The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind is episode one of the third season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 27 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 12 January 1992 and, under the title “Sister of the Bride,” on the Disney Channel on 2 March 1992. It was written by Heather Conkie and directed by F. Harvey Frost. It was preceded by “Misfits and Miracles” and followed by “But When She Was Bad…She Was Horrid” (Part 1).

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia King), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Cedric Smith (Alec King), and Lally Cadeau (Janet King). Guest stars include R.H. Thomson (Jasper Dale), Barbara Hamilton (Mrs. Bugle), Kay Tremblay (Great Aunt Eliza), and Peter Donaldson (Reverend Leonard).

A novelization of this episode, also by Heather Conkie, was published in 1994.

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia King]

ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King], GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]

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

With BARBARA HAMILTON [Mrs. Bugle]

Special Guest Star: R.H. THOMSON as Jasper Dale

Art Direction: NANCEY PANKIW
Director of Photography: MANFRED GUTHE, c.s.c.
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by PIA DI CIAULA
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Written by HEATHER CONKIE
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN for C.B.C., CATHY JOHNSON for the Disney Channel
Line Producer: BRIAN LESLIE PARKER
Executive in Charge of Production: PAUL QUIGLEY
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Directed by F. HARVEY FROST

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Jasper Dale: R.H. THOMSON
Olivia King: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Mrs. Bugle: BARBARA HAMILTON
Reverend Leonard: PETER DONALDSON
Mrs. Lawson: ELVA MAI HOOVER
Great Aunt Eliza: KAY TREMBLAY
Mr. Biggins: CHICK ROBERTS
Cornelia Bugle: LISA HYNES
Digger: LUKE
Stunt Performers: ALISON REID, TOM BISHOP
Baby Daniel: ALEX & RYAN FLOYD [Uncredited]

Senior Story Editor: DEBORAH NATHAN
Story Editor: HELEN ASIMAKIS
Production Manager: JOSEPH BOCCIA
1st Asst. Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Asst. Director: RANDI RICHMOND
3rd Asst. Director: RICK KUSH
Camera Operator: ANDY CHMURA
Location Manager: ARTHUR CLARKE
Assistant Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
Script Supervisor: ELAINE YARISH
1st Assistant Art Director: KENNETH M. WATKINS
2nd Assistant Art Director: JOAN PARKINSON
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Asst. Set Decorator: TERRY EDWARDS
Set Buyer: MICHAEL P. HARRIS
Set Decorator Driver: MATTHEW GARLAND
Property Master: GREG PELCHAT
Assistant Property Master: KEN CLARK
Make-up Design: MARILYN TERRY
Assistant Make-up: DOROTHY SMITH
Hair Design: PAUL ELLIOT
Assistant Hair: CAROL MARINOFF
Assistant Costume Designer: QUITA ALFRED
Wardrobe Mistress: KAREN MATTHEWS RENAUT
Assistant Wardrobe: TRACYLEE GUERIN, STACEY COKER
Cutter: GRAHAM DOCHERTY
Tailor: CARL DOCHERTY
Seamstresses: LOREEN LIGHTFOOT, FRANCINE TANGUAY
Seamster: ROB ROBERTS
Production Accountant: RONALD J. GILBERT
Assistant Accountant: SARA HOLMES
Assistant to the Producer: JULIE STEINER
Production Co-ordinator: SUSAN PHILLIPS
Production Secretary: HELENE VALINSKY
Production Assistant: NANCY SORGE
Trainee Asst. Director: MATTHEW WEINSTEIN
1st Asst. Camera: KERRY SMART
2nd Asst. Camera: WENDY WALGATE
Camera Trainee: VIRGINIA HOLMAN
Stills Photographer: MICHAELIN McDERMOTT
Sound Mixer: OWEN LANGEVIN
Boom Operator: STEPHEN SWITZER
Sound Trainee: DENIS BELLINGHAM
Gaffer: GARY W. DENEAULT
Rigging Gaffer: DAVE KELLNER
Best Boy: GORDON ELDRIDGE
Electrics: R.L. HANNAH, RICHARD YOUNG
Generator Operator: IAN FOULDS
Key Grip: RANDAL TAMBLING
Rigging Grip: JAMES KOHNE
2nd Grip: MIKE KIRILENKO
Dolly Grip: RON RENZETTI
Grip: SAM TURTURICI
Transportation Co-ordinator: WILF BELL
Driver Captain: BILL JACKSON
Head Driver: BILL HAGAN
Drivers: GARY FLANAGAN, BRIAN O’HARA, JOHN COCKS, HARRY ROSS
Honey Wagon Driver: KEVIN WILSON
Location Security: SHOW-CALL PRODUCTIONS
Animal Wrangler: LIONEL PURCELL
Dog Trainer: MARK FORBES
Craft Service: SEAN PARKER
Catering: CAPERS ON LOCATION
Inventory Supervisor: JENNIFER WINNICK
Inventory Assistant: PATRICIA LA PIANTA
Extras Casting: DONNA DUPERE
Casting Assistant: LAURA JAMES
Miss Polley’s Tutor: CAROLYN GOSSAGE
Tutor: JANICE CAMERON
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY COMPANY
Stunt Co-ordinator: ALISON REID
Stand in: SAMANTHA ARMSTRONG
Special Effects Supervisor: ARTHUR LANGEVIN
Special Effects: BRAD MIDDLETON
Construction Co-ordinator: WEITS JEKEL
Head Carpenter: JACOB HAAK
Head Painter: MELISSA MORGAN
Post Production Co-ordinator: ALICE M. LAKE
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIM ROBERTS
Asst. Sound Editor: DENIS BLAIS
Assistant Picture Editor: FIONA PATERSON
Post Production Asst.: PAUL VU
Foley Artist: GARY DAPRATO
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Asst. Sound Mixer: TODD B. WARREN
Video Editor: FRANK BIASI
Colourist: BILL FERWERDA
Series Developed By FIONA McHUGH
Music Consultant: ANNE LEDERMAN
Music Conducted By GLENN MORLEY
Music Assistant: DONALD QUAN
Music Recorded By HAYWARD PARROTT

Wardrobe Services by
COSPROP, LONDON ENGLAND

Production Services Provided by
SULLIVAN FILMS INC.

The Production Gratefully Acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
HAMILTON CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
THE TOWN OF UXBRIDGE
PFA MOTION PICTURE LABORATORIES
MAGNETIC NORTH
CINESPACE STUDIOS
FILM OPTICALS
WILLIAM F. WHITE LIMITED
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP
NUMBERS
BIRDS AND ANIMALS INC.

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
ROSE COTTAGE PRODUCTIONS INC.
in association with
THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
THE DISNEY CHANNEL
and with the participation of
TELEFILM CANADA

© ROSE COTTAGE PRODUCTIONS INC.
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