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Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sean Bean ...  Father Michael Kerrigan 6 episodes, 2017
Adrian Dunbar ...  Father Peter Flaherty 6 episodes, 2017
Fin Campbell Fin Campbell ...  Michael aged 10 / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Sam Rintoul Sam Rintoul ...  Young Michael Kerrigan 6 episodes, 2017
Muna Otaru ...  Helen Oyenusi 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Stanley ...  P.C Andrew Powell 5 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Earl ...  Beth Kerrigan 5 episodes, 2017
Aine Ni Mhuiri Aine Ni Mhuiri ...  Michael's mother / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Paula Malcomson ...  Roz Demichelis 4 episodes, 2017
Rochenda Sandall Rochenda Sandall ...  Jean Reid 4 episodes, 2017
Naomi Radcliffe ...  Pauline Pickering / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Aoife McMahon ...  Young Michael's mother / ... 4 episodes, 2017
David McClelland ...  Christopher Kerrigan 4 episodes, 2017
Paul Copley ...  Joe Kerrigan 4 episodes, 2017
Steve Garti ...  Eddie Kerrigan 4 episodes, 2017
Jerome Holder Jerome Holder ...  Vernon / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Aisling Loftus ...  PC Dawn Morris 3 episodes, 2017
Lauren Lyle ...  Chloe Demichelis 3 episodes, 2017
Anna Friel ...  Christina Fitzsimmons 3 episodes, 2017
Macy Shackleton Macy Shackleton ...  Lisa Fitzsimmons 3 episodes, 2017
Matthew Wilson ...  PC Ian Wakefield 3 episodes, 2017
Eileen Nicholas ...  Nan 3 episodes, 2017
Faye McKeever ...  Caroline Powell 3 episodes, 2017
Debra Michaels Debra Michaels ...  Headmistress 3 episodes, 2017
Lora Moss ...  Alter Assistant 3 episodes, 2017
Heidi Roberts Heidi Roberts ...  Bernadette Jenkins / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Dylan Naden Dylan Naden ...  Jimmy Fitzsimmons 2 episodes, 2017
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ...  Father Matthew 2 episodes, 2017
Tony Hirst ...  Sgt Dennis Kilcaid 2 episodes, 2017
Louis Hilyer Louis Hilyer ...  Chief Inspector McDonald / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Gabriel Downes Gabriel Downes ...  Tommy Fitzsimmons 2 episodes, 2017
Arinder Sadhra ...  Police liaison officer 2 episodes, 2017
Clare Calbraith ...  Mariella 2 episodes, 2017
Robert Gillespie ...  Father Matthew / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Graham Heywood Graham Heywood ...  Compere 2 episodes, 2017
Neil Bell Neil Bell ...  Cash Switchers man / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Daniel C. Bishop Daniel C. Bishop ...  Leo Demichelis 2 episodes, 2017
Sophie Bleasdale ...  Case worker 2 episodes, 2017
Cathy Breeze Cathy Breeze ...  Senior Case worker / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Eithne Browne Eithne Browne ...  Mrs. Devaney 2 episodes, 2017
Ned Dennehy ...  Carl McKenna 2 episodes, 2017
Jack Harper Jack Harper ...  Jake Demichelis 2 episodes, 2017
Richard Lynch Richard Lynch ...  Jamie 2 episodes, 2017
Jessica May Buxton Jessica May Buxton ...  Tutor 2 episodes, 2017
Joy McBrinn Joy McBrinn ...  Maureen 2 episodes, 2017
Joel Parry Joel Parry ...  PC Kevin Knox 2 episodes, 2017
Danny Sapani ...  Daniel Martin 2 episodes, 2017
Georgie-May Tearle Georgie-May Tearle ...  Neighbour 2 episodes, 2017
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ...  Young Michael's father 2 episodes, 2017
Sharon Wood Sharon Wood ...  Mourner-Wake Attendee #3 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
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Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life. Written by BBC One

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Särkynyt enkeli See more »

Filming Locations:

Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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LA Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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Sean Bean and Mark Stanley previously appeared in Game of Thrones together. See more »


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I Think It's Going to Rain Today
Composed by Randy Newman
Performed by Nina Simone
Nina Simone appears courtesy of The Nina Simone Charitable Trust and Steven Ames Brown
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Terrific performance from Sean Bean.
5 July 2017 | by bongo-6See all my reviews

This is not a perfect series; it all adds up in the end, but each episode is devoted to a different character and plot line, and some of those slip in to following episodes. The playing of the priest by Sean Bean is as natural a performance that you will see anywhere. Bean plays a maverick of a priest with unconventional approaches and attitudes to religion and a very chatty way of delivering the sermon and the mass. This is a priest, though, with a past; a past of the ordinary red blooded male who becomes a priest after he has sewn his wild oats and he questions the faith and whether he is fit enough to even be a priest. His demons attack him every time he performs the Eucharist - if perform is the right word - and images from his past flood through his mind every time he takes the piece of bread before he turns it into Christ. The first episode tells you what the whole series is about when a character is found 'borrowing money' from the till of her employer just to feed her kids. Then we have a scene at the Social Security office, after she is fired, which we have seen in films by Ken Loach and Tony Garnet but we go a little further in this story. The performances are generally excellent and played for realism but everything seemed to be blamed on the southerners. Apart from a black family from the West Indies all the cast were 'northerners' but why did they have to have the big bad bully of a bookie who makes all the money from his slot machines played by a 'southerner' - a cockney? It's as if everything is blamed on the south east of the country - the priest says this in one of his sermons in the final episode - and sometimes the script takes a heavy hammer to the subject when a more subtle approach might have been more acceptable; I mean I've seen tally men in Manchester fleecing the poor housewife who's run out of money but the whole piece is very highly recommended, nonetheless, and very watchable with beautiful music and songs by Nina Simone and Ray Davies. The last thing I would say about this series is that it is very difficult to work out if it is pro or anti Catholic or even religion; the priest is a good man and does good work and where would we be without the work of the church but they preach to us telling us that there is a God - or a god - and it's as if they help us in the community and expect us to believe. The same dilemma is in the excellent British movie The Singer not the Song with John Mills and Dirk Bogarde.


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