I’ve been watching Road to Avonlea while knitting my socks. It’s a Canadian children’s television series that was filmed in the late 80s early 90s – there were seven series. It was made by Sullivan Entertainment who also made the Anne of Green Gables shows. It is based (somewhat loosely) on the works of L M Montgomery (namely The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea)
(Picture from http://www.avonleaguide.com/)
I’ve been enjoying it – each episode is about 45 minutes long (just the right length for any of my knitting attempts) and there are 91 episodes – surely I’ll get my sock finished before I’ve finished watching them all. There is a fabulous website devoted to the series here.
I love looking at the clothes and the house furnishings – I imagine there is a lot of ironing involved!
If you like period domestic detail and (dare I say it) wholesome entertainment, then watch this series. However, a word of caution Sullivan Entertainment charge a King’s ransom to post the DVDs to Australia, buy from here instead.