BBC Two’s factual drama Mother’s Day will premiere on Monday September 3rd at 9pm, it has been announced.
Mother’s Day explores the events, aftermath and public response to the Warrington bombing in March 1993. It follows two ordinary women living either side of the Irish Sea, brought together in the wake of the tragedy. Susan McHugh is the Dublin mother of two so outraged by the loss of young life that she organised one of the largest peace rallies in Irish history, leading thousands through the streets in protest at the continued violence of the Troubles. While Wendy Parry is the mother of 12 year old Tim Parry who lost his life in the attack which left two boys dead and many others injured.
The 90 minute factual drama, which was penned by Murdered For Being Different scribe Nick Leather, is produced by BBC Studios and stars Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, The Replacement), Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, Good Omens), Daniel Mays (Against The Law, Rogue One) and David Wilmot (The Alienist, Black Sails). Simone Kirby and Conor Mullen also star. Scott Bassett is the producer, while the executive producers are Tommy Bulfin for the BBC and Aysha Rafaele for BBC Studios. Fergus O’Brien (Against The Law) is the director. Mother’s Day was commissioned for BBC Two by the BBC’s Controller of Drama Piers Wenger and BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.