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Fitz, The (BBC-2 2000, Ruth McCabe, Eamon Morrissey)



The Fitz

Sitcom telling tales of an extremely strange Irish family called The Fitzgeralds who lived in a weird house on the border of Northern and Southern Ireland in the tiny village of Mullackmuff. Ma and Da have lost count of the number of children they have had and tend to be rather vague about which child is which. The kids were all named after differing members of the Kennedy clan.

Eldest child Damien plays football for Chelsea and Ma has become something of an obsessed fan.

Writer Owen O’Neill is better known as a stand up comic.

production details
UK BBC-2 -BBC Northern Ireland – Tiger Aspect / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 August – 8 September 2000 Fridays 9.30pm

Writer: Owen O’Neill / Producer: Claudia Lloyd / Theme Music: Sharon Shannon / Additional Music: Philip Pope / Titles: Triffic Films / Costume: Yves Barre / Design: James Dillon / Executive Producers: Lucy Hoare (BBC), Paul Evans (BBC N.I.), Charles Brand (Tiger Aspect) / Director: John Birkin

Ruth McCabe as Ma
Eamon Morrissey as Da
Jon Kenny as John F
Pat Shortt as Bobby
Bronagh Gallagher as Teddy
Billy Carter as Kennedy
Eamonn Owens as Joe
Deborah Barnett as Jackie