Monthly Archives: November, 2018

New BBC Irish Drama – Death and Nightingales

A new 3-part mini series hits BBC 2 and RTE screens on Monday 26th November, 2018.

Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, it’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday – the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, Death and Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.

Has to be better than the trailer and the BBC are noted for their period dramas.

New RTE Crime Drama “Taken Down” starts Sunday 4th November 2018

New Irish crime drama set in Dublin.

Esme, a young Nigerian girl is found dead at a bus stop opening an investigation into her death. This leads Inspector Jen Rooney and her team of detectives to a nearby centre where asylum-seekers are housed and processed. The shaken residents there are reluctant to talk to anyone. Many are terrified of deportation; many are just frightened of the police.

We follow the team of detectives as they discover the world where refugees exist, and we see the unfolding impact their investigation has on fragile lives.

Some of the refugees find themselves under suspicion in surprising ways. Others have traumas from their past unearthed by the police attention with tragic consequences. The interventions of the centre’s manager also become increasingly sinister.

When Flora, another young Nigerian girl from the same detention centre, is reported missing the police wonder if there is a connection and if they have stumbled upon even more crimes in progress. It becomes a race against time for the investigative team to find Flora, which leads them into a world of trafficking and prostitution. When the police discover a brothel in the middle of the city that is connected to both Esme and Flora, they find that their moves are being countered by a cunning gang operating the brothel.

As the detectives enter this murky underworld they find their personal and professional lives pushed to the limits as they do all they can to find out who killed Esme and to rescue Flora before she suffers a horrific fate. RTE.