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Thorn Birds: The Missing Years

Thorn Birds: The Missing Years

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, February 11, 1996 14.6 23 1
Tuesday, February 13, 1996 12.9 20 2
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  • Season: 1995-96
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Forbidden Love, Foreign/Exotic Location, Period Piece
  • Based On: Thorn Birds: The Missing Years written by Colleen McCollough
  • Misc.: 4 Hours

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel by Colleen McCollough and 1983 miniseries. In 1943, Father Ralph, now an Archbishop, returns to the church owned Australian sheep station, Drogheda, in order to evaluate its dwindling finances. There, he rekindles his lustful feelings for Meggie, who is overseeing the ranch and who has just reunited with her estranged, brutish husband. In the course of events, they consummate their love but she ultimately understands his need to serve God.


Production Company:

  • Wolper Organization

Production Type:

  • Independent
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