Set in Gallowshields on Tyneside between the 2 World Wars, this story follows the life of ex-sergeant Jack Ford and the Seaton family as they deal with the aftermath of the Great War, the Great 1920s Depression and trade union activists.
Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.
In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the ... See full summary »
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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