Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise Engaged is episode eleven of the fifth season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and the sixty-third episode overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 13 March 1994 and on the Disney Channel on 12 December 1994 (where it aired as the season finale). It was written by Heather Conkie and directed by Allan King. It was preceded by “Best Laid Plans” and followed by “Enter Prince Charming.”

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 Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike), Ian D. Clark (Simon Tremayne), Brenda Bazinet (Dr. Jones), Marilyn Lightstone (Muriel Stacey), David Fox (Clive Pettibone), Kay Tremblay (Great Aunt Eliza), Heather Brown (Izzy Pettibone), Kyle Labine (Davey Keith), and Jeffrey Max Nicholls (Matt O’Donnell).

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]
BRENDA BAZINET [Dr. Jones]

MARILYN LIGHTSTONE [Muriel Stacey]
DAVID FOX [Clive Pettibone]

Special Guest Star: MICHAEL MAHONEN as Gus Pike

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 HEATHER CONKIE
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 ALLAN KING

Ending Credits

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Gus Pike: MICHAEL MAHONEN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Great Aunt Eliza: KAY TREMBLAY
Muriel Stacey: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Clive Pettibone: DAVID FOX
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: LINDSAY MURRELL
Simon Tremayne: IAN D. CLARK
Dr. Jones: BRENDA BAZINET
Matt O’Donnell: JEFFREY MAX NICHOLLS
Ezra Macrae: JOHN DOLAN
Mrs. Macrae: SUSAN COYNE
Mrs. Latham: SANDRA SCOTT
Mrs. Brown: ANNE HOLLOWAY
Mr. Moseworth: HOWARD JEROME
Mr. Wakefield: JANK AZMAN
Mrs. Wigmore: JOAN HENEY
Mrs. Kennedy: CLAIRE CRAWFORD
Baby Daniel: ALEX & RYAN FLOYD

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 Master: 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: 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
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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