Country Of Origin Daybill Poster. From the author of The Thorn Birds. Wendy Hughes stars in this story of feverish passion and jealousy set at the end of World War II. Sister Honour Langtry (Hughes) is a warm, sensitive nurse caring for five emotionally wounded soldiers. But when a charming new patient arrives (Gary Sweet), the delicate relationship between the inmates slowly unravels. Based on Colleen McCulloughs bestselling book,the cast also includes Julia Blake (Innocence), Bruno Lawrence (Frontline) and Bill Hunter (Gallipoli).