A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives in Prince Edward Island in early 1900s.

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Series cast summary:
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 Felix King (91 episodes, 1990-1996)
Lally Cadeau ...
 Janet King (91 episodes, 1990-1996)
Mag Ruffman ...
 Olivia Dale / ... (91 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Alec King / ... (91 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Hetty King (90 episodes, 1990-1996)
Gema Zamprogna ...
 Felicity King (82 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Sara Stanley / ... (67 episodes, 1990-1996)
Harmony Cramp ...
 Cecily King (50 episodes, 1990-1994)
Elva Mai Hoover ...
 Mrs. Lawson / ... (39 episodes, 1990-1994)
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The King family have lived in a small farming community called Avonlea on Prince Edward Island for generations. In the early 1900's, the eldest of the five King siblings, Hetty, oversees the goings-on in the family and ensures everything runs to her high and rigid standards. Eldest brother, Alec, and his family run the King farm. Youngest sister Olivia, who still is treated as the baby by the others despite being a grown woman, is the third of the siblings still living in Avonlea. Two additions from the King family arrive somewhat unexpectedly to stay on the King property, one being Andrew King, the son of third eldest Roger, who is off traveling the world as a renowned geologist. The other arrival is Sara Stanley, the only daughter of fourth eldest but deceased Ruth, who was the rebellious one in the family. Before Sara's arrival in Avonlea, the Stanleys were estranged from their Avonlea King relations. Sara is sent to stay with her relatives because her father, Blair Stanley, wants ... Written by Huggo

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Tara Meyer was originally supposed to play the part of "Felicity King", but due to a scheduling problem, Gema Zamprogna was given the part a few days before filming began and Meyer was given the role of "Sally Potts". See more »

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Mrs. Rachel Lynde: You're never safe from surprise until you're dead.
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Beautiful settings and Poignant family tales
26 September 1999 | by (Vinton, VA) – See all my reviews

Avonlea is a quality show for the family. Set in the Canadian Province of Prince Edward Island (actually filmed in Ontario) this show is based on the characters developed by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The beautiful Canadian scenery inspires you to dream of one day traveling to see this peaceful place. The series is rich with drama, comedy, and delightful characters that you, the viewer, will identify with. (My family surely identified with certain characters: I was like Hetty the spinster schoolteacher, my sister was like Olivia King Dale, and my mom reminded me of Janet King!) The shows will touch your heart...Sarah's new life at Rose Cottage, the romances of Olivia and Jasper, Felicity and Gus, Cecily's TB, Alec and Janet's late arrival! The fine Canadian actors are to be commended for making Avonlea a show to look forward to watching each week! I was sorry to see this fine series come to an end. It was a pleasure to watch.


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