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23 January 1972 (Canada) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 21)

Blair Brown ... Pheasant Vaughan / ... (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Patricia Collins ... Chris Dayborn (5 episodes, 1972-1975)

Linda Goranson ... Victoria (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Dawn Greenhalgh ... Amy Stroud (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Amelia Hall ... Meg (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Paul Harding ... Renny / ... (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
James Hurdle ... Eden (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Gary McKeehan ... Christian (5 episodes, 1972-1975)

Kate Reid ... Old Adeline / ... (5 episodes, 1972-1975)

Don Scardino ... Ernest II (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lawrence Benedict ... Vicar (4 episodes, 1972)

Antoinette Bower ... Roma Fitzsturgis (4 episodes, 1972)
Paul Craig ... Philip II (4 episodes, 1972)
Sean Mulcahy ... Maitland Fitzsturgis (4 episodes, 1972)
Nicholas Simons ... Jim Dayborn (4 episodes, 1972)

Series Directed by
Richard Gilbert (4 episodes, 1972-1975)
John Trent (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Grahame Woods (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Claude Harz (4 episodes, 1972)

Series Produced by
John Trent .... producer (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Fletcher Markle .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Original Music by
William McCauley (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Production Management
Liz Butterfield .... production manager (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samuel C. Jephcott .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1972)
Peter O'Brian .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1972)
Brian Walker .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Sound Department
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Stunts
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1972)

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Version of Whiteoaks (1951) (TV)See more »


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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A bizarre botchup, 2 June 2003
Author: Rosabel from Ottawa, Canada

Mazo de la Roche's Whiteoaks series seemed like a TV screen writer's dream - several generations of colourful characters living under one roof, lots of sex, action, intrigue and humour, in a story spanning decades. They should have been able to turn this into another Forsyte Saga, so I couldn't believe how totally the CBC botched this project when they finally turned it into a TV series. If it had been tried a few years earlier, I think the producers would have played it straight and just made an entertaining adaptation of the story, but this was the angst-ridden '70s, when Canada's British and colonial past was an embarrassment to the clever-clevers at the CBC, so they just had to muck it up with all sorts of "creativity". In the end, the whole show was an unwatchable dog's breakfast, lurching back and forth to different time periods, telling no story consecutively, but shoving everything into flashbacks. Kate Reid fittingly played the matriarch, Adeline Whiteoak, but they also cast her as Rennie's daughter Adeline, in the present day, which was confusing and off-putting, as Reid lumbered about like a big horse, in a role that was designed for a lively, energetic young woman. I gave up on the story about halfway through, and never even saw the last episodes.

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