Wind at My Back

Wind at My Back

1996 - 2001, Drama
Bailey family adventures in the mining community of New Bedford.

Episode Guide

  • Wind at My Back - Payback (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:


    Hub shows an interest in joining the priesthood; Grace plans her revenge on Van, but discovers she has been double crossed.

  • Wind at My Back - Secrets and Lies (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Secrets and Lies

    Grace (Kathryn Greenwood) ends her relationship with Van (Andrew Jackson), but then decides to give him another chance.

  • Wind at My Back - Crack in the Mirror (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Crack in the Mirror

    Jim Flett discovers that "The Masked Rider" is nothing like his movie persona; Grace discovers that her new husband is a con man.

  • Wind at My Back - Reconciliation (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:


    Hub helps a friend get a job at the mine; Honey swallows her pride and pays homage to May at an awards ceremony.

  • Wind at My Back - The Summer Plague (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Summer Plague

    Local merchants are concerned with the loss of business due to a polio outbreak, but Max is more concerned with the health and safety of the town.

  • Wind at My Back - Enter Eddie Jackson (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Enter Eddie Jackson

    Eddie Jackson coaches Fat at the chess championships; Hub's friend competes in the Olympics; Grace has faith in her mother's fighting spirit.

  • Wind at My Back - For God and Country (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    For God and Country

    Max (James Carroll) joins the mayoral race against Alden Cramp who is supported by May (Shirley Douglas).

  • Wind at My Back - Marriage of True Minds (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Marriage of True Minds

    Honey's former doctor threatens to ruin Max's anniversary plans; Hub and Fat learn lessons about love.

  • Wind at My Back - The Spanish Prisoner (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Spanish Prisoner

    Grace (Kathryn Greenwood) becomes part of a professional con job when she joins what she believes to be a prank. With Andrew Jackson.

  • Wind at My Back - New Girls in Town (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    New Girls in Town

    The family must come to terms with its' attitudes when May gets a new caretaker.

  • Wind at My Back - The Trick Cyclist (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Trick Cyclist

    May's family comes together to help her after she is left paralyzed by a stroke.

  • Wind at My Back - Oh Happy Day (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Oh Happy Day

    Honey tries to regain the town's business when she reopens the beauty parlor; Grace and Van elope; May has a stroke.

  • Wind at My Back - Coming of Age (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Coming of Age

    A mysterious stranger aggressively pursues Grace (Kathryn Greenwood); Fat (Tyrone Savage) learns a hard lesson about gambling.

  • Wind at My Back - The Foolish Heart (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Foolish Heart

    Archie tries to step up his relationship with Toppy; Pritchard's grandparents arrive and threaten to separate him from his father; Alice must make an important decision.

  • Wind at My Back - A Formal Affair (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    A Formal Affair

    Hub pulls out all the stops to escort Laura to the Toronto Winter Ball; Toppy gets stuck between the demands of her resentful daughter and her soon-to-be former husband.

  • Wind at My Back - A Family Again (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    A Family Again

    The Bailey's get ready to welcome Honey home; Alice must make a life-changing decision; May rethinks her feelings for Eddy.

  • Wind at My Back - The Wild Blue Yonder (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Wild Blue Yonder

    A well-known flying ace lands in New Bedford, causing Ollie to question whether he himself has reached the heights he once expected.

  • Wind at My Back - Murmur Most Foul (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Murmur Most Foul

    Max writes a mystery story for a contest and Callie becomes convinced she is the target of a murder plot.

  • Wind at My Back - The Shadow Boxer (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Shadow Boxer

    Fat's obsession with beating his opponent in the ring is fueled by his resentment toward his more athletic brother.

  • Wind at My Back - Remembrance Day (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Remembrance Day

    Alden (Dan MacDonald) is forced to face his past; Roolie (Moira Wylie) denies the existence of her estranged son, Karl (Dennis O'Connor).

  • Wind at My Back - Faith Healer (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Faith Healer

    A sensational evangelist (Stephanie Morgenstern) takes refuge in New Bedford after she finds her faith sorely tested.

  • Wind at My Back - After Leo (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    After Leo

    Maisey finds herself reunited with her father after her grandfather dies.

  • Wind at My Back - A River Rages (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    A River Rages

    An adventure novelist's arrival in New Bedford brings Grace, Toppy, Max and Fat to reconsider life in a small town.

  • Wind at My Back - Girl in Trouble (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Girl in Trouble

    A pregnant Alice turns to Hub for support; Grace feels like she's lost her sex appeal after Ollie suggests she buys a plain-old car.

  • Wind at My Back - It Don't Mean a Thing (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    It Don't Mean a Thing

    Toppy, just separated from her husband, faces moral condemnation for trying to start her own business; swing music comes to town.

  • Wind at My Back - All This and Heaven, Too (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    All This and Heaven, Too

    Grace's quiet country vacation is interrupted by a terrifying night in the woods and a hostage situation.

  • Wind at My Back - Life on Mars (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Life on Mars

    Fat is confused by events; Grace plays a major role in Ollie and Marjorie's wedding.

  • Wind at My Back - A Mission for Honey (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    A Mission for Honey

    Honey (Cynthia Belliveau) nurses a family stricken with the flu.

  • Wind at My Back - The Forever Leap (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Forever Leap

    Honey (Cynthia Belliveau) is concerned over Hub's (Dylan Provencher) behavior.

  • Wind at My Back - Marathon (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:


    The radio station holds a dance marathon.

  • Wind at My Back - Grace of Hollywood (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Grace of Hollywood

    A film director's arrival in town fuels Grace's dreams of stardom; Fat enters a public-speaking contest.

  • Wind at My Back - The Strap (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The Strap

    Max disagrees with Principal Whitney's discipline; Grace becomes obsessed with the Dionne quintuplets.

  • Wind at My Back - New Directions (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    New Directions

    May boycotts the bank after a credit request is turned down; Del teaches orienteering skills to children.

  • Wind at My Back - Public Enemies (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Public Enemies

    The Burlesque Bandits, a local crime gang, terrorize New Bedford; a mysterious newcomer is interested in Maisy.

  • Wind at My Back - The Crystal Skull (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Crystal Skull

    May (Shirley Douglas) inherits a crystal skull with extraordinary powers; Maisy (Dalene Irvine) confronts the truth about her father.

  • Wind at My Back - The Fever (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Fever

    Hub is smitten with Alice; Del is partner in a new bus line; the boy's basketball team is challenged to an exhibition game.

  • Wind at My Back - My Beautiful Mom (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    My Beautiful Mom

    Photographer Tucker Findlay arrives for the fair and tries to con the townspeople; Toppy's daughter Doris visits.

  • Wind at My Back - The Long Weekend (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Long Weekend

    Hub, Fat and Daisy (Dylan Provencher, Tyrone Savage, Dalene Irvine) enter the New Bedford Bed Race; Grace (Kathryn Greenwood) resigns herself to being a spinster.

  • Wind at My Back - The Resurrection of May (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Resurrection of May

    May Bailey fights to get back Silver Dome Mine; Luc Gerrard woos Grace with business motives in mind.

  • Wind at My Back - Smiling Through (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Smiling Through

    Luc (Carl Marotte) agrees to lend May (Shirley Douglas) money; Honey (Cynthia Belliveau) goes into labor.

  • Wind at My Back - Of All That Human Hearts Endure (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Of All That Human Hearts Endure

    May tries to hide her illness from the family.

  • Wind at My Back - A Meeting of the Clan (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    A Meeting of the Clan

    Cousin Jessie unexpectedly visits New Bedford; Max discovers iron ore deposits on suspected worthless land; May meets Hugo Gerrard and his son Luc.

  • Wind at My Back - A Ghost of a Chance (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    A Ghost of a Chance

    Honey and Max (Cynthia Belliveau, James Carroll) take a weekend trip to Toronto, leaving Grace and Del (Kathryn Greenwood, Ron Lea) to watch the children.

  • Wind at My Back - Radio Waves (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Radio Waves

    Grace is hired as manager of the local radio station, but her cancellation of the Rev. Milo's Bible Hour outrages the community.

  • Wind at My Back - Careers (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:


    Max and Honey seek support for a career day at school; Hub vows to run the mine someday; Fat rethinks a possible police career.

  • Wind at My Back - By Gosh or By Golly (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    By Gosh or By Golly

    Honey's (Cynthia Belliveau) happy announcement gets different reactions; Leo (Gordon Pinsent) helps May (Shirley Douglas) with the striking workers.

  • Wind at My Back - The Champ (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Champ

    Kid Dynamite creates excitement when the World Wrestling Tour comes to New Bedford; Uncle Joe proves he's a champion when the wrestlers skip town.

  • Wind at My Back - Summer Dreams, Summer Nightmares (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Summer Dreams, Summer Nightmares

    Bob fights to save his marriage and the mine; Del helps Ollie try to win Grace; the town turns hostile toward the Baileys after a mine explosion.

  • Wind at My Back - Triple Trouble (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Triple Trouble

    An old prospector returns to town with his rebellious granddaughter in tow.

  • Wind at My Back - The Agony Column (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Agony Column

    Grace (Kathryn Greenwood) wows New Bedford with her secret identity as radio advice psychologist Dr. Veronica Love.

  • Wind at My Back - Never Sleep Three in a Bed (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Never Sleep Three in a Bed

    The blended family struggle to adjust in their small quarters.

  • Wind at My Back - Many Happy Returns (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Many Happy Returns

    Honey (Cynthia Belliveau) accepts Max's marriage proposal; May interferes as Max and Honey plan to leave New Bedford.

  • Wind at My Back - Back in My Arms Again (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Back in My Arms Again

    Honey (Cynthia Belliveau) tries to bring baby Violet home, which creates problems in the Bailey household.

  • Wind at My Back - Moving Mountains (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Moving Mountains

    May (Shirley Douglas) tries to rescue Hub (Dylan Provencher) from the friends that she believes are a bad influence.

  • Wind at My Back - Chasing Rainbows (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Chasing Rainbows

    The boys scheme to make money to buy Honey a birthday present; May gets blamed when fund-raising proceeds are missing.

  • Wind at My Back - No Place Like Home (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    No Place Like Home

    While Honey tries to bring the baby home, Uncle Joe brings other troubles when he pays a surprise visit to New Bedford.

  • Wind at My Back - Aunt Grace's Wedding (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Aunt Grace's Wedding

    May (Shirley Douglas) disapproves of Graces' (Kathryn Greenwood) plan to join Judd (Dan Redican) at an out-of-town wedding.

  • Wind at My Back - Train to Nowhere (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Train to Nowhere

    Aunt Toppy (Robing Craig) becomes consumed with producing one of Max's (James Carroll) old, unsold radio plays for the stage.

  • Wind at My Back - Moonshine Struck (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Moonshine Struck

    Dealing with a new job and a difficult mother-in-law, Honey finds herself attracted to a charming, yet self-centered police officer.

  • Wind at My Back - Something From Nothing (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Something From Nothing

    Fat plays a small role in a Chautaugua show; Aunt Grace helps Honey when hardship forces her into a charity shelter.

  • Wind at My Back - My Dog Pal (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    My Dog Pal

    Though everyone is relieved that Hub and Fat no longer have to watch over Pal, the collie refuses to leave Hub's side.

  • Wind at My Back - A Family of Independent Means (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    A Family of Independent Means

    Honey faces her limitations when she cannot find another job; Hub and Fat look to win first prize at the Fall Fair Human Pyramid contest.

  • Wind at My Back - No Way of Telling (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    No Way of Telling

    Hub and Fat (Dylan Provencher, Tyrone Savage) fantasize about collecting the reward offered for information about a bank robbery.

  • Wind at My Back - Four Walls and a Roof (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Four Walls and a Roof

    Honey looks for work in another city; misfortune follows Hub and Fat when they run away from their grandmother's house.

  • Wind at My Back - Four Walls and a Roof (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Four Walls and a Roof

    Facing bankruptcy and life without her recently deceased husband, Honey is forced by her mother-in-law to give up her children.