Screenplay: Season 2, Episode 7

The Shutter Falls (16 Sep. 1987)

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A 19th Century photographer travels to the North of Scotland to document the fishing industry, where he falls in love with one of the Gaelic-speaking fish gutting girls.

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Alexander Watson
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Ceit
Stella Gonet ...
Mairi
Mary McInnes ...
Christina
Ewan Stewart ...
Donald MacLeod
Billy Riddoch ...
Jim Flett
Joan Scott ...
Nurse Patterson
Hugh Martin ...
Cooper
Gerry Slevin ...
Curer
Leonard Maguire ...
Gaelic minister
Iain Glass ...
Gealic skipper
Madeleine Taylor ...
Singer
Lloret Dunn ...
Packer
Robert Urquhart ...
Minister
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A 19th Century photographer travels to the North of Scotland to document the fishing industry, where he falls in love with one of the Gaelic-speaking fish gutting girls.

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The production needed a usable but "ancient" harbor, which proved very difficult to find. Scouring the British coastline the designer and production manager thought they had found the perfect location in King's Lynn in Norfolk - only to discover that its wonderful period look was strictly temporary - it had been constructed solely for the filming of Hugh Hudson's ill-fated epic Revolution (1985). It looked perfect because it was a film set. See more »

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Disturbing and yet delightful!
23 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

''The Shutter Falls'' is a measured, haunting, captivating vignette of the Hebridean lasses who once followed the herring fleet around the coast of Scotland and the North East of England.

Encapsulated within is a gentle, understated love story, that manages nonetheless, a strange lingering eroticism. The central character and subtle heroine, is played to perfection by the superb, vastly talented and shockingly under-employed actress, Emer Gillespie.

It is a real gem of a piece which I wholly recommend for its pace, beauty and 'other-worldliness' - it is simultaneously serene, hard-edged and wistful!


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