Beachcomber to visit Maple Ridge

Jackson Davies will be at the Little Cricket Gift Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 7

Little Cricket Gift Gallery in Maple Ridge will host a book signing with celebrated actor-turned-author Jackson Davies on Saturday

Little Cricket Gift Gallery in Maple Ridge will host a book signing with celebrated actor-turned-author Jackson Davies on Saturday.

Davies teamed up with TV producer and writer Marc Strange (1941-2012) to write Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers,  which was published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Beachcombers – Canada’s longest-running dramatic TV production.

Generously illustrated with photos and memorabilia, the book features behind-the-scenes stories from the cast and crew, Beachcombers trivia, and profiles of some of its stars.

A  bestseller, Bruno and the Beach was a finalist for two B.C. Book Prizes earlier this year.

The Beachcombers aired on CBC TV from 1972 to 1990 and was loved by millions of fans who tuned in on Sunday nights to follow the heartwarming hijinx of a cast of characters that included Nick (Bruno Gerussi), Relic (Robert Clothier), Jesse (Pat John), Molly (Rae Brown) and Constable John Constable (Jackson Davies).

The stories told in The Beachcombers (or Beach, as it was called by both industry insiders and locals) dealt with conflict, danger, politics, Hollywood stars, international gun smuggling, death, biker gangs, high-speed police shootouts—and that’s when the cameras weren’t rolling.

Davies has acted in over 160 stage shows across Canada and has appeared in over 300 TV shows and thirty movies.

He is also only one of two Canadians ever to be made an Honorary Sergeant of the RCMP.

Davies will be available to sign books and answer questions about The Beachcombers at this special event at Little Cricket Gift Gallery. The store is located at 102-22347 Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. For more information about the book signing, please phone (604) 476-1234.

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