CBC Television Network

Beachcombers, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired: October 1, 1972 to April 1991 on Sunday evenings, later on Wednesday evenings.

One of the most popular CBC dramas, with comic overtones, featured the small town exploits of a group of competitive seafarers who try to salvage logs that drift on to the beaches of British Columbia. Filmed on location in Gibson, B.C., the program starred Bruno Gerussi as Nick Adonidas, Rae Brown as Molly and veteran Canadian actor, Robert Clothier as Relic. Created by Marc and Susan Strange.

On November 25, 2002, The New Beachcombers TV movie debuted on CBC, with a return to Molly’s Reach. This updated story, featuring Dave Thomas and Graham Greene was produced by Jackson Davies, directed by Brad Turner and written by Marc Strange.

Principal Cast:

Pat John as Jesse Jim, Bob Park as Hughie, Stefan Winfield as Gus Calhoun, Jackson Davies as PC John Constable and Diane Stapley as PC Samantha Jones. Producers during the run of the program: Philip Keatley, Elie Savoie, Hugh Beard, Bob Fredericks, Don S. Williams, Brian McKeown, Gordon Mark, Derek Gardner.

Written by John Corcelli – January, 2004