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Season 2

20 Sep. 1978
Langrishe Go Down
In the late 1930s, three reclusive middle-aged spinster sisters live on their run down family estate in Ireland. Otto Beck, a perpetual graduate student from Bavaria with a habit of making pompous declamations, rents the back lodge to work on his esoteric thesis. Imogen Langrishe, the least repressed of the sisters, begins an affair with Otto. Imogen takes the love affair seriously, but Otto just enjoys the cheap lodging and the comfort of Imogen.
27 Sep. 1978
Are there really fairies at the bottom of the garden? Two young girls insist it's true, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believes them.
4 Oct. 1978
Fearless Frank
The outrageous - and not entirely reliable - memoirs of Irish writer Frank Harris, sometime cowboy in the Old West, friend to the famous in the literary world, essayist and critic, and seducer of beautiful women.
13 Dec. 1978
Renoir, My Father
A play about the life and work of the artist Auguste Renoir, based on the book by his film director son, Jean Renoir.
28 Mar. 1979
On Giant's Shoulders
Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter a great deal of resistance and scepticism from their friends and neighbours. Terry Wiles plays himself in this play.

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