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To move on with her life, Meggie leaves Drogheda; however, on the velvety sands of a remote haven, Ralph yields under the burden of choice, as Meggie's graceful body intertwines with his. Is he willing to renounce his beliefs for her sake?

Director:

Daryl Duke

Writers:

Carmen Culver (teleplay), Colleen McCullough (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Ralph de Bricassart
Rachel Ward ... Meggie Cleary
Christopher Plummer ... Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
Jean Simmons ... Fiona 'Fee' Cleary
Piper Laurie ... Anne Mueller
Earl Holliman ... Luddie Mueller
Bryan Brown ... Luke O'Neill
John Friedrich ... Frank Cleary
Stephen W. Burns Stephen W. Burns ... Jack Cleary (as Stephan Burns)
Brett Cullen ... Bob Cleary
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Harry Gough
Stephanie Faracy ... Judy
Barry Corbin ... Pete
John de Lancie ... Alastair MacQueen
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Angus MacQueen
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Storyline

Ordained an archbishop in Rome, Ralph is still tormented by his love for Meggie, who marries Luke (Bryan Brown) in a desperate bid to forget him. Ralph returns to Australia to share his sensuous idyll with Meggie, although they both know their happiness cannot last. Written by Anonymous

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1980s | 80s | 1930s | 30s | australia | See All (50) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1983 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Piper Laurie, who played Meggie's friend Anne Mueller, starred as Mary Horton in the 1979 film adaptation of Colleen McCullough's first novel, TIM. In the movie, Piper's character was reading The Thorn Birds. See more »

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The Rams and the Ewes
Written and Performed by Henry Mancini
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