TV Truth Commissioner, The (BBC-2 2016, Roger Allam, Sean McGinley) Published 2 years ago on August 28, 2016 One off political thriller The Truth Commissioner takes us to post troubles Northern Ireland where career diplomat Henry Stanfield has just been made Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland, a position set up by the Prime Minister to echo that of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation comittee. As Stanfield starts out he soon discovers many inconvenient truths which those in power don’t want uncovered. The story revolves around the lives of three men who are directly or indirectly involved in the murder, 20 years earlier, of the 15 year-old Connor Roche. Stanfield calls the three men to testify: Francis Gilroy, played by Sean McGinley, a government minister and former IRA member; retired policeman James Fenton, played by Ian McElhinney, who recruited Connor as an informer; and Michael Madden, played by Barry Ward, who has been brought back to Belfast to “admit” to Roche’s murder. In a society trying to heal the scars of the old, a secret past conspires to destroy the present. For the truth is often less about what might be gained rather than what might be lost. Filmed at locations in Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland and Dublin and other parts of the Republic of Ireland. Prestigious and historic locations include Derry’s Guildhall setting for the Bloody Sunday enquiry and Belfast’s Stormont Castle. production details UK / BBC Two – BBC Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland Screen / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 27 August 2016 at 9.30pm Writer: Eoin O’Callaghan / Novel: David Park / Producers: David Collins, Eoin O’Callaghan, Kevin Jackson / Director: Declan Recks cast Roger Allam as Henry Stanfield Sean McGinley as Francis Gilroy Ian McElhinney as James Fenton Barry Ward as Michael Madden Conleth Hill as Johnny Rafferty Brid Brennan as Catherine Gilroy Madeleine Mantock as Laura Jasmine Hyde as Emma Lia Williams as Prime Minister BBCConleth HillRogr AllamSean McGinleyThrillerTom Goodman-Hill Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Shameless: You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It (S9EP12 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It: When a blackout hits the South Side, Kevin and Veronica come up... Episodes9 hours ago True Detective: Now Am Found (Season finale Sun 24 Feb 2019) Now Am Found: Wayne (Mahershala Ali) struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the... Episodes9 hours ago Victoria: A Public Inconvenience (S3EP7 PBS Sun 24 Feb 2019) A Public Inconvenience: Albert and Palmerston put their reputations on the line, and Victoria must fight against her better judgment... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.