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The Virtues 

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With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget - if not actively obscure with drink and drugs. Suffering the hangover from hell - the... See full summary »
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Stephen Graham ...  Joseph 4 episodes, 2019
Niamh Algar ...  Dinah 3 episodes, 2019
Helen Behan ...  Anna 3 episodes, 2019
Frank Laverty ...  Michael 3 episodes, 2019
Mark O'Halloran ...  Craigy 3 episodes, 2019
Aisling Glenholmes Aisling Glenholmes ...  Apphia 3 episodes, 2019
Conor Mcenaney Conor Mcenaney ...  Shaun 3 episodes, 2019
Zach Humston Zach Humston ...  Zach 3 episodes, 2019
Lee Pepper Lee Pepper ...  Young Joseph 3 episodes, 2019
Eva McMahon Eva McMahon ...  Young Anna 3 episodes, 2019
David McSavage ...  Ken 3 episodes, 2019
John Burke ...  Bob 3 episodes, 2019
Niamh Cusack ...  Janine 2 episodes, 2019
Criomhthann McGahon Criomhthann McGahon ...  Young Craigy 2 episodes, 2019
Lewis Brophy Lewis Brophy ...  Nomad 2 episodes, 2019
Evan Hamilton Evan Hamilton ...  David 2 episodes, 2019
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ...  Susan 2 episodes, 2019
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With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget - if not actively obscure with drink and drugs. Suffering the hangover from hell - the dry spell over - he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he's had to forget. Emotionally and physically wrecked, Joseph reunites with an incredulous Anna (Helen Behan, This is England '88 and '90), the sister he hasn't seen since childhood. Anna persuades her wary husband Michael (Frank Laverty; Michael Collins) to let Joseph stay and give him work in the family-owned building company. There, Joseph is forced to directly confront the demons of his past when he comes face to face with Craigy (Mark O'Halloran), a shadowy figure who is dogged by dark rumours, and who won't leave Joseph alone. Joseph's precarious family reunion is further complicated when he is immediately drawn to ... Written by Channel4

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Shane Meadows is back again.
16 May 2019 | by luke-mori1986See all my reviews

Love the realism, love the grittiness, love the acting, love the story and love the directing. Interested to see how it evolves. Well done Shane Meadows, love you always. Brilliant work as always.


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