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A two part television serial adapted from the novel of the same name, Birdsong is a war drama directed by Philip Martin with a screenplay by Abi Morgan produced for the BBC and PBS Masterpiece show. It follows Stephen Wraysford, played by Eddie Redmayne, as he experiences flashbacks of his life before and during World War I as he lays wounded underground. Wraysford reminisces about Isabelle Azaire, played by Cl

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on PBS
1 Season, 2 Episodes
April 22, 2012
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode, Rory Keenan
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  • Stephen's injuries heal however he is still troubled by memories of his affair with Isabelle. As he and his men make plans of war, Stephen unexpectedly meets Isabelle. The battle is horrible and Stephen's friendship with Jack Firebrace comforts him. After Isabelle's sister, Jeanne, tells Stephen Isabelle's secret she has kept from him, Stephen finds hope in the future.

  • Stephen and Isabelle began an affair which results in them facing consequences. Years pass and Stephen is placed on the Western Front at the exact place where he experienced his great love. He meets Jack Firebrace, a tunneller who helps him make it through the war and find peace with his feelings for Isabelle.

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