Avonlea (1990–1996)

The Witch of Avonlea 

An upcoming spelling bee shows that there is more than one definition for the word "witch" ... and that Peg Bowen isn't as much of a witch as some of Avonlea's prominent citizens - Hetty and Janet King.


René Bonnière (as Rene Bonniere)


Suzette Couture, Fiona McHugh (developer) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Sara Stanley
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
Susan E. Cox Susan E. Cox ... Peg Bowen (as Susan Cox)
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia King
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
Lally Cadeau Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Gema Zamprogna ... Felicity King
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Joel Blake Joel Blake ... Andrew King
Harmony Cramp Harmony Cramp ... Cecily King
Gillian Steeve Gillian Steeve ... Clemmie Ray
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mrs. Lawson
Amy Stewart ... Nelly Shatford
James O'Regan James O'Regan ... Abner Jeffries
David Malek David Malek ... Prince of Spelling


Felix has been having nightmares of late about a witch. As the children ran into Peg Bowen in the woods, she who many in Avonlea consider a bona fide witch, most of the Kings believe Felix's nightmares are about her. But his nightmares are really about Hetty. Avonlea is hosting this year's provincial spelling bee. Hetty wants the children to really try hard to win because of it. On one end, Andrew is seen as the student to beat to represent Avonlea. On the other end, Hetty is making the worst student wear a dunce cap, which Felix fears. He is trying hard and spells correctly at home, but freezes when in front of the tough school teacher. Because of Felix's nightmares, Janet and Hetty confront Peg, who in return places a curse on the King's cat. However Peg and the Kings have to work together when Felix doesn't make it home from school during a snowstorm, he who was running away so that he would never have to return to school. Peg in particular thinks she knows what Felix needs to ... Written by Huggo

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7 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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The first word in the spelling bee that everyone misses is "valetudinarian", (n.)a person of weak or sickly constitution (c. 1700s);(adj.)sickly, weak. See more »

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