Wind at My Back is a television series which aired in Canada on CBC Television between 1996 and 2001. It was created and produced by Kevin Sullivan, best known for his adaptation of Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. The series had five seasons, each with 13 episodes, and a Christmas-themed movie produced to wrap up loose ends, following the unexpected cancellation of the series.
In the United States, Wind at My Back first aired on Encore WAM! and then on the Odyssey Network (which later became the Hallmark Channel). Its last airing on Hallmark was in 2001. At the beginning of 2010, the series was picked up by BYU Television as part of its Friday night lineup, and later expanded to weekdays to air at 11 am, 5 pm, and 6 am ET. Later that same year, the series was picked up by PTL Satellite Network-rebranded The Inspiration Network to air weekdays at 2 pm, 7 pm, and 12 am. Season one started airing on the Inspiration Network in the summer of 2011 at 7:00 pm ET.
The series is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s, in the fictional small mining town of New Bedford in Northern Ontario. The family drama followed the members of the Bailey family as they lived through a time marked by hardship. Wind at My Back was loosely based on the books of Max Braithwaite, Never Sleep Three in a Bed and The Night We Stole the Mounties Car.