Barry Devlin brings My Mother And Other Strangers to BBC One.
“I wanted to write a series that had an exotic love story at its heart but that was set in a place I recognise. So I’m delighted that the BBC has commissioned the series. It’s really great to be part of a story about Northern Ireland that is entirely originated and filmed here.” – writer Barry Devlin
The five part series, of hour long episodes, is set in Northern Ireland during World War Two. My Mother And Other Strangers follows the fortunes of a rural family, the Coynes, and their neighbours in the village of Moybeg on the shores of Lough Neagh in County Tyrone, as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge USAAF airfield with 4,000 service men and women – complete with a handsome and charming liaison officer, Captain Dreyfuss – lands smack-dab in the middle of their parish in 1943.
“In the drama, compelling weekly stories – many of them based on events of the time – are held together by an ongoing love story that enfolds and imprisons Rose and Michael Coyne and Captain Dreyfuss in a dangerous love triangle. Meanwhile, Rose’s children Emma (16), Francis (10) and Kate (7) have no idea of the strains under which their parents’ marriage creaks.” – BBC
The series is a BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen venture.