CBC Television Network

Country Joy

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1979 to 1980

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired daily from November 19, 1979 to January 4, 1980.

The CBC had always wanted to create a daytime drama, aka soap opera, on the network. Country Joy was another such production whose television life was cut short before an audience could grow attached to it.
Produced in Edmonton, Country Joy invited viewers into the lives of the people of Coronet, Alberta, a fictional town in the north. The principal story surrounded Dick Brugencate and his second wife, Joy Burnham, hence the title. Unfortunately, Dick’s two teenager children didn’t like their foster mother. In fact, she didn’t have the approval of Dick’s mother either. So unfolded the trials and tribulations of Country Joy.

Howard Dallin as Dick Brugencate
Judith Mabey as Joy Burnham
Debra Au Coin as Pam Brugencate
Jim Calderbank as Rob Brugencate
Vernis McQuaig as Helen Brugencate
Brian Taylor as Andy Mallory
Wally McSween as John Morgan
Producer: Mark Schoenburg

Written by John Corcelli – August, 2005