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Dame Catherine Cookson penned more than ninety historical novels during her celebrated career. Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, her masterpieces have been brought to life in these mini-series productions.
Summary of Season 2 (1998) - 1 disc
In this miniseries adaptation of British author Catherine Cookson's novel, Niamh Cusack plays Bridget McQueen, a young Newcastle woman who scandalizes her family by marrying an African sailor (who's also impregnated her) during World War I. The couple's joy soon turns to despair when they return to Newcastle, where in short order, the husband is accused of murder and Bridget is left raising their mixed-race daughter alone.