Ramona (1988 TV series)

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Created by Beverly Cleary[1]
Starring Sarah Polley
Opening theme "Ramona" by Lee Ritenour
Ending theme same
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 10[2][3]
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Ramona Productions
Atlantis Films
Original network CBC
Original release September 10, 1988 – January 21, 1989

Ramona is a Canadian children's television series which followed the life of eight-year-old title character Ramona Quimby (Sarah Polley). It was based on the Ramona book series by Beverly Cleary.[5]

The television series debuted on September 10, 1988, and its ten episodes spanned four months. It aired on CBC Television in Canada and on PBS in the United States.[6]

The TV series was released on video by Lorimar Home Video, but when Lorimar Home Video was acquired by Warner Communications, video releases were then released by Warner Home Video.

Eight-year-old Ramona Quimby (Sarah Polley) feels that no one really understands her. She's bright, imaginative, and according to her older sister, Beezus, a "pest". Every day she tries to find out more about herself and her world, with an optimism that only children possess. The series follows Ramona's adventures in school and at home as her family struggles with financial woes and the coming of a new baby.


Episode list[edit]

  1. "Squeakerfoot"
  2. "Mystery Meal"
  3. "Ramona The Patient"
  4. "Rainy Sunday"
  5. "Goodbye, Hello"
  6. "New Pajamas"
  7. "Ramona's Bad Day"
  8. "The Great Hair Argument"
  9. "The Perfect Day"
  10. "Siblingitis"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wisdom For Kids: `Ramona` - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 1988-09-30. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Weekend TV : Children's Programs to Be Unveiled; 'Ghostbusters,' 'Ed Grimley' on Tap - latimes". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  3. ^ Clifford Terry (1988-09-25). "`Family Ties` Special Kicks Off Wttw`s Season - Page 2 - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  4. ^ "PBS Unveils Schedule for New Season - latimes". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 1985-01-14. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  5. ^ LYNNE HEFFLEY (2011-04-17). "Television Reviews : Meet 'Ramona'-The Nice New Kid on PBS' Block - latimes". Articles.chicagotribune.comm. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Ramona and Beezus - 24 Frames - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  7. ^ "Original 'Ramona' Sarah Polley hopes revamped character isn't 'too cute' - latimes.com". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 

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