 January 1998)
- Storms of the Heart (Written by Janet MacLean; Directed by Randy Bradshaw) (11 January 1998)
- The Book of Yesterday (Story by Peter Meech; Teleplay by Jeremy Hole; Directed by Richard Ciupka) (18 January 1998)
- The Disappointed House (Written by Heather Conkie; Directed by Eleanore Lindo) (25 January 1998)
- Paradise Lost (Written by Jeremy Hole; Directed by George Bloomfield) (1 February 1998)
- The Enchanted Doll (Written by Marlene Matthews; Directed by Mark Sobel) (8 March 1998)
- Falling Angels (Written by Janet MacLean; Directed by Phil Comeau) (15 March 1998)
- The Tale of Duncan McHugh (Written by Rob Forsyth; Directed by Giles Walker) (22 March 1998)
- Wild Rover (Written by Janet MacLean; Directed by Michael Kennedy) (29 March 1998)
- The Ghost of Wyther Grange (Written by Joe Wiesenfeld; Directed by Douglas Jackson) (5 April 1998)
- A Child Shall Lead Them (Written by Joe Wiesenfeld; Directed by Jimmy Kaufman) (12 April 1998)
- A Winter’s Tale (Written by Marlene Matthews; Directed by Gabriel Pelletier) (12 April 1998)
- The Sound of Silence (Written by Marlene Matthews; Directed by Stefan Scaini) (19 April 1998)
The DVD set can be pre-ordered at a 30% discount through Amazon.ca.