Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans is episode ten of the fifth season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and the sixty-second episode overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 6 March 1994 and on the Disney Channel on 5 December 1994. It was written by Deborah Nathan and directed by Eleanore Lindo. It was preceded by “Thursday’s Child” and followed by “Otherwise Engaged.”

This episode stars series regulars Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), and Zachary Bennett (Felix King); absent from this episode are series regulars Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include R.H. Thomson (playing the dual roles of Jasper Dale and Jeremiah Dale), Ian D. Clark (Simon Tremayne), Benedict Campbell (Duncan McBean), and Kyle Labine (Davey 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 IAN D. CLARK [Simon Tremayne]

BENEDICT CAMPBELL [Duncan McBean]

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

Art Direction: NANCEY PANKIW
Director of Photography: BOB SAAD
Costume Design: MADELEINE STEWART
Casting: ANNE TAIT
Edited by GORDON McCLELLAN
Music Composed and Conducted by DON GILLIS
Written by DEBORAH NATHAN
Executives in Charge of Production: DEBORAH BERNSTEIN, SUSAN MORGAN for CBC
Executive in Charge of Production: JUDE SCHNEIDER 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 ELEANORE LINDO

Ending Credits

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Jasper/Jeremiah Dale: R.H. THOMSON
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: LINDSAY MURRELL
Simon Tremayne: IAN D. CLARK
Mrs. Inglis: MARILYN BOYLE
Mr. Biggins: CHICK ROBERTS
Bert Potts: ROGER DUNN
Archie Gillis: JOHN FRIESEN
Mrs. Latham: SANDRA SCOTT
Constable: BOB BAINBOROUGH
Duncan McBean: BENEDICT CAMPBELL
Miss Gordon: SHANNON LAWSON
Hotel Guest: MARION GILSENAN
Patent Clerk: PAUL BROWN
Jasper Double: NEIL GIRVAN
Baby Montgomery: BRENDAN & BRADLEY SEWELL

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: MARY LOU GREEN
Production Accountant: PETER MULDOON
Sound Mixer: GLEN GAUTHIER
Camera Operator: PETER LUXFORD
Key Grip: MATTHEW PILL
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
WESTFIELD HERITAGE CENTRE
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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