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 `Ro (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 4 The Thorn Birds

Part 4. Ralph is made secretary to the papal legate (Christopher Plummer); the Cleary family moves into Mary's mansion at Drogheda. Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward. Fee: Jean Simmons. Frank: John Friedrich. 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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