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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

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 Claire Randall (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Jamie Fraser (29 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Murtagh Fraser (25 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Jack Randall / ... (20 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Rupert MacKenzie (18 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Dougal MacKenzie (17 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Angus Mhor (15 episodes, 2014-2016)
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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Written by Starz

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The etiquette of war (Season 2) See more »

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The "guillotine" referred to in the series is actually "The Maiden", a Scottish precursor to the French beheading machine. During execution, victims actually faced up toward the blade - as opposed to being face down in the guillotine. The Maiden was used from 1564 up to 1710. Over 150 people had been executed with this device. The guillotine did not begin to be used in France until 1789. See more »

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In the first half of Season 2 (which is set in France), part of the opening song's lyrics are in French. In the second half of Season 2 (which is mostly about preparing for war), there is a militaristic drum roll added to the opening song. See more »

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Referenced in Riverdale: Chapter One: The River's Edge (2017) See more »

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The Skye Boat Song
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Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
New lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Very Enjoyable
9 August 2014 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Although I have only seen the first episode so far, I have to say I really enjoyed it. Having read the book many, many years ago I was curious to see how the characters would be portrayed. I wasn't disappointed as the cast have been well chosen and I can't wait to watch the rest of the series. Set in WWII I was impressed with the attention to detail and I thought the whole thing was well made and I am certainly impressed. I thought Jamie was perfect for the part and Claire too, they both looked just as I imagined inside my head. Well done to everyone who has been involved in the making of this series. I can't wait for more!


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