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The Irish R.M. 

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When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Peter Bowles ...  Maj. Sinclair Yeates 18 episodes, 1983-1985
Bryan Murray ...  Flurry Knox 18 episodes, 1983-1985
Anna Manahan Anna Manahan ...  Mrs. Cadogan 18 episodes, 1983-1985
Brendan Conroy Brendan Conroy ...  Peter Cadogan 18 episodes, 1983-1985
Lise Ann McLaughlin Lise Ann McLaughlin ...  Sally Knox 17 episodes, 1983-1985
Niall Toibin ...  Slipper 16 episodes, 1983-1985
Virginia Cole Virginia Cole ...  Bridget / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1985
Deirdre Lawless Deirdre Lawless ...  Julia 13 episodes, 1983-1985
Doran Godwin ...  Philippa Yeates / ... 12 episodes, 1983-1984
Faith Brook ...  Lady Knox 10 episodes, 1983-1984
Jonathan Ryan ...  Dr. Jerome Hickey 9 episodes, 1984-1985
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When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that not everything is as straight-forward as it appears on the surface. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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6 January 1983 (UK) See more »

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El magistrado inglés See more »

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Slipper: Good day to your Honour. I hope the grey horse is to your liking.
Major Sinclair Yeates: Er, yes, thank you. What's the charge against this man ?
Mr. Prentice, Clerk of the Court: Joseph Aloysius Mahoney, known as Slipper, accused of being drunk and disorderly, outside the Temperance Hotel.
Major Sinclair Yeates: Outside the ... ? Do you plead guilty, or not guilty ?
Slipper: Well, I was, and I wasn't.
Major Sinclair Yeates: If there is any doubt in your mind, you should plead, not guilty. I take it the Police are prosecuting ? Now, you're still on oath, Sergeant.
Sergeant Murray: Yes, sir.
Major Sinclair Yeates: You say this man was drunk ?
Sergeant Murray: I...
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Major Yeates' Fancy/Haste to the Wedding
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A classic Irish farce
16 October 1998 | by Shag-8See all my reviews

A superb and hilariously scripted rendition of the Somerville & Ross classics, set in turn of the century Southern Ireland. The locations are magnificent and the episodes remain remarkably faithful to the original stories. Peter Bowles is peerless at playing the hapless magistrate, Major Sinclair Yeates. The unique "Slipper" is brought to his larger than life self by the magnificent Niall Tobin and Bryan Murray excels as the raffish Flurry Knox. This series of approximately 5 hours of videos is an unparalleled, if somewhat over-idealised vignette of rural Ireland one hundred years ago.


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