Episode Guide - Adventures In Rainbow Country (Series) (1970-1971)

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Adventures In Rainbow Country
1) LA CHUTE (Sep 20, 1970) Father Corbin is the leader of a modern voyageur organization determined to prove that an early explorer could have navigated the dangerous rapids of La Chute.

Written by Martin Lager and Lindsay Galloway
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Gordon Pinsent .... Father Corbin
Cec Montgomery .... John

2) THE TOWER (Sep 27, 1970) While Pete and Billy are fishing, Hannah climbs a forest ranger's observation tower, but panics at the top and can't get down.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by David Main

3) THE FRANK WILLIAMS FILE (Oct 4, 1970) A man is obsessed with the story of Billy's father and comes to the lodge to relive the accounts he has read.

Written by William Davidson
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Don Harron .... Inspector Saunders (David Attridge)
William Osler .... Mulholland

4) SKYDIVER (Oct 11, 1970) When skydiving champion Jack Sheldon becomes nervous during the filming of a movie Billy, who has made 80 jumps, offers to take his place.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by Francis Chapman

Guest Stars:
John Sullivan .... Jack Sheldon
Tanis Montgomery .... waitress
John Beltrami .... hotel manager

5) THE KID FROM SPANISH HARLEM (Oct 18, 1970) A social worker from New York City arrives at the Williams' lodge with a group of boys from the city slums. The toughest of the boys, Rico, causes trouble for Billy and Pete when they go to explore an abandoned mine.

Written by Ian Ross and Eli Hill
Directed by Al Waxman

Guest Stars:
George Sperdakos .... David
Gilbert Geigler .... Ricco

6) PANIC IN THE BUSH (Oct 25, 1970) Billy deals with a strange malady, bush panic, which fills him with fear and confusion.

Written by Martin Lager and John Craig
Directed by William Davidson

7) LONG, TOUGH RACE (Nov 1, 1970) The big 10-mile race at Whitefish Falls is about to begin and the town is betting on its own John Onaman, a runner of great endurance. But John is worried about his sick sister.

Written by John Craig
Directed by Peter Pearson

Guest Stars:
Margot Kidder .... Dr. Janet Rhoades
Duke Redbird .... John Onaman
Vivian Cywinck .... Wynona
Tim Gallagher .... race contestant

8) TOWN THAT DIED (Nov 8, 1970) Roger Lemieux arrives in Bourke's Creek to do a story about the town whose industry died when its mine was closed. But he encounters hostility from the townspeople.

Written by Lindsay Galloway
Directed by Francis Chapman

Guest Stars:
Murray Westgate .... Joe Bourke
James Barron .... Constable
Eric Clavering .... McGuire
Kurt Schiegl .... Charlie

9) EYE OF THE NEEDLE (Nov 22, 1970) After a near accident with his Great Lakes tug, it looks as if Dougal MacGregor may be losing his eyesight. But the stubborn old codger won't admit he's having recurrent blurred vision.

Written by John Craig
Directed by David Main

Guest Stars:
Chris Wiggins .... Fred Vincent
John Berger .... Duvall

10) GIRL ON A TIGHTROPE (Nov 29, 1970) A clown performing with a travelling circus passing through Espanola sees a picture of Hannah and believes she is his dead daughter come to life.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by Richard Gilbert

Guest Stars:
Eric Christmas .... Clown

11) THE RETURN OF ELI ROCQUE (Dec 13, 1970) Two years ago Eli Rocque accompanied Billy's father on a plane into the bush from which neither returned. Now he is back and the whole community is alive with speculation. But Eli seems to be under a spell. Can he tell what he knows about the past? Is Billy's father still alive?

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by Richard Gilbert

Guest Stars:
James Barron .... Eli Rocque
Zillah Carter .... medicine woman
William De Marois .... Eli's brother
Michael Zennon .... truck driver

12) ROAR OF THE HORNET (Dec 20, 1970) Garage owner Wilbur Massey, a man with a passion for fast sports cars, takes on a helper, Vince, a motorcyclist.

Written by William Davidson
Directed by Peter Pearson

Guest Stars:
Marc Strange .... Wilbur Massey
Ralph Endersby .... Vince

13) LAC DU DIABLE (Dec 27, 1970) Roger Lemieux is assigned to do a photo story about mysterious Lac Du Diable, a remote body of water with a reputation for evil.

Written by Martin Lager and John Craig
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Bertrand Gagnon .... "Big Joe" Lavallee

14) THE MUSKIES HAVE LOST THEIR TEETH (Jan 3, 1971) A man with an illustrious past in swimming takes his son musky fishing and learns about fatherhood.

Written by John Craig
Directed by David Main

Guest Stars:
Austin Willis .... Philip Stevenson Hurst Sr
Leslie Barringer .... Philip Stevenson Hurst Jr

15) MILK RUN (Jan 10, 1971) An escaped convict forces Dennis and Billy to divert their scheduled course to Sudbury and fly him to the U.S. border. However, a violent storm forces Dennis to make an emergency landing and he is injured during the crash. The young convict is forced to make an agonizing choice: Can he let a man die to save his own skin?

Written by John Craig
Directed by William Davidson

Guest Stars:
Don Borisenko .... Russ Jordan
Hugh Webster .... Shorty
J.J. Markle .... OPP Officer

16) WALL OF SILENCE (Jan 17, 1971) The army try to find a lost box, accidentally dropped into a lake. Billy and Pete find a shroud of secrecy must be maintained because the box contains valuable information which is vital to the safety of the free world.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
David Hemmings .... soldier
Chuck Shamata .... soldier
Duane Howard .... soldier
Jean Louis Roux .... Colonel

17) WHERE THE RICE GROWS WILD (Jan 24, 1971) There is a frantic air-ground search for two Indians who have stolen some food and gone into the bush because it is discovered that the canned salmon they took with them is tainted with fatal poison.

Written by Martin Lager and William Davidson
Directed by William Davidson

Guest Stars:
Bernard La Pierre-Assiniwi .... George Thundercloud
Sonny Bell .... Duke
Sidney Brown

18) THE BIRD WATCHERS (Jan 31, 1971) A pretty young French girl comes to stay with the Williams and some young punks in town try to pick her up at the local bar where Billy's band is playing.

Written by William Davidson
Directed by Richard Gilbert

Guest Stars:
Rex Hagon .... Bragon
Louise Blondin .... Sidney

19) THE BOY WHO LOVED ANIMALS (Feb 7, 1971) As Dennis and Billy guide an expert hunter on a trip into the bush, the man's son keeps trying to sabotage the hunter's efforts.

Written by Ian Ross and Lindsay Galloway
Directed by Richard Gilbert

Guest Stars:
Percy Rodrigues .... Jim Rusk
Rex Sevenoaks .... Frank
Christopher Pellett .... Danny

20) MYSTERY AT WHALEBACK BAY (Feb 14, 1971) Dougal's tug is hired by two men posing as divers searching for a Great Lakes wreck but who are really after stolen jewelry cached on the lake bottom by the thieves after a Montreal robbery.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Ed McNamara .... Mr. Lucas
Ratch Wallace .... Mr. Braydon

21) NIGHT CALLER (Feb 21, 1971) Billy and Pete bypass the police and conduct their own investigation into a case of vandalism of the Williams' lodge, which leads to a dangerous midnight confrontation.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Gerard Parkes .... Ed Reynolds
Henry Ramer .... Ralph Walters
George Allan .... Tommy

22) LAKE ON BLUE MOUNTAIN (Feb 28, 1971) Those two intrepid fishermen, Billy and Pete, hike into the mountains to visit their secret fishing place - a jewel-like lake filled with fine pike. To their amazement, they find that the fish are dying and it appears that bush pilot Dennis Mogubgub has something to do with it. Horrified, the boys try to trap and remove the fish to another lake before it's too late to save them. That's when they learn a lesson in conservation.

Written by John Craig
Directed by David Main

Guest Stars:
Bob Warner .... Lands and Forests Officer
Bill Hart .... Lands and Forests Officer
Jack Van Evera .... fisherman
Tom Harvey .... delivery man
Chief Arthur Nawegahbow .... chief

23) STOLEN TUGBOAT (Mar 7, 1971) Dougal MacGregor's aging tugboat goes on the blink. As he and Billy leave the boat to buy some new parts, a sailor from an Iron Curtain ship deserts and steals the ailing tug.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by David Main

Guest Stars:
Tony Kramreither .... defector

24) THE HERMIT (Mar 14, 1971) Pete, Billy and Roger run into trouble with a hermit who mistakes them for hostile intruders.

Written by Ian Ross
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Eric House .... Hawkins
Ken James .... security officer

25) PURSUIT ALONG THE AUX SABLES (Mar 21, 1971) Billy and Pete are on a guiding expedition when they discover strange signs along the trail. Following these clues, they discover an embittered man has kidnapped a wealthy boy and is holding him for ransom in the bush.
Written by Ian Ross

Directed by Richard Gilbert

Guest Stars:
Peter Donat .... lodge guest
Len Birman .... kidnapper
Miles McNamara .... Norman

26) DREAMER'S ROCK (Mar 28, 1971) A mining company wants the rights to "Dreamer's Rock" but the local Indian band won't go for it. The businessman's plan to destroy the sacred Indian rock revives Pete's distrust of the white man's ways.

Written by Martin Lager
Directed by George Gorman

Guest Stars:
Frank Perry .... Travers
Wilmer Najiwon .... chief
Antony Parr .... Everett

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