So Dear to My Heart

So Dear to My Heart is episode thirteen of the seventh season of the Sullivan Entertainment long-form television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996), episode 91 overall, and the final episode of the series. It first aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on 31 March 1996 and on the Disney Channel on 8 December 1996. It was written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Graeme Lynch. It was preceded by “The Last Hurrah.”

This episode stars series regulars Jackie Burroughs (Hetty King), Mag Ruffman (Olivia Dale), Zachary Bennett (Felix King), Lally Cadeau (Janet King), and Cedric Smith (Alec King). Guest stars include Gema Zamprogna (Felicity King), Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike), Sarah Polley (Sara Stanley), R.H. Thomson (Jasper Dale), David Ferry (Stuart McRae), Marilyn Lightstone (Muriel Pettibone), Molly Atkinson (Cecily King), Patricia Hamilton (Rachel Lynde), Ian D. Clark (Simon Tremayne), Heather Brown (Izzy Pettibone), and Graham McPherson (Dr. Snow).

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]
DAVID FERRY [Stuart McRae]

Special Guest Star: GEMA ZAMPROGNA as Felicity King

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

Special Guest Star: MICHAEL MAHONEN as Gus Pike

Art Direction: NANCEY PANKIW
Director of Photography: BOB SAAD
Costume Design: RUTH SECORD
Casting: ANNE TAIT, ELIZABETH RITCHIE
Music Composed and Conducted by DON GILLIS
Additional Music Composed by JOHN WELSMAN
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 GRAEME LYNCH

Ending Credits

Special Guest Star: SARAH POLLEY as Sara Stanley

Hetty King: JACKIE BURROUGHS
Olivia Dale: MAG RUFFMAN
Felicity King: GEMA ZAMPROGNA
Felix King: ZACHARY BENNETT
Cecily King: MOLLY ATKINSON
Janet King: LALLY CADEAU
Alec King: CEDRIC SMITH
Jasper Dale: R.H. THOMSON
Gus Pike: MICHAEL MAHONEN
Stuart McRae: DAVID FERRY
Muriel Pettibone: MARILYN LIGHTSTONE
Rachel Lynde: PATRICIA HAMILTON
Simon Tremayne: IAN D. CLARK
Izzy Pettibone: HEATHER BROWN
Davey Keith: KYLE LABINE
Dora Keith: LINDSAY MURRELL
Dr. Snow: GRAHAM McPHERSON
Molly Lester: MARI TRAINOR
Becky Lester: KRISTIN FAIRLIE
Belle-Marie Dean: SIMONE ROSENBERG
Cally Dean: KATHRYN LONG
Duffy Dean: CODY JONES
Edgar Dean: GRAHAM LOSEE
Eulalie Bugle: BARBARA HAMILTON
Clara Potts: MAJA ARDAL
Mavis Pritchard: CARA PIFKO
Conductor: LARRY MANNELL
Surgeon: MICHAEL FAWKES
Minister: HAROLD BURKE
Cannery Worker #1: GORDON MILROY
Cannery Worker #2: ADRIAN TRUSS
Daniel King: ALEX & RYAN FLOYD
Montgomery Dale: CHRISTOPHER & JEFFREY WEEDON

Produced with the participation of
THE CABLE PRODUCTION FUND

and with the assistance of the
ONTARIO FILM
INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Senior Story Editor: MARLENE MATTHEWS
Story Editors: RAYMOND STOREY, LAURIE PEARSON
Production Manager: MICHAEL BROWNSTONE
Executive in Charge of Post-Production: JULIE STEINER
1st Assistant Director: KAREN PIKE
2nd Assistant Director: BELINDA BROWN
Location Manager: DAN MATTHEWS
1st Asst. Art Director: JAMES OSWALD
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: BRIAN HARPER
Key Grip: ROY ELLISTON
Gaffer: NORM O’HALLORAN
Special Effects Co-ord.: MICHAEL KAVANAGH
Continuity: DOROTHY PFAHL
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
Re-recording Engineer: TODD WARREN
On-Line Editor: BERNIE CLAYTON
Colourist: LORRAINE GRANT
Unit Publicist: 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.
DELUXE TORONTO
HAMILTON REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

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

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

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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