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Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Road to Green Gables (1975)

Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Road to Green Gables was a ninety-minute documentary that aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1975.

Running time
90 minutes

7 September 1975 (CBC)

Linda Goranson as Lucy Maud Montgomery, Jill Cody as Young Maud, Marg Collings as Grandmother, Barry Bugden as Grandfather, Keith Fox as Herman, Gina Dick as Anne, Patricia Hamilton as Marilla, and Larry Reynolds as Matthew.

A CBC Television production. Produced and directed by Terence Macartney-Filgate. Writer: Barbara Moon. Diaries read by Jackie Burroughs. Narrator: Gordon Pinsent.


Produced and directed by Terence Macartney-Filgate and written by Barbara Moon, this documentary featured live-action reenactments of key moments in Montgomery’s life as well as an early scene in Anne of Green Gables. It also featured extracts from L.M. Montgomery’s diaries, read by Jackie Burroughs, who would play Mrs. Amelia Evans in Sullivan Films’ television miniseries version of Anne of Green Gables and Hetty King in its later series Road to Avonlea.

Full Credits

Opening Credits


Featuring Linda Goranson as Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jill Cody as Young Maud

Marg Collings and Barry Bugden as the Grandparents

Keith Fox as Herman
Gina Dick as Anne
Patricia Hamilton as Marilla
Larry Reynolds as Matthew

Diaries Read by Jackie Burroughs

Narrator: Gordon Pinsent

Produced and Directed by Terence Macartney-Filgate

Ending Credits

with special thanks to
Dr. Stuart MacDonald [sic]
For Access to the Journals
of L.M. Montgomery

Writer: Barbara Moon
Original Music: Eldon Rathburn
Photography: Terence Macartney-Filgate
Additional Photography: Mark Irwin
Editor: Don Haig
Assistant Director: Terrell Cook
Lighting: Erik Kristensen
Sound: Vic McIntosh, Dave Brown
Location Manager: Torben Madsen
Costumes: Horst Dansk
Hairdresser: Eileen Woodruff
Dresser: Muriel Sampson

Anne Sequence
Settings Designed by Ed Krumins
Set Decoration: Robert Spearin, Bruce Ruppel
Make-up: Derek Taylor
Hairdresser: James Brown
Titles: Janko Codes
Script Assistant: Joyce Spence
Research: Marlene Perry

Mrs. Ruth Campbell, Park Corner, P.E.I.
Orwell Corners Historical Foundation
Mrs. Catherine Hennessy, Charlottetown Historical Society
Dr. Moncreith Williamson, Charlottetown Confederation Centre
The Teachers & Students of Bedeque School
Ontario Archives

Produced & Directed by Terence Macartney-Filgate

This Has Been a CBC Television Production
© Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1975

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