Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, the stories by Stephen Leacock, are considered by many to be the classic Canadian humorous tales. They were first published 100 years ago in 1912, and to celebrate this CBC is bringing Sunshine Sketches back to your television.
60 years ago, Timothy Findley starred in a CBC adaptation of the series, in the first ever English-language drama to be broadcast on Canadian television. This month, on the 12th, Sunshine Sketches is back - and with an incredible cast to boot.
Blending fact with fiction, Leacock's creation will come alive and the story of his own life, literature and legacy will be told in the made for television movie. Gordon Pinsent stars as Stephen Leacock in his elder days, while the cast also includes Jill Hennessy as Agnes Leacock, Donal Logue as Josh Smith, Colin Mochrie as Judge Pepperleigh and Debra McGrath as Mrs. Pepperleigh. That's not all, also starring are Caroline Rhea, Ron James, Sean Cullen, Peter Keleghan, Leah Pinsent, Patrick McKenna and even more. Look out for some musical names too, including Keshia Chanté and Geddy Lee.
Head to the Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town website to see a longer preview, a huge photo gallery of the production of the movie, and much more. Check out some of our favourites are below...