Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 27, 1983
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
600 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network

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The Thorn Birds

Based on Colleen McCullough's famous 1977 novel, this mini-series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart.

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01x04 Episode 4 Aired: Mar. 30, 1983

Meggie has repeated the mistakes of her past by favoring her son over her daughter. She finally admits the truth about Dane's paternity to Ralph …

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The show had 1 season and 4 episodes air in 1983.

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The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (1996) is taking place in the middle of the original Thorn Birds miniseries, which chronicled the love affair of Meggie Cleary and Fr. Ralph de Bricassart from 1920 to 1962, this two-part miniseries begins in 1943.

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