So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime:
The show made history as the first major Gaelic Language drama serial. It was produced by Scottish Television and broadcast in prime time with English subtitles. As well as conducting extensive research, they organised auditions and screen tests for potential actors as well as devising a 3-week writing course and workshop for potential writers for the show.
Actors and writers came from all walks of life and were persuaded to take a diversion for a while and enter the world of television drama. Peter May and Janice Hally co-created and storylined the episode story arc and Janice went on to write scene-by-scene breakdowns for every episode.
She shared the scriptwriting of the series with Anne Marie di Mambro. Scripts were written in English then translated into Gaelic by Gaelic writers.
They shot ninety-nine episodes entirely on location on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in north-west Scotland between August and September Machair went on air and the reviews began to come in In these hands, Machair opened with one of life's fundamental rites of passage - a funeral - and moved briskly into conflict.
By the end of episode one, love, greed, power and lust - the four horsemen of soap opera - were also edging their way into the script' Julie Davidson, TV Editor, The Herald 'Telling good tales is the secret of soap in any language' 'The feel is that of a character-driven soap with strong, and involving, storylines' Tom Lappin, Sunday Times 'After two episodes I want to see more' 'Machair has already hooked me into its characters and stories' 'The characters and their backgrounds have been carefully thought out' Dorothy Hobson, Media Research Consultant 'the writing was impressive, with several intriguing storylines' West Highland Free Press 'Most viewers hooked after episode one' Viewers' Poll, West Highland Free Press 'Well worth following' 'Glayva this show certainly is, and I'll watch it again!
Now I must revise my opinion. It is even better than it looked at first glance - quite simply the best thing to have happened to television in Scotland for a long time. Broadcast in Gaelic with English subtitles, its success in the ratings was made all the more notable by the fact that less than 2 percent of the population of Scotland can speak Gaelic, and British audiences are notoriously antipathetic to subtitled drama.
Innocence is a force more potent, sometimes, than evil. For it has no concept of its own power to destroy. The Noble Path is the story of two people who become its victims.
Jack Elliot is a man without a soul. A discredited British Army officer, he kills now for money. For him life is cheap - even his own. Only death comes expensive.
And when Ang Yuon, a wealthy Cambodian refugee, asks him to cross from Thailand to rescue his wife and children from the Khmer Rouge, Elliot demands an extravagant fee. For this time he expects, perhaps hopes, to die.
But even Elliot is unprepared for the scale of suffering inflicted on an innocent Cambodian people, or for the curse it brings him - a reason to live. Lisa is Elliot's teenage daughter, stepping into the unknown in search of the father she has never met.
Following him as far as Bangkok, she falls foul of his ruthless Thai associates.
In her innocence she sees the obsequious Tuk Than as no more than a concerned friend of her father, and the beautiful, bewitching Grace as his talented protege. She does not realise that Tuk's business interests encompass girls as well as guns, and that Grace is a cunning procuress who can find any number of buyers for an innocent English girl Script Editor between andand Story Editor between andwhen the show was at the peak of its success, being broadcast twice weekly in all ITV regions and regularly achieving afternoon audience figures in excess of six million.News.
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The winners of 11 Awards honouring TV, Books and Film will be announced at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Thursday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
The stars of all three genres are guaranteed to turn out in force.