The Thorn Birds

  • 1983
  • TV Show
  • None

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')....read more

Season 1, Episode 3 The Thorn Birds

Part 3. At her 75th birthday party, Mary (Barbara Stanwyck) tells Father Ralph of her love for him. Later, Father Ralph must make a decision that will shape the rest of his life. Meggie: Rachel Ward. Fee: Jean Simmons. Paddy: Richard Kiley.

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  • Premiered: March 27, 1983
  • Rating: None
  • 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 r… (more)

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