The Ginger Tree

The Ginger Tree

The Ginger Tree is a 1989 four-part BBC TV adaptation of the Oswald Wynd 1977 novel of the same name. It was adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Anthony Garner and Morimasa Matsumoto. It aired on BBC1 from 26 November to 17 December 1989, and starred Samantha Bond, Daisuke Ryu, and Adrian Rawlins.


In 1903, Mary McKenzie travels to Manchuria to join her fiancé. After her marriage, she finds her husband is indifferent to her and her needs and she falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman. She bears him a son and is subsequently forced to leave China for Japan. She must carve out a life for herself in Japanese society as both a Westerner and a woman.


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    genre drama
    keywords force married
    musicBy Dominic Muldowney
    publisher BBC One