Ah…Sweet Mystery of Life

Ah…Sweet Mystery of Life is episode eight of the seventh season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) and episode 86 overall. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 11 February 1996 and on the Disney Channel on 13 November 1996. It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Stacey Stewart Curtis. It was preceded by “Secrets and Sacrifices” and followed by “From Away.”

This episode stars series regulars Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), and Lally Cadeau (Janet King); absent from this episode is series regular Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Marilyn Lightstone (Muriel Pettibone), Ian D. Clark (Simon Tremayne), David Fox (Clive Pettibone), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), Molly Atkinson (Cecily King), Albert Millaire (Pierre La Pierre), Heather Brown (Izzy Pettibone), Matthew Bennett (Edward Osborne).

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
MARILYN LIGHTSTONE [Muriel Pettibone]
IAN D. CLARK [Simon Tremayne]

DAVID FOX [Clive Pettibone]
PATRICIA HAMILTON [Rachel Lynde]

Senior Story Editor: MARLENE MATTHEWS
Art Direction: JAMES OSWALD
Director of Photography: PAUL HUGUENOT VAN DER LINDEN
Costume Design: DELPHINE WHITE
Casting: ANNE TAIT, ELIZABETH RITCHIE
Music Composed by MYCHAEL DANNA
Edited by GORDON McCLELLAN
Written by MARLENE MATTHEWS
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 STACEY STEWART CURTIS

Ending Credits

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Cecily King: MOLLY ATKINSON
Simon Tremayne: IAN D. CLARK
Clive Pettibone: DAVID FOX
Muriel Pettibone: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Pierre La Pierre: ALBERT MILLAIRE
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN

Edward Osborne: MATTHEW BENNETT
Mr. Tumbridge: MICHAEL TAIT
Carmody Principal: GERRY QUIGLEY
Molly Lester: MARI TRAINOR
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: LINDSAY MURRELL
Becky Lester: KRISTIN FAIRLIE
Wiley Lester: ROBERT BEDNARSKI
Belle-Marie Dean: SIMONE ROSENBERG
Duffy Dean: CODY JONES
Edgar Dean: GRAHAM LOSEE

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: PETER SHEWCHUK
Camera Operator: NEIL SEALE
Key Grip: ROY ELLISTON
Gaffer: DAVE KELLNER
Special Effects Co-ord.: MICHAEL KAVANAGH
Continuity: ELAINE YARISH
Transportation Co-ord.: DON RETZER
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
Colourists: LORRAINE GRANT, BRIAN LOVERY
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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