Troubles (1988– )

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A grand hotel fallen into decay, two women with secrets and a dangerous political situation about to boil over - these intriguing elements all combine in this gripping drama from the ... See full summary »

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 Major Brendan Archer (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Edward Spencer (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Sarah Devlin (2 episodes, 1988)
James Ellis ...
 Murphy (2 episodes, 1988)
Jane Quarmby ...
 Charity Spencer (2 episodes, 1988)
Sarah Quarmby ...
 Faith Spencer (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Captain Bolton (2 episodes, 1988)
Fabia Drake ...
 Mrs. Rappaport (2 episodes, 1988)
Denys Hawthorne ...
 Boy O'Neill (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Angela Spencer (2 episodes, 1988)
Breffni McKenna ...
 Ripon Spencer (2 episodes, 1988)
Cathleen Delany ...
 Miss Rice (2 episodes, 1988)
Stella McCusker ...
 Mrs. O'Neill (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Viola O'Neill (2 episodes, 1988)
Eamon A. Kelly ...
 Dr. Ryan (2 episodes, 1988)
Phillida Sewell ...
 Miss Johnston (2 episodes, 1988)
Susan Field ...
 Mrs. Porteous (2 episodes, 1988)
Lollie May ...
 Miss Bagley (2 episodes, 1988)
Matyelok Gibbs ...
 Miss Staveley (2 episodes, 1988)
Eric Franics ...
 Mr. Norton (2 episodes, 1988)
Garrett Keogh ...
 Evans (2 episodes, 1988)
Martin Dempsey ...
 Mr. Devlin (2 episodes, 1988)
Justin McCarron ...
 Padraig Ryan (2 episodes, 1988)
James Gaddas ...
 Pike (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Berry (2 episodes, 1988)
Duncan Bell ...
 Foster-Smith (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Matthews (2 episodes, 1988)
Mark Conrad ...
 Mortimer (2 episodes, 1988)
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A grand hotel fallen into decay, two women with secrets and a dangerous political situation about to boil over - these intriguing elements all combine in this gripping drama from the producer of the hit mini-series, The Irish R.M. In 1919, Major Brendan Archer arrives in Ireland to reunite with his fiancée, Angela Spencer. Unfortunately, the family home, The Majestic Hotel, is a decaying shadow of its former self, as is Angela. Puzzled by the changes, Archer's attentions are soon drawn to her lively friend, Sarah Devlin, a passionate Irish Nationalist. They fall in love, but the Major soon discovers some disturbing aspects about their relationship, which threatens to explode into violence, destruction, and murder. Written by The Huffs

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In politics, love is the first casualty

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According to Michael Palin's diaries this was started filmed in early 1987 as a London Weekend Television drama with Palin as Major Archer, directed by 'Charles Struridge'. Other cast included 'Ian Richardson', Rosamund Greenwood, Rachel Kempson, Patience Collier, 'Gwen Nelson', 'Colin Blakley', Timothy Spall and Fiona Victory. Filming was curtailed after a week because of a strike. It was remounted with Ian Charleson as Major Archer. See more »

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Close to the book
11 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since neither of the previous reviewers quite obviously has not read the book on which it is based, something of a corrective is in order. Troubles, the book by Booker Award-winning author J.G. Farrell, indeed is disjointed at times and veers about from being comic, historic, satiric, quite sad at times, and altogether engaging. The hotel itself is an allegory of the British in Ireland, and Farrell (and the movie) seem to me to do a pretty good job of presenting that Troublesome situation with balance and historical dimension. As for the movie characterizations, they are most remarkably like, to my mind, those in the book, which is an unusual occurrence indeed. Richardson is magnificent, as would be expected, but all the other characters (and I do mean all) hew very closely to their literary models. They, as opposed to the reviewers (and how often is this the case!), took the trouble to read the book with some attention.


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