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Thorn Birds, The

Thorn Birds, The

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, March 27, 1983 39.5 55 1
Monday, March 28, 1983 42.5 59 1
Tuesday, March 29, 1983 43.2 62 1
Wednesday, March 30, 1983 43.1 63 1
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  • Season: 1982-83
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Forbidden Love, Foreign/Exotic Location
  • Based On: Thorn Birds, The written by Colleen McCullough
  • Misc.: 10 Hours

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel by Collen McCullough. In 1920 Australia, a young woman and her ranching family struggles to survive in the rugged outback. Her life becomes complicated by an ambitious local priest who falls in love with her but refuses to leave the church. Their agonizing romance continues over 42 years with heartbreaking consequences for all concerned.


Production Company:

  • Wolper Prods, Maragulies Prods.,IAW Warner Bors. TV

Production Type:

  • Independent
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