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Anne of Avonlea (BBC Drama, Kim Braden, Christopher Blake)

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Anne of Avonlea BBC Jan Francis Kim Braden

In Anne of Avonlea, a sequel to Anne of Green Gables Anne (Kim Friends) is now readying herself to go off to college, along with friends Gilbert Blythe (Christopher Blake) and Diana Barry (Jan Francis) and make her way in the world. Although all of this series still survives sadly the first serial is missing presumed wiped.

Cast: Kim Braden as Anne Shirley; Ian Allis as Anthony Pye; Keith Steven as Paul Irving; Nicholas Lyndhurst as Davy Keith; Annabelle Lanyon as Dora Keith; Philip da Costa as Cliffie Wright; Simone Krieger as Barbara Shaw; Barbara Hamilton as Marilla Cuthbert; Christopher Blake as Gilbert Blythe; Madge Ryan as Rachel Lynde; Martin Neil as Fred Wright; Jan Francis as Diana Barry; Kim Hardy as Ruby Gillis; Peter Settelen as Charlie Sloane; David Garfield as Mr Harrison

Writer: Elaine Morgan / Novel: L.M. Montgomery / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Production Design: Anthony Thorpe / Music: Ed Welch / Producer and Director: Joan Craft

UK / BBC One / 6×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 26 January – 2 March 1975