Barry Lyndon [William Makepeace Thackeray]

Episodes

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01The Duel2003010520190620 (BBC7)
20190621 (BBC7)

An unfortunate duel is the catalyst for young Redmond Barry to leave his native Ireland and serve on the battlefields of the Seven Years War - before a chance reunion with his long-lost uncle offers a way to make their fortune at the gaming-tables of the highest courts of Europe.

William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel (1844) about the rise and fall of an Irish adventurer, set during the last half of the 18th century. The action moves from rural Ireland to the courts of Europe to the drawing rooms of English society.

The first of two-parts dramatised by Don McCamphill

Barry....Gerard McSorley
Redmond....Andrew Scott
Chevalier de Balibari....David Kelly
Bell Barry....Sheila Hancock
Lord Lyndon....Kenneth Cranham
Sir Rumford Bumford....Jamie Foreman
Mme Fitzsimons....Tina Kellegher
Fitzsimons....Kevin Flood
Captain Fagan....Frank O'Sullivan
John Quin....Mark Lambert
Von Potzdorff....Don Wycherley
Ulick....Darragh Kelly
Mick....Eanna MacLiam
Nora....Alice Barry

Directed at BBC Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

Irish adventurer Redmond Barry is forced to leave home and serve in the Seven Years War.

The life and exploits of 18th-century Irish adventurer Redmond Barry

02The Squire2003011220190621 (BBC7)
20190622 (BBC7)

Redmond Barry pursues and wins the widowed Lady Lyndon to take the title of Barry Lyndon and play the role of country squire.

However, once arrived at the summit of his good fortune, his luck begins to change for the worse.

Conclusion of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel about the rise and fall of an Irish adventurer in the 18th century.

Dramatised by Don McCamphill

Barry....Gerard McSorley
Lady Lyndon....Tina Kellegher
Chevalier de Balibari....David Kelly
Bell Barry....Sheila Hancock
Earl of Crabs....Kenneth Cranham
Wiggins....Jamie Foreman
Redmond....Andrew Scott
Furniture Dealer....Mark Lambert
Poynings....Don Wycherley
Ulick....Darragh Kelly
Brendan....Eanna MacLiam
Maggie-Rose....Alice Barry

Directed at BBC Belfast by Lawrence Jackson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.

Pursuing widowed Lady Lyndon, Redmond Barry becomes a titled country squire.

The life and exploits of 18th-century Irish adventurer Redmond Barry