Big Country [Radio Ulster]

Sitcom following the fortunes of small-time farmers the Quinn family.

Episodes

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01Chicken & Egg2016090320161231 (RU)
20170102 (RU)

When Mikey is paid for his DJ gig at a wedding in fake coins, JD eyes an opportunity.

Kate is desperate to launch her organic egg but the hens refuse to lay. Her grandmother, Maggie, asks local priest Father Brian to bless them.

When Mikey is paid for his DJ gig at a wedding in fake coins, JD eyes an opportunity.

02Fake Wake2016091020160912 (RU)
20170107 (RU)
20170109 (RU)

JD's only tractor blows up and Kate can't harvest her organic hemp.

JD's only tractor blows up and Kate can't harvest her organic hemp leaving the farm once again under threat. But when Maggie wins a trip to Lourdes, JD spots an opportunity to fake her death and pocket her life insurance whilst she's away. However, parish priest Father Brian is insisting on a wake. And Maggie returns earlier than expected.

Written by Patrick Kielty

Cast:

JD Quinn: Conleth Hill

Maggie: Pauline McLynn

Kate Quinn: Amy Huberman

Mikey Moran: Ciarán McMenamin

Dympna: Deirdre O'Kane

Henry Flynn: Pat Mooney

Peggy McShane: Olivia Nash

Father Brian Boru: Patrick Kielty

Producer: David Simpson

A Cave Bear Production for BBC Radio Ulster.

Brand new comedy written by Patrick Kielty. When Maggie wins a trip to Lourdes, JD spots an opportunity to fake her death and pocket her life insurance whilst she's away.

JD's only tractor blows up and Kate can't harvest her organic hemp.

When Maggie wins a trip to Lourdes, JD spots an opportunity to fake her death and pocket her life insurance whilst she's away.

JD's only tractor blows up and Kate can't harvest her organic hemp leaving the farm once again under threat. But when Maggie wins a trip to Lourdes, JD spots an opportunity to fake her death and pocket her life insurance whilst she's away. However, parish priest Father Brian is insisting on a wake. And Maggie returns earlier than expected.

Written by Patrick Kielty

Cast:

JD Quinn: Conleth Hill

Maggie: Pauline McLynn

Kate Quinn: Amy Huberman

Mikey Moran: Ciarán McMenamin

Dympna: Deirdre O'Kane

Henry Flynn: Pat Mooney

Peggy McShane: Olivia Nash

Father Brian Boru: Patrick Kielty

Producer: David Simpson

A Cave Bear Production for BBC Radio Ulster.

JD's only tractor blows up and Kate can't harvest her organic hemp leaving the farm once again under threat. But when Maggie wins a trip to Lourdes, JD spots an opportunity to fake her death and pocket her life insurance whilst she's away. However, parish priest Father Brian is insisting on a wake. And Maggie returns earlier than expected.

Written by Patrick Kielty

Cast:

JD Quinn: Conleth Hill

Maggie: Pauline McLynn

Kate Quinn: Amy Huberman

Mikey Moran: Ciarán McMenamin

Dympna: Deirdre O'Kane

Henry Flynn: Pat Mooney

Peggy McShane: Olivia Nash

Father Brian Boru: Patrick Kielty

Producer: David Simpson

A Cave Bear Production for BBC Radio Ulster.

03A Fete Worse Than Death2016091720160919 (RU)
20170114 (RU)
20170116 (RU)

Sitcom following the fortunes of small-time farmers the Quinn family. JD attempts to host a country music festival, but the only act he can book is Mikey.

JD attempts to host a country music festival.

After the parish fete is threatened due to a problem with the parochial hall, Maggie offers up the farm as a venue in an attempt to win back her cake baking title. However, JD only sees it as a chance to co-promote a country music festival with Father Brian and offers the parish a hefty upfront guarantee. But when no proper acts can be booked the only person they can find to perform is Mikey.

Written by Patrick Kielty

Cast:

JD Quinn: Conleth Hill

Maggie: Pauline McLynn

Kate Quinn: Amy Huberman

Mikey Moran: Ciarán McMenamin

Father Brian Boru: Patrick Kielty

Peggy McShane: Olivia Nash

Elderly Lady: Olivia Nash

Producer: David Simpson

A Cave Bear Production for BBC Radio Ulster.

JD attempts to host a country music festival.

JD attempts to host a country music festival, but the only act he can book is Mikey.

JD attempts to host a country music festival.

04Black Widow2016092420170121 (RU)
20170123 (RU)

Sitcom following the fortunes of small-time farmers the Quinn family. JD's closest neighbour Lizzie is widowed, leaving a conveniently placed farm for JD to exploit.

JD's closest neighbour Lizzie is widowed, leaving a conveniently placed farm to exploit.

JD's closest neighbour Lizzie is widowed leaving a conveniently placed farm for JD to exploit. Hiding his real intentions, JD offers Lizzie a helping hand - but soon gets more than he bargains for. Meanwhile, Mikey and his posh nemesis Tom Fitzgerald both ask Kate to the Young Farmers ball. Kate claims she wants nothing to do with either but then has a change of heart.

Written by Patrick Kielty

Cast:

JD Quinn: Conleth Hill

Maggie: Pauline McLynn

Kate Quinn: Amy Huberman

Mikey Moran: Ciarán McMenamin

Lizzie O'Reilly: Deirdre O'Kane

Father Brian Boru: Patrick Kielty

Tom Fitzgerald: Stephen Hagan

Jazz Club Waiter: Stephen Hagan

Producer: David Simpson

A Cave Bear Production for BBC Radio Ulster.

JD's closest neighbour Lizzie is widowed, leaving a conveniently placed farm to exploit.

JD's closest neighbour Lizzie is widowed leaving a conveniently placed farm for JD to exploit. Hiding his real intentions, JD offers Lizzie a helping hand - but soon gets more than he bargains for. Meanwhile, Mikey and his posh nemesis Tom Fitzgerald both ask Kate to the Young Farmers ball. Kate claims she wants nothing to do with either but then has a change of heart.

Written by Patrick Kielty

Cast:

JD Quinn: Conleth Hill

Maggie: Pauline McLynn

Kate Quinn: Amy Huberman

Mikey Moran: Ciarán McMenamin

Lizzie O'Reilly: Deirdre O'Kane

Father Brian Boru: Patrick Kielty

Tom Fitzgerald: Stephen Hagan

Jazz Club Waiter: Stephen Hagan

Producer: David Simpson

A Cave Bear Production for BBC Radio Ulster.

04 LASTBlack Widow20160924

JD's closest neighbour Lizzie is widowed, leaving a conveniently placed farm for JD to exploit.