FRANCES-ANNE SOLOMON ||| Filmmaker | Writer | Producer | Lord Have Mercy!
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A wildly irreverent take on lack church life. Canada’s first truly multicultural sitcom.




Lord Have Mercy! was a Canadian television sitcom, produced by Leda Serene Films, first shown on Vision TV in 2003. It received further showings on Toronto One, APTN and Showcase later the same year.

The series, one of the first television productions launched by Vision TV’s multicultural television development fund, starredArnold Pinnock as Dwight Gooding, an ambitious new youth pastor at Mt. Zion, a Caribbean-Canadian church. Other main characters were Dennis Hall as head pastor Cuthbert Stevens, Rachel Price as Gooding’s wife Desirée, Leonie Forbes as pastoral assistant Hope McCauley, and Shawn Singleton and d’bi young as Hope’s grandchildren Kent and Crystal. The cast also included Gary Farmer, Russell Peters and Louis Negin.

Lord Have Mercy! was created by Vance Chapman and Frances-Anne Solomon, based on an idea by Paul deSilva. It was produced by Solomon, Chapman and Claire Prieto, and directed by Solomon.

The show was nominated for two Gemini Awards, for Best Comedy Series and for Best Female Performer (Leonie Forbes).