The life and career of the eccentric and enduring Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King.




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Series cast summary:
Donald Brittain Donald Brittain ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 1988
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll 3 episodes, 1988
Patricia Collins 3 episodes, 1988
Jason Dean Jason Dean 3 episodes, 1988
Marion Gilsenan Marion Gilsenan 3 episodes, 1988
Michael Kirby 3 episodes, 1988
Sean McCann ...  William Lyon Mackenzie King 3 episodes, 1988
Albert Millaire 3 episodes, 1988
James Rae ...  American Attaché 3 episodes, 1988
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke 3 episodes, 1988
Damir Andrei Damir Andrei 2 episodes, 1988


The life and career of the eccentric and enduring Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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Superb TV miniseries in need of release
11 February 2016 | by raymond-andreSee all my reviews

This three part television miniseries is in dire need of being released on DVD. This is a co-production by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the National Film Board of Canada and written, produced and directed by one of the best film makers this country has ever given birth to.

It stars one of our really interesting character actors from the 1960s- 70s-80s Sean McCann. As a child remember seeing Mr.McCann in many TV series and movies. A steady, familiar performer in every role he has ever played.

I saw one of the three episodes (the first one, I believe)on TV when it was originally broadcast and loved every minute of it. I never caught the other two. Sadly, the original series languishes (like many other fine productions) in vaults at the Cinémathèque, or at the National Film Board or at the CBC and is not made available for us to see and learn from. This is our history, and a very interesting one indeed.

If you want to see snippets of this production you can view them online at the national film board web site in a thirty one minute docudrama by Ema Buffie called "Mackenzie King And The Conscription Crisis".

But really, there was so much more to this production. When will the NFB and CBC make this series available to Canadians? Stream it or release it on DVD and Blue Ray.

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