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  • Re-Settlement

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    S 1 : Ep 4 -

    As seen on PBS stations comes this new "living history" series about two modern families who travel back in time to experience life as it was lived in a 1937 rural Newfoundland outport fishing community. The two families, the Wheelers and the Murrays, as well as Mary Ann and Ralph two outsiders that will be living with each of households, spend two eye-opening months fishing for cod and preparing authentic meals with only the bare necessities at their disposal. Both families must learn to conserve what little food they have for the duration of the summer. The women find out that cooking takes an entire day, and the men leave to fish at dawn and don't arrive home until dusk. Everyone struggles with fatigue and exhaustion. Tensions rise as personalities clash among the group and as time runs out for the outport to meet its fishing quota. Experience the remarkable ups and downs of life in Hay Cove, New Foundland. In Episode four. It is late August. The fish are far out at sea and the weather is worsening. In Hay Cove, a cloud of tension hangs over the families. As the community recovers from a terrible fight, the men take to the seas in a desperate attempt to catch enough fish to pay the debt. But it is not the bill collector who disrupts life at Hay Cove; it is the resettlement program. The Wheelers must move out of their home, and they have no choice but to move in with the Murrays. For the final week of their summer, the families live as one while the Wheeler home is placed o...moreless
  • The Storms of August

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/1/06

    As seen on PBS stations comes this new "living history" series about two modern families who travel back in time to experience life as it was lived in a 1937 rural Newfoundland outport fishing community. The two families, the Wheelers and the Murrays, as well as Mary Ann and Ralph two outsiders that will be living with each of households, spend two eye-opening months fishing for cod and preparing authentic meals with only the bare necessities at their disposal. Both families must learn to conserve what little food they have for the duration of the summer. The women find out that cooking takes an entire day, and the men leave to fish at dawn and don't arrive home until dusk. Everyone struggles with fatigue and exhaustion. Tensions rise as personalities clash among the group and as time runs out for the outport to meet its fishing quota. Experience the remarkable ups and downs of life in Hay Cove, New Foundland. In Episode three, after six weeks of struggle the Hay Cove families finally find a rhythm, and life becomes less arduous. The women bake, the children pick berries, and the men fish from the dark of morning to the dark of night. The summer is warm and Hay Cove is redolent with green vegetables and golden evenings. Behind the privacy of the family homes however, storms are brewing and Hay Cove descends into bickering, insults, and tears of frustration.moreless
  • King Cod

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    S 1 : Ep 2 -

    As seen on PBS stations comes this new "living history" series about two modern families who travel back in time to experience life as it was lived in a 1937 rural Newfoundland outport fishing community. The two families, the Wheelers and the Murrays, as well as Mary Ann and Ralph two outsiders that will be living with each of households, spend two eye-opening months fishing for cod and preparing authentic meals with only the bare necessities at their disposal. Both families must learn to conserve what little food they have for the duration of the summer. The women find out that cooking takes an entire day, and the men leave to fish at dawn and don't arrive home until dusk. Everyone struggles with fatigue and exhaustion. Tensions rise as personalities clash among the group and as time runs out for the outport to meet its fishing quota. Experience the remarkable ups and downs of life in Hay Cove, New Foundland. In Episode Two, everyone struggles with fatigue and exhaustion. Tensions rise as personalities clash among the group as time runs out for the outport to meet its fishing quota. With trepidation the men of Hay Cove take to the seas in period appropriate 16-foot long skiffs. Placentia Bay is a deadly body of water and the men are hesitant, but the community has gone into debt with a local merchant in order to receive their much-needed summer supplies. The men will need good luck, and long hours of labour to balance their account. The stress of this crushing debt causes te...moreless
  • A Village Called Hay Cove

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/1/06

    As seen on PBS stations comes this new "living history" series about two modern families who travel back in time to experience life as it was lived in a 1937 rural Newfoundland outport fishing community. The two families, the Wheelers and the Murrays, as well as Mary Ann and Ralph two outsiders that will be living with each of households, spend two eye-opening months fishing for cod and preparing authentic meals with only the bare necessities at their disposal. Both families must learn to conserve what little food they have for the duration of the summer. The women find out that cooking takes an entire day, and the men leave to fish at dawn and don't arrive home until dusk. Everyone struggles with fatigue and exhaustion. Tensions rise as personalities clash among the group and as time runs out for the outport to meet its fishing quota. Experience the remarkable ups and downs of life in Hay Cove, New Foundland. In Episode one the ten new residents arrive, full of adventure and hope, and begin to settle into two households, facing the rigours of life in 1937. Within days, the Wheeler home falls into turmoil as 14-year-old Anna chafes under the stern hand of 75-year-old Mary Ann, and the men summon the courage to take to the seas.moreless
  • Episode 1 and 2

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    S 1 : Ep 1 -

    Quest for the Sea Series Episode 1 and 2 is the new "living history" series from PBS about two modern families who experience life as it was lived in a 1937 rural Newfoundland outport fishing community. Two families, the Wheelers and the Murrays, as well as two outsiders that will be living with each of households, spend two eye-opening months fishing for cod and preparing authentic meals with only the bare necessities. The women find out that cooking takes an entire day, and the men leave to fish at dawn and don't arrive home until dusk. Experience the remarkable ups and downs of life in Hay Cove, New Foundland. In "Quest for the Sea Episode 1: A Village Called Hay Cove" the ten new residents arrive, full of adventure and hope, and begin to settle into two households, facing the rigours of life in 1937. In "Quest for the Sea Episode 2: King Cod" everyone struggles with fatigue and exhaustion. Tensions rise as personalities clash among the group as time runs out for the outport to meet its fishing quota. The community has gone into debt with a local merchant in order to receive their much-needed summer supplies. The stress of this crushing debt causes tensions to appear in the community and then injury strikes.moreless
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