CBC Television Network

Adventures in Rainbow Country

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1970 to 1971

Broadcast Medium: Television

The CBC drama concentrated on the adventures of a teenager named Billy and his Ojibwa friend Pete in the “Ojibway country” of northern Ontario. Produced, on film, by Ralph Ellis.

The Cast: Lois Maxwell as Nancy Williams, Stephen Cottier as her son Billy and Susan Conway as her daughter Hannah. Other performers included Buckley Petawabano as Pete Gawa, Wally Koster as the bush pilot Dennis Mogubgub, Albert Millaire as Roger Lemieux, and Alan Mills as Dougal MacGregor.

The series was highly publicized, capitalizing partly on the celebrity of Lois Maxwell who played Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies, and the casting of Wally Koster, a star of CBC musical variety productions, in a dramatic role. It was also an international co- production, enlisting Manitou Productions, the CBC, Television Films, Ltd. of Britain, and the Australian Broadcasting Company.

Aired at various times from September 1970 to September 1971 with regular repeats until 1977.

Written by John Corcelli – October, 2002