The most acclaimed Scottish novel of all time, Sunset Song is a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil, seen through the life and struggles of its heroine, Chris Guthrie. In the years up to and beyond the First World War, Chris' resilience, like the land itself, endures despite everything and is portrayed with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years and still resonates today.
Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, set in north-east Scotland before and during the First World War. Episode 1: Chris Guthrie is torn between her love of the land and her ambition to become a teacher. As Chris' domineering father struggles with the harshness of the land, her mother's fear of childbirth leads her to despair. A full cast dramatisation. Directed by David Ian Neville. Episode 2: After her father's death, Chris is determined to stay and work the farm alone if need be.
"Forsaken" is one of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's most famous short stories. Grassic Gibbon is well-known for his empathetic and strong character depiction, particularly of women. Lyrical and powerful, "Forsaken" is performed by Scottish actress Eileen McCallum.