Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"It's so difficult finding a kindred spirit these days."

It was many years ago, in 1986, that I first saw that wisp of girl with infinite fiery spirit under a shock of red hair burst upon the lives of an elderly couple of siblings to "help" on their farm. I, like millions of others, was immediately captivated, and tuned in for each episode of the series, Anne of Green Gables.

This Thanksgiving weekend, back by popular demand, the award-winning Anne of Green Gables will be shown in its entirety - all four hours - in a mini-marathon of charming storytelling. The film is based on the book of the same name by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery and stars Megan Follows as the title character, Colleen Dewhurst as Marilla Cuthbert, and Richard Farnsworth as Matthew Cuthbert.

Anne of Green Gables starts at 4 PM on Friday, November 26, on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1). It repeats on Saturday at 12:30 A.M. on Rhode Island PBS, and on Sunday, November 28 at 1 P.M. on  Learn (digital 36.2).

You might also like to visit this Web site by Sullivan Entertainment - the production company that brought us Anne of Green Gables. Producer Kevin Sullivan is seen in several short behind-the-scenes videos, and there are teasers trailers you might find interesting!