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Series/Newsreel titleFUIL AGUS DÚCH
BLOOD AND INK
Episode/Item titlePlayboy Of The Western World, The
Dibirt Cháiliúil An Mháilligh
Legendary Running Of The Máillach, The
Production companyFastnet Films
TG4
SponsorSound & Vision (Scéim Maoiniúcháin Craoltóireachta)
Country of originIreland
DirectorKINIRONS, MIchael
Script/AdaptationKINIRONS, MIchael
CastNevan Finegan (Liam Ó Maille), Mairtín Jamesie (Seán Ó Maille), Darach Ó Dubhain (Sheanín), Brid Greene (Bean Liam), Annette Roland (Bean Sheeain), Derek McDonnell (J.M. Synge), Liam Heffron (an Cosai), Brendan Ryan (Fear RIC 1), Conor Hipwell (Fear RIC 2).
Colourcol
Soundsound
Duration52
TX channelTG4
CopyTG4
SummaryNew series exploring historical murders that became the basis for literary works. Second episode looks at the story of the murderer William O’Malley, who inspired John Millington Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’. O’Malley (also known as ‘An Máilleach’) killed his own father in 1873 in a conflict surrounding a potato field in Connemara, after which he fled to the Aran Islands and evaded the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) with some help from the islanders. With comment from Prof. Declan Kiberd, playwright Zoe Seaton, Prof. Nicholas Greene, John O’Malley (relative of William O’Malley), poet Dara Beag Ó Flatharta, and local historian Rúairi Ó Conghaile.
NoteThis film contains extracts from PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (1962)
LanguageIrish
Production creditsp.c.: Fastnet Films, TG4, spon: Sound & Vision (Scéim Maoiniúcháin Craoltóireachta), bainisteoir faidhmiuchain: Liam Nolan, comhardaitheoir leirithe: Nick McGinley, hair/make-up: Trish Flood, feisteas: Niamh Buckley, s: Michael Lemass, boom: Stephen Farrell, art.d.: Maeve Clancy, Barry Ryan, cúnthóir ceamera: Conor Higwell, Phil Sheerin, cúnthóir léirithe: Elaine English, a.ed.: Fiona Starogardzhi, dub.mix: Fiona Higgins, titles: John Talbot, graphics: Ross McDonnell, cartlanna: The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Freeman’s Journal, Redmond Morris, Four Province Films, Bord Choláiste na Tríonóide Baile Atha Cliath, trealamh:b FAS Tralee, Vast Valley Ltd., buioclas le: Paul Dolan, Crane Dry Cleaners, Tómas Mac Anna Costume Mill, Angels Costumers London, Cyril Wall, Antaine Ó Fatharta Inis Meáin B&B, Fountain Court B&B, Gleneagles B&B, Carraroe Holiday Village, Crotty B&B, Angela Flaherty B&B, Tigh Conghaile, Pig and Heifer, Insomnia, Gaity Theatre, taighdoir: Sorcha Griffin, m: Steven Lynch, c/light: Suzanne Lavelle, Eleanor Bowman, ed: Eoin McDonagh, p: Macdara Kellegher, Morgan Bushe, d/sc: Michael Kinirons.
Genre/CategoryTV Documentary Series
KeywordsMurder Investigations
Literature

Contact: irishfilm@tcd.ie | Last updated: Nov 27 2006.