Forest Rangers, The (Series) (1963-1966)

Aka: Les cadets de la forêt; Razzle Dazzle with the Forest Rangers

Forest Rangers, The
The Forest Rangers took place in and around a village called Indian River, but the real focus of the story was an abandoned fort that had been taken over by the Junior Rangers. The fort was their headquarters, where they set up their ham radio, and helped keep watch for forest fires and other conservational offences. They ran up against not only poachers, but a succession of thieves, escaped criminals, spies, and other wrongdoers. When discovered, one or more of the Junior Rangers might be tied up, locked in a cellar, or otherwise held captive until they found a way out or were rescued by the government ranger or the R.C.M.P. The series ran for a total of 104 30-minute colour episodes (although Canadian and UK audiences wouldn't get to see them in colour until long after the series ended). Early episodes of the series aired in serialized form as part of a CBC children's series entitled Razzle Dazzle.

Graydon Gould .... George Keeley (Chief Ranger)
Rex Hagon .... Peter Keeley
Michael Zenon .... Joe Two Rivers
Gordon Pinsent .... Sgt. Scott
Rolland Bédard .... Uncle Raoul
Ralph Endersby .... Chub Stanley (Junior Ranger Leader)
Peter Tully .... Mike Forbes (Junior Ranger)
Susan Conway .... Kathy (Junior Ranger)
Syme Jago .... Gaby La Roche
George Allan .... Ted (1964)
Joe Austin .... Mr. Mcleod (1964)
Steven Barringer .... Dobi (radio operator)
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... Jack Brass
Eric Clavering .... Shingwauk
Ronald Cohoon .... Zeke (1964)
Eric Cryderman .... Matt Craig (Pike Tower)
Matthew Ferguson .... Danny Bailey
Barbara Hamilton .... Mrs. Aggie Apple (1964)
Tom Harvey .... Ranger Brody
Gerard Parkes .... Charlie Appleby (RCAF) (1964)
Larry Reynolds .... Sgt. Stewart (1965)

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

External Links:
Forest Rangers Fan Site

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byClick here to see the profile of this user clay70, June 24, 2012
there are over 20 episodes now on youtube..Here is the best ep. from the series for you to enjoy
If you watch the extras on the dvd of 'No direction home' the Scorscese bio of Bob Dylan,you will see Bob doing an early CBC show with Joe 2 Rivers ( Michael Zenon) in the background !
Next to Johnny Jellybean on CFCF TV, ZORRO, this was my one of the most beloved TV Shows ever. I liked Joe Two Rivers, particularly. Perhaps as it was intended.
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were always running around the woods building lean to s, I remember seeing joe two rivers dying, or getting really sick drinking bad liquor on a Wojeck i think it was .It screwed me up! Joe always seemed like a good guy ! good memories go a long way to giving good ratings !
byPaul James, July 20, 2007
The only unfortunate thing about this show is that it didnt last longer.
I thought this was one of the best shows on T.V. when I was a kid.
Some of the story lines were a little shaky in the later shows, but I thought the acting was great and the show had a great concept.
Watching the kids on the show live in that fort was a dream for a boy like myself during the early 60's. What boy wouldnt have loved that?
I wasnt sure who was more my main hero, Gordon Pinsent as the Mountie or the guy who played the Conservation Ranger.
Great top notch kids show that usually had a good value lesson from the episode.
The kids today don't realize what they have missed when I remember how I loved this show back then, and there was always a positive message attached.
I think that genuine feeling of adventure and fun dont exist for many kids today. We have become too sophisticated for innocent fun and adventure.

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
Blaine Allan's directory