Proof of the Pudding

Proof of the Pudding is episode six of the first season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 6 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 11 February 1990 and on the Disney Channel on 19 March 1990. It was written by Suzette Couture and directed by Dick Benner. It was preceded by “Old Lady Lloyd” and followed by “Conversions.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), Cedric Smith (Alec King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), and Zachary Bennett (Felix King); absent from this episode is series regular Mag Ruffman (Olivia King). Guest stars include Doris Petrie (Mrs. Lesley), Paul Haddad (Theodore Simpkin), Joel Blake (Andrew King), and Harmony Cramp (Cecily King).

Home Video: Road to Avonlea, Volume 3. A Sullivan Films Production. Astral Communications, 1990. Tales from Avonlea, Volume 1: The Journey Begins. Disney Presents. Walt Disney Home Video, 1993. Road to Avonlea: The Journey Begins. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Releasing, 1996. Road to Avonlea: The Movie. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2002.

DVD: Road to Avonlea: The Complete First Season. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2002. Road to Avonlea: The Movie. Sullivan Entertainment Presents. Sullivan Entertainment, 2002. Tales from Avonlea: Beginnings. Disney Presents. Walt Disney Home Video, 2004. Tales from Avonlea: The Complete First Season. Disney Presents. Walt Disney Home Video, 2005. Road to Avonlea: The Complete First Season / Les Contes d’Avonlea: L’intégrale de la première saison. Sullivan Entertainment, 2009.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Aunt Hetty]

LALLY CADEAU [Janet King], CEDRIC SMITH [Alec King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]
MAG RUFFMAN [Aunt Olivia]
ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

With PAUL HADDAD [Theodore Simpkin]

And DORIS PETRIE [Mrs. Lesley]

Art Direction: PERRI GORRARA
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MARTHA MANN
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Written by SUZETTE COUTURE
Story Editor: LUCIE HALL
Edited by JAMES LAHTI
Music Composed & Conducted by HAGOOD HARDY
Opening Theme by JOHN WELSMAN
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN, CATHY JOHNSON
Executive Producers: KEVIN SULLIVAN, TRUDY GRANT
Directed by DICK BENNER

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Mrs. Lesley: DORIS PETRIE
Theodore Simpkin: PAUL HADDAD
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Andrew King: JOEL BLAKE
Aunt Hetty: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Clemmie Ray: GILLIAN STEEVE
Jane Spry: VALENTINA CARDINALLI
Peter Craig: MIKLOS PERLUS
Dr. Blair: MICHAEL POLLEY
Henry: JOHN SHEPHERD

Line Producer: LEN D’AGOSTINO
Production Manager: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
1st Asst. Director: JEFFREY STEVEN AUTHORS
2nd Asst. Director: DAVID J. VAUGHAN
3rd Asst. Director: ROSE TEDESCO
Camera Operator: GORDON LANGEVIN
Location Manager: JOSEPH BOCCIA
Assistant Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Script Supervisor: ELAINE YARISH
1st Assistant Art Director: NANCEY PANKIW
2nd Assistant Art Director: SUSIE MAH
Drafting: TOM DOHERTY, BARBRA MATIS
Head Set Decorator: DAN CONLEY
Set Decorators: ELENA KENNEY, JARO DICK
Set Dresser: DAVID JAQUEST
Property Master: J. TRACY BUDD
Assistant Property Master: TORY BELLINGHAM
Make-Up Design: LINDA L. GILL
Assistant Make-Up Artist: MARILYN TERRY
Hairdresser: PAUL ELLIOT
Assistant Hairdresser: KELLY BRENNAN
Assistant Costume Designer: MADELEINE STEWART
Wardrobe Mistress: MICHELE HARNEY
1st Asst. Wardrobe: KAREN RENAULT
Sewer: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Head Cutter: EVAN AYOTTE
Prod. Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Assistant Production Accountant: ELAINE SCOTT
Payroll Clerk: MARGIE SCHNEIDERMAN
Prod. Coordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Production Secretary: DAWN L. SINKO
Production Assistant: DAN MATTHEWS
Trainee Asst. Dir.: GRANT LUCIBELLO
1st Asst. Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Asst. Camera: WENDY WALGATE
Camera Trainee: RICHARD W. BROWN
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: KEN PORTER
Sound Trainee: JOHNNY MOTYER
Gaffer: GARY W. DENEAULT
Rigging Gaffer: ROBERT CONDIE
Best Boy: MICHAEL GALBRAITH
Electricians: BARRY GOODWIN, JAMES MacCAMMON
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Key Grip: RANDY TAMBLING
Sound Grip: MIKE KIRILENKO
Grips: RON RENZETTI, ROBERT RICE
Transportation Coordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captains: BRUCE RAYMER, TIM HILTS
Honeywagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Craft Service: PAUL TEMPLE
Catering: MICHAELSON’S FOOD SERVICES, CANADA INC.
Extras Casting: ROSE LEWIS CASTING
Sarah Polley’s Tutor: LAUREL BRESNAHAN
Tutor: JANICE NUTTER
Children’s Coordinator: AEDEN LANGEVIN
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY, GENEVIEVE KIERANS, CAROL MARKS-GEORGE
Stunt Coordinator: DENNIS CHRISTENSEN
Stunts: THE STUNT TEAM, ALISON KEMSIES, KATHY McMORROW, MATTHEW VAN HART
Special Effects: ARTHUR LANGEVIN
Special Effects Assistant: BOB HALL
Construction Coordinator: WIETS JEKEL
Head Carpenter: JACOB HAAK
Key Scenic Artist: REET PUHM
Scenic Artists: NORMAN KELNER, MELISSA MORGAN-KELNER
Post-Production Supervisor: GREGOR HUTCHISON
Post-Production Assistant: SHAUNE SYLVESTER
Assistant Editor: VICTORIA ROSE
Video Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colorist: BILL FERWERDA
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIMOTHY ROBERTS
Assistant Sound Editors: KRIS ENGEL, MHAIRI KERR
Foley Artist: DONNA POWELL
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Assistant Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
Series Developed by FIONA McHUGH

Wardrobe Services by
COSPROP, LONDON ENGLAND

Production Services Provided by
SULLIVAN FILMS INC.

The Production Gratefully acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
HAMILTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
PICKERING VILLAGE MUSEUM
PFA FILM AND VIDEO LABORATORIES
VIDEO ATLANTIC
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP

The characters and incidents portrayed in
this motion picture are entirely fictitious.
Any resemblance to any person living or
dead is purely coincidental.

Adapted from the novels
THE STORY GIRL
THE GOLDEN ROAD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
FURTHER CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA
by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Produced by
Story Girl Productions Inc.
in association with
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Disney Channel
and with the participation of
Telefilm Canada

© Story Girl Productions Inc.
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