Based on the novel by Catherine Cookson, this made-for-TV drama, set in England shortly before the outbreak of World War I, concerns Agnes Conway (Claire Skinner), a beautiful young woman who works in her family's confectioner's shop. Agnes' natural beauty and spirited nature lead her into romantic entanglements with two men from a prominent family -- first Charles Farrier (Edward Atterton), then his brother Reginald (Julian Wadham) -- and later into a friendship with the Felton family, decent folks from a notoriously rough part of England, when her sister Jessie (Michelle Charles) falls in love with one of the Felton men. Produced for British television, The Wingless Bird was first shown on American television as part of the acclaimed PBS anthology series Masterpiece Theater.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1997-01-12

Catherine Cookson's The Wingless Bird - Festival Film & TV - Netflix

Festival Film & TV is an independent UK based production company founded in 1992 by award-winning producer Ray Marshall. The company is best known for producing The Cookson Dramas for ITV. Between 1992 and 2001, Festival produced 15 mini-series, based on books by bestselling novelist Catherine Cookson. The Cookson Dramas became one of ITV’s major brands, regularly bringing in audiences over 12 million and attracting the cream of Britain’s acting talent, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Bean, Robson Green, Ray Stevenson, Emilia Fox, Nigel Havers, Samantha Bond, Denholm Elliott, Emily Mortimer, and Bob Peck. FESTIVAL FILMS, Festival’s feature film arm is involved in the development and production of feature films.

Catherine Cookson's The Wingless Bird - Credits - Netflix

Half Broken Things - TV Movie (2007) Man Dancin' (2004) A Dinner Of Herbs - TV mini-series, 5 episodes (2001) The Secret - TV movie (2000) Tilly Trotter - TV series (1999) Colour Blind - TV mini-series, 2 episodes (1998) The Round Tower - TV movie (1998) The Rag Nymph - TV mini-series (1997) The Moth - TV movie (1997) The Wingless Bird - TV series (1997) The Gambling Man - TV series (1996) The Glass Virgin - TV mini-series (1996) The Girl - TV Movie (1995) The Tide Of Life - TV mini series (1995) The Cinder Path - TV series (1994) The Dwelling Place - TV series (1994) The Man Who Cried - TV movie (1993) Get the Picture - Children's TV quiz show, 65 episodes (1993)

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