Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1980 to 1983
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Sunday nights from November 1980 to November 1983.
This weekly one-hour drama took place in Toronto during World War II.
It was about the Lowe family, whose patriarch was a family doctor.
While the war raged on, many characters were only known by the letters
they sent home and read by the mother or father. Consequently, some
characters who appeared on the show, weren’t seen again for many
episodes, much like the situation at the time itself.
The show was created and written by Jim Purdy and Peter Such, who got
the idea from an experimental theatre production in which they
participated. Each show was a complete story in itself, in spite of the
fact that it was a continuing series.
The production combined film, for exteriors, and videotape production
in studios for interiors. Directors included Herb Roland, Stephen Katz,
Ronald Weyman, F. Harvey Frost, and Eric Till. The show’s associate
producer was Duncan Lamb and its executive producer was Robert Sherrin.
Gerard Parkes as Dr. Arthur Lowe
Kim Yaroshevskaya as Anna Lowe
Wendy Crewson as Terry Lowe
Peter Spence as Sidney Lowe
Booth Savage as Bruce McLeod
Written by John Corcelli – November, 2005