Brian Friel Season

Episodes

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Faith Healer20130309 (BBC7)

The Irish author's pivotal work built on monologues by three complex characters. Stars Owen Roe, Lia Williams and Phil Daniels.

4 Extra Debut. The Irish author's pivotal work built on monologues by three complex characters. Stars Owen Roe, Lia Williams and Phil Daniels.

Self Portrait20130310 (BBC7)
20151231 (BBC7)
20160101 (BBC7)

The playwright gives rare insight into his past, musing on the facts and fictions of life.

The playwright gives a rare insight into his personal past, musing on the facts and fictions of his life. From 1971.

Staging Ireland20130310 (BBC7)

Robbie Meredith presents the story of Field Day, Londonderry's radical theatre company launched in 1980, during the Troubles.

The Green Years20130310 (BBC7)
20130311 (BBC7)

A talk by the author, exploring his childhood in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry.

A talk by the short story author and playwright Brian Friel, exploring his childhood in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry.

A talk by the short story author and playwright Brian Friel, exploring his childhood in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry.

Translations20130310 (BBC7)
20130311 (BBC7)
20160101 (BBC7)

A new production of Brian Friel's masterpiece about language and power.

It's the summer of 1833. In a hedge-school in Donegal, the schoolmaster's prodigal son is about to return from Dublin. With him are two army officers. Their aim is to create a map of the area, and, in the process, replace the Irish place names with English equivalents. It's an act with unexpected and violent consequences.

Thirty years ago playwright Brian Friel and actor Stephen Rea founded the Field Day Theatre Company in Northern Ireland. A company that aimed to provide a 'fifth province' in which Ireland's political and social troubles could be explored and re-imagined. Translations was its first production and became an instant classic. To mark its anniversary, BBC Radio 4 has commissioned a new production, specially adapted for radio by Michael Duke.

Cast:

Yolland....Samuel Barnett

Lancey....Mark Bazeley

Doalty....John Paul Connolly

Jimmy Jack....Dermot Crowley

Sarah....Roisin Gallagher

Manus....David Ireland

Bridget....Aoife McMahon

Hugh....Gerard McSorley

Owen....Eugene O'Hare

Maire....Eileen Walsh

Director: Kirsty Williams.

Donegal, 1833 - Army mapmakers plan to change the Irish place names to English ones.

Donegal, 1833 - Army mapmakers plan to change the Irish place names to English ones. Stars Dermot Crowley and Samuel Barnett.

Donegal, 1833 - Army mapmakers plan to change the Irish place names to English ones. Stars Dermot Crowley and Samuel Barnett.