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Death and Nightingales (BBC-2 2018, Jamie Dornan, Ann Skelly)



Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan lead the cast of Death And Nightingales, a riveting three-part story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set over a tense 24-hour period across the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885.

Growing up, Beth Winters (Ann Skelly) was caught between two warring parents, her Catholic mother Catherine having married her Protestant step-father Billy when she was already pregnant by an unknown Catholic man.

On her 23rd birthday, her mother long dead, Beth has planned to escape the claustrophobic grip of Billy and their closed community by running away with charming, mysterious Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan). But with the hour of reckoning fast approaching, can Beth hold her nerve?

Death And Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her destiny, illuminating tensions that tear both families and nations apart.

production details
Ireland – UK | BBC Two – Solo Moon – Imaginarium | 3×60 minutes | Broadcast from Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 9.00pm

Writer and Director: Allan Cubitt
Novel: Eugene McCabe
Producer: Jonathan Cavendish
Executive Producers: James Mitchell, Phil Robertson, Tommy Bulfin

Ann Skelly as Beth Winters
Jamie Dornan as Liam Ward
Matthew Rhys as Billy
Martin McCann as Blessing
Valene Kane as Catherine
Charlene McKenna as Beth