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8 March 1984 (Sweden) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 37)

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

Series Directed by
Kit Hood (24 episodes, 1979-1984)
Linda Schuyler (24 episodes, 1979-1984)
Series Writing credits
Yan Moore (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
Amy Jo Cooper (6 episodes, 1979-1983)
Susan A'Court (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Michelle Dionne (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Bertram (2 episodes)

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

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30 min
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The beginning of a television franchise, 23 October 2002
Author: zootipantz from Los Angeles, California

And a humble beginning, for sure. Very low budget, very low key, and very Canadian are three ways to describe this show, the first of the 'Degrassi' ventures. The cast is made up of regular kids, not professional actors (though they did of course get paid for their work here). The slickness and professionalism of the current 'Degrassi' series (see 'Degrassi: The Next Generation') is non-existent here, instead replaced with an earnestness and realism missing from most TV shows, past and present. So realistic at times that it gets a bit boring, but overall the show is fun, mainly because of the appealing cast. The actors/actresses have always been the heart and soul of the 'Degrassi' shows, and this is no exception.

Zoe Newman, Dawn Harrison and Allan Melusi starred in the pilot, a short film from 1979 called 'Ida Makes a Movie,' and all three returned two years later when that short was turned into 'The Kids of Degrassi Street.' Some later regulars include Neil Hope, Staci Mistysyn, John Ioannou, Christopher Charlesworth and Anais Granofsky went on to star in the second 'Degrassi' series, 'Degrassi (Junior) High.' Another latter day regular, Rachel Blanchard, is now a budding film actress. The rest of the kids have been relegated to "Where are they Now?" status, but live on in immortality in TKODS, which is available for purchase on video (two to three shows per video). If you're a fan of the current series, or were a fan of the show from the late 80's/early 90's, then this show is a must for your 'Degrassi' collection. It all stated here, folks.

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