Kat and Alfie: Redwater

Kat and Alfie: Redwater

Series 1 - Episode 6

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Review

OK, so this hasn’t been the ratings hit the BBC would perhaps have liked. Scheduling has been an issue: putting it up against an on-form Emmerdale and the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals was definitely a problem. And I do wonder whether the picturesque Irish setting had a Sunday-night rather than Thursday-night feel.

But, for whatever reason, Kat and Alfie’s spin-off hasn’t inherited the soap audience in the way it was hoped it would. Which is a real shame because it’s been a classy, atmospheric drama that’s built towards a terrific last episode. In fact, the final ten minutes seem to demand a second series rather than, say, a cursory explanation in an upcoming episode of EastEnders. So, come on BBC, let’s allow the Moons some more time in Redwater. There are too many unanswered questions to leave things here.

Summary

Things reach a tense conclusion as matters come to a head in the Irish drama. Peter is still missing following his row with Dermott, so Eileen and Roisin set out to find him - although it seems Agnes is worried what long-kept secrets he may give up if he is found. Padraig offers a shoulder to cry on for granddaughter Adeen, who has been in emotional turmoil ever since Lance's death, Bernie finally pieces together the truth about the old man's demise, and Dermott returns to Redwater - where Kat finally learns her son's secret. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Kathleen Moon Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Agnes Byrne Fionnula Flanagan
Roisin Kelly Maria Doyle Kennedy
Andrew Kelly Peter Campion
Padraig Kelly Stephen Hogan
Adeen Kelly Ebony O'Toole-Acheampong
Bernie Kelly Susan Ateh
Eileen Harrington Angeline Ball
Kieran Harrington Ian Toner
Dermott Dolan Oisin Stack
Peter Dolan Stanley Townsend
Tommy Moon Henry Proctor
Iris Dolan Orla Hannon
Mr Singh Shashi Rami
Doug Alvaro Lucchesi
Young Kieran Anton Giltrap
Young Andrew Ryan Burke
Mouse Aisli Moran
Young Dermott Eoin Daly
Director Jesper W Nielsen
Producer Victoria Wharton
Writer Matthew Barry
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