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Anne of Green Gables

Episode #104

Marilla tries to keep Anne from seeing Gilbert. Mathew's death forces Marilla to sell Green Gables. [52 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW BEGINNING offers enlightening and unforgettable insights into the creation of one of fiction's most extraordinary characters. This three part mini-series serves as both a prequel and a sequel to his original trilogy of classic films, which have enjoyed long-standing popularity on public television.

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  • Episode #101

    Anne Shirley, a romantic, mischievous redhead, has been adopted by an elderly bachelor & his sister. [51 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    Anne becomes friends with Diana Barry and accidentally serves her wine instead of raspberry cordial. [52 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    Anne finds her element in the academic world, competing neck and neck with Gilbert Blythe. [48 minutes]

  • The Sequel (Part 1 of 2) (#201)

    Now a teacher at Avonlea School, Anne has dutifully remained at Green Gables with Marilla Cuthbert. [118 minutes]

  • The Sequel (Part 2 of 2) (#202)

    Anne still has a knack for finding trouble and her misadventures follow her to Kingsport. [115 minutes]

  • The Continuing Story (Part 1 of 2) (#301)

    When Anne returns to Avonlea for the first time since Marilla's death, she learns that her fiancee Gilbert Blythe has accepted a staff position at the prestigious New York hospital where he has been studying. Gilbert persuades Anne to join him, telling her has arranged a meeting for her at a large publishing house. But their hopes for success in the big city are spoiled. In her new position as a junior editor at Winfield Publishing, Anne is thrilled to meet the dashing American writer, Jack Garrison, Jr. (Cameron Daddo). She soon discovers, however, that he has contrived to steal her original manuscript and she is left shattered and disillusioned. Gilbert, too, becomes disenchanted and frustrated with the politics of working in a large city hospital. Finally, Gilbert convinces Anne that they should leave New York and go home to Avonlea where they can get married and put their disappointing experiences behind them. Upon their return to Prince Edward Island, though, Anne and Gilbert find themselves catapulted into the middle of wartime society. They watch, heartbroken, as their friends go off to war and mourn when so many of them go missing. Feeling pressure from the small community, Gilbert knows in his conscience what he must do and, just a week before his marriage to Anne, he announces his plans to enlist as a medical officer. Before he leaves, Gilbert and Anne are married in a small ceremony. Meanwhile, Anne's closest friend, Diana has seen her own husband Fred (Greg Spottiswood) off to war - and the heartwrenching news soon arrives that he is missing and presumed dead. Anne soon receives the same devastating news that Gilbert is missing in action. Realizing that she cannot give up on him, she sets out across the Atlantic to search for her husband, braving the battlefields of World War I to find the love of her life. [91 minutes]

  • The Continuing Story (Part 2 of 2) (#302)

    In a bizarre twist of fate, Anne is reunited with Jack Garrison who is now working in France as a war correspondent. Jack is travelling with a young French woman, Colette, and their baby son, Dominic. When Jack disappears and Colette is killed during an attack on the field hospital, Anne is left to care for Dominic. At the same field hospital, Anne is stunned to find Fred, suffering terribly from his wounds, but alive. She vows to get both Fred and Dominic home safely to Canada. Subsequently, Anne learns of Jack's role in an American intelligence effort to end the war. Her affiliation with him lures her into a dangerous web of intrigue in exchange for his help in finding her husband. She risks her life to get Dominic to safety in an orphanage, then desperately continues her search for Gilbert. Thanks to Jack's efforts, Anne is finally reunited with Gilbert after his release from a POW camp where troops are abandoning their posts in the wake of the Armistice. When Jack is tracked down and Anne loses him, she and Gil launch a successful search for Dominic whom they adopt upon their return home to Prince Edward Island. [95 minutes]

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