Edward MacFell is a prosperous Northumberland farmer with a sadistic bent. He routinely hurts and humiliates family members and workers alike. When he goes too far, he becomes the victim of a murder made to appear an accident. His mild-mannered son Charlie witnesses the crime and protects the killer in the name of friendship and justice. But there is still another witness, Ginger Slater, an embittered farm hand with blackmail on his mind. Charlie is inveigled into a disastrous marriage with Victoria Chapman, the promiscuous county belle, unaware that her sister Nellie is in love with him. Then comes the war. When Charlie tires of his sister's carping and his wife's infidelities, he signs up--as an enlisted man, and finds himself in the charge of a sergeant with an axe to grind: Sgt. Ginger Slater. Written by
The German soldiers are wearing the Picklhauber helmets. As this is 1917 they would be wearing the M16 steel helmet. See more »
Orders, protocol; the only thing they don't teach you is how to die with your guts hanging out. Does one cry "Carry on, men!" while pushing them back in or just let them drip while crying "Good luck, chaps!"?
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A correction to the above comment: The Cinder Path is not a BBC production it is a Tyne Tees TV production (ITV).
The downtrodden son of a farmer, married to one woman but in love with her sister, ships off to World War I in search of glory and redemption. On the front lines, he must battle not only the enemy but also the demons of self-doubt which have plagued him throughout his life. A miniseries presentation of Catherine Cookson's novel.
The hospital shots were filmed in Beamish Hall in County Durham. Town and shop locations are Beamish The North of England Open Air Museum, County Durham
WWI trenches shots were filmed on Tow Law Fell, County Durham.
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