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The Thorn Birds


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COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH 'S best-selling novel adapted for television in five parts. starring
4: The Muellers give Maggie the gift of a holiday on Matlock Island in the Great Barrier Reef. In this idyllic setting she tries to piece together her life when quite unexpectedly Ralph arrives unable to leave Australia without seeing her again.
(Part 5 next Sunday evening)


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Ralph de Bricassart: Richard Chamberlain
Meggie Cleary: Rachel Ward
Fiona Cleary: Jean Simmons
Contini-Verchese: Christopher Plummer
Luke O'Neill: Bryan Brown
Justine: Mare Winningham
Rainer: Ken Howard
Luddie Mueller: Earl Holliman
Anne Mueller: Piper Laurie
Dane: Philip Anglim
Jack Cleary: Stephan Burns
Bob Cleary: Brett Cullen
Mrs Smith: Allyn Ann McLerie
Judy: Stephanie Faracy
Beerbarrel Pete: Barry Corbin

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