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Anne Of Green Gables

Airs Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV

Megan Follows as Anne Shirley in the television series

Credit: American Public Television

Above: Megan Follows as Anne Shirley in the television series "Anne Of Green Gables."

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Megan Follows, Tony Award-winner Colleen Dewhurst and Academy Award-nominee Richard Farnsworth give unparalleled performances in this celebrated public television favorite, "Anne Of Green Gables," based on the international best-selling novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Filmed amidst the spectacular scenery of Prince Edward Island, Canada, this Emmy Award-winning production follows the provocative life drama of orphan Anne Shirley (Megan Follows), from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman.

In this episode, Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthbert’s farm on Prince Edward Island, called “Green Gables.” She is a precocious, romantic child, desperate to be loved and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks.

In her own unique headstrong manner, Anne manages to insult the town matriarch, Rachel Lynde (Patricia Hamilton) in a dispute over her looks; smashes her slate over Gilbert Blythe’s (Jonathan Crombie) head ... when he calls her “carrots” during her first day of school; and accidentally dyes her hair green in an effort to turn her red hair black and salvage her wounded pride.

Marilla Cuthbert is shocked and beside herself to know how she will cope with this sensitive, headstrong child so desperate to fit in. But shy, gentle Matthew is always there to defend Anne and hold her up on a pedestal.

Megan Follows Interview

In this interview, Megan Follows talks about playing the title character in the "Anne Of Green Gables" miniseries. She became iconic in her role, and captured the spunk and honesty of her character.

Behind the Scenes of "Anne Of Green Gables"

A look behind the scenes of "Anne Of Green Gables."

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