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(1981–1987)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Clive VanderBurgh ... (48 episodes, 1981-1987)
Robert Gardner ... (10 episodes, 1981-1985)
Ted Regan ... (1 episode, 1982)

Series Writing Credits  

Candice Bist ... (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Clive Endersby ... (17 episodes, 1982-1987)
Joanne Hauser ... (9 episodes, 1981-1987)
Kate Lonsdale ... (7 episodes, 1983-1987)
Jed MacKay ... (7 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ian Ritchie ... (3 episodes, 1982-1983)

Series Cast  

Jeff Hyslop ...
Nerene Virgin ...
Bob Dermer ...
Nina Keogh ...
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Nikki Tilroe ...
Barry Baldaro ...
 Waldo the Magnifficent / ... 5 episodes, 1985-1987
Madeline Paul ...
Sharon Hampson ...
Lois Lilienstein ...
Bram Morrison ...
Robyn Hayle ...
 The Computer / ... 3 episodes, 1983-1986
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Deborah Fallick ...
 Storyteller 2 episodes, 1981
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 Byron the Grump / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1985
Karen Kain ...
 Ballerina Doll 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Grant Cowan ...
Cheryl Wagner ...
 Lucille / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1986
Barbara Hamilton ...
 Dr. Bennett 2 episodes, 1984-1985
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John Stocker ...
 Clump / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
Lesley Ballantyne ...
 Castle Guard / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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 Jake the Bug Killer 1 episode, 1983
Emma Jones ...
 Storyteller 1 episode, 1981
Phyllis Marshall ...
 Aunt Millie 1 episode, 1981
Bill McVean ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1981
Jessica Booker ...
 Soapie Sue 1 episode, 1982
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 Ron Smooth 1 episode, 1982
Wendy Chong ...
 Storyteller 1 episode, 1983
John Kozak ...
 Coop Scoop 1 episode, 1983
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 Sourpuss Sal 1 episode, 1983
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 Mechanic 1 episode, 1983
Thick Wilson ...
 The Genie 1 episode, 1983
Allan Aarons ...
Jamie Dick ...
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 The Nurse 1 episode, 1984
Don MacQuarrie ...
 Pirate Pete 1 episode, 1984
Kathy Michael McGlynn ...
 Madame Melba 1 episode, 1984
Brendan McKane ...
 Alan's Father 1 episode, 1984
Dave Patrick ...
 Smiling Jack 1 episode, 1984
Barbara Szablowski ...
Richard Binsley ...
 The Sheriff of Nottingham 1 episode, 1985
Eric Fink ...
 Greedy O'Grady 1 episode, 1985
Dennis O'Connor ...
 J. Ross Craven 1 episode, 1985
Helen Carscallen ...
 Geraldine Hucklmeyer 1 episode, 1986
Bernadette Gale ...
Claire Ann Gironella ...
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 Phil Phenelli 1 episode, 1986
Richard Sali ...
 Max Dumphey 1 episode, 1986
Valdy ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1986
Justine Campbell ...
Bibi Caspari ...
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 Flora Frimble 1 episode, 1987
Mignon Elkins ...
Kay Hawtrey ...
 The Queen of Hearts 1 episode, 1987
Jeffrey Prentice ...
Avery Saltzman ...
 Harvey Hardcassel 1 episode, 1987
Lane White ...
 The Knave of Hearts 1 episode, 1987

Series Produced by 

Clive VanderBurgh ... producer (4 episodes, 1982-1986)

Series Music by 

Clive VanderBurgh ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Jim Betts ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jed MacKay ... (1 episode, 1985)

Series Art Direction by 

Chris Adeney ... (1 episode, 1985)
Catherine Basaraba ... (1 episode, 1985)

Series Set Decoration by 

Chris Adeney ... (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Lindsey Goddard ... (1 episode, 1983)
Debra Deeks ... (1 episode, 1986)

Series Costume Design by 

Mary Partridge-Raynor ... (1 episode, 1986)

Series Makeup Department 

Diane Rowe ... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983-1986)

Series Production Management 

Michelle Maurice ... production manager (2 episodes, 1985-1986)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Peter Newman ... floor director (3 episodes, 1983-1986)

Series Art Department 

Joyce Cosby ... graphics designer (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Roy Condy ... story illustrator (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Frank Hammond ... story illustrator (1 episode, 1983)
Don Miloyevich ... properties (1 episode, 1983)
Michiko Yano-Shuttleworth ... designer (1 episode, 1983)
Jeff Cutler ... properties (1 episode, 1985)
Doug Harlocker ... key props (1 episode, 1986)
Gary Vandenbor ... props assistant (1 episode, 1986)

Series Sound Department 

George Claridge ... sound mixer / re-recording mixer / audio / sound (7 episodes, 1981-1986)
Thomas Hidderley ... sound / audio (3 episodes, 1983)
Terry Crack ... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1983)
Maurice Dalzol ... audio (1 episode, 1986)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Alf Hunter ... lighting director (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Roger Lauzon ... camera operator (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Denis Paul ... video (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ian Wahn ... camera operator (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
David Beswick ... best boy / key grip (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
Tom Ford ... key grip (1 episode, 1985)
Peter Roy ... key grip (1 episode, 1985)
Tom Savage ... camera operator (1 episode, 1985)
Ted Hart ... camera operator (1 episode, 1986)
Robin Periana ... camera operator (1 episode, 1986)

Series Casting Department 

George Bourne ... talent coordinator (1 episode, 1985)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Constance Buck ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1983)
Mary Partridge-Raynor ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1985)
Lorraine Carson ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1986)
Carole Milon ... wardrobe (1 episode, 1986)

Series Editorial Department 

Douglas Beavan ... videotape editor (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Jane Downey ... editing director (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Gardner ... story editor (1 episode, 1982)

Series Music Department 

Clive VanderBurgh ... musical director / music director (4 episodes, 1982-1986)

Series Other crew 

Jane Downey ... production assistant (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
Jeff Hyslop ... choreographer (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
Marney J. Berube ... production assistant / production secretary (3 episodes, 1983-1986)
Michelle Maurice ... unit manager (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jim Anderson ... technical director (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Susan Beavan ... technical director (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Andrea Kikot ... production secretary (1 episode, 1982)
Wendy Monnikendam ... production assistant (1 episode, 1982)
Wendy Moffit ... production assistant (1 episode, 1983)
Joyce Cosby ... graphic design coordinator (1 episode, 1986)
Ranjit Dulabh ... technical director (1 episode, 1986)
Diane Rowe ... technical director (1 episode, 1986)

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