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My Mother and Other Strangers

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 5 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Sleepy village life and the US Air Force collide in this heart-warming World War II drama.

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Episode 3: My Mother and Other Strangers

Summary

A touring variety group visits the town at Halloween, but the celebrations are cut short when a local child falls seriously ill with scarlet fever. Dr Black arranges to have her quarantined, but admits that there is only so much he can do, so Rose turns to Captain Dreyfuss for help in getting her to a hospital. Michael gets involved in black market profiteering, to the fury of his wife.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Young Francis Coyne’s adult self (Ciaran Hinds, unseen) bookends every episode with a misty-eyed reminiscence about his mum and life in the muddy little Northern Ireland lakeside community of Moybeg in the Second World War.

It adds a rosy glow to My Mother and Other Strangers that it doesn’t really deserve, as it’s such a dour drama. Tonight an outbreak of potentially deadly scarlet fever makes the village turn in on itself as the sickness claims young victims.

Meanwhile, Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan) casts coquettish ownward glances when handsome US Army Air Force captain Dreyfuss (Aaron Staton) comes to call on wholly specious grounds. They clearly fancy one another, but she’s a married woman and mustn’t succumb to such silliness.

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Rose CoyneHattie Morahan
Michael CoyneOwen McDonnell
Capt Ronald DreyfussAaron Staton
Kettie BradyAntonia Campbell-Hughes
Barney QuinnGavin Drea
Davey HanlonSeamus O'Hara
Emma CoyneEileen O’Higgins
FaileyKerr Logan
Ned HanlonDes McAleer
Mickey Joe HanlonRyan McParland
Francis CoyneMichael Nevin
Tillie ZeiglerKate Phillips
Sally QuinnFiona O'Shaughnessy
Clarrie MarsdenNiall Buggy
Kate CoyneMia Carlin
Jemmy FoxFrank McCafferty
Nellie FoxChristina Nelson
Minnie RyanAimee Richardson
Bridie HaganHayley McQuillan
Ellen QuinnMaggie Cronin
Maisie QuinnSophie Melotte
Seamie BradyIsaac Heslip
Lt SteigerCosmo Jarvis
Dr BlackCharles Lawson
Sgt GibsonPeter Ballance
Brendan MoranMark Fitzgerald
Father NolanMichael Colgan
Sweet sellerSkye McClenaghan
Ambulance driverMatthew Forsythe
Older FrancisCiaran Hinds

Crew

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DirectorAdrian Shergold
ProducerGrainne Marmion
WriterBarry Devlin

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  • Episode 3

    My Mother and Other Strangers

    Summary

    A touring variety group visits the town at Halloween, but the celebrations are cut short when a local child falls seriously ill with scarlet fever. Dr Black arranges to have her quarantined, but admits that there is only so much he can do, so Rose turns to Captain Dreyfuss for help in getting her to a hospital. Michael gets involved in black market profiteering, to the fury of his wife.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Young Francis Coyne’s adult self (Ciaran Hinds, unseen) bookends every episode with a misty-eyed reminiscence about his mum and life in the muddy little Northern Ireland lakeside community of Moybeg in the Second World War.

    It adds a rosy glow to My Mother and Other Strangers that it doesn’t really deserve, as it’s such a dour drama. Tonight an outbreak of potentially deadly scarlet fever makes the village turn in on itself as the sickness claims young victims.

    Meanwhile, Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan) casts coquettish ownward glances when handsome US Army Air Force captain Dreyfuss (Aaron Staton) comes to call on wholly specious grounds. They clearly fancy one another, but she’s a married woman and mustn’t succumb to such silliness.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Rose CoyneHattie Morahan
    Michael CoyneOwen McDonnell
    Capt Ronald DreyfussAaron Staton
    Kettie BradyAntonia Campbell-Hughes
    Barney QuinnGavin Drea
    Davey HanlonSeamus O'Hara
    Emma CoyneEileen O’Higgins
    FaileyKerr Logan
    Ned HanlonDes McAleer
    Mickey Joe HanlonRyan McParland
    Francis CoyneMichael Nevin
    Tillie ZeiglerKate Phillips
    Sally QuinnFiona O'Shaughnessy
    Clarrie MarsdenNiall Buggy
    Kate CoyneMia Carlin
    Jemmy FoxFrank McCafferty
    Nellie FoxChristina Nelson
    Minnie RyanAimee Richardson
    Bridie HaganHayley McQuillan
    Ellen QuinnMaggie Cronin
    Maisie QuinnSophie Melotte
    Seamie BradyIsaac Heslip
    Lt SteigerCosmo Jarvis
    Dr BlackCharles Lawson
    Sgt GibsonPeter Ballance
    Brendan MoranMark Fitzgerald
    Father NolanMichael Colgan
    Sweet sellerSkye McClenaghan
    Ambulance driverMatthew Forsythe
    Older FrancisCiaran Hinds

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAdrian Shergold
    ProducerGrainne Marmion
    WriterBarry Devlin

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