Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 07, 1991
Status
N/A
Runtime
N/A
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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I'll Fly Away

Small-town prosecuting attorney Forrest Bedford must raise his three children after his wife is institutionalized; moody high school athlete Nathan, precocious 13-year-old Francie and troubled 6-year-old John Morgan

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TV Special: I'll Fly Away: Then And Now Aired: Oct. 11, 1993

PBS prefaces its rebroadcast of all 39 series episodes (originally aired on NBC) with this new episode in which a 60-year-old Lilly recalls to …

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  • The state in which the series takes place is never identified by name, nor through any identifying characteristics. Characters refer to counties rather than parishes, thus eliminating…
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    The state in which the series takes place is never identified by name, nor through any identifying characteristics. Characters refer to counties rather than parishes, thus eliminating Louisiana. Characters also speak of Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Mississippi, thus presumably eliminating them. We later learn that Forrest works in the Fifth District. If this refers to the Fifth Circuit of Courts, then the setting is most likely Georgia, as every other state in that district has been referred to.
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  • The character 'Forrest Bedford' was ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
  • The role of Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford was played in the pilot by Jason Paul London. When the series was picked up for more episodes, Jason was already committed to filming The Man in the…
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    The role of Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford was played in the pilot by Jason Paul London. When the series was picked up for more episodes, Jason was already committed to filming The Man in the Moon (1991)'. He suggested that his twin brother, Jeremy, replace him in the series. However, Jason took over the role again in late 1993 for the series' two-hour conclusion ("I'll Fly Away: Then & Now") when Jeremy was shooting another project.
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