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The Ginger Tree 

In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Samantha Bond ...  Mary MacKenzie 4 episodes, 1989
Daisuke Ryû ...  Count Kentaro Kurihama 4 episodes, 1989
Fumi Dan Fumi Dan ...  Baroness Aiko Onnodera 3 episodes, 1989
Joanna McCallum ...  Alicia Bassett-Hill 3 episodes, 1989
Adrian Rawlins ...  Captain Richard Collingsworth 2 episodes, 1989
Cécile Paoli Cécile Paoli ...  Isabelle de Chamonpierre 2 episodes, 1989
Shigeru Muroi Shigeru Muroi ...  Minagawa 2 episodes, 1989
Hironori Wada Hironori Wada ...  Taro (3 Months Old) 2 episodes, 1989
Noriko Aida ...  Misao 2 episodes, 1989
Mari Shirato Mari Shirato ...  Countess Kurihama 2 episodes, 1989
Nicholas Le Prevost ...  Sir Claude MacDonald 2 episodes, 1989
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In 1903, a young Scotswoman goes to join her diplomat fiancé in Manchuria. She marries him, and finds herself in a war zone. Disenchanted with her husband, she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama, and bears him a son. She carves out a life for herself in Japanese society, despite the hardships and ostracism she faces as both a Westerner and a woman. Written by Kathy Li

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

26 November 1989 (UK) See more »

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The Ginger Tree See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

| (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The first high-definition television drama to air in the United States. See more »

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I have been searching for this video since I saw the original series.
9 November 2006 | by mjbannonSee all my reviews

I have been searching for a video copy of The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd for many years. Of all the series I have viewed on PBS over the years, this particularly beautiful and bittersweet love story that bridges two very different cultures had the most profound effect on me. Though I have read the book several times, it just makes me more eager to experience the film again. I have contacted representatives from WETA in Alexandria, VA, but they don't believe that they will ever purchase the rights to even air it again. What a disappointment! Is there no way to contact the producers directly? One can hardly believe that it is lost to potential purchasers.


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