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Series 1 - Episode 5

Wed 5 Feb 10:30pm - 11:23pm TG4
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Sat 8 Feb, 12:20am - 1:10am TG4


Yossarian is losing too many friends, so he sits once again and stares at another empty bed and another kitbag that will never be reclaimed by its owner. But maybe there’s a way out for him, offered by, of all people, barmy Colonel Cathcart.

There’s still a long way to go for Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), though, in a penultimate episode that features a shocking, brutal act of violence that has nothing to do with war, while Milo Minderbinder comes up with his most audacious act yet. Most of Milo’s schemes barely make sense and this is the craziest of them all, centred around the flourishing black market syndicate and an astutely targeted bombing raid.

And look who’s back: it’s General Scheisskopf (George Clooney) who decides that the boys on the Pianosa island base need shaking up. But surely Yossarian need not worry, he’s about to go home, all he needs is a crucial signature on a crucial piece of paper.


Reeling from a violent tragedy, Yossarian encounters incomprehensible darkness in Rome and finds himself faced with an impossible choice. Drama based on the classic 1961 novel by Joseph Heller, starring Christopher Abbott, with George Clooney, Kyle Chandler and Daniel David Stewart.

Cast & Crew

Yossarian Christopher Abbott
Colonel Cathcart Kyle Chandler
Milo Daniel David Stewart
Aarfy Rafi Gavron
Orr Graham Patrick Martin
Scheisskopf George Clooney
Lt Colonel Korn Kevin J O'Connor
Nurse Duckett Tessa Ferrer
Peele Ian Toner
Michaela Marilena Anniballi
Ines Viola Pizzetti
Lorenzo Domenico Cuomo
Leonardo Giovanni Stocchino
Director Grant Heslov
Dramatised By Luke Davies
Dramatised By David Michod
Writer Joseph Heller
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