Firefly Summer [Maeve Binchy]

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Mountfern is a quiet Irish village until the arrival of an ambitious American called Patrick.

Starring David Soul as Patrick O'Neill

Novel by Maeve Binchy, dramatised in six episodes by Jane Cassidy

Kate Ryan - Anna Healy
John Ryan - Lorcan Cranitch
Fergus - Dan Gordon
Kerry O'Neill - Luke Griffin
Grace O'Neill - Melissa Smith
Dr White: Denys Hawthorne
Marion: Stella McCusker
Mrs White: Helen Norton
Judy, Nora Lynch and Mrs Leonard - Farrell Fleming
Shelia Whelan and Philomena - Marie Jones
Jack Coyne - Ray McBride
Mr Murphy - Maurice Cehoe
Matt Foley - Fergal Mcelherron
Mrs Doyle - Brenda Winter
Dara - Audrey Dempsey
Michael - Brendan Lennon
Eddie - Ken Farmer
Declan - Paul Fitzpatrick

Music Composed by Jane Cassidy and performed by Rod McVey (piano) and Kate O'Brien (violin)

Directed by Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.

Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the arrival of an ambitious American.

In Binchy's 1987 novel, an American moves his family to the rural Irish town of Mountfern

Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the arrival of ambitious American Patrick O'Neil

Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the arrival of ambitious American Patrick O'Neil. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

"Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the arrival of ambitious American Patrick O'Neil

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Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the arrival of ambitious American Patrick O'Neil"

Mountfern is a quiet Irish village, until the arrival of ambitious American Patrick O'Neil. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy."

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An American, Patrick O'Neill, has arrived in Mountfern - the Irish village that his impoverished grandfather emigrated from many years before. O'Neill has bought the ruins of Fernscourt, the big house, and plans to rebuild it as a hotel, but how will the locals feel?

Starring David Soul as Patrick O'Neill

Second episode of Maeve Binchy's novel dramatized in six-parts by Jane Cassidy

Kate Ryan - Anna Healy
John Ryan - Lorcan Cranitch
Rachel - Susan Slot
Fergus - Dan Gordon
Kerry O'Neill - Luke Griffin
Grace O'Neill - Melissa Smith
Porter - John Keegan
Fr Minchan - John Hewitt
Rev Williams - Trevor Moore
Sheila Whelan - Marie Jones
Jack Coyne - Ray McBride
Mr Murphy - Maurice Kehoe
Brian Doyle - Conleth Hill
with Audrey Dempsey, Brendan Lennon, Sean McKenna, Ken Farmer

Music Composed by Jane Cassidy and performed by Rod McVey and Kate O'Brien

Directed by Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.

Can Patrick win support for plans for the Irish village of Mountfern? Stars David Soul.

In Binchy's 1987 novel, an American moves his family to the rural Irish town of Mountfern

Can American Patrick O'Neil win support for his plans for the Irish village of Mountfern?

Can American Patrick O'Neil win support for his plans for the Irish village of Mountfern? Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

Can American Patrick O'Neil win support for his plans for the Irish village of Mountfern? Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

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A year has passed since O'Neill arrived in the Irish village of Mountfern with plans to build a hotel. The ruins of old Ferncourt House have finally been demolished. On the day that Patrick's friend Rachel arrives, Kate Ryan wanders into the path of one of the diggers.

Starring David Soul as Patrick O'Neill

Third episode of Maeve Binchy's novel dramatized in six episodes by Jane Cassidy

Kate Ryan - Anna Healy
John Ryan - Lorcan Cranitch
Rachel - Susan Slot
Fergus - Dan Gordon
Kerry O'Neill - Luke Griffin
Grace O'Neill - Melissa Smith
Dr White - Denys Hawthorne
Mary Donnelly - Helen Norton
Sheila Whelan - Marie Jones
Jack Coyne - Ray McBride
Brian Doyle - Conleth Hill
Nurse - Susie Kelly
Sister Brenda Winter
Doctor - Seamus Fox
With Audrey, Sean McKenna, Ken Farmer, Paul Fitzpatrick

Music Composed by Jane Cassidy and performed by Rod McVey and Kate O'Brien

Director Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.

Patrick's plans for a hotel in the Irish village of Mountfern face a terrible setback.

In Binchy's 1987 novel, an American moves his family to the rural Irish town of Mountfern

Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in the village of Mountfern face a terrible setback

Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in the village of Mountfern face a terrible setback. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in the village of Mountfern face a terrible setback. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

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Patrick O'Neill has arrived from America with big plans for his ancestral village of Mountfern in Ireland. However, things have turned sour since Kate Ryan suffered a severe accident on the site of his hotel.

Starring David Soul as Patrick O'Neill

Fourth episode of Maeve Binchy novel dramatization by Jane Cassidy

Kate Ryan - Anna Healy
John Ryan - Lorcan Cranitch
Rachel - Susan Slot
Fergus - Dan Gordon
Kerry O'Neill - Luke Griffin
Grace O'Neill - Melissa Smith
Loretta - Julia Deardon
Mary Donnelly - Helen Norton
Brian Doyle - Conleith Hill
Mrs Meagher - Trudy Kelly
with Audrey Dempsey, Sean McKenna, Ken Farmer, Paul Fitzpatrick

Music Composed by Jane Cassidy and performed by Rod McVey and Kate O'Brien

Director Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1996.

Patrick's hotel plans turn sour after Kate's accident. Irish drama with David Soul.

In Binchy's 1987 novel, an American moves his family to the rural Irish town of Mountfern

Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in Mountfern turn sour after Kate's accident.

Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in Mountfern turn sour after Kate's terrible accident. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

Patrick O'Neil's plans for a new hotel in Mountfern turn sour after Kate's terrible accident. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

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After 18 months in New York, Rachel Fine has been summoned back to Ireland by Patrick O'Neill to oversee the decoration of his new hotel. Rachel has become a close friend of Kate Ryan, who is now in a wheelchair as a result of an accident on the site of the hotel, over three years ago

Starring David Soul as Patrick O'Neill

Novel by Maeve Binchy

Dramatised for radio in six episodes by Jane Cassidy

Episode Five

Kate Ryan - Anna Healy
John Ryan - Lorcan Cranitch
Rachel - Susan Slot
Fergus - Dan Gordon
Kerry O'Neill - Luke Griffin
Grace O'Neill - Melissa Smith
Dr White - Denys Hawthorne
Costello - John Keegan
Loretta - Julia Deardon
Jack Coyne - Ray McBride
Brian Doyle - Conleth Hill
Dennis Hill - Gordon Fulton
Dara - Audrey Dempsey

Music Composed by Jane Cassidy and performed by Rod McVey and Kate O'Brien

Director Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.

Patrick's hotel in the Irish village of Mountfern is nearly finished. Stars David Soul.

In Binchy's 1987 novel, an American moves his family to the rural Irish town of Mountfern

Patrick O'Neill's new hotel is nearly finished but the legacy of Kate's accident lingers.

Patrick O'Neill's new hotel in Mountfern is nearly finished but the legacy of Kate's accident lingers. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

Patrick O'Neill's new hotel in Mountfern is nearly finished but the legacy of Kate's accident lingers. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

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O'Neill's new hotel is due to open, but his son's recklessness may ruin everything.

O'Neill's new hotel is due to open, but his son's recklessness may ruin everything. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy.

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O'Neill's new hotel is due to open, but his son's recklessness may ruin everything. Stars David Soul and Anna Healy."

O'Neill's new hotel is due to open, but his son's recklessness may ruin everything."

Patrick O'Neill has almost realised his dream. The opening of his new hotel is in sight, but Kate Ryan's compensation case is looming and Kerry's gambling has further estranged father and son.

Starring David Soul as Patrick O'Neill

Novel by Maeve Binchy

Dramatised in six-parts for radio by Jane Cassidy

Episode Six

Kate Ryan - Anna Healy
John Ryan - Lorcan Cranitch
Rachel - Susan Slot
Fergus - Dan Gordon
Kerry O'Neill - Luke Griffin
Grace O'Neill - Melissa Smith
Dr White - Denys Hawthorne
Costello - John Keegan
Bar Man - John Hewitt
Kevin Kennedy - Trevor Moore
Sergeant Sheean - Paddy Scully
Old Walters - Anthony Finigan
Eddie - Ken Farmer
with Helen Norton, Marie Jones, Ray McBride, Ian McElhinney, Gordon Fulton

Music Composed by Jane Cassidy and performed by Rod McVey and Kate O'Brien

Director: Pam Brighton

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1996.

Will Kerry's recklessness spoil his father's hotel launch? With David Soul. From 1996.

In Binchy's 1987 novel, an American moves his family to the rural Irish town of Mountfern