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When Calls the Heart 

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Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
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Series cast summary:
Erin Krakow ...  Elizabeth Thatcher / ... 75 episodes, 2014-2020
Martin Cummins ...  Henry Gowen 69 episodes, 2014-2020
Pascale Hutton ...  Rosemary Coulter / ... 65 episodes, 2014-2020
Jack Wagner ...  Bill Avery 65 episodes, 2014-2020
Kavan Smith ...  Leland Coulter 63 episodes, 2015-2020
Loretta Walsh ...  Florence Blakeley / ... 60 episodes, 2014-2020
Gracyn Shinyei ...  Emily Montgomery / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2020
Lori Loughlin ...  Abigail Stanton 55 episodes, 2014-2019
Eva Bourne ...  Clara Stanton / ... 48 episodes, 2015-2020
Ava Grace Cooper ...  Opal Weise / ... 48 episodes, 2016-2020
Aren Buchholz ...  Jesse Flynn / ... 45 episodes, 2015-2020
Johannah Newmarch ...  Molly Sullivan 45 episodes, 2014-2020
Daniel Lissing ...  Jack Thornton 44 episodes, 2014-2018
Jaiven Natt ...  Robert Wolf / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2020
Andrea Brooks ...  Faith Carter 42 episodes, 2015-2020
Hrothgar Mathews ...  Ned Yost 41 episodes, 2014-2020
Ben Rosenbaum ...  Mike Hickam / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2020
Kadence Kendall Roach ...  Anna Hayford / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2020
Paul Greene ...  Dr. Carson Shepherd 37 episodes, 2017-2020
Carter Ryan Evancic ...  Cody Stanton / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2019
Genea Charpentier ...  Laura Campbell / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2020
Erica Carroll ...  Dottie Ramsey 33 episodes, 2014-2018


Elizabeth Thatcher, a young woman from a wealthy family, moves to the small town of Coal Valley to be the new teacher. As she struggles to adapt to living on the western frontier, she makes new friends including the local Mounted Police Officer, Jack Thornton.

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Wendell Backus Is Coal Valley's town drunk. Bacchus is the name of the Roman god of wine and both names are pronounced the same. See more »


In several of the series stories, there are references to men's wedding rings. Men started wearing wedding rings during WWI as a means of remembering their loved ones, so the references in the series is possible for the time frame of 1910-1915 (seasons 1-5) See more »


Referenced in Katie: Changing Careers at Any Age/Lori Loughlin (2014) See more »

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A Gem of a show- Keep them coming
21 March 2014 | by globalwonder9See all my reviews

The Hallmark team, with Michael Landon,Jr and Janette Oke have a winner here.

A seemingly period piece with contemporary issues , from overbearing parent' s expectations, and complaints about homework and disinterested students and let us not forget the mayor's wife dropping the founder's day play on the teacher; to the cooperative set up of the classroom with its many distractions and interruptions which really to do occur in today's public classroom. Being a public school teacher I could relate and thought the teacher anxiety over the play was portrayed nicely. Loved the scene when Elizabeth trips and Jack catches her.

Episode 7, dealing dyslexia. and the conflict with the parents was again portrayed well. Parents and teachers both meaning well, yet not sure what is really best for the child.

Episode 8, simply the best most moving, of the season a "wounded warrior" (recovering coal miner) from a life changing experience(lost of a leg)- how the individual,the family, and community responded to a person who is different in body and spirit now. Beautiful scene between Jack and Adam around the campfire about a child's perspective when a parent(father)- is injured- being male made it even more meaningful for- since fathers are often children's first heroes.

Episode 10 Had the more of western feel with the bank robbers and Jack in the saddle and alone so much and the camera picking up the landscape and scenery, was beautiful. The camera shots the morning after, when the characters were returning to town just stunning.

Please do not stop with just one season. Nice to have a family drama and meaningful stories for all family members to watch and relate to.

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11 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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