An epic Australian miniseries in the romantic tradition of The Thorn Birds.
Dr. Kate Munro (Josephine Byrnes, Brides of Christ) arrives on the remote Gannet Island to take up a medical practice, keen to introduce the marvels of modern medicine to an island untouched by the twentieth century. The islanders lead conservative lives, ruled by the ingrained tradition and doctrines of the Catholic Church. Kate is instantly swept off her feet by Vic Hanlon (Marcus Graham, Underbelly) , a strapping young grazier whose family represents the island's wealth, but she is regularly flustered by the island's priest, Father Michael Hanlon (Jerome Ehlers, Crownies) who represents the dogmatic reactionary forces she despises. Despite the philosophical and ideological differences between them there is something stronger, a forbidden attraction that remains to be explored.
Also features: Jason Donovan, Barry Otto, Robyn Nevin and Harold Hopkins.