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My Hometown

Grade Levels: 3 - 5
Website: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/myhometown
Next Airing: Mon, Aug 21st, 2017 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV

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Enjoy and learn from the ups and downs of life with Tommy Thompson and his friends and family in a small Canadian town.

Episodes:

  • Secrets of the Heart

    Eddie is reminiscing over the fishing trip he took annually with his father. His mom encourages him to keep this weekend tradition, go fishing, take some friends. With his enthusiasm to share his secret fishing spot, Eddie convinces his friends to come too. The weekend of fishing and camaraderie bring Eddie's father#s tradition into the next generation and allows Eddie to heal yet a little more.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 21st, 2017 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:28
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • My Brother's Keeper

    Thomas regards his bright and accomplished older brother, Dennis with awe and admiration. Dennis is now preparing to leave his home and family for university. As Dennis has a goodbye drink with his friends, Thomas becomes concerned that Dennis may drink and drive. A comedy of errors unfolds only to underscore Thomas' love and devotion for his older brother and his anxiety of being separated from him.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:38
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Magic Hour

    Thomas' interest in magic leads him to promise a magic show to the local hospital. Little sister, Tracy wants to be part of this exciting event but she is such a pain! She thinks she knows it all especially when Thomas is having trouble getting anything to work! A series of events renders Thomas' friends unable to assist him with the show but Thomas must keep his promise to his audience! Tracy forgives Thomas for shutting her out and helps him make the show a success.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Running From Love

    Thomas and Simon are aching for a summer adventure. After much debate, the parents approve a weekend bicycle and camping trip. On the road, they meet a young teen, Danny, who joins them. The boys are impressed with Danny's apparent freedom, but become alarmed when they realize that he is a runaway.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:29
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Simon's Lottery

    Simon Chiu, Thomas' best friend follows tradition and is a dutiful son. However, he is getting just a little tired of his boring life and of working for his own father! Thomas pushes Simon to hold a lottery. The townspeople buy lottery tickets in hopes of winning Simon's services for the summer. The scheme and the boys' friendship turns sour when Ms. Crabbe wins the lottery and makes Simon her slave. Both boys agonize over the consequences and recognize that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Politics and Promises

    Thomas is talked into running for Junior President of the Student Council. He feels this is not his strength, but is swept up by the attention the limelight offers. Eddie, his more sophisticated, but less popular friend tutors Thomas and even writes his speech. Thomas finally finds the courage to stand up for himself and his friend, Eddie.

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 24th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Uncle's Birthday

    The chance of a lifetime! Simon has invited Thomas to go to an NHL hockey game at centre ice! Meanwhile, Thomas' mom is insisting that he attend a very special birthday party she is planning for Uncle George on that same day. Thomas has no luck in escaping the party and gradually realizes this is not just a birthday party. He discovers that Uncle George is fighting a deadly disease. Thomas learns very quickly how to honor those he loves.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 25th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:38
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Three's a Crowd

    Thomas develops a hopeless crush on Susan, the prettiest and most popular girl in school. Against their better judgment, his best friends, Simon and Lisa try to help him. Unfortunately, Susan is not serious about Thomas. Thomas seems to be a 'fool for love' and is oblivious to Susan's insincerity and Lisa's true feelings.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 28th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • No Place Like Home

    CPR classes are being offered at Thomas' school and all students are expected to attend. Thomas does not take this opportunity seriously and feels he has more interesting things to do. He and Barry camp out late into the night, only to be in very poor shape to learn anything about lifesaving the next day. Thomas learns a lesson about responsibility as he can only stand and watch when a life threatening emergency arises.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • I'll Recognize You

    Uncle George has finally recovered from his long illness and is getting his life back in order. Accompanied by Simon, Thomas travels to his Uncle George's to help out. During the bus trip, the boys reminisce over their longtime friendship and pledge their loyalty to each other. How could they know that their friendship and in fact their caring for Uncle George will be sorely tested by the beautiful girl next door?

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:28
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Midnight Bowling

    Lisa develops a crush on Josh Jordan, the captain of the football team and decides she must attend the high school dance in order to win his heart. Even though her parents say she is too young to go, she schemes with Thomas and attends anyway. She gets caught in her own web of deception and realizes that honesty is the best policy.

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 30th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:36
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Life's Lessons

    Simon's overly cautious and polite manner slots him as unexciting to his peers. He finally achieves a sense of belonging when he excels at track and makes the team. Thomas, however, is not too happy now that he has no tutor in math! Thomas and Simon learn the true meaning of friendship.

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Haunted Poetry

    A heritage project leads Thomas to explore the mysterious story of the local 'haunted house' and the two old women who lived there in isolation. Thomas and his friends learn the truth about the ladies and realize that town prejudices and gossip had dealt the ladies a great injustice.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 1st, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Simon's Run

    Simon's overly cautious and polite manner slots him as unexciting to his peers. He finally achieves a sense of belonging when he excels at track and makes the team. Thomas, however, is not too happy now that he has no tutor in math! Thomas and Simon learn the true meaning of friendship.

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 4th, 2017 at 3:02 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Unforgettable / Remembrance Day / Veteran's Day

    Miss Kaplan's cats are special to her they are her only companions. Thomas, her paperboy never has time for 'tea and conversation' with this elderly lady, yet she thinks the world of him and hires him to look after her cats for the weekend. While in her home, Thomas and his friends begin to understand that Miss Kaplan, in fact had loved ones and 'a life.' When Miss Kaplan returns home to honour her brother at Remembrance day services, the concept of personal loss becomes just a little clearer to Thomas and his friends.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 5th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Because I Do Things

    The soccer team looks doomed --until Dylan and Tracy join and start organizing! In fact, Dylan and Tracy become the engine behind the machine. Little do Tracy and the team know that they will have to summon all of their strength and courage to see Dylan through the challenge of his lifehe --has been diagnosed with cancer.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 5th, 2017 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:27
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Mr. Potter Goes To School

    Eddie and several other students just don't take Mr. Potter, their Math teacher seriously. After all, he talks to them with hesitation, he is incredibly forgetful and he can't even seem to manage his own finances his house is up for sale! He's just crazy! But when Mr. Potter recognizes that Eddie, Thomas and the others have cheated on their math test, he finds a way to teach them responsibility for their actions. Not only do they learn math they develop a new respect and affection for Mr. Potter's unique character.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 6th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Santa's Bond

    Thomas is just loving making fun of Tracy because she believes in Santa Claus. He takes great advantage of her belief too-- she will do just about anything Thomas asks in order to be in Santa's good books. How quickly perspectives can change! With potential tragedy close at hand, Thomas, Simon and their families deeply feel the need to believe in Santa's magic. Tracy's faith takes on a whole new meaning.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 7th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Under My Skin

    Dennis comes home from college --with his new girlfriend. The family members do their best to adjust to this weird and wonderful girl! Thomas, however, decides to take action. In trying to manipulate the situation, Thomas comes close to losing that which is most dear to him the love and respect of his older brother.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 8th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Party's Over

    The party of the year --and it's Thomas' initiation into the big time --the older high school crowd! He can't wait, but he's supposed to baby-sit his little sister, Tracy. Of course, Thomas comes up with a scheme-- but this time, he learns that he can't forget his responsibilities --there's a price to pay for putting himself first.

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 11th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • He's My Brother

    The Thompson family has all the legal papers together and is finally adopting Alex. He is now a real member of the family-- Thomas' brother! Everyone seems so happy! Thomas, however, is not so sure. Alex's marks and achievements are skyrocketing and Thomas feels just a little annoyed. Thomas sets on a path to prove his own worth and also to discredit Alex. Thomas discovers something quite different from what he was so determined to prove -- something so much more valuable.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 12th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Do You Believe It Is Cool To Be A Good Kid?

    Thomas trades his precious comic collection against an expensive art book with Barry for one week. When an accident ruins the book, Thomas gets much more than he bargained for.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 12th, 2017 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Rock Challenge

    Thomas can't believe it the hottest rock group in the country will be playing only an hour away, in the big city. There's no way Thomas' parents will let him go to that concert -- so why not find a way to bring the group right into Maplewood!

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Follow Your Bliss

    Career choices in grade eight? Thomas figures it's a little early for such major decisions. He really objects to the apprenticeship 'taste test' that he and his fellow students must endure to discover their true callings. It becomes evident, however, that this is not about finding one's job -- it's about finding one's passion. After that, everything else will fall into place.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 14th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:36
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Have a Good Time!

    Thomas' parents must go away and decide to trust the children on their own for 24 hours. Many lessons are learned in this short period of time -- by both children and parents!

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 15th, 2017 at 3:04 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Moped Blues

    Thomas is ecstatic! He has just won a scooter in a contest and he can't wait to ride it. Thomas' parents, however are not quite so thrilled. They think that Thomas is too young for such an engine and tell him he must sell it. Each family member has a different reaction to this 'luck.'

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 18th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Crossroads

    Growing into one's own self is a long and sometimes difficult process. At the age of 14, it can be particularly confusing. Simon finds that his place on the swim team is demanding so much time that he must drop out of Scouts. Thomas decides to drop out too --but he soon finds that another's choices should not necessarily be one's own.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 19th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Grandma's Chair

    Thomas is shocked when he discovers that not only his grandmother's house is being sold, but all her furniture too. He wants to save her old rocking chair for himself, but problems are coming his way...

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 19th, 2017 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:36
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Take a Long Look

    Lisa is thrilled with her part in the school play, but suddenly, it looks like the whole thing might not make curtain call. Thomas jumps in to save the day, grabbing the part Bucky was quietly contemplating for himself. Thomas' action and lack of true commitment puts something quite different into jeopardy.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 20th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Give the Guy a Chance

    It looks like Eddie's Dad will soon become Thomas' Dad's boss. Eddie is delighted with the opportunity to lord it over Thomas. He just won't let up. Meanwhile, at home, Thomas' Dad won't let up either. He wants the kids to know that life is not easy and they must tow the strict Thompson family line. As pressure mounts and Thomas is feeling so sorry for himself, destiny delivers a shocking wake-up call.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 21st, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Healing Dreams

    Grieving had been unknown territory for Eddie - but now, at 16 he is mourning the loss of his father. Unable to share such grief with his friends, Eddie just shuts them out. With the wisdom of experience, Mr. Deschenes and Mr. Hodge engage Eddie in restoring a boat to use for fishing -- one of Eddie's dad's favorite pastimes. Healing begins and Eddie renews a connection with the community and friends who care about him.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 22nd, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:29
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • The Big Choice

    School is almost over! Thomas and Simon are buying a kayak together and planning their summer adventures. Yes, Thomas has found many diversions to ignore his failing marks --he believes that things will just work out. But reality soon hits when Thomas learns he must attend summer school or fail!

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 25th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:28
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • A Place to Belong

    Approaching his 80th birthday and oblivious to the concern of others, Mr. Deschenes decides to run for mayor of the town. His contemporary, Miss Kaplan is being pressured to move away, into a 'home' in the big city. Is this living the golden years with grace? Lisa recognizes that both seniors need some assistance and comes up with creative solutions which involve the Maplewood community.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:27
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • New Kid in Town

    Cousin Alex comes to live with the Thompson family. Thomas' excitement dulls quickly when Alex's competitive spirit makes Thomas feel inadequate. After a disastrous 4H club hike in the woods, with Alex trying to prove himself, Thomas realizes that Alex needs time to adjust to being part of a family.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:24:37
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • No Time To Lose

    Simon, the town sport-hero looks like he may hit the big time in swimming. He has broken all the records and is willing to train non stop. A cottage on the lake nearby becomes training headquarters and Simon trains to exhaustion. Older brother Andrew recognizes Simon's obsession and arrives at the lake to find him floating face down in the water. This brush with death gives Simon a new respect for his limits and helps him set a more realistic training program.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:27
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Friends Grow Up

    Lisa and the boys find a cabin on an isolated cove and realize this is a great location for their own parties. They go back to town and bring the rest of their friends. Bashful attraction becomes more serious as Eddie and Kelly-Ann find a way to be alone while Simon and Lisa kindle more warmth than usual. At day's end all of the friends realize they are no longer children: they are growing up.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:27
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Young Hearts

    The Hometown friends are crossing a new threshold: dating. Thomas' sister, Tracy initiates the group with her crush on Simon and Lisa begins to follow suit. Thomas, Eddie and Kelly-Ann get involved and they all start to see each other in a different light. They conclude that friendship is still number one - dating is still too complicated for their young hearts.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 29th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:27
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Also Known As

    Alex, set on becoming a writer, has been keeping a daily journal. His integrity as a writer, brother, son and friend come into question when he has his stories published in the local paper. Alex has hurt the feelings of all those around him with his thinly disguised characters. In turn, Alex becomes the target of much criticism and learns to temper his writing and ambition with consideration.

    Next Airing: Mon, Oct 2nd, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:28
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Cherish The Gift

    After so much work on his greeting cards, Thomas has an offer from 'Bridgewater Press' to carry his line. He is thrilled, and springs into action, renting office space, buying a computer and involving friends in his new 'company.' Caught up in success, Thomas loses perspective and is overcome with stress. Humility is a key to friendship and true success!

    Next Airing: Tue, Oct 3rd, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:28
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019
  • Pride in a Prism

    Eddie's cousin from L.A. Has come to town! Rich, good looking, well traveled and experienced, this guy has everyone's head spinning with his stories - and his boasting. At first, Eddie is proud - until James starts to belittle him. Everyone follows James with his jet ski to the lake, leaving Eddie behind. While all of his fans watch, James tears around on his jet ski. The inevitable accident happens - James crashes into Thomas and Lisa in their kayak. James learns that humility and compassion are a valuable component in life.

    Next Airing: Wed, Oct 4th, 2017 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:28
    Usage rights: Expires 1/31/2019

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