Random Passage DVD (2 Discs) |
- Random Passage - a ratings hit with viewers from coast-to-coast!
- Record breaking viewership with over 1.2 million canadians per episode on the cbc!
- Consumer demand has been overwhelming!
- Starring Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and introducing Aoife McMahon
- From the Canadian Award Winning Novelist Bernice Morgan
COLM MEANEY AND AOIFE McMAHON STAR IN EIGHT-HOUR MINI-SERIES RANDOM PASSAGE Dvd, A TALE OF SURVIVAL AND LOVE IN 19TH-CENTURY NEWFOUNDLAND,
The compelling story of Mary Bundle's journey from indenture in England to St. Johns, Newfoundland, and her subsequent struggle against enormous odds to carve out a life in the New World, will certainly be one of the high points in this year's television season. Mary's story is told in the eight-hour mini-series RANDOM PASSAGE. It marks the reunion of director John N. Smith and writer Des Walsh, the creative team behind The Boys of St. Vincent, the award-winning mini-series also set in Newfoundland.
Filmed almost entirely in Newfoundland, RANDOM PASSAGE is based on the best-selling novels Random Passages and Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan. Mary Bundle's journey to Newfoundland begins with the land clearances in Ireland, resulting in upheaval and starvation. Among the victims is Mary's mother. Orphaned at eight, Mary is sent to an English workhouse. Later she is sold into domestic service and send to Newfoundland. After a turbulent stint in rough-and-tumble St. John's, Mary inadvertently arrives in the isolated fishing station of Cape Random. It is the beginning of a new chapter in her fight to survive.
Perched on the edge of the frigid Atlantic, Cape Random at first offers no welcome to Mary and her baby. Instead she finds a collection of exiles like the Andrews family and Thomas Hutchings, people escaping their pasts and desperately seeking a better life. As they struggle to carve an existence from the harsh environment, they grow into a community. The people of Cape Random participate in a human drama where love, hatred and compassion are played out against a backdrop of the unforgiving Atlantic Ocean.
RANDOM PASSAGE stars Irish actors Colm Meaney and Aoife McMahon. Canadian talent includes Deborah Pollitt, Daniel Payne, Brenda Devine, Michael Sapieha, Jessica Pare, Mary Walsh and Andy Jones.
Click to Check out the Random Passage Book and the sequel Waiting For Time by Bernice Morgan.