Teenager Billy Williams and his sister Hannah live with their mother Nancy at a hunting and fishing lodge in Rainbow Country, the popular name of the North Channel area of Lake Huron in ... See full summary »
Teenager Billy Williams and his sister Hannah live with their mother Nancy at a hunting and fishing lodge in Rainbow Country, the popular name of the North Channel area of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. The lodge was built by Billy's father Frank, who disappeared two years earlier when his bush plane went down while he was prospecting for gold. At 15, Billy is an accomplished wilderness guide, scuba diver, angler, spelunker, white-water canoeist, photographer, marksman, rock climber, skydiver and electric bass player in his rock group The Thunderbirds. Billy sports a mop of shaggy blond hair and always wears a gold mohair sweater, a GWG denim jacket, beige jeans and Kodiak boots, even on the most sweltering of summer days. Billy's best friend is Pete Gawa, a native Canadian who is equally adept at all the outdoor skills. The inseparable pair experience an endless string of adventures, thwarting the designs of jewel thieves (Mystery at Whaleback Bay), kidnappers (Pursuit Along the Aux ... Written by
Even though it ran for only one season, it produced some of the highest ratings of any Canadian television program. Never actually cancelled by the CBC, the show's production company disbanded before more episodes could be ordered. See more »
Trivia Questions about "Adventures In Rainbow Country" would be really hard to answer. How many people have even heard of this show? I know a lot about it, and it brings back a lot of memories when I watch the episodes that I have managed to tape from repeat showings of it. The show was a serious show but I always found myself laughing at parts in almost every episode. The scenery was the best thing about it. It was shot on location up around North Bay & Sudbury Ontario. The Williams home was tucked away in a cove on a beautiful lake. Lois Maxwell played "Nancy Williams" the widow & mother of two teenagers (Billy & Hanna). It's hard to believe that Lois Maxwell went from playing Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films to this low budget Canadian production.
"Adventures In Rainbow Country" was produced in 1969 with only 26 shows being made. A few of my favorites are:
1)The Boy Who Loved The Animals. It's the story about a deaf mute who loves animals, and is nearly shot by hunters. The boy was played by Tim Pellet.
2) La Du Lab. It's about this man called Big Joe, who lives deep in the woods, but is terrified of this lake that he feels is haunted. This show has a lot of funny parts in it. Classic Line: "I don't like it when people don't trust Big Joe!! Another funny part is when he claims to know the area 500 miles around him. He also has really funny hair (the big wrap).
3) Skydiver. This is the show where a champion skydiver loses his nerve & can,t jump right anymore. Classic Line: "He Blew It!!!"
4) Bush Panic. It's the show where Billy Williams gets lost in the woods & has to be rescued by his good friend Pete Gawa....
I loved all of the episodes that were done & I am glad to have almost all of them recorded on video tape. I look forward to when recordable DVD players come out (2000?) so I can have this classic canadian tv show for years to come.
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