Network: CTV Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1990 to 1991
Broadcast Medium: Television
Starring Winston Rekert, Neon Rider was a series about a former University of Toronto professor and one-time alcoholic, now a best-selling author on teenage misbehavior, who created a camp for wayward teenagers on a ranch in the Rockies. A Vancouver youth organization (which was based loosely on a real organisation) sent kids to the ranch, where a resident staff dispensed wisdom and kindness.
Other cast members included Antoinette Bower, William S. Taylor, Suzanne Errett-Balcom, Samuel Sarkar, Alex Bruhanski and Peter Williams. Produced for CTV by Atlantis, the one-hour series had its debut on the network in September 1990 on Saturdays at 10:00pm. Despite being moved to a more appropriate 8:00pm time slot in 1991, the series never took off, and was gone a year later. However, it remained in production in syndication for a further three years.
Written by Pip Wedge – June, 2002