The House That Vanished [Limelight]

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01The House That Vanished - Episode 1: The Vanishing20210705A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

Episode 1: The Vanishing.

When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney.

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Mary Meehan ... Carol Moore

Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Patsy Dan ... Mark Lambert

Father O’Neill ... Niall Cusack

Man 1 ... Lalor Roddy

Woman ... Megan Armitage

Man 2 ... Desmond Eastwood

Film Crew ... Michael Patrick

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive Editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland production for Radio 4

Neville Presho makes a shocking discovery when he returns to Tory island.

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

01The Vanishing20210705When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney.

Episode 1: The Vanishing.

Neville Presho has returned from New Zealand to inspect storm damage on his house – but his arrival on Tory island does not go as planned.

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Mary Meehan ... Carol Moore

Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Patsy Dan ... Mark Lambert

Father O’Neill ... Niall Cusack

Man 1 ... Lalor Roddy

Woman ... Megan Armitage

Man 2 ... Desmond Eastwood

Film Crew ... Michael Patrick

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive Editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland production for Radio 4

Your house is gone. Your neighbours won't talk. And you're on an island 9 miles from shore

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

02The House That Vanished - Episode 2: The Real King Of Tory20210706A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

Episode 2: The Real King of Tory

Neville sets off on a journey around Ireland in search of clues, but the shock of discovering his house has vanished begins to affect his health. Feeling like he’s trapped in a nightmare, Neville recalls the peace and tranquility he first found on Tory – and a film he made years before seems to offer a strange prophecy about what may have happened to his house.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Council worker ... Carol Moore

Guard ... Faolán Morgan

Sean ... Michael Patrick

Tourism Woman ... Megan Armitage

Engineer ... Desmond Eastwood

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

Frustrated by the wall of silence on Tory, Neville takes his search to the Irish mainland.

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

02The Real King Of Tory20210706When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

Episode 2: The Real King of Tory

Frustrated by the islanders’ wall of silence, Neville takes his search to the Irish mainland – and begins to suspect who was really behind his house’s disappearance.

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Council worker ... Carol Moore

Guard ... Faolán Morgan

Sean ... Michael Patrick

Tourism Woman ... Megan Armitage

Engineer ... Desmond Eastwood

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

Your house is gone. Your neighbours won't talk. And you're on an island 9 miles from shore

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

03Balor's Fort20210707When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

Episode 3: Balor's Fort

Neville uncovers more clues about what happened to his house, but the stress of his search exerts a terrible toll.

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara

Doctor ... Ian Beattie

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

Your house is gone. Your neighbours won't talk. And you're on an island 9 miles from shore

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

03The House That Vanished - Episode 3: Balor's Fort20210707A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

Episode 3: Balor's Fort

Neville tracks down a contractor who offers him new information about events leading up to the disappearance of his house, but Neville’s obsessive search for answers comes at a heavy price. Neville decides to forgive those he believes have wronged him, leading to a long, dark night of the soul at Balor’s Fort on Tory island.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara

Doctor ... Ian Beattie

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

Neville uncovers more clues, but the stress of his search exerts a terrible toll.

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

04The Holy Clay20210708When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

Episode 4: The Holy Clay

As Neville and his family descend to their lowest point, all seems lost – until a chance encounter offers new hope.

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Anton ... Ian Beattie

Gillespie ... Patrick Fitzsymons

Clerk ... Desmond Eastwood

Justice Murphy ... Mark Lambert

O’Dualachain ... Faolán Morgan

O’Tuaithail ... Michael Patrick

John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

Your house is gone. Your neighbours won't talk. And you're on an island 9 miles from shore

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

04The House That Vanished - Episode 4: The Holy Clay20210708A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

Episode 4: The Holy Clay

It seems Neville can’t stay away from the island that haunts his every waking moment. A chance encounter on the ferry to Tory offers a new opportunity for justice and Neville finally finds a solicitor willing to listen to his story, but the strain of so many years spent searching for answers puts huge pressure on his marriage.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

Cast:

Neville ... Tony Flynn

Fiona ... Fo Cullen

Anton ... Ian Beattie

Gillespie ... Patrick Fitzsymons

Clerk ... Desmond Eastwood

Justice Murphy ... Mark Lambert

O’Dualachain ... Faolán Morgan

O’Tuaithail ... Michael Patrick

John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

Neville descends to his lowest point, but a chance encounter offers new hope.

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

05The Hand Of God20210709When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney.

Episode 5: The Hand of God

A day of reckoning finally arrives for Neville, but who will the court believe?

Cast:

Neville Presho … Tony Flynn

Patrick Doohan … Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Justice Murphy … Mark Lambert

Prosecution barrister … Faolán Morgan

Defence barrister … Michael Patrick

Psychiatrist … Patrick Fitzsymons

Garda officer ... Niall Cusack

Reporter ... Megan Armitage

Hotel owner .... Lalor Roddy

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive Editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland production for Radio 4

Your house is gone. Your neighbours won't talk. And you're on an island 9 miles from shore

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.

05The House That Vanished - Episode 5: The Hand Of God20210709A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

Episode 5: The Hand of God

Neville finally has his day in court facing the man he believes is responsible for the disappearance of his house, but as he waits to hear the outcome of his case Neville finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

Presented by Siobhán McSweeney.

Cast:

Neville Presho … Tony Flynn

Patrick Doohan … Seán T. Ó Meallaigh

Justice Murphy … Mark Lambert

Prosecution barrister … Faolán Morgan

Defence barrister … Michael Patrick

Psychiatrist … Patrick Fitzsymons

Garda officer ... Niall Cusack

Reporter ... Megan Armitage

Hotel owner .... Lalor Roddy

Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon

Executive Editor: Andy Martin

A BBC Northern Ireland production for Radio 4

A day of reckoning finally arrives for Neville, but who will the court believe?

The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4.