A Gift to Last
|A Gift To Last|
|Created by||Peter Wildeblood|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||23 (including christmas special)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||December 19, 1976 – December 16, 1979|
Melvyn Douglas was cast as the senior Clement Sturgess, a nephew of Sgt Edgar Sturgess. The special dramatises Clement's Christmas memories of his life around the year 1900. Mark Polley, the brother of Sarah Polley, was cast in the role of the young Clement.
The series was set during 1899-1905, around the time of the Second Boer War.
The pilot Christmas episode of A Gift to Last was adapted for the stage by Walter Learning and Alden Nowlan. The play has become a perennial Canadian Christmas favourite in regional theatres across the country.
- Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series (A Gift to Last archived listing link via archive.org)
- A Gift to Last (Christmas special) at the Internet Movie Database
- A Gift to Last (series) at the Internet Movie Database
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