Woman of Importance

Woman of Importance is episode four of the seventh season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 82 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 28 January 1996 and on the Disney Channel on 29 September 1996. It was written by Janet MacLean and directed by Allan King. It was preceded by “Davey and the Mermaid” and followed by “Secrets and Sacrifices.”

This episode stars series regular Zachary Bennett (Felix King); absent from this episode are series regulars Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Lally Cadeau (Janet King) and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Dianne Wiest (Lillian Hepworth), Heather Brown (Izzy Pettibone), Zachary Ansley (Arthur Pettibone), Marilyn Lightstone (Muriel Pettibone), David Fox (Clive Pettibone), Toby Proctor (Morgan Pettibone), and Ian D. Clark (Simon Tremayne).

Credits

Opening Credits

A KEVIN SULLIVAN PRODUCTION

ROAD TO AVONLEA: THE FINAL SEASON

JACKIE BURROUGHS [Hetty King]

MAG RUFFMAN [Olivia Dale]

ZACHARY BENNETT [Felix King]

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

With
HEATHER BROWN [Izzy Pettibone]
ZACHARY ANSLEY [Arthur Pettibone]

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

Special Guest Star: DIANNE WIEST as Lillian Hepworth

Senior Story Editor: MARLENE MATTHEWS
Art Direction: JAMES OSWALD
Director of Photography: PAUL HUGUENOT VAN DER LINDEN
Costume Design: RUTH SECORD
Casting: ANNE TAIT, ELIZABETH RITCHIE
Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
Additional Music Composed and Conducted by DON GILLIS
Edited by GORDON McCLELLAN
Written by JANET MacLEAN
Executives in Charge of Production: SUSAN MORGAN, CATHERINE DENSON for CBC, JUDE SCHNEIDER for the Disney Channel
Producer: JOHN RYAN
Executive Producers: TRUDY GRANT, KEVIN SULLIVAN
Directed by ALLAN KING

Ending Credits

Lillian Hepworth: DIANNE WIEST
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Muriel Pettibone: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Clive Pettibone: DAVID FOX
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN
Arthur Pettibone: ZACHARY ANSLEY
Morgan Pettibone: TOBY PROCTOR
Simon Tremayne: IAN D. CLARK
Elbert Werts: MARC MARUT
Colonel: DAVID SHURMANN
Laura: KAREN DWYER
Man With Mail: JOHN BOYLAN
Station Master: JACK JESSOP

Produced with the participation of
THE CABLE PRODUCTION FUND

and with the assistance of the
ONTARIO FILM
INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Story Editors: RAYMOND STOREY, LAURIE PEARSON
Production Manager: MICHAEL BROWNSTONE
Executive in Charge of Post-Production: MAIRIN WILKINSON
1st Assistant Director: KAREN PIKE
2nd Assistant Director: BELINDA BROWN
Location Manager: JEFF NELSON

1st Asst. Art Director: ELIS LAM
Set Decorator: IAN WHEATLEY
Property Master: KEITH SLY
Make-up Design: MARILYN TERRY
Hair Design: LINDA MONTGOMERIE
Production Accountant: PETER MULDOON

Sound Mixer: GLEN GAUTHIER
Camera Operator: DONNA MOBBS
Key Grip: ROY ELLISTON
Gaffer: DAVE KELLNER
Special Effects Co-ord.: MICHAEL KAVANAGH
Continuity: SAMANTHA ARMSTRONG
Transportation Co-ord.: GREG O’HARA
Construction Co-ord.: JACOB HAAK

Supervising Sound Editor: JEREMY MacLAVERTY
Dialogue Editor: BARRY GILMORE
Assistant Picture Editor: JENNIFER ESSEX
Studio Sound Mixer: DANIEL PELLERIN
Re-recording Engineer: TODD B. WARREN
On-Line Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colourist: LORRAINE GRANT
Music Arranged by DANIEL PELLERIN
Unit Publicist: SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Casting Associate: LORI PUMPUTIS

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.
DELUXE TORONTO
HAMILTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

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

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

Produced by
LONG ROAD HOME PRODUCTIONS INC.

in association with
THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
and
THE DISNEY CHANNEL

© LONG ROAD HOME PRODUCTIONS INC.
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