SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

The Waltons

Genres: Drama

Rate:

10.0

Add to Show Favourites

Seasons


Season 1

The show was created by Earl Hamner Jr. and was based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and the series pilot was a TV movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story broadcast in 1971.

The family, consisting of John and Olivia Walton and their seven children, as well as John's aging parents, Zeb and Esther, struggles to live a decent life during the Great Depression and the Second World War. John Walton and his father operate a lumber mill, with the Walton sons helping out in the business as they grew older.

The audience follows the family's story through the eyes of John-Boy, the eldest son and an aspiring novelist. In the signature scene that closed each episode, the viewer sees the family house draped in darkness, save for one light in an upstairs window. Through voice-overs, each character bids the other good-night until the last good-night from John Walton, Sr. to his son: "Good night, John-Boy." "Good night, everyone" -- and the last light in the house clicks off.


Season 1 Cast

as
Ben Walton

as
Curtis Norton

as
Elizabeth Walton

as
Erin Walton

as
Esther "Grandma" Walton

as
Ike Godsey

as
James Robert "Jim Bob" Walton

as
Jason Walton

as
John "John-Boy" Walton

as
John Walton, Snr

as
Mary Ellen Walton

as
Narrator

as
Olivia "Livie" Walter

as
Rev. Matthew Fordwick

as
Zeb "Grandpa" Walton

LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Follow a journey down Blood Road on SABC3 or do some more Flirty Dancing on BBC Lifestyle.


2020 SAMAs: all the winners

The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.


New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.


Road to Destiny Teasers - September 2020

Luis is found not guilty but lands up in jail!


Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020

Candela has an accident. Also, Emanuel is missing.


Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020

Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.


New on TV today: Friday 7 August

Discover the secret world of Tiny Creatures on Netflix or learn about The Persians on BBC Earth.


Meet Uzalo's Criminal Enemy No. 1

Hold your breath KwaMashu... this is the intel on the new badge in town, played by Jet Novuka. 10 things you must know.


The Way To Paradise 3 Teasers - September 2020

New season alert! Eight months have passed and Martin escapes. Also, Valentina is kidnapped.


The Way To Paradise 2 Teasers - September 2020

Season 2 finale! Cahlo gives kill instructions.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






10-Day Clean Eating Challenge

×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.