The story of a group of people from Northern Ireland, trying to make their way in life in the face of sectarian and political polarization. Chucky is an overweight 30-year-old who has yet ... See full summary »
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Dervla Kirwan ...  Aoirghe 4 episodes, 1999
Vincent Regan ...  Jake 4 episodes, 1999
Mark Benton ...  Chuckie 4 episodes, 1999
Elisabeth Röhm ...  Max 4 episodes, 1999
Maclean Stewart Maclean Stewart ...  Argos Delivery Man 4 episodes, 1999
Alexandra Ford Alexandra Ford ...  Max 4 episodes, 1999
Mark Hedges Mark Hedges ...  Taxi driver (airport / ... 4 episodes, 1999
Kate Mayne Kate Mayne ...  Small Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Jaz Pollock Jaz Pollock ...  Large Woman 4 episodes, 1999
Marie Jones Marie Jones ...  Peggy 3 episodes, 1999
Sorcha Cusack ...  Caroline 3 episodes, 1999
Ciaran Owens ...  Roche 3 episodes, 1999
Roy Heaybeard Roy Heaybeard ...  Matt 3 episodes, 1999
Simon Magill Simon Magill ...  Ruiraidh 3 episodes, 1999
Gavin Stewart Gavin Stewart ...  Gerry 3 episodes, 1999
Colin Murphy Colin Murphy ...  Seamus 3 episodes, 1999
Alan McKee Alan McKee ...  Crab 2 episodes, 1999
Des McAleer Des McAleer ...  Hally 2 episodes, 1999
Fergal McElherron Fergal McElherron ...  Slat 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann ...  Deasley 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Donavan ...  Septic Ted 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Mulholland Mark Mulholland ...  Tick 2 episodes, 1999
Nuala O'Neill Nuala O'Neill ...  Orla 2 episodes, 1999
John Warnaby John Warnaby ...  Findlater 2 episodes, 1999
Maggie Shevlin Maggie Shevlin ...  Mamie 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Cassidy Michael Cassidy ...  John 2 episodes, 1999
Derek Halligan Derek Halligan ...  Ghinthoss 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen O'Hagan Stephen O'Hagan ...  Patrick 2 episodes, 1999
Dolores McNally Dolores McNally ...  Mrs. Jenkins 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Carruthers Mark Carruthers ...  Newsreader / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Brian-Bru-McCaffrey Brian-Bru-McCaffrey ...  Man in Casualty with Newspaper / ... 2 episodes, 1999
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The story of a group of people from Northern Ireland, trying to make their way in life in the face of sectarian and political polarization. Chucky is an overweight 30-year-old who has yet to find a purpose for his life, but when he comes up with a business idea, things begin to change in an almost miraculous manner for him. His friend Jake is an unusually sensitive repossession man, and his life too begins to change when he meets Aoirghe, a woman from the other side of the sectarian divide. Written by Anonymous

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Delightful, shocking and unmissable
5 October 1999 | by Dodger-9See all my reviews

One of the best TV dramas to come from Northern Ireland in some time. It centres on Chuckie Lurgan, an overweight entrepreneur who finds that everything he touches turns to gold. Woven into the story are the brutal and often hilarious adventures of his mates and their struggle to cope with life against the backdrop of the troubles. It never travels down the road marked cliche but thanks to some crisp dialogue, fine performances and nicely directed moments, ES creates the same sense of wonder and compulsive drama not seen since the likes of The Crow Road series in 1996. Not for the faint hearted - Chuckie's love interest confessing the dark history of her past while in a lighthouse will leave you slack of jaw, while his mother's own revelation after a party is nicely shocking. Great stuff with a finale that will leave you hooked - that closing scene with Ballykissangel's Dervla Kirwan is heartwarming.


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4 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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