Monday, March 5, 2012

Wind At My Back

I have recently discovered a delightful cable TV series called Wind At My Back, that was filmed in Canada in the late 1990's and early 2000's. It is about a small mining town called New Bedford, and about a wealthy widow named May Bailey, the owner of the mine, and all about her family and friends, and the towns people.

I think there were 5 seasons...but I had never heard of the series until recently. I used to love Avonlea which was filmed by the same company...Sullivan Entertainment....who also brought us Anne of Green Gables. The style of music is similar to what you heard playing in the background in Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. This series has the same family values, and can be watched by the entire family. I record all of the re-runs which come on several times a week, and then I watch them at my leisure when I can't find anything else worth watching.

If they are available from your service, I highly recommend this series. It has also been called the Canadian version of "The Waltons".

Wind At My Back is the successor to the very popular Road To Avonlea series. It chronicles the struggles of the Bailey family which was torn apart by the harsh economic times of the Great Depression of the 1930's. The lives of the Baileys are the backdrop for stories of family bonds and the poignancy of love; sometimes funny and awkward, sometimes haunting, sometimes full of pain.

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Jeanie said...

Sounds interesting. I will if to see if I can find it here.

Karin said...

Hmmm, never heard of it and I live in Canada, lol! Enjoyed your Misc. Monday as well! Blessings!!

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing Miss Linda! Never heard of this series. I'm soooo going to check it out!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yes! I love this show! I was so sad when it completed. Enjoy watching!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I loved Avonlea! I am headed to blockbuster to see if they carry this. Thank you!

Deanna said...

Hi Linda, I haven't heard of this series till now. Sounds good.

God bless,

thistlewoodfarm said...


Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I absolutely love what you have to say and how you say it. What a blessing your daughter's book is and this series looks wonderful :)

Thanks for blessing me today.
karianne (thistle)

Anonymous said...

I love Wind At My Back, it is so awesome May Bailey and Grace ...and the boys and Honey...I have been addicted to it for a little over a year now is awesome! I watch it on my lunch break when I work my three days at home...