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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 5: My Mother and Other Strangers

Summary

Rose is preoccupied by Dreyfuss' absence and rejects him when he returns after three weeks. The children are delighted when it is revealed that a Christmas party is going to be held at the aerodrome, but the celebration stirs up tension within the community, especially when Ned Hanlon discovers his family are not invited. Michael receives bad news from his cousin and needs the support of his family more than ever, while Rose is left torn when she learns the reason for Dreyfuss' disappearance during the Christmas party. Last in the series.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Handsome Captain Dreyfuss is the American Air Force’s liaison officer with the people of the tiny Northern Irish town of Moybeg. Though by now we know what kind of “liaison” he has in mind as his adored Rose Coyne flutters like a mad moth whenever he’s close by.

Married Rose (Hattie Morahan) can’t keep her feelings in check, weeping in her living room while sad-eyed Captain Dreyfuss (Aaron Staton), who we discover has A Secret Pain, looks at her, aching with longing.

It’s the final episode and tensions are running high as the Americans throw a party at the aerodrome for the local kids. But the big dramas are focused on the adults as Rose’s husband Michael hears bad news.

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Rose CoyneHattie Morahan
Michael CoyneOwen McDonnell
Capt Ronald DreyfussAaron Staton
Kettie BradyAntonia Campbell-Hughes
Barney QuinnGavin Drea
Emma CoyneEileen O’Higgins
FaileyKerr Logan
Ned HanlonDes McAleer
Mickey Joe HanlonRyan McParland
Francis CoyneMichael Nevin
Tillie ZeiglerKate Phillips
Sally QuinnFiona O'Shaughnessy
Will WilliamsSam Lucas Smith
Kate CoyneMia Carlin
Martin BradyJonathan Harden
Jack CoreyFrank McCusker
Seamie BradyIsaac Heslip
Father NolanMichael Colgan
HarringtonConor Grimes
Andrew BlackRuairi O'Connor
Sgt NochesAldo Uribe
Lt HarperJack Greenlees
Jemmy FoxFrank McCafferty
Lt SteigerCosmo Jarvis
DorisJolene O'Hara
MandyPhilippa O'Hara
JewellerDan Gordon
MPBrahm Gallagher
Older FrancisCiaran Hinds

Crew

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DirectorAdrian Shergold
ProducerGrainne Marmion
WriterBarry Devlin

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  • Episode 5

    My Mother and Other Strangers

    Summary

    Rose is preoccupied by Dreyfuss' absence and rejects him when he returns after three weeks. The children are delighted when it is revealed that a Christmas party is going to be held at the aerodrome, but the celebration stirs up tension within the community, especially when Ned Hanlon discovers his family are not invited. Michael receives bad news from his cousin and needs the support of his family more than ever, while Rose is left torn when she learns the reason for Dreyfuss' disappearance during the Christmas party. Last in the series.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Handsome Captain Dreyfuss is the American Air Force’s liaison officer with the people of the tiny Northern Irish town of Moybeg. Though by now we know what kind of “liaison” he has in mind as his adored Rose Coyne flutters like a mad moth whenever he’s close by.

    Married Rose (Hattie Morahan) can’t keep her feelings in check, weeping in her living room while sad-eyed Captain Dreyfuss (Aaron Staton), who we discover has A Secret Pain, looks at her, aching with longing.

    It’s the final episode and tensions are running high as the Americans throw a party at the aerodrome for the local kids. But the big dramas are focused on the adults as Rose’s husband Michael hears bad news.

    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
    Emma CoyneEileen O’Higgins
    FaileyKerr Logan
    Ned HanlonDes McAleer
    Mickey Joe HanlonRyan McParland
    Francis CoyneMichael Nevin
    Tillie ZeiglerKate Phillips
    Sally QuinnFiona O'Shaughnessy
    Will WilliamsSam Lucas Smith
    Kate CoyneMia Carlin
    Martin BradyJonathan Harden
    Jack CoreyFrank McCusker
    Seamie BradyIsaac Heslip
    Father NolanMichael Colgan
    HarringtonConor Grimes
    Andrew BlackRuairi O'Connor
    Sgt NochesAldo Uribe
    Lt HarperJack Greenlees
    Jemmy FoxFrank McCafferty
    Lt SteigerCosmo Jarvis
    DorisJolene O'Hara
    MandyPhilippa O'Hara
    JewellerDan Gordon
    MPBrahm Gallagher
    Older FrancisCiaran Hinds

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAdrian Shergold
    ProducerGrainne Marmion
    WriterBarry Devlin

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