The Thorn Birds

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Jeong-Eun works as a part-time actress while looking for her long-lost mother. Yoo-Gyeong struggles for her debut as a film director and meets producer Young-Jo. And when Yoo-Gyeong finally finds her biological mother, who is old and poor, she abandoned the mother and the baby. Jeong-Eun, who is desperate to have a family, takes Yoo-Gyeong's baby. Yoo-Gyeong pretends to be Myung-Ja's daughter.

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The truth behind the video clip is revealed. Yoo Kyung finds out about her hospital diagnosis.

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Season 2, Episode 2
Part 2 of the saga of forbidden love between ambitious Archbishop Ralph de Bricassart and willful Meggie Cleary

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Part 1 of the saga of forbidden love between ambitious Archbishop Ralph de Bricassart and willful Meggie Cleary

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They really don't make them like this anymore. And we're not talking about 12th-century Gothic cathedrals. The Pillars of the Earth, a sprawling historical melodrama based on Ken Follett's mammoth bestseller, conjures nostalgic memories of the days of yore, way back in the 20th century, when networks devoted entire weeks to "event" miniseries like Shogun, The Winds of War, The Thorn Birds, Lonesome Dove, to name a memorable few—although in this case, North and South is the best comparison... read more

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Premiered: March 27, 1983, on ABC
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Premise: A priest is torn between his calling and the lure of a rancher's daughter in this sumptuous epic set in the Australian Outback from 1920 through '62. Miniseries king Richard Chamberlain is in peak form as ambitious Father Ralph, whose turbulent, enduring romance with beautiful Meggie Cleary resulted in the second highest-rated miniseries ever (after `Roots'). This adaptation of Colleen McCullough's novel also earned Emmys for Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Kiley and Jean Simmons.

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