TV mini series theme tune composed by Henri
Mancini and arranged for three harps by Brynmor Williams.
First broadcast in 1983 the
TV miniseries, based on the best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough,
is set in Australia. The story covers 42 years in the life
of Ralph de Bricassart (Richard Chamberlain), a Roman Catholic
priest engaged in a constant struggle between his calling and
his carnal desires. The women in de Bricassart's life include
Meggie Cleary (Rachel Ward, in her first American TV role)
and Meggie's iron-willed grandmother Mary Carson (Barbara Stanwyck).
Also in the cast are Jean Simmons and Richard Kiley as the Clearys, Sydney Penny
as the young Meggie, Bryan Brown as Luke O'Neill, Mare Winningham as Justine
(Meggie's daughter) and Christopher Plummer as the Archbishop.