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The Thorn Birds


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The last of COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH 'S best-selling novel adapted for television in five parts. A turbulent saga of love, ambition and desire that spans half a century and two continents. starring
Seven years of training culminate in Dane's ordination in Rome-a proud moment for the Clearys and Cardinal de Bricassart - though Meggie refuses to attend the ceremony. Just when the family's happiness seems complete fate is to intervene again - more cruelly than before....
Screenplay by CARMEN CULVER
Directed by DARYL DUKE
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Music By: Henry Mancini
Play By: Carmen Culver
Produced By: David L. Wolper
Produced By: Stan Margulies
Directed By: Daryl Duke
Ralph de Bricassart: Richard Chamberlain
Meggie Cleary: Rachel Ward
Fiona Cleary: Jean Simmons
Contini-Verchese: Christopher Plummer
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
Judy: Stephanie Faracy

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