A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need is episode four of the fifth season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and the fifty-sixth episode overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 23 January 1994 and on the Disney Channel on 28 March 1994. It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Allan Kroeker. It was preceded by “Modern Times” and followed by “Stranger in the Night.”

This episode stars series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), and Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King); absent from this episode are series regulars Lally Cadeau (Janet King) and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Marilyn Lightstone (Muriel Stacey), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), David Fox (Clive Pettibone), Heather Brown (Izzy Pettibone), Kyle Labine (Davey Keith), and Lindsay Murrell (Dora Keith).

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

SARAH POLLEY [Sara Stanley]

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia Dale]

ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]

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

With DAVID FOX [Clive Pettibone]

Special Guest Star: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE as Muriel Stacey

Special Guest Star: PATRICIA HAMILTON as Rachel Lynde

Art Direction: NANCEY PANKIW
Director of Photography: BOB SAAD
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by MAIRIN WILKINSON
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Written by MARLENE MATTHEWS
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN, SUSAN MORGAN for CBC
Executive in Charge of Production: CATHY JOHNSON for the Disney Channel
Executive in Charge of Production: NICHOLAS J. GRAY
Executive Consultants: DIANNE MASSOCK, JAMES STANLEY
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Directed by ALLAN KROEKER

Ending Credits

Sara Stanley: SARAH POLLEY
Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Muriel Stacey: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Clive Pettibone: DAVID FOX
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: LINDSAY MURRELL
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Alice Greene: SAMANTHA CHEMERIKA
Milty Boulton: PHILLIP NICOLL
Charlie Mackenzie: AARON DOWDEN
Mrs. Bugle: BARBARA HAMILTON
Mrs. Latham: SANDRA SCOTT
Mrs. Inglis: MARILYN BOYLE
Baby Montgomery: BRADLEY & BRENDAN SEWELL
Digger: LUKE

Senior Story Editor: YAN MOORE
Story Editors: MAIRIN WILKINSON, LAURIE PEARSON, HELEN ASIMAKIS
Production Manager: NICHOLAS J. GRAY
1st Assistant Director: FELIX GRAY
2nd Assistant Director: KARL IRVINE
Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
1st Asst. Art Director: JAMES OSWALD
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Property Manager: GREG PELCHAT
Make-up Design: MARILYN TERRY
Hair Design: PAUL ELLIOT
Production Accountant: PETER MULDOON
Sound Mixer: GLEN GAUTHIER
Camera Operator: PETER LUXFORD
Key Grip: BOB DAPRATO
Gaffer: NORM O’HALLORAN
Transportation Co-ordinator: GREG O’HARA
Construction Co-ordinator: WEITS JEKEL
Post Production Supervisor: JULIE STEINER
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: TIM ROBERTS
Assistant Picture Editor: BEN WILKINSON
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
On-Line Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colourist: LORRAINE GRANT
Unit Publicist: THE PUBLICITY HOUSE

Production Services provided by
SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT INC.

The Production Gratefully Acknowledges
JOEY & TOBY TANENBAUM
THE ESTATE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY
THE TOWNSHIP OF UXBRIDGE
MEDALLION • PFA FILM & VIDEO
P.S. PRODUCTION SERVICES
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP
MEDIA CONCEPTS
and the assistance of the
ONTARIO FILM
INVESTMENT PROGRAM

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

Filmed on location in Southern Ontario and
Prince Edward Island National Park.

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

Produced by
PINK BEACHES PRODUCTIONS INC.
in association with
THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
THE DISNEY CHANNEL
and with the participation of
TELEFILM CANADA

© PINK BEACHES PRODUCTIONS INC.
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