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THE ENGLISHMAN’S BOY features an all-star cast including R.H. Thomson (Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story), Nicholas Campbell (DaVinci’s Inquest), Bob Hoskins (Mona Lisa), Michael Therriault (Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story), Ted Dykstra (Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion), Tantoo Cardinal (Dances With Wolves) and Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps). The mini-series, set in two centuries, is directed by Emmy Award-winning director John N. Smith and the screenplay is written by Vanderhaeghe.

THE ENGLISHMAN’S BOY introduces young Canadian actor Michael Eisner as the “Englishman’s boy” and weaves two parallel narratives into one spellbinding story. CBC Television has adapted some of this country's most compelling and popular works of Canadian literature and theatre, “ said Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV's executive director of network programming. “ Many of our most watched dramas have been rooted in Canadian literature. THE ENGLISHMAN’S BOY continues that tradition with Guy Vanderhaeghe adapting his own multi-award winning novel for television.”

The Englishman's Boy DVD is available NOW for pre-order at http://www.cbcshop.ca/and will be available at all major video retailers across Canada on March 11, 2008.