The Family (1971 TV series)

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The Family
Genre drama
Created by Ed McGibbon
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Producer(s) Jack Nixon-Brown
Running time 60 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 17 February – 24 March 1971

The Family is a Canadian dramatic television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1971.


This series of four dramas concerned modern families.[1]


This hour-long series was broadcast at 9:00 p.m. from 17 February to 24 March 1971.

  • 17 February 1971: "The Stranger Was Me" (by Dennis Donovan) featured the life of a boy who lives in a country foster home[2]
  • 24 February 1971: "You And Me" (by Douglas Bowie) concerned a couple whose lives are pulled in separate directions, a situation which prevents them from having a normal family life
  • 10 March 1971: "Forever Amok" (by Len Peterson) was a comedy about a man whose children were born by numerous women
  • 17 March 1971: "Straight And Narrow" (by George Robertson) deals with a father whose traditional values are challenged by his family


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (August 2005). "The Family". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "TV Today". The Gazette. Montreal. 17 February 1971. p. 45. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

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