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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 1: My Mother and Other Strangers

Summary

Drama set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. It follows a family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge United States Army Air Force airfield with 4,000 service crew lands in their rural parish in 1943. A chance encounter with a mysterious captain changes Rose Coyne's life, and she finds herself having to take a stand against her own neighbours when her daughter falls for another US officer. Hattie Morahan stars.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s 1943 in a small, rainy, muddy, lakeside community in Northern Ireland. The war is at its height, bombers drone overhead and American airmen cause havoc among the locals.

If you were in any doubt that these likely lads are actually American airmen, the soundtrack accompanies their arrival with brash dance band music, as the arrival of American airmen in any given British film or television series is always heralded.

In this creaky romance lovely Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan) who runs the local shop and bar with her Irish husband (Single-Handed’s Owen McDonnell) meets a handsome, Tennyson-quoting American airforce captain (Aaron Staton, Ken in Mad Men) as she takes a walk by the water. I’m fairly sure I can see where this is going and so, doubtless, will you.

Her pretty, dewy-eyed, teenage daughter, meanwhile, catches the attention of a courtly lieutenant at a ceilidh.

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Cast

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Rose CoyneHattie Morahan
Michael CoyneOwen McDonnell
Capt Ronald DreyfussAaron Staton
Kettie BradyAntonia Campbell-Hughes
Lt BarnhillCorey Cott
Barney QuinnGavin Drea
Davey HanlonSeamus O'Hara
Emma CoyneEileen O’Higgins
FaileyKerr Logan
Ned HanlonDes McAleer
Mickey Joe HanlonRyan McParland
Francis CoyneMichael Nevin
Sally QuinnFiona O'Shaughnessy
Seamie BradyIsaac Heslip
Ellen QuinnMaggie Cronin
Nellie FoxChristina Nelson
Sgt NochesAldo Uribe
Lt WilsonRoss Anderson
Kate CoyneMia Carlin
Minnie RyanAimee Richardson
Bridie HaganHayley McQuillan
Jemmy FoxFrank McCafferty
Battle FatigueSam Lucas Smith
Maisie QuinnSophie Melotte
Older FrancisCiaran Hinds

Crew

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DirectorAdrian Shergold
ProducerGrainne Marmion
WriterBarry Devlin

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  • Episode 1

    My Mother and Other Strangers

    Summary

    Drama set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. It follows a family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge United States Army Air Force airfield with 4,000 service crew lands in their rural parish in 1943. A chance encounter with a mysterious captain changes Rose Coyne's life, and she finds herself having to take a stand against her own neighbours when her daughter falls for another US officer. Hattie Morahan stars.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    It’s 1943 in a small, rainy, muddy, lakeside community in Northern Ireland. The war is at its height, bombers drone overhead and American airmen cause havoc among the locals.

    If you were in any doubt that these likely lads are actually American airmen, the soundtrack accompanies their arrival with brash dance band music, as the arrival of American airmen in any given British film or television series is always heralded.

    In this creaky romance lovely Englishwoman Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan) who runs the local shop and bar with her Irish husband (Single-Handed’s Owen McDonnell) meets a handsome, Tennyson-quoting American airforce captain (Aaron Staton, Ken in Mad Men) as she takes a walk by the water. I’m fairly sure I can see where this is going and so, doubtless, will you.

    Her pretty, dewy-eyed, teenage daughter, meanwhile, catches the attention of a courtly lieutenant at a ceilidh.

    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
    Lt BarnhillCorey Cott
    Barney QuinnGavin Drea
    Davey HanlonSeamus O'Hara
    Emma CoyneEileen O’Higgins
    FaileyKerr Logan
    Ned HanlonDes McAleer
    Mickey Joe HanlonRyan McParland
    Francis CoyneMichael Nevin
    Sally QuinnFiona O'Shaughnessy
    Seamie BradyIsaac Heslip
    Ellen QuinnMaggie Cronin
    Nellie FoxChristina Nelson
    Sgt NochesAldo Uribe
    Lt WilsonRoss Anderson
    Kate CoyneMia Carlin
    Minnie RyanAimee Richardson
    Bridie HaganHayley McQuillan
    Jemmy FoxFrank McCafferty
    Battle FatigueSam Lucas Smith
    Maisie QuinnSophie Melotte
    Older FrancisCiaran Hinds

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAdrian Shergold
    ProducerGrainne Marmion
    WriterBarry Devlin

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