Screen Two: All Things Bright and Beautiful (BBC-2 1994, Tom Wilkinson, Gabriel Byrne)

Tom Wilkinson, Gabriel Byrne and Kevin McNally star in this lyrical Irish TV movie set in County Tyronne, Northern Ireland, in 1954 – the year the Pope has dedicated to the devotion of the Blessed virgin Mary.

Grottos spring up in her honor across the country, except in Eglish where the appearance of a mysterious stranger heralds a vision of the Virgin herself.

production details
UK BBC Two | 1×80 minute episode | Broadcast 16 March 1994

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Writer and Director: Barry Devlin
Producer: Katy McGuinness

Series: Screen Two Season 11 Episode 3

cast
Ciaran Fitzgerald as Barry O’Neill
Tom Wilkinson as Father McAteer
Gabriel Byrne as Good Thief
Kevin McNally as Tommy O’Neill
Gabrielle Reidy as Maeve O’Neill
Lorraine Pilkington as Eileen O’Neill

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