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Foreign Bodies (BBC-2 1987-1989, Dan Gordon, Colum Convey)



Sitcom Foreign Bodies told stories of two young Catholic nurses, Roisin and Septa, living in Dublin but working in Belfast. Roisin falls in love with Protestant car mechanic Tom and it quickly becomes a relationship that causes them more than a few problems.

One of the very few sitcoms dealing with the Irish troubles.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 18×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 March 1987 – 8 June 1989

Writers: Bernard Farrell, Graham Reid / Producer: Sydney Lotterby

Dan Gordon as Tom
Colum Convey as Alex
Hilary Reynolds as Roisin
Maeve Germaine as Septa
Louis Rolston as Soup
Trudy Kelly as Madge
John Hewitt as Harry
Catherine Brennan as Elaine
Eileen Colgan as Mrs Fogarty
Tracey Lynch as Carol
Barry McGovern as Dermot (series 1)
Bosco Hogan as Dermot (series 3)
B J Hogg as Sammy (series 2 & 3)
Walter McMonagle as Bootlace (series 2 & 3)
Margaret D’Arcy as Mrs Parker (series 2 & 3)