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.