Meeting as "shades" after their unexpected deaths, Mark and Maeve team up to try influencing the world they can't seem to leave.








Series cast summary:
Dervla Kirwan ...  Maeve Sullivan 6 episodes, 2001
Sally Hurst Sally Hurst ...  Jo Roberts 6 episodes, 2001
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Mark Roberts 6 episodes, 2001
Hannah Bridges Hannah Bridges ...  Rachel Roberts 5 episodes, 2001
Peter O'Brien ...  Freddie Thompson 4 episodes, 2001
Sophie Carlton Sophie Carlton ...  Nathalie 4 episodes, 2001
Cathryn Harrison ...  Emily Thompson 3 episodes, 2001
Jacinta Mulcahy ...  Dr. Howe 3 episodes, 2001
Rachel O'Meara ...  Sarah Beauchamp 3 episodes, 2001
Patrick Godfrey ...  Ed 2 episodes, 2001
Paul Goodwin Paul Goodwin ...  Meteorologist 2 episodes, 2001


Hereafter is a touching and funny human drama, starring Stephen Tomkinson and Dervla Kirwan. This six part series tells the stories of two lost souls, who in death have the opportunity to right some of the wrongs of the life they have left behind, and to learn some harsh truths about themselves. Written by Anonymous

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afterlife | ghost | tv mini series | See All (3) »


Drama | Fantasy







Release Date:

21 August 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shades See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The two leads, who play Maeve and Mark, previously starred together in the series, Ballykissangel. See more »

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Enjoyable fantasy yarn...
15 March 2014 | by mark-newman-1See all my reviews

I don't know how this six part fantasy-drama slipped past everyone. It was a decent and enjoyable romp through the afterlives of two seemingly normal people.

Maeve and Mark meet different ends and come together in a kind of semi-earthly limbo. They can talk to people they have never known but what is said is almost immediately forgotten. They can't communicate at all with anyone they knew during their lives.

Each episode wraps up nicely, although there is a six part story to keep track of.

The dramatic twists focus around the relatives and friends of the two deceased protagonists. The seemingly bad are actually revealed as good and the angelic have secrets to hide!

The chemistry between the leads seems a bit forced at times, but it's a minor quibble which didn't disturb the general course of events too much.

Like another reviewer (There are only two so far!) I watched all of the episodes back to back propped up on a pillow!

I was often wishing that they would have had fun with their abilities but the series takes itself quite seriously and there aren't any laughs to be had at all.

The crisp direction meant that each episode was over without me realizing that an hour was up, so despite the lack of humor, I still came out the other end satisfied and happy that I'd watched it all.

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