Catherine Cookson's The Cinder Path

About this programme

Feature-length drama about one man's journey through love and war in the early part of the 20th century. Charlie MacFell returns from university to the family farm, where his strict father still rules with an iron fist - a situation that soon changes thanks to a misunderstanding with a foolish farmhand. Lloyd Owen stars, with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Bell and Maria Mile.

Cast and crew


Victoria Chapman
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Charlie MacFell
Lloyd Owen
Edward MacFell
Tom Bell
Arthur Benton
Ralph Ineson
Ginger Slater
Antony Byrne
Nellie Chapman
Maria Miles
Florence Chapman
Polly Adams


Simon Langton
Dramatised By
Alan Seymour