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Brendan Smyth: Betrayal of Trust (2011)

Dramatisation of the events surrounding the case of abusive priest Father Brendan Smyth.

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Michael McDowell
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Cast

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Richard Dormer ... Chris Moore
Ian Beattie ... Father Brendan Smyth
Ian McElhinney ... Abbot Smith
Maria Connolly Maria Connolly ... Ann
Paddy Jenkins Paddy Jenkins ... Patrick
Susan Davey Susan Davey ... Megan
Stuart Graham ... Detective
Kerry Quinn Kerry Quinn ... Dervla
Patrick FitzSymons ... Tony Curry (as Patrick Fitzsymons)
Billy Clarke Billy Clarke ... Cardinal Daly
Mark Claney Mark Claney ... Cardinal Daly's Secretary
Stephen Kelly Stephen Kelly ... Father Brady
Darren Franklin Darren Franklin ... Young Man 1
Aidan Davidson Aidan Davidson ... Young Man 2
Sonia Butterworth Sonia Butterworth ... Reporter
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Dramatisation of the events surrounding the case of abusive priest Father Brendan Smyth.

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UK

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English

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13 March 2011 (UK) See more »

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BBC Northern Ireland See more »
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Very accurate depiction
28 March 2011 | by grahamehaddenSee all my reviews

I watched this show with baited breath as I followed the story since it started to unwind in the early 90's. I found the show well acted and the lead character well played. Though the lead may have seemed wooden this was not a fault of the actor as the real person was a genuine psychopath and had no interest and little or no ability in interacting with other people. I found the eldest daughter was over acted with all the screaming and shouting. She did not show the feelings of some one who has been systematically abused and down trodden over many years. I found though over all it to be a good and accurate portrayal of how an abuser works. Also the showing of the American Sheriff gives a great description of how, when an offender is allowed to move from jurisdiction to jurisdiction his crimes can be well hidden.


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