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Screen Two: The Cormorant


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The chilling tale of an idyll that is threatened by a wild sea bird, this new BBC film is adapted by Peter Ransley from Stephen Gregory's novel, and stars Ralph Fiennes, Helen Schlesinger

Inheriting a remote house in Snowdonia seems like a dream come true. But the dream becomes a nightmare for a family who discover it's not the cormorant that comes with the house, but vice versa.

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Author: Stephen Gregory
Adapted by: Peter Ransley
Producer: Ruth Kenley-Letts
Director: Peter Markham
John: Ralph Fiennes
Mary: Helen Schlesinger
Tom: Thomas Williams
Jenny: Buddug Morgan
Dave: Derek Hutchinson
Uncle lan: Karl Francis
Glyn: Dyfan Roberts
Brian: Mici Plwm
Michael: Ray Gravell
Aled Owen: Stewart Jones
Young John: Gwilym Evans

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