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Series/Newsreel titleANY TIME NOW
Production companyComet Films
Radio Telefís Éireann/RTE Independent Production Unit
BBC Northern Ireland
Country of originIreland
Northern Ireland
ProducerMcKIMM, Leslie
DirectorWOODS, John
KIRK, Brian
RECKS, Declan
Script/AdaptationWHITE, Ali
CROUGHAN, Declan
PhotographyTANHAM, Ciaran
EditingFINLAY, Mary
Production designMcCullagh, Tom
Executive producerCALLERY, Mary
CastAngeline Ball (Nora Moggin ), Susan Lynch (Stevie Mac Cutcheon), Zara Turner (Kate O'Dowd), Ciaran Mcmenamin (Johnny Doherty), Patrick O Kane, (Colin Duggan), Owen Roe (Frank O'Halloran), Brid Brennan (Emily Moggin), Ruth McCabe (Margaret Mac Cutcheon), Declan Conlon (Dan Hardigan), Karl Sheils (Don Duggan), Frankie McCafferty (Declan Carthy), Mark O Reagan, Seamus O Reilly), T.P. Mckenna (Arthur Moggin), Gina Moxley (Gubnett O Shaunnessy), John Kavanagh (Tommy Mulligan), Eamon Morrissey (Jaded judge), Alan Maher (Brendan Toomey), Aidan Mcardle (Nedser Fitzgibbon) Fiona Glascott (Angie Farrelly), Pat Shortt (Pete Murphy), Frank McCusker (Mr Bennett SC), Eleanor Methven (registrar), Mark Doherty (Ray the floor manager), Noel O'Donovan (Patrick Vincent), Dervla Crotty (Nuala Morris), Des Bishop (Chuck Rogers, Young American), Colm Lawlor, John Quirke, John Reid (singing Weather Trio), Frank Coughlan (William Maconkey), Kim O Hagan (Asst 1), Gertrude Montgomery (Grainne), Arthur Riordan (Bob), Mick Nolan (Joe, Tour bus driver), Marty Whelan (Marty Whelan), Philip O'Sullivan (Father Of the Bride), Peg Power (Little Old Lady 1), Moira Deady (Little Old Lady 2), Patrick Leech (French Gaa Fan), Paul Ronan (bloke), Susie Kennedy (Audrey, court cleaner), Paschal Scott (court steward), Guy Carleton (Sammy )
Colourcol
Soundsound
TX channelRTE 1
TX date20/05/2002
SummaryNora Moggin (Angeline Ball), an aspiring actress living in New York, is forced to return to her native Dublin following the sudden death of her father, TV weatherman and unlikely sex-symbol, Arthur (T.P. McKenna). After a four-year absence Nora reunites with her two old friends, Stevie McCutcheon (Susan Lynch) and Kate O'Dowd (Zara Turner) as each tries to come to terms with life, love and each other. All three struggle with lives on the threshold of fulfilment; for whom things are about to go right, ANY TIME NOW... Nora's tale of her great success in New York is, to say the least, inflated and she finds that she is running out of money fast. Kate, a manager in a predatory property firm, has fallen into a routine with her live-in partner Colin (Patrick O'Kane), and tensions are beginning to surface. And Stevie, (Susan Lynch) a freelance illustrator and single parent, living at home with her mother Margaret (Ruth McCabe) struggles to bring up her 11-month-old baby Rosie. Outwardly fun and full of life, Stevie becomes increasingly depressed with no job - and being on her own. And to top it all her ex-husband Johnny (Ciaran McMenamin) seems to be happily carrying on without her. Nora decides that the way out of her financial difficulties is to sell her late father's house. But as no will can be discovered, this may take some time. Kate and Johnny are drawn together when being forced by her boss to evict a tenant in one of the properties leads to them both working together to prevent it happening. Each time they meet the attraction between them grows. While celebrating the success of their collaboration, they end up together. Stevie's birthday arrives and with no hope of a man on the horizon, she turns to weatherman Frank O'Halloran (Owen Roe), sixth son of a seventh son, and colleague of the late Arthur Moggin. He offers to do a psychic reading for her but the blank reading that results means either that their respective futures are entwined or that she's not long for this earth. The tailspin is deep. And Nora's plans for the future are upset too when Mrs Emily Moggin (Brid Brennan) - Arthur's unknown second wife - makes her dramatic entrance. Now she has a stepmother she has never heard of to deal with! (BBC Publicity Notes)
NoteTX from 20th May until 1 July 2002. "Susan lynch, Angeline Ball, and Zara Turner star in Any Time Now, a new Irish contemporary six-part drama series set in Dublin about the lives, loves, and libidos of three life-long friends, produced by Comet Films for RTE and BBC Northern Ireland. Stevie Macutcheon - Susan Lynch (Amongst Women, Nora), Nora Moggin - Angeline Ball (The Commitments; Randall & Hopkirk Deceased) and Kate O'Dowd - Zara Turner (Where There's Smoke, Sliding Doors) are girls who have known each other long enough to believe that their friendship, at least, is invincible. For starters they've made it into their 30s and between them managed to sleep with 47 men, break 11 hearts, drink about 5,000 pints, buy one house, fail once in marriage and produce a beautiful baby girl. But fate and chance keep reminding them that there are forces out there more changeable than the weather. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, Any Time Now, also stars Ciaran McMenamin, Patrick O'Kane and a fine line-up of hugely popular and talented Irish actors including: Ruth McCabe (No Tears; Silent Witness), Frankie McCafferty (Ballykissangel); Owen Roe (Ballykissangel); Brid Brennan (Dancing at Lughnasa); Karl Shiels (Attachments, On Home Ground); and Declan Conlon (Bachelors Walk). The sudden death of her father brings Nora back home to the bosom of her closest friends: sensible and settled Kate and single mum, Stevie. But she can't quite bring herself to admit to them that back in New York her biggest role was as a bearded pilgrim father in the St. Patrick's day parade. But, is she the only person not being totally honest? Producer, Lesley McKimm describes Any Time Now as a series which "takes a humorous look at three very different women who are trying to get to grips with life, love and each other. It is witty, very touching storytelling set against the backdrop of cosmopolitan Dublin." Executive producer for RTE, Mary Callery, explains what it was that attracted her to the project: "We were looking for a strong contemporary drama that delivered well-drawn believable characters. But we wanted this done with a light, sure touch. First-time writer, Ali White, has succeeded - brilliantly." Any time now is a Comet Films production for RTE and BBC Northern Ireland, in association with Bord Scannan Na Héireann/Irish film board. (Publicity Notes). "Witty and Sassy" Nick Griffiths, Daily Mail
ReferenceSunday Times, 18/11/2001: 3, 'RTE Goes for Sex in the City Plots', short article on the new Irish drama series Any Time Now. Producers describe it as the Irish version of Sex & the City.
Irish Times (Weekend), 7/4/2002: 12, "Having the Time of Their Lives',
article on the Irish TV drama Any Time Now. Interview with writer Ali White and producer Lesley McKimm on its origins - the development of strong female roles. Comments from leading actresses Susan Lynch and Angeline Bal (Louise East).
Irish Times (Highlights), 18/4/2002: 39, TV preview on the Irish drama series Any Time Now. It gives a brief background on the three main female characters, played by Susan Lynch, Angeline Ball and Zara Turner. Lists other Irish actors in the cast (Lorna Kernan).
Sunday Tribune, 19/4/2002: 2, 'The Angeline Ball Is Rolling', interview with Ireland actress Angeline Ball on her role in the Irish TV drama Any Time Now and her career to date (Sinead Egan).
Sunday Times (Culture), 19/4/2002: 63, short TV review on the opening episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now, the overall plot and characterisations.
Irish Times (Highlights), 25/4/2002: 39, short TV preview of the second episode in the six-part Irish drama Any Time Now, starring Angeline Ball (Lorna Kernan).
Irish Times (Weekend), 25/4/2002: 6, TV Review on the opening episode of the Irish drama Any Time Now. An overview of the script and main characters' performances is given (Shane Hegarty).
Sunday Tribune (Art Life), 26/4/2002: 6, 'More Suds than Stars', short news item on the opening episode of the Irish TV drama Any Time Now, starring Susan Lynch, Angeline Ball and Zara Turner (Paddy Murray).
Sunday Independent, 26/4/2002: 17, 'Girl's Best Friends', interview with Lesley McKimm, producer of the Irish TV drama Any Time Now. She talks about the themes explored in this drama and her career to date (Patricia Deevy).
Sunday Independent (TV Preview), 26/4/2002: 21, short TV preview for the second episode of the Irish drama Any Time Now, giving a brief outline of the story to date (Sarah Caden).
Sunday Business Post, 26/4/2002: 8, 'Confrontations Loom Any Time Now', hort news item on TV drama Any Time Now, (Emmanuel Kehoe).
Sunday Independent, 2/7/2002: 22, 'War in the World Cup Garden', short news item on the Irish TV drama Any Time Now. It gives a positive review of Susan Lynch's performance (Declan Lynch).
Irish Times (Magazine), 8/6/2002: 39, TV preview of the third episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now (Lorna Kernan).
Sunday Times (Critic's Choice), 9/6/2002: 63, TV preview of the third episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now.
Sunday Times (Culture), 16/6/2002: 63, TV preview of the fourth episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now (Lorna Kernan).
Irish Times (Magazine), 3/8/2002: 51, TV preview of the first episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now (Lorna Kernan).
Sunday Times (Culture), 4/8/2002: 75, TV preview of the first episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now.
The Guardian (Friday Review), 9/8/2002: 18, 'Blooming Marvellous', review of the first episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now. (Nancy Banks-Smith).
Sunday Times, 11/8/2002: 75, TV preview of the second episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now.
Irish Times (Weekend), 29/7/2002: 6, 'Ain't No Cure for Love', TV Review of the Irish drama Any Time Now. It gives a positive review of Susan Lynch's performance (Shane Hegarty).
Sunday Times (Culture), 31/8/2002: 63, TV preview of the final episode of the Irish drama series Any Time Now.
Sunday Times (Culture), 8/9/2002: 67, preview of Any Time Now from the TV listings.
FormatSuper 16
LanguageEnglish
RightsComet Films
Tel +353 1 670 4286, Fax +353 1 671 4067
cometfilms@eircom.net
Genre/CategoryTV Drama Series
Comedy
Urban Drama

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