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 ...
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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 »
For 35 years I thought this show was based in the interior of BC and filmed on the coast. Interesting to find out that I was wrong. Sure looks like the BC coast though.
I remember this show from my youth and thought it was OK. I didn't mind watching it, which means that for a Canadian show it must've been pretty good. I haven't seen any episodes in the past 30 some odd years but today I stumbled across it on a digital channel so I sat down to revisit a bit of my youth. Storyline was very familiar and I enjoyed reliving my youth by watching the episode. While I was glad to see the show survived it was unfortunate that the media that the show was recorded on (film?) hasn't stood the test of time very well. I've seen colour film from the 40's in better shape.
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