The Campbells

(ended 1989)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 22

    Tales of the Canadas

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 21

    Bringing Up Thomas

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Flying the Coop

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 19

    From Chimborazo to Canton*

    Aired

  • S 4 : Ep 18

    Ancient Wounds*

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cedric Smith

    Thomas Sims

  • Jeremy Ratchford

    Larry/Ox

  • Rosemary Dunsmore

    Mary McTavish

  • Malcolm Stoddard

    Dr. James Campbell

  • Wendy Lyon

    Rebecca Sims

  • show Description
  • The Campbells is a family series about a Scottish pioneer family making a new life for themselves in 19th Century Ontario. The main characters are James, the father, a doctor and a widower, his son Neil, daughter Emma, younger son John and their neighbor Captain Sims. Characterizations in each episode are well acted and the series pays attention to historical accuracy in the technology, dress and lifestyle of the time. During it's original run it was nominated for a Canadian Gemini Award for: Best Continuing Drama Series, Best Director (George Bloomfield) and Best Photography and won Best Dramatic Underscore-Series. Star Malcolm Stoddard was nominated for Best Actor-Dramatic Series and Amber-Lea Weston for Best Actress-Dramatic Series.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • When referring to the return of the dog he'd befriended John says, "He must have smelled Emma's cooking!" To which James replies, "Emma's cooking?! I don't think so!"

    • "I've grown quite fond of your children. Are you sure they're yours?"

    • "I don't share your opinion, Sims, that the members of the aristocracy are necessarily inept."

    • "There's nothing quite like haggis."

    Notes (119)

    • The Medicine in the title of the episode refers to ether which was just beginning to be used by doctors of the time. Dr. Campbell uses it before setting the bone on his patient. This substance which puts a person to sleep but doesn't kill them aroused the suspicions of superstitious villagers.

    • This episode along with A Great Decision were actually filmed in Scotland after 13 episodes were done in Canada.

    • This episode features:James, Neil, John and Emma.

    • In this episode James briefly wears a tartan wrap and tam but the plaid is not of a Campbell clan.

    • As with the first episode, A Magic Medicine, this episode was filmed in Scotland after 13 others had been done in Canada.

    • This episode features: James, Neil, John and Emma.

    • In this episode the Campbells receive a Newfoundland puppy Wolf who disappears after the first season...until a certain stray Newfoundland turns up in the next to last episode of the series, Bringing Up Thomas.

    • This episode features: James, Neil, Emma, John, Sims, and Rebecca.

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    Trivia (2)

    • The Harriet in this episode is not the eventual Harriet of the series.

    • For the sake of doing your own stunts...instead of mounting his usual horse, James is on a small pony for the scene where he falls off his horse and sprains his arm.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • I can see how some people say that there are problems with The Campbells but I personally think that it is still very enjoyable.

    By aratyle06, Apr 13, 2006

  • Show about a widowed doctor & his children in Upper Canada.

    By NorthWord, Apr 09, 2006