Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Tha Fionnlagh ceithir bliadhna a dh'aois agus chan eil cuisean a'dol leis anns na Hearadh far am bheil e fuireach comhla ri pharantan . Se canan fuadan a th'aca anns a sgoil agus ged a tha partaidh a'dol anns a bhaile tha e ro og airson a dhol ann. Ach eil eisin a'dol a' leigeal le sin maill a chuir air?

The late Finlay J. Macdonald's popular classic trilogy comes to television. Gruth is Uachdar is a timeless rite-of-passage story about a young boy, Finlay, and his family's efforts to make a home in one of the most magnificent - and uncompromising - landscapes in Europe. The high mountains and white shell-sand beaches of Harris form a breathtaking natural setting for this bitter-sweet tale of boyhood. It is 1930. Finlay, four years old, nearly burns down his family's half-built new home.

As the first episode unfolds, Finlay hears the history of the family, evicted during the Clearances. Too young to attend an engagement party in the new village, Finlay decides to evade his babysitter.

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Credits

Iain
Iain MacRae
Kate
Donna Morrison
Finlay
Alasdair MacLennan
Rachel
Dolina MacLennan
Seumas
Ewen MacKinnon
Mairi
Anna Murray
Murdo Mor
Finlay MacKay
Narrator
Roddy John MacLeod
Director
Bill MacLeod
Producer
Seumas MacTaggart

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