The Return of Gus Pike

The Return of Gus Pike is episode one of the sixth season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and the sixty-sixth episode overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 15 January 1995 (where it aired as part of a double-header with the subsequent episode, “Lonely Hearts”) and on the Disney Channel on 16 October 1994 (where it aired as the third episode of the sixth season). It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Stephen Surjik. It was preceded by “The Minister’s Wife” and followed by “Lonely Hearts.”

This episode stars series regulars Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), and Lally Cadeau (Janet King); absent from this episode are series regulars Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale) and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike), Janet-Laine Green (Eliza Pike), Terri Hawkes (Charlotte Ames), and Don Francks (Abe Pike).

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia Dale]

ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

GEMA ZAMPROGNA [Felicity King]

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

Special Guest Star: MICHAEL MAHONEN as Gus Pike

With JANET-LAINE GREEN [Eliza Pike]

TERRI HAWKES [Charlotte Ames]

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: SUSAN MORGAN, CATHERINE DENSON for CBC, JUDE SCHNEIDER for the Disney Channel
Production Supervisor: NOELLA NESDOLY
Associate Producer: DEBORAH NATHAN
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Directed by STEPHEN SURJIK

Ending Credits

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Gus Pike: MICHAEL MAHONEN
Eliza Pike: JANET-LAINE GREEN
Charlotte Ames: TERRI HAWKES
Captain Ames: NIGEL HAMER
Abe Pike: DON FRANCKS
Chemistry Professor: DESMOND SCOTT
Sea Salt: ROBERT BUCK
Matron: MEG HOGARTH
Baby Daniel: ALEX & RYAN FLOYD
Little Gus: NEALE BERUBE

Produced with the participation of
TELEFILM CANADA

and with the assistance of the
ONTARIO FILM
INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Senior Story Editors: MARLENE MATTHEWS, AVRUM JACOBSON
Story Editor: LAURIE PEARSON
Executive in Charge of Post Production: JULIE STEINER
1st Assistant Director: LIBBY HODGSON
2nd Assistant Director: CYNTHIA CLAYTON
Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
1st Asst. Art Director: SUSIE MAH
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Property Master: KEITH SLY
Make-up Design: MARILYN TERRY
Hair Design: LINDA MONTGOMERIE
Production Accountant: PETER MULDOON
Sound Mixer: PETER SHEWCHUK
Camera Operator: JOHN HOBSON
Key Grip: ROY ELLISTON
Gaffer: NORM O’HALLORAN
Transportation Co-ord.: GREG O’HARA
Construction Co-ord.: JACOB HAAK
Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: BARRY GILMORE
Assistant Picture Editor: BEN WILKINSON
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
On-Line Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colourist: LORRAINE GRANT
Unit Publicist: S.P.I.—SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL INC.

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
WILLIAM F. WHITE LTD.
THE FILM HOUSE GROUP
MEDIA CONCEPTS
TORONTO HISTORICAL BOARD

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
SHINING LAKE PRODUCTIONS INC.

in association with
THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
and
THE DISNEY CHANNEL

© SHINING LAKE PRODUCTIONS INC.
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