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Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »

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Robert Bradley
David Howey ...
John Bradley
Janet Dale ...
Alice Bradley
Sally Grey ...
Carrie Bradley
Angela Lonsdale ...
Nancy Parkin
Leslie Schofield ...
Billy Taggart
Mike Rossi ...
Jimmy
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Millie Thorman
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Sarah Thorman
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Dave Waters
Ian Kelly ...
James Crockford
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Maggie
Jeremy Clyde ...
Reginald Thorman
John Quarmby ...
Samuel Bennett
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Kate Thorman
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Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the funeral he meets his father's estranged brother, his uncle John Bradley, and his wife Alice who offer Robert a new home and a place in his uncle's carpentry workshop. Robert accepts and after a few weeks at his new home, he is out walking late one night on the grounds of a rundown estate when he meets an ethereal young girl, Millie Thorman, whom the locals call the Moth, and befriends her. All seems to be going well for Robert until his cousin, Carrie, is revealed to be pregnant. Robert is immediately the suspected father, which he adamantly denies, but no one believes him. Even worse Carrie will not say who the real father is because she has always had a crush on Robert, and would rather marry him. Robert refuses to take the responsibility, shocking the townspeople, and leaves his relative's house, ... Written by kitsilanoca@yahoo.ca

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Great romantic drama!! A must see!
18 February 2001 | by (Kansas, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an adaptation of the Catherine Cookson novel and stars Jack Davenport ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") and Juliet Aubrey ("Middlemarch"). Jacks plays Robert Bradley, a poor carpenter who falls in love with the daughter (Aubrey) of his affluent employer. Class differences and family obligations stand in their way in this tale based in 1940s England. Will their love prevail? See for yourselves! It is a romantic story of class conflict, love, hatred, obsession and courage.


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