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Masterpiece Episode: "The Road from Coorain"

Season 31, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: An Australian-TV adaptation of Jill Ker Conway's memoir “The Road from Coorain” chronicles the academic's childhood on a New South Wales sheep ranch in the late 1930s and '40s, and her high-achieving college years in Sydney. “However hard I try to tell my own story,” the adult Jill (Katherine Slattery) says in a voice-over, “it becomes the story of my mother” (Juliet Stevenson), who raises her “to understand duty.” But as a girl, Jill develops just as close a tie with her less-tightly-wound father (Richard Boxburgh). And as a young woman she meets an American (Tim Guinee), who loosens her even more.
Original Air Date: May 13, 2002
Guest Cast Tim Guinee: Alec Juliet Stevenson: Eve Christopher Baker: Danny Jenny Vuletic: Marjorie Jacobs Bernard Curry: Bob Mitchell Firth: Barry (age 14) Bill Young: John Brooks Alex Tomasetti: Jill (age 11) Tim Page: Bureaucrat Katherine Slattery: Jill John Howard: Angus Sebastian Lamour: Barry (age 9) Harold Hopkins: Bob McLennan Sean Hall: Barry Dan Forrester: Gardener Kathryn Perry: Miss Everett Chris Scott: Policeman Alexandra Galway: Jill (age 5) Stewart Armstrong: Geoff Goglan Felix Williamson: Milton Ewen Leslie: Reg Dempsey Knight: Ron Kelly Sam Dunn: Bob (age 16) Andrew Keating: Bob (age 11) Raymond (Jack) Crawford: Jack Kelly Richard Boxburgh: Bill

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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