Hawco in the GTO

It was raining the better part of the day in St. John’s - in fact when we reached the location set at 1:34pm it was pouring...and can I just say right here and now....I love the rain!!!  Were it not for the torrential down pour we may not have had as much time with the incredibly busy star, writer, producer, etc., etc., etc. of the CBC hit series Republic of Doyle.  The cast and crew were shooting in the city of St. John’s, NL (as per usual) with no signs of slowing down in their second season – so to get Allan Hawco for any length of time is a break indeed.  AND since they had no other dry alternative we got to shoot the whole interview from inside the GTO – talk about your breaks...did I mention I love the rain?  And since we’re on the subject I’m quite taken with Mr. Hawco too.  He was gracious with his precious time – as you will see in the interview – he was pulled away throughout to check a shot or play Jake Doyle, but he was ‘present’ when he did return and he was very open with his answers about his career, the series, and his love of the homeland. He was honest and funny and yes...I’m smitten.  SABS 

Programming note:

We’ll have to wait until January 2011 for season 2 to commence but fortunately you can catch any episode you’ve missed as CBC is rerunning the first season again on Friday nights.  For more information visit: www.cbc.ca/republicofdoyle

Positioning Note:

SABS stellar camera person in NL.  A dream really – great eye, great spirit, great height...and by that I mean 5’ 9”.  We were glad of the great spirit when she had to fit her great height into the not so great passenger seat floor section of the GTO and still ensure a great eye for this beyond great get.  Mel B. we salute you!!!


  1. LOL - nice job! Great, fun interview!

    Comment by Christopher richardson — August 18, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  2. Enjoyed the interview. Great job! I am also happy you mentioned my hometown, Holyrood. It is a beautiful place!

    Comment by Irene Martin — August 18, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

  3. Great to be in touch with home. Your site helps with missing the culture of NL. Good job with the Alan Hawco interview, you lucky devil, you; I'm green with envy!

    Comment by D. Maria Paul — August 19, 2010 @ 8:59 am

  4. Oh I'm so happy to have seen this. I know your parents very well and they are always talking about you. Amazing job! You sound just like your Mom..so cute. Tell them I said hello.

    Comment by Penny Carroll — August 25, 2010 @ 10:44 am

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