The Edison Twins

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The Edison Twins
Edison Twins.jpg
Starring Andrew Sabiston
Marnie McPhail
Sunny Besen Thrasher
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 78
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 1982 (1982) – 1986 (1986)

The Edison Twins is a Canadian children's television program which aired on CBC Television from 1982 to 1986. The Disney Channel also picked up the rights in the mid-1980s.[1] Six seasons were produced by Nelvana.

It stars Andrew Sabiston and Marnie McPhail as fraternal twins Tom and Annie Edison, Sunny Besen Thrasher as their mischievous little brother Paul, and Milan Cheylov as their bumbling friend Lance Howard. Brian George stars as their police officer friend Sgt. Paganee. The show focused on the adventures of the main cast as they stumbled onto one problem after another, using Tom and Annie's scientific wit to solve the situation.

Each episode ends with a short animated sequence illustrating a key scientific principle demonstrated in the preceding live action story.

The last name of "Edison" is a homage to the inventor Thomas Edison.

All six seasons are available via streaming through Amazon Video.[2] In Canada, all seasons were available on shomi.


  1. ^ Disney Channel Magazine (various months from 1980's)
  2. ^ Edison Twins Retrieved May 24, 2013

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