Welcome to 12 1/2 Plymouth Street, in Sydney's Surry Hills. This is the home of the Aussie Irish Catholic family, The Darcys as lovingly told by Award-winning author Ruth Park. In The harp In The South and Poor Man's Orange, Park tells of the trials and tribulations of growing up in a Sydney slum in the years immediately following the Second World war. In The Harp in the South we first meet The Darcys a poor, working class family of tough Irish stock - Mumma (Anne Phelan), dad Hughie (Martyn Sanderson), Roie (Anna Hruby), Grandma Kilker (Gwen Plumb) and the younger daughter Dolour (Kaarin Fairfax), through whose eyes we hear their story. A story that centres on the bittersweet first and last loves of Roie, who becomes a woman too quickly living among the tenement houses, rzor gangs, brothels and sly-grog shops of inner city Surry Hills. The Darcy family's story is continued on the companion DVD 'Poor Man's Orange'.
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Comments about The Harp in the South:
Meet the Darcy family from inner Sydney in the 50's. good Aussie mini series. Follow on with Poor mans orange to complete the story.
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Classification: M (Adult themes)
Number of Discs: 2
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 5th March 2009
Running Time: 243.0 mins
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired