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Catherine Cookson's A Dinner of Herbs

Season 1
After their fathers are murdered by the same man, orphans Hal and Roddy forge a strong friendship, but their hatred for the killer follows them into adulthood, with consequences reverberating on to their love affairs and down to the next generation.
20006 episodes
16+
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    November 23, 2000
    49min
    TV-14
    When Hal Roystan's father is killed by farmer Dan Bannaman, young Roddy and his father become Bannaman's next victims after they witness him burying the body. Roddy survives but is orphaned and forges a friendship with Hal and local girl Mary Ellen.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    November 30, 2000
    48min
    TV-14
    Now young adults, the three remain friends, although Roddy seems unaware of Mary Ellen's feelings for him, while Hal hides his feelings for her. Bannaman plans a brutal attack to get rid of Hal and Roddy for good.
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3
    December 7, 2000
    48min
    TV-14
    Roddy starts art school and gains wealthy patrons in the Cottles, who invite him to London. As Mary Ellen tries to entice Roddy to stay, Hal is obsessed with avenging his father's death, and both may take their quests too far.
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  4. S1 E4 - Episode 4
    December 14, 2000
    48min
    TV-14
    With his father's killers out of the way, Hal looks to the future. Roddy continues his affair with Madeleine Cottle and celebrates his first solo exhibition at a top London gallery. Mary Ellen insists that Hal not tell Roddy about her pregnancy.
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  5. S1 E5 - Episode 5
    December 21, 2000
    48min
    TV-14
    Twenty-five years later, Hal and Mary Ellen are happily married with a large family, including Roddy's daughter, Kate. After being jilted at the altar, Kate finds a new love-but a shocking connection to the past may derail the couple's future.
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  6. S1 E6 - Episode 6
    December 23, 2000
    48min
    TV-14
    Kate is afraid to introduce her parents to Ben in case they discover he is Martha Bannaman's son. When the truth finally comes out, a furious Hal confronts the couple, with tragic ramifications.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Alan Grint
Producers
Ray MarshallDon BellKeith Richardson
Starring
Billie WhitelawIvan KayeJonathan Kerrigan
Studio
BritBox
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