Based on one of Catherine Cookson's most beloved works, this made-for-TV drama revolves around slick cardplayer Rory Connor (played by Robson Green), a rags-to-riches gambler faced with a life-changing decision. Never one to shy away from high stakes, Rory is in the game of his life when he's asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. Directed by Norman Stone, the film also stars Bernard Hill, Sylvestra Le Touzel and Sammy Johnson.
Part one of two. Robson Green stars in the title role as Rory Connor, a rent collector who spends his nights at the gaming tables, secure in the knowledge that nobody can turn a card quite like him. Unfortunately, as the stakes get higher, Connor finds himself gambling more than money - with dramatic consequences for himself and those around him. With Bernard Hill and Sylvestra Le Touzel.
Drama set in 19th-century South Shields, starring Robson Green as a card player who risks more than money as the stakes get higher. Rory is racked with grief over the imprisonment of his friend John George, while a secret sets off a tragic chain of events.