In 2020, DCI Billy O'Connell is tasked with tackling an armed suspect who takes a group of Russian immigrants hostage in a lift after blaming the immigrant population for an outbreak of tuberculosis that killed most of his family.
Ida McBride decides to drill for oil on her ranch, against her son Tom's wishes. The contentious crew arrives, planning on going as deep as needed. In their off hours they find trouble carousing in town.
Cathy Lee Crosby
Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.
The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send ... See full summary »
HI Rachel Pierson, please check your facts before writing a review...
I'm not sure that the previous reviewer actually saw Roughnecks, as it was a funny, touching and dramatic series - very well received at the time in 1994, and contrary to her assumption, went on to a second series in 1995. She neglected to mention that the cast also included (among many others) Ricky Tomlinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Ashley Jensen and Sharon Small. There were strong individual story lines for the ensemble cast and the first series ended with an action packed rescue at sea from a crashed helicopter involving all the characters, which highlighted the health and safety issues of working in the North Sea oil rigs following such real life disasters such as Piper Alpha in 1988.
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