Strictly Melodrama

Strictly Melodrama is episode eight of the fifth season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and the sixtieth episode overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 30 January 1994 (where it aired out of order as the fifth episode of season five) and on the Disney Channel on 21 November 1994. It was written by Yan Moore and directed by Allan Kroeker. It was preceded by “Someone to Believe In” and followed by “Thursday’s Child.”

This episode stars series regulars Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), and Cedric Smith (Alec King); absent from this episode is series regular Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley). Guest stars include Linda Sorensen (Isabelle Carrington), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde),Kay Tremblay (Great Aunt Eliza), Marilyn Lightstone (Muriel Stacey), Ian D. Clark (Simon Tremayne), and Corinne Conley (Eleanor McHugh).

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
KAY TREMBLAY [Great Aunt Eliza]
MARILYN LIGHTSTONE [Muriel Stacey]

Special Guest Star: PATRICIA HAMILTON as Rachel Lynde

Special Guest Star: LINDA SORENSEN as Isabelle Carrington

Art Direction: NANCEY PANKIW
Director of Photography: BOB SAAD
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by GORDON McCLELLAN
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Written by YAN MOORE
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

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Isabelle Carrington: LINDA SORENSEN
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Cecily King: HARMONY CRAMP
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Muriel Stacey: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Great Aunt Eliza: KAY TREMBLAY
Simon Tremayne: IAN D. CLARK
Mrs. Potts: MAJA ARDAL
Mrs. Bugle: BARBARA HAMILTON
Mrs. Sloane: KAY HAWTREY
Mrs. Tweed: CAROLYN HAY
Bert Potts: ROGER DUNN
Archie Gillis: JOHN FRIESEN
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN
Elbert Werts: MARC MARUT
Eleanor McHugh: CORINNE CONLEY
Judge: RODGER BARTON
Digger: AMBER
Baby Daniel: ALEX & RYAN FLOYD

Production Manager: NICHOLAS J. GRAY
1st Assistant Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Assistant Director: CYNTHIA CLAYTON
Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
1st Asst. Art Director: JAMES OSWALD
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Property Manager: MARK HAMILTON
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: DAVID TAYLOR
Assistant Picture Editor: KRIS ENGEL
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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