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Ian Hastings ...
 David Fenwick 13 episodes, 1975
Basil Dignam ...
 Richard Barras 12 episodes, 1975
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 Joe Gowlan 11 episodes, 1975
Avril Elgar ...
 Martha Fenwick 11 episodes, 1975
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 Arthur Barras 11 episodes, 1975
Susan Tracy ...
 Jenny Fenwick / ... 10 episodes, 1975
Barbara Hickmott ...
 Hilda Barras 9 episodes, 1975
Anne Raitt ...
 Annie Macer / ... 9 episodes, 1975
James Bate ...
 Sammy Fenwick 7 episodes, 1975
Alan Hockey ...
 Armstrong 7 episodes, 1975
Geoffrey Davion ...
 Stanley Millington 6 episodes, 1975
Nora Fulton ...
 Aunt Carrie 6 episodes, 1975
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 Grace Barras / ... 6 episodes, 1975
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 Harry Nugent 6 episodes, 1975
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4 September 1974 (UK)  »

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Die Sterne blicken herab  »

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After 'stumbling across' the set of Coronation street as a teenager, singer Morrissey made a small, uncredited appearance in one episode. See more »

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Version of ...e le stelle stanno a guardare (1971) See more »

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Excellent portrayal of a splendid book
2 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

A huge fan of A J Cronins I thought this series captured and depicted the hardship of mining families beautifully. The book was based on Cronin's experiences as a young doctor working in a Welsh mining village. (Dr Finlays Casebook was based on Cronins experiences as a newly qualified Doctor in Scotland). This mini series made for TV was far better than the earlier film starring Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood.

One of the most moving scenes is when Robert Fenwick is trapped in the mine with his son (Hughie), knowing that the son will never see his mother again. It is incredibly dramatic and full marks to Norman Jones for an marvellous piece of acting. The final scene where David, Fenwicks oldest son, leads his grieving mother away from the pit and the look of resignation on their faces is incredibly moving.


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