BBC Two’s three-part Eugene McCabe adaptation Death And Nightingales will premiere on Wednesday November 28th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Death And Nightingales is a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, it’s Beth Winters’ 25th birthday – the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy. As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, this powerful and gripping drama illuminates tensions that tear both families and nations apart.
The three-part drama, which was adapted for television by The Fall creator Allan Cubitt, is produced by Imaginarium and Soho Moon and stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall) as Liam Ward, The Americans star Matthew Rhys (The Americans) as Billy, and Ann Skelly (Red Rock) as Beth Winters. In addition to penning the scripts, Cubitt also directed. The executive producers are James Mitchell for Soho Moon and Tommy Bulfin for BBC Two. Death And Nightingales is being supported by Northern Ireland Screen. Red Arrow Studios International will handle global sales.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.