Shifting in time between 1910 and 1916, Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire. They begin an illicit and all-consuming affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very area where he experienced his great love, and is haunted by memories of the affair. As he battles amidst the blood and gore of the trenches he meets Jack Firebrace, a tunneller who unexpectedly helps him endure the ravages of war and make peace with his feelings for Isabelle.
Masterpiece theatre (Television program) [DVD.].
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Soldiers -- France -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Trench warfare -- Drama.
War television programs.
Mawle, Joseph, 1974-
NBC Universal Television.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Redmayne, Eddie, 1982-
Working Title Television.