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BAFTA-winning short starring Brian Cox. After a wedding party on bleak but beautiful Orkney, the 19th century laird demands his 'privilege...

Drama 1982 24 mins

Director: Ian Knox

Overview

This BAFTA-winning short costume drama, based on a story by Scottish writer George Mackay Brown, paints a vivid picture of 19th century life on Orkney. Against a landscape unchanged since then, the wedding rituals of tenant farmers are enacted, showing the power held by the laird, played by Brian Cox.