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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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 Anne Shirley (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Marilla Cuthbert (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Miss Muriel Stacey (2 episodes, 1987)
Schuyler Grant ...
 Diana Barry (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Katherine Brooke (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Pauline Harris (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Emmeline Harris (2 episodes, 1987)
Susannah Hoffmann ...
 Jen Pringle (2 episodes, 1987)
Kathryn Trainor ...
 Essie (2 episodes, 1987)
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
 Mrs. Elizabeth Barry (2 episodes, 1987)
Charmion King ...
 Aunt Josephine Barry (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mr. Barry (2 episodes, 1987)
Morgan Chapman ...
 Minnie May Barry (2 episodes, 1987)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Alice Lawson (2 episodes, 1987)
Leslie Carlson ...
 Mr. Charles Lawson (2 episodes, 1987)
Jacqueline Blais ...
 Mrs. Harrison (2 episodes, 1987)
Kay Hawtrey ...
 Mabel Sloane (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Fred Wright (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Boulter (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Moody Spurgeon (2 episodes, 1987)
David Fox ...
 John Blythe (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Margaret Harris (2 episodes, 1987)
Frank Converse ...
 Morgan Harris (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Gilbert Blythe (2 episodes, 1987)
Patricia Hamilton ...
 Rachel Lynde (2 episodes, 1987)
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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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The line Hattie Pringle says about not wanting to bruise herself fainting on stage was first written in Louisa May Alcott's novel, "Little Women" and verbally said, by a character, named "Amy". See more »

Goofs

When Anne and Diana are in the cabbage field trying to catch the Jersey cow, it is supposedly in the early- to late-morning. However, in one shot, you can see the sun setting behind them and hear the evening crickets in the woods. See more »

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Morgan Harris: I've always held that early marriage is a sure indication of second-rate goods that had to be sold in a hurry.
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References Little Women (1933) See more »

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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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