Set against the backdrop of World War II, this epic miniseries centers on the religiously divided town of St. Helens and the innocent romance between a pair of star-crossed teenagers (Tom ... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Tom Jennings Tom Jennings ...  Tom Quayle 2 episodes, 1986
Catherine McClements ...  Margaret (Peg) McGibbon 2 episodes, 1986
Christopher Cummins Christopher Cummins ...  Kit Quayle 2 episodes, 1986
Christopher Mayer Christopher Mayer ...  Fin McCoil 2 episodes, 1986
Keith Michell ...  Edward Quayle 2 episodes, 1986
Gordon Jackson ...  Lockie McGibbon 2 episodes, 1986
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ...  Dorman Walker 2 episodes, 1986
Graham Rouse Graham Rouse ...  Sgt Joe Collins 2 episodes, 1986
Kerry McKay Kerry McKay ...  Jack Dobey 2 episodes, 1986
Jeanette Sterke ...  Catherine Quayle 2 episodes, 1986
Nadine Garner ...  Jean Quayle 2 episodes, 1986
Richard Moss ...  Charlie Castles 2 episodes, 1986
Keith Eden Keith Eden ...  Father Riley 2 episodes, 1986
Maurie Fields ...  'Muscles' Smith 2 episodes, 1986
Cindy-Lee Morris Cindy-Lee Morris ...  Smilie MacGibbon 2 episodes, 1986
Kathryn Ward Kathryn Ward ...  Teresa MacGibbon 2 episodes, 1986
Michael Neylon Michael Neylon ...  Jimmy Connor 2 episodes, 1986
Ross Newton ...  Les Connor 2 episodes, 1986
Mat Stevenson ...  Kevin Connor 2 episodes, 1986
Murray Fahey Murray Fahey ...  Red Shanahan 2 episodes, 1986
Glennen C.C. Fahey Glennen C.C. Fahey ...  Blue Shanahan 2 episodes, 1986
Mark Burton Mark Burton ...  Des Philby 2 episodes, 1986
James Burton James Burton ...  Jim Philby 2 episodes, 1986
Diana Greentree Diana Greentree ...  Mrs. Dobey 2 episodes, 1986
Don Bridges ...  Picky Pickering 2 episodes, 1986
Monty Maizels Monty Maizels ...  Salvation Army Captain 2 episodes, 1986
Wynne Pullman Wynne Pullman ...  Salvation Army Captain's wife 2 episodes, 1986


Set against the backdrop of World War II, this epic miniseries centers on the religiously divided town of St. Helens and the innocent romance between a pair of star-crossed teenagers (Tom Jennings and Catherine McClements) that threatens to tear it apart. Gordon Jackson, Christopher Cummins and Christopher Mayer also star in director Pino Amenta's adaptation of James Aldridge's novel of the same name.

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Drama | Romance







Release Date:

22 September 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotas kai dihasmos See more »

Filming Locations:

Echuca, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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1 April 2001 | by jabber-4See all my reviews

I stumbled across this delightful Australian mini TV series by accident, but I am so glad I did. It is a well scripted and wonderfully executed mini TV drama. Gordon Jackson gives his usual polished performance along with many others. Point to note, if this was indeed Catherine McClements debut TV role, she carried it off superbly. Her performance was that of someone who had been in front of a camera all her life. Maturity beyond her then very young years. It is a simple story of first love overcoming bigotry and hatred in a small community in Australia in 1938. There is little to dislike about it even if the ending is not quite what you would have wanted.

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