Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1962 to 1963
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Friday evenings at 5:30 PM from October 19, 1962 to April 12, 1963.
This half hour dramedy [a drama with comic overtones] was produced in Vancouver and featured British Columbia as the backdrop for the story of The Granger Family.
As the series opened, the Grangers, tired of big-city life, left Ottawa and paid a visit to this fictional idyllic setting; they decided to stay and opened their own travel lodge. The rest of the series featured some peculiar characters on the island, including two eccentric business partners who literally split their store down the middle, with a white picket fence.
Lillian Carlson as Mum Granger
Walter Marsh as Dad Granger
Mark de Courcey as Stephen Granger
Kevin Burchett as Tadpole Granger
James Onley as Grandpa Granger
Rae Brown as Aunt Sophie
Mildred Franklin as Aunt Vi
Barbara Tremain as Annabelle
Robert Clothier as Archie
Niki Lipman as Barbara
Writers: Peter Statner, Christine Best and Peter Power
Producer: John Thorn
(Note: Rae Brown and Robert Clothier later starred in The Beachcombers).
Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005