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1
Release Date:
12 February 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [13])

Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Victoria Chapman (3 episodes, 1994)

Lloyd Owen ... Charlie MacFell (3 episodes, 1994)
Polly Adams ... Florence Chapman (3 episodes, 1994)
Antony Byrne ... Ginger Slater (3 episodes, 1994)

Ralph Ineson ... Arthur Benton (3 episodes, 1994)
Maria Miles ... Nellie Chapman (3 episodes, 1994)
Victoria Scarborough ... Betty MacFell (3 episodes, 1994)

Lucy Akhurst ... Polly Benton (2 episodes, 1994)
Rosalind Ayres ... Mary MacFell (2 episodes, 1994)

Tom Bell ... Edward MacFell (2 episodes, 1994)
Alan Bird ... Old Arnold (2 episodes, 1994)
David Hounslow ... Sgt. Timms (2 episodes, 1994)
Rupert Wickham ... Lt. Radlett (2 episodes, 1994)
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Series Directed by
Simon Langton (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Writing credits
Catherine Cookson (3 episodes, 1994)
Alan Seymour (3 episodes, 1994)

Series Produced by
Ray Marshall .... producer (3 episodes, 1994)
Keith Richardson .... executive producer: Yorkshire Tyne Tees (3 episodes, 1994)
Ray Townsend .... executive producer World Wide / executive producer: World Wide (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Original Music by
Barrington Pheloung (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Hooper (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wimble (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Casting by
Susie Bruffin (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Ashley Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tim Putnam (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Delphine Roche-Gordon (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Makeup Department
Nadia El-Saffar .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1994)
Gillian Garner .... chief hairdresser (3 episodes, 1994)
Annie McEwan .... chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Production Management
Don Bell .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nael Abbas .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1994)
Simon King .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1994)
Caroline Richards .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Abrahams .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
Tony Abrahams .... props (3 episodes, 1994)
Thomas Airey .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
Ray Burridge .... stand-by joiner (3 episodes, 1994)
Gary Crumpton .... construction manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Bob Dial .... standby painter (3 episodes, 1994)
Bob Dixon .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
Jimmy Garrett .... props master (3 episodes, 1994)
Tony Ginnelly .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
Steven Leadbitter .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
Jimmy McGill .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
David Medlycott .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1994)
Herby Newton .... props (3 episodes, 1994)
Tony Noonan .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
Paul Reynolds .... preset crew (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Sound Department
Cliff Burr .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1994)
Nic Grant .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1994)
Richard King .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Special Effects by
Derek Langley .... special effects (1 episode, 1994)
 
Series Stunts
Wayne Michaels .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1994)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Bryant .... focus puller (3 episodes, 1994)
Peter Ellis .... electrician (3 episodes, 1994)
John Haynes .... electrician (3 episodes, 1994)
John Mason .... electrician (3 episodes, 1994)
Paul Sadourian .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 1994)
Alan Sharp .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1994)
Des Whelan .... camera operator "a" camera / camera operator (3 episodes, 1994)
Jim Will .... grip (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Casting Department
Liz Vincent-Fernie .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Hyland .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 1994)
Michael McGarrigle .... wardrobe master (3 episodes, 1994)
Karen McKinlay-Gunn .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tony Tromp .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Other crew
Corrina Bonicelli .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Lesley Cross .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1994)
Jill Forbes .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1994)
Titus Glover .... assistant to the producer (3 episodes, 1994)
Leilah Ann Ledger .... secretary to the producer (3 episodes, 1994)
Christine Llewellyn Reeve .... location manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Tracey Malone .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 1994)
Paul Van Der Weele .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1994)
Gillian Zali .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1994)
R.K. Yuill .... military adviser (2 episodes, 1994)

Rodney Dodson .... location chef (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
145 min | UK:60 min (3 episodes)
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Goofs:
Anachronisms: The German soldiers are wearing the Picklhauber helmets. As this is 1917 they would be wearing the M16 steel helmet.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie:Don't worry, Nellie. If I can get through marriage with your sister, I can get through the bloody war!See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Weak plot with characters that induce apathy, 1 January 2013
Author: scififan_uk from United Kingdom

I am a big fan of Catherine Cookson adaptations, but I believe 'The Cinder Path' is one of the most disappointing.

The tale begins in the years just before the Second World War and follows Charlie MacFell who witnesses the murder of his brutish farm-owner father and helps to cover it up. Unfortunately, an unscrupulous character named Ginger Slater sees what happens and uses this knowledge to blackmail him through the years that follow.

There are solid performances from Lloyd Owen as MacFell and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the beautiful but cold heiress he marries, but the production is let down by the terrible acting from Maria Miles as Zeta-Jones's sister.

On top of this, the plot is weakened by the character of MacFell who makes implausible decisions and is difficult to feel any sympathy towards as the story works its way to a very dull conclusion.

One to avoid, in my opinion.

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