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Anne of Avonlea 

Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (original title)
Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.
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 Miss Muriel Stacey (4 episodes, 1987)
Schuyler Grant ...
 Diana Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Katherine Brooke (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Pauline Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Emmeline Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
Susannah Hoffmann ...
 Jen Pringle (4 episodes, 1987)
Kathryn Trainor ...
 Essie (4 episodes, 1987)
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
 Mrs. Elizabeth Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
Charmion King ...
 Aunt Josephine Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mr. Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
Morgan Chapman ...
 Minnie May Barry (4 episodes, 1987)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Alice Lawson (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mr. Charles Lawson (4 episodes, 1987)
Jacqueline Blais ...
 Mrs. Harrison (4 episodes, 1987)
Kay Hawtrey ...
 Mabel Sloane (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Fred Wright (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Boulter (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Moody Spurgeon (4 episodes, 1987)
David Fox ...
 John Blythe (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Gilbert Blythe (4 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Hamilton ...
 Rachel Lynde (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Anne Shirley (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Marilla Cuthbert (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Margaret Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Morgan Harris (4 episodes, 1987)
David Hughes ...
 Thomas Lynde (2 episodes, 1987)
Trish Nettleton ...
 Jane Andrews (2 episodes, 1987)
Rod Heffernan ...
 Harry Inglis (2 episodes, 1987)
Jennifer Inch ...
 Ruby Gillis (2 episodes, 1987)
Sheila Harcourt ...
 Christine Stuart (2 episodes, 1987)
Arlene Meadows ...
 Soprano at Wedding (2 episodes, 1987)
Brigit Wilson ...
 Tillie Boulter (2 episodes, 1987)
Ian Heath ...
 Anthony Pye (2 episodes, 1987)
Fraser Chapman ...
 Tommy Bell (2 episodes, 1987)
James O'Regan ...
 Mr. Pye (2 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Carroll Brown ...
 Avonlea Townswoman (2 episodes, 1987)
Chick Roberts ...
 Avonlea Townsman (2 episodes, 1987)
Martin Donlevy ...
 Jerry Buote (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Tom Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. James Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Carolyn Hetherington ...
 Mrs. Walter Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Lynne Gorman ...
 Mrs. John Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Maxine Miller ...
 Mrs. Albert Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Robert Gailbraith ...
 Mr. Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Molly MacNeil ...
 Myra Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Fiona McGillivray ...
 Hattie Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
London Juno ...
 Jimsie Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lewis Allen (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Fletcher ...
 Minister (2 episodes, 1987)
Louise Nicol ...
 Miss Kerr (2 episodes, 1987)
Ingrid Bauer ...
 Miss MacKay (2 episodes, 1987)
Fred Booker ...
 Mr. McTavish (2 episodes, 1987)
Charles Jolliffe ...
 Alec McGuiness (2 episodes, 1987)
Janice Bryan ...
 Maid at Mrs. Pringle's (2 episodes, 1987)
Dora Dainton ...
 Maid at Maplehurst (2 episodes, 1987)
Gladys O'Connor ...
 Maid at Maplehurst (2 episodes, 1987)
Joe Franklin ...
 Issac Kent (2 episodes, 1987)
Glori Gage ...
 Elvira Evans (2 episodes, 1987)
Marilyn Boyle ...
 Gossip at Ball (2 episodes, 1987)
Lionel Purcell ...
 Cab Driver (2 episodes, 1987)
Blair Purcell ...
 Wagon Driver (2 episodes, 1987)
Richard Cryer ...
 Shepherd (2 episodes, 1987)
Hudson Sullivan ...
 Diana's Baby (2 episodes, 1987)
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Storyline

Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, (jumping to a wrong conclusion, she and Diana chased down Rachel Lynde's cow, thinking it was Dolly) & immediately sold it to John Blythe. [When she realizes her fault, Anne & Marilla do a special visit to Rachel Lynde & her longtime husband, Thomas. During this visit, Thomas Lynde dies & Rachel Lynde became a widow!] and wins (to her chagrin) Rolling's Reliable baking soda (that was forged by Diana) company's writing contest. She acts as Diana's maid of honor, and refuses Gilbert Blythe's marriage proposal; which sends her to teach Kingsport Ladies' College, an exclusive all girl students' school, where she meets opposition from the principal, Miss Katherine Brooke, and the Pringle clan (one of whom is the rich, handsome bachelor). But while Anne won the numerous conflicts & battles, and the friends she makes, she returns to Avonlea. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

It took quite a few takes to get Diana's bed to break correctly when Anne and Diana fall on it during the bedroom scene before Diana's wedding. See more »

Goofs

When Jane Andrews introduces Anne to her fiancé Harry Inglis, and Ruby Gillis irritates her with a comment on her big shiny ring, Jane turns to Harry and says, "Let's go, Harry." However, if you look closely at her lips, she is clearly mouthing out, "Come along, Harry." See more »

Quotes

Anne Shirley: [seeing the banner congratulating her on her story] Great Jehosophat!
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Connections

Followed by Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) See more »

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Barbara Allen
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Played by Emmeline on piano
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Doesn't adhere to the novels but a well-made series anyway.
6 September 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This sequel of 'Anne of Green Gables' is beautifully made if one doesn't get indignant about the fact that Kevin Sullivan has not adhered to Montgomery as he did in the first Anne series. Yes, many characters are missed and I do think that each novel in the Anne series could have been taken separately and dealt with in a way to do justice to Montgomery's work. But, all said and done, I DID like this sequel. It was visually stunning, the story unfolded well and more ever the team spirit of the entire cast which showed so well in 'Anne of Green Gables', showed here too. Even the new actors who acted as the Harris clan and especially Rosemary Dunsmore as Katherine Brooke delivered their best. Megan Follows is as brilliant as she was in the prequel - with her perfect rendition of Anne, she has clinched a place for herself among contemporary actresses who have been so true to their literary characters example, Kellie Martin - Christy, Jennifer Ehle - Elizabeth Bennet etc. She's a truly gifted actress. Jonanthan Crombie gets a better chance in this sequel to establish himself as the one and only Gilbert Blythe. I would recommend this sequel as another example of Kevin Sullivan's directorial mastery. Irrespective of whether or not he adheres to Montgomery, he once again envelopes us with Anne Shirley's magic. A truly Inspiring Series. Don't miss it.


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