1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 1 (USA/Canada)
78 x 30 minute episodes
Cable’s Family Channel, the last resting place of many of the great Westerns of the 1950s and ‘60s such as Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza, added its own with this low-budget series set in the Canadian Northwest.
The setting was an 1880s town that straddled the US/Canadian border, necessitating cooperation between lawmen from the two countries. They were Marshal Jack Craddock (Richard Comar), a rough-hewn gunfighter rooted in the rough-and-ready law-keeping ways of Dodge City, and Corporal Clive Bennett (John H. Brennan), a young, earnest Mountie who seemed to prefer twentieth-century procedure (“ Do we have a warrant?”).
Their chief clash, however, was over the affections of the town’s doctor and storekeeper, pretty Marie Dumont (Sophie Barjac), who, diplomatically, did not favour either.
Gunfights abounded in Bordertown but this being the Family Channel there was very little sex.
Historical figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and Bat Masterson passed through, and a large number of townspeople were seen on an occasional basis.
The series was filmed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, as a co-production with Canadian TV.
Marshal Jack Craddock
Corporal Clive Bennett
John H. Brennan