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Avonlea 

Road to Avonlea (original title)
A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.

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Fiona McHugh
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 25 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Zachary Bennett ...  Felix King 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Lally Cadeau ...  Janet King 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Mag Ruffman ...  Olivia Dale / ... 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Cedric Smith ...  Alec King / ... 91 episodes, 1990-1996
Jackie Burroughs ...  Hetty King 90 episodes, 1990-1996
Gema Zamprogna ...  Felicity King 82 episodes, 1990-1996
Sarah Polley ...  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 1900s, the eldest of the five King siblings, Hetty (Jackie Burroughs), oversees the goings-on in the family and ensures everything runs to her high and rigid standards. Eldest brother, Alec (Cedric Smith), and his family run the King farm. Youngest sister Olivia (Mag Ruffman), 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 (Joel Blake), the son of third eldest Roger, who is off travelling the world as a renowned geologist. The other arrival is Sara Stanley (Sarah Polley), 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. ... Written by Huggo

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Gemma Zamprogna (Felicity King) is over 10 years younger than Michael Mahonen (Gus Pike), her love interest on the show. He was careful to only kiss her on the cheek in earlier seasons. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Rachel Lynde: You're never safe from surprise until you're dead.
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Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte
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Traditional
[end credits - season 2-7]
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Travel 100 years back in time and you'll end up in Avonlea. You'll love it.
23 July 2008 | by quendeSee all my reviews

A couple of weeks ago I decided to watch Road to Avonlea again, for the first time in over ten years. I didn't remember much about the show more than that I used to love it when I was a child. I've always been fond of history and adventures and Avonlea was a perfect mixture of those elements. A show which makes you dream about another time and place. When I re-watched the show this summer I remembered why I used to love it so much and after watching just a couple of episodes I was hooked, just like all those years ago. I still love Avonlea. I love the characters, I love their adventures, I love their beautiful island. I love their little world which I wish was real because if it was I would like to visit it.

I never got bored with the people of Avonlea because there were so many of them and something new always happened. There was love, fights, tears, joy, death, comedy and all the challenges and pleasures you meet in life. Through the years the young children of the show grew up and it was very interesting seeing how they evolved. I especially found Felicity's way from a little know-it-all besserwisser to a intelligent young woman interesting.

Every actor, both the lead characters and the guests on the show did an outstanding job and I can't remember a single actor who's character wasn't well played. I loved some and hated some but they all felt real.

Another thing of huge importance which I think was extremely well done was all the aesthetic things. The costumes, the locations and the props. Everything looked as it was taken straight from the early 20th century. Of course I'm no expert of home decoration and clothes of that time but I imagine the persons behind all of those things in the wardrobe and props departments did a lot of research before they created and gathered all those wonderful dresses and furniture.

Avonlea has made me both cry and laugh until I cried. It's one of the finest TV-series I've ever watched and I recommend it to anyone who wants to escape our stressful society for a while. Travel 100 years back in time and you'll end up in Avonlea. You'll love it.


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Release Date:

5 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales from Avonlea See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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