CBC Television Network

Gift To Last, A

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1978 to 1979

Broadcast Medium: Television

The series, A Gift To Last, originated in a special of the same name, produced for Christmas l976. In the special, written by Gordon Pinsent, Melvyn Douglas played Clement Sturgess, an elderly man who looked back on his childhood Christmases at the turn of the century, and especially to his family hero, his uncle, the colourful and irresponsible Sergeant Edgar Sturgess of the Royal Canadian Regiment, played by Pinsent himself.

Principal Directors: Sheldon Larry, Jim Swan, Ron Meraska, Jack Nixon-Browne, and Herb Roland, who was also the show’s producer. Executive Producer: Robert Allen.

Principle cast: Gordon Pinsent, Alan Scarfe, Janet Amos, Mark Polley, Syd Brown and Ruth Springford.

Aired Sunday evenings, January 1978 to December 1979.

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002