A Gift to Last

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A Gift To Last
Created by Peter Wildeblood
Starring Gordon Pinsent
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 23 (including christmas special)
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network CBC
Original release December 19, 1976 – December 16, 1979

A Gift to Last is a CBC Television Christmas special broadcast in 1976, a subsequent family drama series that ran from 1978–1979, and a stage play based on the pilot episode.

In both the special and series, Gordon Pinsent portrayed North-West Mounted Police officer Sgt Edgar Sturgess.

Christmas Special[edit]

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.

Series[edit]

The series was set during 1899-1905, around the time of the Second Boer War.

Stage Play[edit]

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.

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