The four brothers of the Phelan family battle to save their farm and their family from the ravages of the Irish Potato Famine in 1846, and from an English land agent who takes a dislike to ... See full summary »
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 Sean Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
Mark McGann ...
 Conor Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Liam Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Daniel Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Captain William Townsend (4 episodes, 1995)
Fiona Victory ...
 Maeve Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Mary Dolan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Ferry (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Coulter (4 episodes, 1995)
Joe Pilkington ...
 James Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
Ciarán Fitzgerald ...
 Joseph Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
Ciara Marley ...
 Molly Phelan (4 episodes, 1995)
Dylan O'Connell ...
 Baby Hannah (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Patrick Dolan (4 episodes, 1995)
Maire Ni Ghrainne ...
 Sarah Dolan (4 episodes, 1995)
Mal Whyte ...
 McBride (4 episodes, 1995)
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 McCafferty (4 episodes, 1995)
Peter Caffrey ...
 Dr. Davis (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Meagher (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Harkin (4 episodes, 1995)
Gerry Walsh ...
 Brady (4 episodes, 1995)
Barry Barnes ...
 Michael Dolan (2 episodes, 1995)
Oliver Maguire ...
 Mr. Denny (2 episodes, 1995)
Maureen McBride ...
 Mrs. Brogan (2 episodes, 1995)
Albie Woodington ...
 Sergeant Major (2 episodes, 1995)
George Shane ...
 Brewster (2 episodes, 1995)
Frank O'Sullivan ...
 Kerryman (2 episodes, 1995)
Alan Stanford ...
 Henry Jenkins (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Brian Sweeney (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Martin Sweeney (2 episodes, 1995)
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The four brothers of the Phelan family battle to save their farm and their family from the ravages of the Irish Potato Famine in 1846, and from an English land agent who takes a dislike to them. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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The Phelan brothers are played by the real life brothers; Joe, Mark, Paul and Stephen McGann, on whose family saga this story is based. See more »

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Kitchen makes it great
22 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the things that makes this series great, instead of just really good is the nuanced performance by Michael Kitchen of the conflicted land agent. This man is a truly fantastic and totally underrated actor. It would have been an easy cliché to make the land agent a total monster, but instead he is very human, but also has an ugly job to do. The scene in which he tries to connect with the servant girl Mary by telling her about his years in India and issues with Lord Cardigan, while not the most dramatic, is poignant. He's lonely and trying to connect with a girl who has no idea what he's talking about and just wants to get out of the room. Very subtle and nicely done.


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