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Program Title
The Cinder Path

Based On
The novel by Dame Catherine Cookson

Adapted By
Alan Seymour

1 2 3

Charlie MacFell despised the rough cinder path outside his bleak farmhouse home. It was there that his brutal father handed out vicious beatings and crushed his confidence with taunts that he was a born loser. The path would always symbolize defeat and despair. As a man, Charlie struggles to leave behind his personal humiliations and shake off the legacy of a cruel father. Despite a desperately unhappy marriage to the beautiful Victoria Chapman, Charlie eventually finds true love with her sister Nellie. But in between, he is thrust into the horrors of the First World War where at least he finds a chance to display th einner strength and character that his father claimed he lacked.

Episodes: 1 2 3

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