Quentin Durgens, M.P. (Series) (1965-1969)

Quentin Durgens, M.P.
Quentin Durgens, M.P. starred a young Gordon Pinsent as a naive rookie member of Parliament who arrives in Ottawa and quickly learns that the realities behind public service can at times be humourous, overwhelming and frustrating.

Quentin Durgens, M.P. began as a 6-part mini-series in 1965 on The Serial. It was hailed as an example of Canadian television, distinct and set apart from Hollywood drama. The show still carried its imprint as a serial with open narratives, unresolved psychological conflicts, and the anthologies freedom to construct stories around topical issues. Frequent allusions to actual social events and a great deal of subtext were interwoven in plots that juxtaposed rational and emotional behaviours.

Gordon Pinsent .... Quentin Durgens
Leslie Barringer .... Eddie Durgens
Roxana Bond .... Hannah Durgens
Budd Knapp .... Jack Sewell
Ovila Légaré .... Letourneau
Suzanne Lévesque .... Toinette
Cec Linder .... Sherwin

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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