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The Cider House Rules

In wartime, a young medical man clashes with his mentor at the orphanage where he was raised. He then finds work on a cider farm and falls in love - but finds his morals tested.

Wartime drama about a young man who is taught medicine by the doctor at the orphanage where he was brought up. When he clashes with his mentor over the issue of abortion, he leaves the home and finds work on a cider farm. There, he falls in love with another man's girlfriend but starts to re-evaluate his principles when one of the farm workers becomes pregnant by her own father.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Jun 2019 23:05

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    J.Lenehan, Orchestra, D.Snell

    Homer's Lessons

  • 00:33

    J.Lenehan, Orchestra, D.Snell

    Homer Asks Wally For A Ride


Role Contributor
Homer Wells Tobey Maguire
Dr Wilbur Larch Michael Caine
Candy Kendall Charlize Theron
Arthur Rose Delroy Lindo
Lieutenant Wally Worthington Paul Rudd
Nurse Angela Kathy Baker
Rose Rose Erykah Badu
Buster Kieran Culkin
Nurse Edna Jane Alexander
Olive Worthington Kate Nelligan
Ray Kendall JK Simmons
Fuzzy Erik Per Sullivan
Writer John Irving
Director Lasse Hallstrom
Producer Richard Gladstein
Composer Rachel Portman
Director of photography Oliver Stapleton


  • Wed 27 Jun 2007 22:45
  • Wed 27 Jun 2007 23:25
  • Sun 29 Nov 2015 22:00
  • Sun 29 Nov 2015 22:25
  • Sun 29 Jan 2017 23:30
  • Mon 30 Jan 2017 00:30
  • Sat 9 Dec 2017 23:15
  • Fri 7 Jun 2019 23:05