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Episode 1

Classic Serial, Sunset Song Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 15 March 2009

Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, set in north-east Scotland before and during the First World War.

Chris Guthrie is torn between her love of the land and her ambition to become a teacher. As Chris' domineering father struggles with the harshness of the land, her mother's fear of childbirth leads her to despair.

Chris Guthrie ...... Lesely Hart
John Guthrie ...... Liam Brennan
Jean Guthrie ...... Bridget McCann
Will Guthrie ...... Gordon Brandie
Mistress Munro ...... Estrid Barton
Long Rob ...... Matthew Zajac
Chae Strachan ...... Douglas Russell
Kirsty Strachan ...... Shonagh Price
Margot Strachan ...... Sally Reid
Ewan Tavendale ...... Finn Den Hertog

Directed by David Ian Neville.

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