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Bruno and the Beach

Bruno and the Beach
Your Price: $26.95 CDN
Author: Marc Strange and Jackson Davies
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 199
Pub. Date: 2012
ISBN-10: 1550175653
ISBN-13: 9781550175653

About the Book:

Bruno and the Beach is a lively, highly illustrated book celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Canada's longest running dramatic TV production, The Beachcombers, which aired on CBC TV from 1972 to 1990.

The remarkable saga of The Beachcombers — or "Beach," as it was called by both industry insiders and locals of the seaside town of Gibsons, BC, where the series was located — would never have unfolded without the show's larger-than-life star, Bruno Gerussi (Nick Adonidas). His passionate battles to keep the show on air for nearly twenty years were as dramatic as anything that occurred on camera.

Groundbreaking for its First Nations content and notable for an outstanding supporting cast that includes Robert Clothier (Relic), Pat John (Jesse) and Rae Brown (Molly), The Beachcombers is a Canadian treasure that became famous around the world. Generously illustrated with photos and memorabilia, Bruno and the Beach includes insiders' anecdotes, Beachcombers trivia, production crew pranks and personal stories of the folks who appeared on both sides of the camera.

Written by co-creator Marc Strange and series actor Jackson Davies (Constable John Constable), the book Bruno and the Beach offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of those who gathered at Molly's Reach and shaped a national pastime.

About the Author:

Marc Strange (1941-2012) was a writer, actor and co-creator of the long-running television series The Beachcombers. Between 1972 and 1990 he wrote, directed and/or story edited over seventy episodes. He later became a mystery writer and one of his books won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best original paperback.

Jackson Davies is a Canadian actor who starred as Constable John Constable for sixteen seasons of The Beachcombers, winning the TV Week Viewer's Choice Award for Best Actor four times. He is only one of only one of two Canadians ever to be made an Honorary Sergeant of the RCMP and in 1995 he was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.