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  • Actors: Gillian Kearney, Ray Stevenson, Bernard Hill, Robson Green, Lloyd Owen
  • Directors: Simon Langton, Michael Whyte, Alan Grint, David Wheatley, Norman Stone
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Aug. 2006
  • Run Time: 1175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PZ8HQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,854 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Compilation of seven of Catherine Cookson's most popular novels in feature-length TV adaptations. In 'The Cinder Path', after an unhappy childhood on his father's farm, Charlie MacFell (Lloyd Owen) marries the beautiful Victoria Chapman (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Happiness still eludes him, however, as his wife indulges in a series of adulterous affairs. Fighting at the front in the First World War, Charlie discovers a new strength within himself, winning the respect of his men. But when he returns home Charlie finds himself falling in love with his wife's younger sister. In 'The Man Who Cried', Abel Mason (Ciaran Hinds) is a man wracked with guilt, who leaves his wife for a married woman after a series of adulterous betrayals. When tragedy strikes, Abel builds a new life and finds new love, but can his son Dick keep his father's secret? In 'The Round Tower', seventeen-year-old Vanessa Ratcliffe (Emilia Fox) rebels against her wealthy middle-class parents by embarking on an affair with Angus Cotton (Ben Miles), a worker at her father's Newcastle engineering works. When Vanessa becomes pregnant, the repercussions rock her family. In 'The Tide of Life', a young girl blossoms quickly into womanhood through tough and tender relationships with three different men. In 'Colour Blind', Bridget McQueen (Niamh Cusack) causes familial uproar when she returns home with a black husband (Tony Armatrading). Their problems intensify with the birth of their mixed-race child, Rose Angela, who, in turn, struggles to make her way in the world against overwhelming odds. However, a chance encounter with a stranger changes the course of her life forever. In 'A Dinner of Herbs', in 19th century Northumberland, Roddy Greenbank's (Jonathan Kerrigan) father meets a violent end shortly after he arrives to live with him. Roddy is taken in by his father's close friend Kate Makepeace (Billie Whitelaw), and forges strong bonds with locals Hal (Tom Goodman-Hill) and Mary Ellen (Melanie Clark Pullen). However, as they get older, the friendship between the trio comes under increasing pressure, as Roddy's artistic ambitions and Hal's vengeful nature lead to conflict between the pair. Finally, in 'The Gambling Man', Rory Connor (Robson Green) feels trapped by the slums of South Shields and decides to gamble his way out of poverty.

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. J. Baker on 30 Mar. 2007
There are 3 in this set worth buying this for. The best and the 5* is the Gambling Man, absolutely first rate. The acting by all is faultless, Sylvestra la Trouzel and Robson Greene are quite simply outstanding. The whole story is told however with real professional acting and with real passion for the story. It it stands out by a mile as the very best by far. The Tide of Life however is also a very good adaptation and if you want to see two sides of Ray Stevenson acting as both a good guy (in the Dwelling Place) and a bad one (Tide of Life) then its an even better investment.
Dinner of Herbs is a good and entertaining adaptation, not as good as the book but worthy of being included in the 3 best. It is unfortunately adapted from TV and broken into shorter and much edited episodes but its still very enjoyable and can be followed as a story.

The remainder however are really not and I can't recommend them as either entertaining to watch or good adaptations from the books. Each to their own however and if you buy this and like them then you have a really good extra bonus on top of the 3.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jade on 22 Jun. 2014
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Bought this for my Mams birthday coz she loves them but I just bought it second and when I came it was all wrapped up as thought I had bought it brand new but when she opened it some of the discs were missing and had been replaced with what my mam says are the boring ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eeyore on 20 Jan. 2013
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All great stories from one of the best. Great for afternoons and early evenings by yourself. Great acting from the likes of James Purefoy, Emilia Fox, Brendan Coyle to name a few. Averaging 2 and half hours a disc, put your feet up and enjoy
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By jessus on 12 May 2013
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I love Catherine Cookson each one is excellent always with authentic costumes and sets and pretty good acting too good quality picture and sound and nice case to keep collection together
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By Sandy on 6 Dec. 2013
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BOUGHT AS USED, BUT THE BOXED SET CAME BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED, AND LOOKED NEW. GREAT PRESENT FOR A COOKSON FAN WHO IS HOUSEBOUND AND WATCHES LOTS OF TV.
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By Vanessa Mills on 24 April 2013
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I bought this product for a christmas present for my nan.
She loves Catherine Cookson books and she now enjoys the dvd.
Quick delivery too.
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