The series follows the interwoven stories of a number of inhabitants of the Dublin of the 1910s, still under British rule. It is set in the years leading up to WW1 and the Irish Easter ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Frank Grimes ...
 Father O'Connor / ... (7 episodes, 1980)
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 Rashers (7 episodes, 1980)
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 Mulhall (7 episodes, 1980)
Angela Harding ...
 Mary (7 episodes, 1980)
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 Fitz (7 episodes, 1980)
Brendan Cauldwell ...
 Hennessy (7 episodes, 1980)
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 Father Giffley / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Denys Hawthorne ...
 Mr. Yearling / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Daphne Carroll ...
 Mrs. Bradshaw (6 episodes, 1980)
Eileen Colgan ...
 Mrs. Mulhall (6 episodes, 1980)
Vinnie McCabe ...
 Pat (6 episodes, 1980)
Ruth Hegarty ...
 Lily (5 episodes, 1980)
Laurie Morton ...
 Mrs. Hennessy (5 episodes, 1980)
James Murphy ...
 Willie Mulhall (5 episodes, 1980)
Edward Byrne ...
 Mr. Bradshaw (4 episodes, 1980)
Mairin D. O'Sullivan ...
 Miss Gilchrist (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Joe (4 episodes, 1980)
Tom Irwin ...
 Carrington (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Jim Larkin (4 episodes, 1980)
Ronnie Walsh ...
 Doggett (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Fr. O'Sullivan (3 episodes, 1980)
Eileen Murphy ...
 Maisie (3 episodes, 1980)
Donal Farmer ...
 Keever (3 episodes, 1980)
Don Foley ...
 Hegarty (3 episodes, 1980)
John Franklyn ...
 Silverwater (2 episodes, 1980)
Tom Jordan ...
 Farrell (2 episodes, 1980)
Larry Murphy ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1980)
Brenda Doyle ...
 Mrs. Farrell (2 episodes, 1980)
May Ollis ...
 Mrs - Bartley / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
Patricia Martin ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1980)
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The series follows the interwoven stories of a number of inhabitants of the Dublin of the 1910s, still under British rule. It is set in the years leading up to WW1 and the Irish Easter Rising of 1916. There are the young wife of a factory worker, a country girl new to the big city, and her husband, a staunch supporter of the unions. Then there is the mighty Union leader Jim Larkin, the elderly priest, who drinks more than is good for him, and his young curate; the delightful tramp Rashers and his dog, and a few members of the better off middle class, some of them sympathetic to those dependent on them, others less so.

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Strumpet City - Stadt der Verlorenen  »

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strumpet city
30 January 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

excellent and historicaly accurate, TV drama set in Dublin. Great performances by such fine actor's as Cyril Cussack and Donal McCann. however a young actor,Dubliner David Mangan in his first t.v. role, steals the show in his role as alterboy to the very uncharitable priest. Well worth watching. Based around the union leader James larkin, and follow's the trials and tribulations of the people of Dublin as he leads them into a general strike followed by a lockout. The church is divided as to how or if there flock should receive help as the people of Dublin get hungrier and sicker. Produced by the Irish national t.v station r.t.e, it remains to this day one of the most successful t.v drama's ever produced in Ireland. Footnote... David Mangan then went on to further success as lead guitarist with well know Dublin rock band Pictures in Grey. One of the success stories of north Dublin.


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