Arctic Air

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Arctic Air
Title card for Arctic Air.jpg
GenreDrama
FormatAdventure
Created byIan Weir
Written byBob Carney
Sarah Dodd
Susin Nielsen
Ian Weir
James Taylor Phillips
Jordan Wheeler
Directed byJames Dunnison
Robert Lieberman
Michael Rohl
Gary Harvey
StarringAdam Beach
Pascale Hutton
Carmen Moore
Kevin McNulty
Timothy Webber
John Reardon
Adam DiMarco
Sera-Lys McArthur
Tanaya Beatty
Brian Markinson
Leah Gibson
Jaren Brandt Bartlett
Aleks Paunovic
Emilie Ullerup
Theme music composerTim McCauley[1]
Opening themeTagaq (singer)[1]
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes23
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Chechik
Gabriela Schonbach
Ian Weir
Gary Harvey
Editor(s)Lara Mazur
Rick Martin
Franco Pante
CinematographyBruce Worrall
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Omni Film Productions
DistributorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast
Original channelCBC Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 10, 2012 – present
External links
Official website
 
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Arctic Air
Title card for Arctic Air.jpg
GenreDrama
FormatAdventure
Created byIan Weir
Written byBob Carney
Sarah Dodd
Susin Nielsen
Ian Weir
James Taylor Phillips
Jordan Wheeler
Directed byJames Dunnison
Robert Lieberman
Michael Rohl
Gary Harvey
StarringAdam Beach
Pascale Hutton
Carmen Moore
Kevin McNulty
Timothy Webber
John Reardon
Adam DiMarco
Sera-Lys McArthur
Tanaya Beatty
Brian Markinson
Leah Gibson
Jaren Brandt Bartlett
Aleks Paunovic
Emilie Ullerup
Theme music composerTim McCauley[1]
Opening themeTagaq (singer)[1]
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes23
Production
Executive producer(s)Michael Chechik
Gabriela Schonbach
Ian Weir
Gary Harvey
Editor(s)Lara Mazur
Rick Martin
Franco Pante
CinematographyBruce Worrall
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Omni Film Productions
DistributorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast
Original channelCBC Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 10, 2012 – present
External links
Official website

Arctic Air is a Canadian drama television series airing on CBC Television on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. CBC renewed Arctic Air for a 13-episode second season, which premiered on January 9, 2013. CBC has announced that a third season will air in 2014.

Synopsis[edit]

Arctic Air is about a Yellowknife-based maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. The owners are Mel Ivarson, an old school bush pilot, and Bobby Martin, the son of Ivarson's deceased partner. Episodes focus on interpersonal conflicts between the characters as well as dramatic flying missions with their aging fleet of Douglas DC-3s, de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otters and other aircraft. Each episode has one or more flying missions.[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No.#TitleDirected byWritten byViewers (million)Original air date
11"Out of a Clear Blue Sky"Paul ShapiroIan Weir1.055[3][4]January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)
Bobby returns to Yellowknife; a dangerous storm forces Mel to ditch his plane. 
22"All In"James DunnisonJames Phillips0.885[5]January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
Bobby gambles Mel's plane in a poker game; a DC-3 runs out of fuel at 5000 feet. 
33"Hijacked"Mike RohlBob Carney1.074[6]January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
An Arctic Air flight is hijacked while flying rig workers to Yellowknife. 
44"All the Vital Things"[7]Robert LiebermanSarah Dodd0.891[8]January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
Bobby lies to gain the trust of an elder. 
55"Northern Lights"[7]Anthony AtkinsJordan Wheeler0.718February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
Arctic Air may be involved in a drug overdose in a remote community. 
66"C-TVAK"[7]Mike RohlPenny Gummerson0.734February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
Bobby puts Cece's life at risk to find out how his father died. 
77"Vancouver is Such a Screwed-Up City"[7]Stacey Stewart CurtisSusin Nielsen0.784[9]February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Bobby travels south with Mel and Krista to buy a new plane and his old life in Vancouver comes back to haunt him. 
88"The Professional"Kevin FairIan Weir0.723[10]February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
Lives are at a risk when a hitman comes to Yellowknife. 
99"New North"James DunnisonIan Weir0.658[11]March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
Arctic Air gets more than it bargained for when Bobby convinces his high-rolling college roommate to invest in the company. 
1010"Drop in for Lunch"Gary HarveySarah Dodd0.963[12]March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
A routine flight from Watson Lake to Yellowknife turns deadly. 

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No.#TitleDirected byWritten byViewers (million)Original air date
111"Wildfire"Anthony AtkinsR.B. Carney0.842[13]January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09)
Bobby and Krista attempt to rescue a group of stranded tourists from a raging forest fire, but they need help from the rest of the Arctic Air crew if they're going to make it out alive. 
122"Bombs Away"Anthony AtkinsJordan WheelerJanuary 16, 2013 (2013-01-16)
Bobby's sister Deanna is arrested for eco-terrorist bombings, but as Bobby works to clear her name, he learns that there's one more bomb and it's been planted on an Arctic Air plane -- with Krista aboard. 
133"Open Season"Gary HarveyPenny E. GummersonJanuary 23, 2013 (2013-01-23)
Bobby and Caitlin fly to the northern hunting grounds, where they discover Nelson has been shot by the hunters he was sent there to guide. 
144"Stormy Weather"Anne WheelerSara SnowJanuary 30, 2013 (2013-01-30)
Inclement weather traps Bobby, Krista, and Blake inside an abandoned radar station, where a hidden threat lurks. 
155"Old Wounds"Gary HarveyIan WeirFebruary 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
Bobby makes a final bid to save his diamond claim by sponsoring Jim McAllister in a boxing match. 
166"Dangerous Cargo"Anne WheelerSarah DoddFebruary 13, 2013 (2013-02-13)
A biologist resorts to terrorism out of desperation, holding Krista and Bobby at gunpoint in the Arctic Air headquarters. 
177"There's Gold in Them Thar Hills"Mike RohlR.B. CarneyFebruary 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)
Arctic Air goes up against Bruce Ward and the Comstock Brothers when a dying trapper tells Dev and Cece the location of a gold claim. 
188"Secrets & Lies"Neill FearnleySarah Dodd0.693[14]March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)
Petra suspects her ex-husband is behind Connor's disappearance, leading her to team with Bobby in search of them. 
199"Hell Hath No Fury"Mike RohlIan WeirMarch 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)
Bobby is tasked with reining in a troubled rock star during the northern leg of her comeback tour. 
2010"Skeletons in the Closet"Neill FearnleyLarry BambrickMarch 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)
Bobby and Mel are left stranded in an isolated community when their DC-3 is shot up on the airstrip. 
2111"Blood Is Thicker Than Water"Kevin FairSusan Nielsen0.605[15]April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)
Krista's mother comes to town and turns her daughter's life upside down. 
2212"Fool Me Once"Amanda TappingDerek Thompson & Ian WeirApril 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)
Blake's sister crashes a couples weekend in Calgary; where Krista learns Bobby and Petra kissed. 
2313"Ts'inada"Kevin FairR.B. Carney, Sara Snow
& Jordan Wheeler
April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17)
Kidnappers capture Caitlin, but instead of a ransom they demand a trade for Nelson. 

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

On April 2, 2013, CBC renewed Arctic Air for a third season to air in 2014.[16]

DVD release[edit]

On November 20, 2012, Entertainment One released the complete first season on DVD in Canada.[17]

Ratings[edit]

According to CBC, the total audience for the first episode was just over 1 million viewers.[3]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)# Ep.PremieredEndedTV SeasonViewers
(in millions)
DatePremiere Viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale Viewers
(in millions)
1Tuesday 9:00pm10
January 10, 2012
1.055[3]
March 13, 2012
0.963[12]20120.965[18]
2Wednesday 9:00pm13
January 9, 2013
0.842[13]
April 17, 2013
TBA2013TBA

Man of the North[edit]

CBC Television has created an online series titled Man of the North as a supporting material. Episodes are 2–3 minutes each.[19]

Online games[edit]

In support for the show, there has also been online games on the official website. The game is titled Arctic Air Adventure.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Download the Arctic Air Theme Song - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  2. ^ "About the Show - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "ARCTIC AIR SOARS TO RECORD HEIGHTS IN SERIES DEBUT ON CBC TELEVISION". CBC Television. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  6. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Arctic Air: Episode Guide". Zap2it. TvGuide.ca. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  9. ^ "Toronto Events What To Do in Toronto Things To Do Toronto Fun". Toronto.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  10. ^ "TV Feeds My Family: The Brioux Report: Canada's Got Ratings". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  11. ^ Brioux, Bill (2012-03-14). "TV Feeds My Family: The Brioux Report: Big Bang wins another week". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  12. ^ a b Brioux, Bill (2012-03-21). "TV Feeds My Family: Brioux Report: Big Bang goes Missing". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  13. ^ a b "TV Feeds My Family: Murdoch Mysteries lifts CBC's premiere week". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  14. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/309815927829061632
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/319954457473449988
  16. ^ "Battle of the Blades returns to CBC - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News". Cbc.ca. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  17. ^ "Arctic Air DVD news: Announcement for Arctic Air - The Complete 1st Season". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  18. ^ Wild, Diane. "Arctic Air boasts record season for CBC | TV, eh?". Tv-eh.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  19. ^ "Arctic Air | Webisodes - Man of the North (Ep.1) - Lights, Camera, Action! | Watch Full Episodes Online". Cbc.ca. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  20. ^ "Arctic Air Adventure - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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