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Mystery!: Gallowglass 

Gallowglass (original title)
The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
John McArdle ...  Paul Garnet 3 episodes, 1993
Michael Sheen ...  Joe 3 episodes, 1993
Paul Rhys ...  Sandor 3 episodes, 1993
Gary Waldhorn ...  Ralph Apsoland 3 episodes, 1993
Arkie Whiteley ...  Nina 3 episodes, 1993
Harriet Owen Harriet Owen ...  Jessica 3 episodes, 1993
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ...  Tilly 3 episodes, 1993
Nerys Hughes ...  Diana 2 episodes, 1993
Barbara Hicks ...  Joan 2 episodes, 1993
Trevor Cooper ...  Stan 2 episodes, 1993
Paolo Giovannucci ...  Cesare 2 episodes, 1993
Susan Porrett ...  Doreen 2 episodes, 1993
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni ...  Adelmo 2 episodes, 1993
Stefanie McFeat Stefanie McFeat ...  Debbie 2 episodes, 1993
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The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide by jumping in front of an oncoming train. So strong is his sense of gratitude that he follows his 'savior' even to the kidnaping of a wealthy woman. But there are ulterior motives to the kidnaping, complicating it with other details that intertwine and make for a typical British murder mystery. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Crime | Drama

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Gallowglass does not mean servant or indebtedness. It comes from a class of mercenary warriors from firstly Scotland and more largely Ireland, where they got their name. See more »

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Rendell's work deserves re-visiting.
11 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

When I watched Gallowglass, I came away thinking, how bonkers it is, that Ruth Rendell's work isn't focused on more so, there are plenty of her titles that are just crying out to be adapted.

It's deep, that's for sure, not a show to put on for a casual evening's viewing, you need to fully engage, concentrate on events. The story is complex, the characters even more so, you could argue it takes time for events to get into motion, but it's worth sticking with, you'll find yourself rewarded for patience.

The acting is superb, and it's the Welsh duo of Michael Sheen and Paul Rhys that particularly stand out, Sheen is fantastic as the subservient Joe, Rhys arguably steals the show as the handsome, dangerous Sandor. There are some great scenes with Nerys Hughes.

Great production values, it's British drama at its very best. 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Gallowglass See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

(3 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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