1 9 7 9 (UK)
6 x 50 minute episodes
At the close of the 19th-century, the Camerons of West Fife, Scotland, sleep three to a bed while trying to think of something more rewarding than coal-mining.
Maggie Cameron (Morag Hood) is the mother who holds the family together (and does the same thing for the series). Her Highlander husband Gillon (Malcolm Ingram) is depressed by the cramped and squalid surroundings in the cottages of the mining village, Pitmingo, where hunger, hardship, illness and injury prevail.
The BBC2 series – filmed mostly on location – was an adaptation of a story by American-Scot Robert Crichton.
Maggie Cameron (Drum)
Rodney Bel Geddes