1 9 8 7 (Australia)
2 x 90 minute episodes
This sequel to The Harp In The South was shot simultaneously with the same cast, although it is set three years later in the early 1950s.
The Irish Catholic Darcy family of Surry Hills continued their struggle to build a better life despite the odds being constantly stacked against them.
Father Hughie (Martyn Sanderson); his wife, Mumma (Anne Phelan); and their younger daughter, Dolour (Kaarin Fairfax) are devastated after their oldest daughter Roie (Anna Hruby) – short for Rowena – dies giving birth to a baby boy.
Roie’s husband, Charlie (Shane Connor) takes to the drink to forget his loss, neglecting his children.
16-year-old Dolour fights for the strength to keep the family together through bad times and illness.
Roie (Rowena) Rothe
Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell
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