The Atwood Stories

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The Atwood Stories
Format drama anthology
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 6
Production
Running time approx. 0:30 (per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel W
Original run February 20 – March 27, 2003

The Atwood Stories was a Canadian television drama series, which aired on W in 2003. A short-run dramatic anthology series produced by Shaftesbury Films, the series dramatized six short stories by Margaret Atwood.

The following year, Shaftesbury produced The Shields Stories, a similar series which dramatized six short stories by another Canadian writer, Carol Shields.

Episodes[edit]

Episode Number Title Original airdate Production code
1 "Polarities" February 20, 2003 (2003-02-20) 1-01
A young American in his early 30s (David Sutcliffe) takes a teaching job at a Canadian university, and enters a relationship with a female graduate student (Michèle-Barbara Pelletier). Screenplay by Lori Spring. 
2 "Betty" February 27, 2003 (2003-02-27) 1-02
Eight-year-old Alice (Megan Diamond) and her older sister (Samantha Kreger) observe the marital breakdown of their neighbours Betty (Sharon Bajer) and Fred (Jonathan Scarfe). Screenplay by Lori Spring. 
3 "The Man from Mars" March 6, 2003 (2003-03-06) 1-03
A lonely, overweight young girl, Christine (Emily Hampshire) finds a new sense of herself when she meets an Asian exchange student (Jovanni Sy). Screenplay by Lynne Stopkewich and Doug Taylor. 
4 "Death by Landscape" March 13, 2003 (2003-03-13) 1-04
A landscape painting causes sixty-five-year old Lois (Roberta Maxwell) to reminisce about the mysterious disappearance of her childhood friend Lucy (Courtney-Jane White) while they are together at a summer camp. Screenplay by Jason Sherman
5 "Isis in Darkness" March 20, 2003 (2003-03-20) 1-05
Aspiring writer Richard (Christian Campbell) is entranced by Selena (Brigitte Bako), an exotic and mysterious young poet he meets in a bohemian Yorkville café. Screenplay by David Young. 
6 "The Sunrise" March 27, 2003 (2003-03-27) 1-06
A reclusive painter (Rebecca Jenkins) finds her life transformed when she meets a young man (Tygh Runyan) who threatens to upset her tidy, ordered life. Screenplay by Francine Zuckerman and Chris Philpott

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