Sorrell and Son (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 319 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Previously filmed in 1927 and 1934, Warwick Deeping's novel Sorrel and Son was adapted as a British TV miniseries in 1984. Set in the 1920s, the story concerned the efforts of impoverished Captain Stephen Sorrell (Richard Pasco) to raise his son Kit (Paul Critchley) all by himself, after his wife had walked out on him. Despite many deprivations, Kit grew up to become a doctor, justifying the years of devotion and sacrifice on the part of Sorrel Sr. The six hour-long episodes of Sorrel and Son were telecast by Yorkshire Television.

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abandonment, captain [military], devotion [dedication], doctor, father, guardian, single-parent