Guinevere Jones (2002)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Australia , Canada   |  
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The Canadian-Australian fantasy series Guinevere Jones offered a hip 21st century spin on the King Arthur legend. The heroine, 14-year-old Gwen Jones (Tamara Hope), was abruptly uprooted from her Canadian home town by her mother and moved to suburban Melbourne, Australia. Resentful over being thrust into an alien environment with kids she didn't like, Gwen had no way of knowing that her mom had done this to save her life. It seemed that Gwen was the descendant of King Arthur of Camelot, and as such was in danger of being destroyed by the combined dark forces of her ancestor's enemies, chief among them the sorceress Morgana La Fey (Mercia Deane). When her mom was declared insane and put in an institution, Gwen was placed in a foster home, where she at last found a few friends and kindred spirits in the forms of her foster brother and sister. Meanwhile, the spirit of Merlin the Magician (Ted Hamilton) hovered about to make certain that Gwen was able to thwart evil and restore old-fashioned honor and chivalry to the world -- whether she wanted to or not. Debuting over Canada's YTV cable service on May 4, 2002, Guinevere Jones premiered six days later on Australia's 10 Network.