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Anne of Green Gables (BBC Drama, Kim Braden, Jan Francis)



In period drama serial Anne of Green Gables we are in Canada in the last century where orphaned Anne Shirley (Kim Braden) goes to stay with her aunt Marilla (Barbara Hamilton) in the small town of Avonlea. See also the sequel Anne of Avonlea. Sadly this is one of those lost BBC shows of the early 1970s however all of the sequel survives.

Cast: Kim Braden as Anne Shirley; Jan Francis as Diana Barry; Kim Hardy as Ruby Gillis; Zuleika Robson as Jane Andrews; Robin Halstead as Gilbert Blythe; Barbara Hamilton as Marilla; Elliott Sullivan as Matthew; Angela Walker as Josie Pye; Avis Bunnage as Rachel Lynde

Writer: Julia Jones / Novel: L.M. Montgomery / Harmonica played by Harry Pitch / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Production Design: Allan Anson / Producer: John McRae / Director: Joan Craft

UK / BBC One / 5×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 February – 19 March 1972