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Death and Nightingales

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Air weekdate: Wednesday
Genre: Drama, Mini-Series
Channel: BBC Two
Status: Ended
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Based on Eugene McCabe's modern Irish classic, Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. A place where neighbours observe each other and inform, a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom. Set over a desperately tense 24- hour period, it's Beth Winters' (Ann Skelly) 25th birthday - the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, Death And Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.

Death and Nightingales season 1 will plunge the viewer into the gloomy atmosphere of Northern Ireland in 1885. A love story will flourish against the background of general disorder, cruelty and harsh living conditions, that will turn into betrayal, disappointment and deceit. TV mini-series shows 24 hours from the life of Beth Winters (Ann Skelly), who celebrates her 25th birthday. On this day, the girl decides to change her hard, dark life and follow the call of her heart. As a result, she plans to escape with charming men named Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) from her protestant stepfather, Billy (Matthew Rhys), with whom she has a complicated relationship.

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