These Arms of Mine (TV series)

These Arms of Mine is a Canadian television drama series that aired on CBC Television in the 2000-01 television season.[1]

The show revolved around a group of professional friends in their 30s living in Vancouver, British Columbia. It centred on Alex Carter as photographer David Bishop and Shauna MacDonald as radio announcer Claire Monroe; the first episode centred on Claire's decision, after they had been in a long-distance relationship for more than a year, to move from her home in Toronto to live with David in Vancouver.[2] The series was created by Phil Savath and Susan Duligal, based in part on their own early long-distance relationship prior to marrying in 1997.[3]

The cast also included Stuart Margolin as Miles Rankin, a former American draft dodger running for Vancouver city council; Conrad Coates as Steven Armstrong, a gay drama teacher grieving the recent death of his partner to AIDS; Babz Chula as magazine editor Esme Price; Byron Lawson as her much younger restaurateur husband Amos Lee; and Colleen Rennison as Sophie, David's teenage daughter from his previous marriage.[4]

Chula won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role at the 16th Gemini Awards in 2001.[5]

The show was not a ratings success, and was not renewed for a second season.


  1. ^ "Love goes the distance: New CBC show focuses on the small moments of life". National Post, October 30, 2000.
  2. ^ "It's not easy to embrace These Arms of Mine". Ottawa Citizen, November 2, 2000.
  3. ^ "An inspiring romance: Phil Savath and Susan Duligal used their real- life love story as the basis for a new CBC comedy series, These Arms of Mine". Vancouver Sun, November 8, 2000.
  4. ^ "New CBC soap rings true". Toronto Star, November 3, 2000.
  5. ^ "Gemini show sinks to new levels". Ottawa Citizen, October 30, 2001.

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