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The Cinder Path is a three part 1994 tv series produced by Yorkshire/Tyne Tees and directed by Simon Langton and based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Cookson.

Plot introduction

In the English countryside of the early 20th century, the prosperous, middle class farmer's son Charlie MacFell must deal with a cruel and tyrannical father and later with a romantic tangle and a problematic marriage. He must keep, as well, a dark secret which must stay hidden at all costs.

Later, he is taken into the British Army fighting on the Western Front of the First World War, where the shadows of his past pursue him and lead to a climax.