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Barney Boomer
Genre children's series
Written by Ron Krantz
Directed by Flemming Neilsen
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Stu Gilchrist
Herb Roland
Running time 20 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 12 September 1967 (1967-09-12) – 9 January 1968 (1968-01-09)
Followed by Upside Town (1968)

Barney Boomer was a Canadian children's television series which aired on CBC Television for part of the 1967-1968 programming season. Vancouver actor John Clayton portrayed the title character.


The programme was produced under the network's Schools and Youth division and filmed on location in Oakville, Ontario. The series aired four days per week from Tuesdays through Fridays as a replacement for Razzle Dazzle. Each episode aired from 16:30 Toronto time for 20 minutes followed by a short quiz show, Swingaround, which completed the half-hour time slot.

In January 1968, Barney Boomer was replaced by Upside Town, a series which retained most of the cast but with a reformulated premise which gave more emphasis to characters other than Barney. Lynne Gorman did not continue her role as Florence Kozy; her character was performed by Pam Hyatt in the new series.


Barney Boomer is a 21-year-old sailor who docked his houseboat at Sixteen Harbour in the fictional town of Cedarville, intending to meet his uncle (Rex Sevenoaks), a captain who lived in a lighthouse. Barney intended the stay at Cedarville to be brief, due to his plans to navigate the Great Lakes, However, he meets Florence Kozy (Lynne Gorman), who persuades him to establish a business in the town.


  • John Clayton - Barney Boomer
  • Lynne Gorman - Florence Kozy
  • Franz Russell - Councillor Edgar Q. Russell
  • Trudy Young - Trudy
  • Rex Sevenoaks - Captain Boomer
  • Claire Drainie - Ma Parkin
  • Claude Rae - Mr. Andrews
  • Gerard Parkes - Sam Oliver
  • Belinda Montgomery - Susan
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