The Whiteoaks of Jalna

The Whiteoaks Of Jalna

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The Whiteoaks of Jalna was a 1972 Canadian television drama miniseries, based on the novel by Mazo de la Roche. At CAD 2 million, it set a record expense at the time for a Canadian television miniseries. The series was exported internationally including the United Kingdom and France. Scriptwriting was led by Timothy Findley, supported by Claude Harz and Graeme Woods.


  • Due to the convoluted nature of the storyline, which jumped back and forth between the 1850s to the 1970s, CBC published a family tree of the characters in the miniseries, so viewers could follow the story.
  • The miniseries was originally planned to extend beyond 13 episodes, but production was curtailed by the CBC technicians' strike that year.
  • Despite this being a CBC production, the original run of the mini-series was blacked out on CKLW-TV in Windsor, Ontario (then partially owned by the CBC), as the CBC originally planned to sell the series to an American network or syndicator. Such a sale did not materialize.
  • The miniseries was rebroadcast in 1974, but was re-edited with extra footage added and some scenes (especially those taking place in the modern day) cut.


  • TV North: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Canadian Television, by Peter Kenter and Martin Levin

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  • , accessed 10 September 2006

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