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The Silver Darlings

Drama set on the rugged north east coast of Scotland in the 1800s. The wife of a herring fisherman who is press-ganged into the Navy must bring up their son alone.

Drama set on the rugged north east coast of Scotland in the 1800s.

Catrine is the wife of a dispossessed farmer who hates his new life as a herring fisherman, catching the 'silver darlings' in order to make a living from the sea. When he is press-ganged into the Royal Navy, she must face life without him and goes to live with an aunt while she brings up her son Finn alone. There she runs into Roddie Sinclaire, a leader in the community which has to battle a cholera epidemic, and finds romance.

1 hour, 21 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Oct 2016 23:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Tormad Norman Williams
Finn as a Child Christopher Capon
Angus Carl Bernard
Bo'sun Stanley Jay
Lieutenant Harry Fine
Tormad's Mother Phyllis Morris
Kirsty Iris Vandeleur
Mrs Hendry Jean Shepherd
Roddie Sinclaire Clifford Evans
Finn Murdo Morrison
Catrine Helen Shingler
Don Simon Lack
Bo'sun Stanley Jay
Hendry Norman Shelley
Writer Clarence Elder
Writer Neil M Gunn
Director Clarence Elder

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