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Wind at My Back 

A recently widowed mother loses her children to a cold mother-in-law in Ontario during the Great Depression.

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Kevin Sullivan
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shirley Douglas ...  May Bailey 65 episodes, 1996-2001
Kathryn Greenwood ...  Grace Bailey / ... 65 episodes, 1996-2001
Dylan Provencher Dylan Provencher ...  Hub Bailey 65 episodes, 1996-2001
Tyrone Savage ...  Fat Bailey 65 episodes, 1996-2001
James Carroll James Carroll ...  Max Sutton / ... 64 episodes, 1996-2001
Robin Craig ...  Toppy Bailey / ... 49 episodes, 1996-2001
Cynthia Belliveau ...  Honey Sutton / ... 39 episodes, 1996-1999
Dalene Irvine Dalene Irvine ...  Maisey McGinty 38 episodes, 1997-2001
Lynne Griffin ...  Callie Cramp / ... 31 episodes, 1997-2001
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Storyline

The bankrupcy of their hardware store forces Jack and Honey Bailey to move their young family to New Bedford, a small town where Jack's affluent family owns a silver mine. When Jack is killed in an accident soon after their arrival, his mother informs Honey that she is no longer welcome in the Bailey home. Knowing that she cannot support her three children on her own, Honey is forced to leave them with her mother-in-law while she looks for work in a nearby town. Set in Ontario in the 1930s, "Wind at My Back" follows Honey, her children and the Bailey family through the era known as the Great Depression. Written by Orson Wright <orwright@hotmail.com>

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Szelek szárnyán See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The title of the series comes from the old Irish saying, spoken by Joe Callaghan about what his brother-in-law, Jack Bailey, used to say: "May the road always rise to meet your feet, and may the wind always be at your back." See more »

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Referenced in The Boys Club (1996) See more »

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Great show. Well worth watching.
19 February 2014 | by moonflwr671-928-717093See all my reviews

I absolutely loved Wind At My Back. The characters are well developed and the storyline is believable and well executed. Seeing this era brought to life is a remarkable experience, not only in the detail of the town, clothing, cars, etc, but the remarkable actors brought the characters to life so beautifully. Wind At My Back hearkens back to a simpler time when life seemed less complicated but never allowing you to forget that it was a very difficult time. Sit back and enjoy this unique show, share the joys and heartaches of the characters and let yourself fall into the 1930's because you most certainly will. You won't be sorry you watched it. I only wish there were more.


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