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High Hopes (1978– )

TV Series | 30 min

A half-hour daytime drama taped in Toronto with both U.S. and Canadian personnel, High Hopes revolved around the character of Dr. Neal Chapman, a family counselor in the college town of Port Hamilton. The locus of the story was his large ...See moreA half-hour daytime drama taped in Toronto with both U.S. and Canadian personnel, High Hopes revolved around the character of Dr. Neal Chapman, a family counselor in the college town of Port Hamilton. The locus of the story was his large old house, with other action around Delaney College. Neal was divorced from Helen, and lived with their eighteen year old daughter, Jessica, and his mother. Neal was involved with two women: Trudy Bowen, the host of a local television talk show, and Louise Bates, the real estate agent who sold Neal the house. Louise was also a tenant in Neal's house, along with Dr. Jean Bataille and Neal's close friend, lawyer Walter Telford. When Jessica learned that she was not actually Neal's and Helen's child, but the daughter of Helen's sister, Paula Myles, she too took a sexual interest in the man who was formerly her father. An early report of the program noted, "In succeeding episodes, it is planned to introduce Jessica's real father, Trudy's parents, a lottery winner, a fire, two marriages, and a death." As if Chapman's own family problems were not enough, his role as a counselor provided the opportunity to introduce parallel plots that involved his clients. Written by Blaine Allan See less
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Updated Apr 11, 1978

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Apr 11, 1978 (Canada)

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18 cast members
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Gina Dick
Amy Sperry Amy Sperry   See fewer
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Jayne Eastwood
Louise Bates Louise Bates   See fewer
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Nuala Fitzgerald
Paula Myles Paula Myles   See fewer
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Colin Fox
Walter Telford Walter Telford   See fewer
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Cindy Girling
Principal Principal   See fewer
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Bruce Gray
Dr. Neal Chapman Dr. Neal Chapman   See fewer
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Barbara Kyle
Trudy Bowen Trudy Bowen   See fewer
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Dorothy Malone
Mrs. Herzog Mrs. Herzog   See fewer
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Marianne McIsaac
Jessica Myles (Chapman) Jessica Myles (Chapman)   See fewer
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Jan Muszynski
Dr. Dan Gerard Dr. Dan Gerard   See fewer
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Candace O'Connor
Helen Chapman Helen Chapman   See fewer
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Nehemiah Persoff
Dr. Aaron Herzog Dr. Aaron Herzog   See fewer
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Doris Petrie
Meg Chapman Meg Chapman   See fewer
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Michael Tait
Michael Stewart, Sr. Michael Stewart, Sr.   See fewer
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Gordon Thomson
Michael 'Mike' Stewart, Jr. Michael 'Mike' Stewart, Jr.   See fewer
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Deborah Turnbull
Evelyn Telford Evelyn Telford   See fewer
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Granville Van Dusen
Walter Telford Walter Telford   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 8 votes