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8 March 1984 (Sweden) See more »
Follows the lives of a group of children living on Degrassi Street in Toronto, Canada.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 38)

Stacie Mistysyn ... Lisa / ... (17 episodes, 1982-1986)
John Ioannou ... Pete / ... (16 episodes, 1983-1986)
Sarah Charlesworth ... Casey / ... (15 episodes, 1982-1986)
Tyson Talbot ... Billy / ... (12 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jamie Summerfield ... Martin (10 episodes, 1983-1986)
Neil Hope ... Griff (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Zoe Newman ... Ida / ... (9 episodes, 1979-1985)
Danah-Jean Brown ... Connie (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Peter Duckworth-Pilkington II ... Noel (8 episodes, 1980-1984)
Wendy Watson ... Mrs. Gonzales / ... (8 episodes, 1982-1986)
Arlene Lott ... Rachel (7 episodes, 1985-1986)

Series Directed by
Kit Hood (24 episodes, 1979-1986)
Linda Schuyler (24 episodes, 1979-1986)
Series Writing credits
Yan Moore (10 episodes, 1982-1986)
Amy Jo Cooper (6 episodes, 1979-1983)
Susan A'Court (4 episodes, 1982-1985)
Michelle Dionne (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
John Bertram (2 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Kit Hood .... producer (24 episodes, 1979-1986)
Linda Schuyler .... producer (24 episodes, 1979-1986)
Series Original Music by
Lewis Manne (19 episodes, 1980-1986)
Wendy Watson (19 episodes, 1980-1986)
Archie Manne (11 episodes, 1980-1986)
Archie Mann (8 episodes, 1985)
Paul Zaza (3 episodes, 1982)
Series Cinematography by
Philip Earnshaw (20 episodes, 1980-1986)
Series Film Editing by
Yan Moore (9 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bill Monteforte (5 episodes, 1982-1985)
Eric Wrate (4 episodes, 1985)
Kit Hood (3 episodes, 1980-1983)
Allan Collins (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michael Clark (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Series Production Management
Sari Friedland .... production manager (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
John Helliker .... production manager (5 episodes, 1980-1982)
Susan A'Court .... production manager (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Series Art Department
Colleen Norcross .... props (10 episodes, 1984-1985)
Michelle Dionne .... props (6 episodes, 1982-1984)
Risa Goldenberg .... props (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Alisa Alivojvodic .... props (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Sound Department
George Novotny .... sound re-recording mixer (21 episodes, 1981-1986)
Victor Gamble .... sound recordist (17 episodes, 1982-1986)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (10 episodes, 1985-1986)
Andy McBrearty .... sound / sound recordist (6 episodes, 1980-1982)
Bill Monteforte .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Colleen Norcross .... assistant sound editor (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Clarke Mackey .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Wilson .... assistant camera (23 episodes, 1980-1986)
Ian Brock .... grip (11 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael Bawcutt .... grip (4 episodes, 1982-1985)
Gregory Palermo .... grip (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
James Aquila .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1982)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Dionne .... costumes / wardrobe / ... (8 episodes, 1982-1985)
Colleen Norcross .... wardrobe (8 episodes, 1984-1985)
Risa Goldenberg .... wardrobe (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Alisa Alivojvodic .... costume / costumes (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Editorial Department
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Philip Stilman .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1985)
Series Music Department
Paul Zaza .... arrangements / arranger (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Archie Manne .... composer: theme music / theme music (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Lewis Manne .... composer: theme music / theme music (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Series Other crew
Sari Friedland .... continuity / production secretary (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
Susan A'Court .... continuity (7 episodes, 1981-1984)
Colleen Norcross .... continuity / production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Robert de Lint .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1985-1986)

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30 min
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Spin off from Ida Makes a Movie (1979)See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Where it all started, and ought to have stopped, 30 May 2011
Author: galensaysyes

In this series one sees Degrassi in its original form: classroom videos for little kids; and this was the form and the audience it should have stuck to. The more popular follow-up show remained the same, except for ever-growing pretensions to a significance in excess of its powers, and an ever-growing tendency toward salaciousness, which culminated at last--in the one chance the show received to sit up late amongst the grown-ups--in the series' house princess (along with her opposite number, a butter-wouldn't-melt little minx) losing her cherry. And who knows but what that had been the writers' covert object all along, even as far back as Degrassi Street? I'm reminded of a comment by one of the women in John Huston's life about another, whom he had raised from a child: something about the appeal to a man of seeing a girl grow to ****able age before his eyes. Such matters aside, the Junior High/High/School's Out episodes never graduated from the Degrassi Street level: they featured the same diagrammatic plots, the same tendentious conversations, the same cardboard performances (and the same cheap-looking production). In this initial series those things were only to be expected, since after all, that's what educational TV is like. But at 18 the cast remained as blank and flat as at 8, and still inhabited the same classroom toy-town universe; as if someone had carried on the Dick and Jane readers and pinned a Big Issue to each character: Dick gets AIDS, Jane gets anorexia, Baby Sally gets pregnant--but they're no more real for it. Degrassi Street was the first expression of what Degrassi had to say, and the last honest one; in those days the enterprise still had its head about it and knew its limits. Afterwards, all was overreach.

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