Adapted for TV by the BBC, this moving story stars Jenny Agutter and Richard Harris and has a running time of approximately 50 minutes.
Based upon Paul Gallicos delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII.
A bearded Richard Harris leads the modest cast with his sensitive portrayal of tormented soul Philip Rhayader, a lonely misshapen man shunned by society but with a great love of life; Harris isn't overly bitter of his treatment and expresses his compassion through his paintings and love of the waterfowl that surround him.
Harris is ably supported by the waiflike Jenny Agutter as Frith, who radiates the requisite amount of youthful innocence and naivety, and won a best supporting actress Emmy Award for her performance.
Set during the late 1930s, Philip Rhayadar (Richard Harris) is a disfigured recluse living in a disused lighthouse on Essexs Great Marsh. Rhayadar is a conservationist who loves the marsh wildfowl and whilst out walking one day encounters Frith (Jenny Agutter), an orphan girl embracing an injured Canadian goose shot by hunters.
Stars: Richard Harris, Jenny Agutter, Graham Crowden