Stella McCartney

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  • All three series of the BBC radio sitcom about the people of Marlborough Road, Belfast

    The bohemian inhabitants of Marlborough Road lead lives of barely-contained chaos, full of demands, distractions and domestic dramas. Fortunately, they have one person they can count on when things go wrong - Sally, their cleaning lady-cum-therapist.

    When highly-strung Clare at Number 25 gets in a flap over a dinner guest, or needs a babysitter for her free-range children, Sally steps in. Saffron, the multi-tasking New Age mum at Number 27, would be lost without Sally, and two doors down at Number 29, Miss Edith Black relies on Sally's help when it comes to sorting out authentic Victorian railings for her lodging house (and dealing with her eccentric lodgers, Ulster-Scots poet Victor McVitie and handsome opera star Fintan Fanning).

    Reliable and unflappable, Sally is always there to keep everything in order in this Belfast street. But what will happen to the residents if she decides to leave them?

    Written by bestselling novelist and playwright Annie McCartney, this sparkling comedy series stars Frances Tomelty and Stella McCusker as Sally, with guest stars including Gerry Anderson, Sean Rafferty and Eddie McIlwaine as themselves.


    Production credits
    Written by Annie McCartney
    Produced and directed by Tanya Nash

    Production credits
    Written by Annie McCartney
    Produced and directed by Tanya Nash

    First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 16 February-9 March 2001 (Series 1), 26 July-16 August 2002 (Series 2), 19 September-10 October 2003 (Series 3)

    Cast
    Sally - Frances Tomelty/Stella McCusker
    Clare - Marcella Riordan
    Fintan - Gerard Murphy
    Evie - Katy Gleadhill
    Anna - Bethan Lloyd
    Simon - Patrick Gleadhill/Lloyd Houston
    Trevor - Gerard McSorley/Des McAleer
    Miss Black - Roma Tomelty
    Victor - Alan McKee
    Saffron - Ali White
    Tony - Robert Patterson
    Layla - Emily Walmsley/Eadaoin Hegarty
    Ben - Joel McElnay/Conor Hinds
    Sam - Alfie Lloyd
    Fidelma - Aine McCartney
    Anna/Posy - Hannah R Gordon
    Anashuya - Laura Hughes
    Rory - Richard Clements
    Gervase - James Greene
    Student - Raymond Lau
    With Gerry Anderson, Sean Rafferty and Eddie McIlwaine as themselves

  • All eight series of the comedy drama series set in a Donegal town in the 1950s and '60s'Christopher Fitz-Simon's writing is a delicious mix of gentle and sharp' The GuardianIreland in the fifties, and the days of mass tourism and indoor plumbing have not yet come to rural Co. Donegal. But in the small, sleepy town of Ballylenon, change is coming, and trouble is brewing.A power struggle is under way for control of the town, with two rival forces aligned against each other. Seeking to rule the roost are hotel owner and undertaker Phonsie Doherty and his allies, sisters Muriel and Vera McConkey. These two formidable ladies are in charge of the corner shop/Post Office and Telephone Exchange, and are known as the eyes and ears of Ballylenon - while the voice is provided by local newspaper The Vindicator.Between them, they seem to have the means of communication sewn up - but the opposing faction, led by primary teacher Vivienne Boal, the Reverend Samuel Hawthorne, and police officer Guard Gallagher, are determined to have their say. A supporter of cultural causes, such as music festivals and architectural conservation, Vivienne is bright, breezy and apparently straightforward - but she manages to achieve certain aims by devious means...The antagonism between the two camps is thinly veiled - and the causes for dissension range from a proposal to demolish the Georgian courthouse to build a car park, to arguments over a ramshackle cottage that may have belonged to the family of US President Herbert Hoover. But as the Sixties dawn, the town faces a threat that unites the whole community in moral outrage: the arrival of television...Christopher Fitz-Simon's playful yet cynical look at Irish village life stars TP McKenna, Gerard Murphy, Margaret D'Arcy and Stella McCusker.
    Production credits
    Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon
    Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan (Series 1-5,7,8) and Peter Kavanagh (Series 6)
    Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes
    Pianist: Michael HarrisonFirst broadcast BBC Radio 4: 8 June-13 July 1994 (Series 1), 18 July-8 August 1995 (Series 2), 4-25 June 1996 (Series 3), 3-24 December 1997 (Series 4), 15 June-20 July 1998 (Series 5), 18 June-23 July 1999 (Series 6), 25 November 2009-6 January 2010 (Series 7), 26 January-2 March 2011 (Series 8)Cast
    Phonsie Doherty - TP McKenna/Gerard Murphy
    Muriel McConkey - Margaret D'Arcy
    Vera McConkey - Stella McCusker
    Vivienne Boal/Mrs McFinney - Aine McCartney
    Guard Gallagher - John Hewitt/Frankie McCafferty
    Reverend Samuel Hawthorne - Gerard Murphy/Miche Doherty/Dermot Crowley
    RL Watson - Roma Tomelty
    O'Brollochain/Joe MacMonagle/Canon Friel- Kevin Flood
    Kevin 'Stumpy' Bonnar - Gerard McSorley
    Eithne Ni Phartalain/Primrose ffrench O'Dowd/Sister Gabriel - Marcella Riordan
    Aubrey Frawley - Dominic Letts/Matthew Addis/Chris McHallem
    Peg Sweeney - Anna Manahan/Marcella Riordan
    Post Office engineer - Robert Patterson
    Jonathan ffrench O'Dowd - Wesley Murphy
    Packy McGoldrick - Charlie Bonnar/Tim Loane
    Josie Doherty - Ciara McKeown/Cathy White/Ali White
    Mr Mawhinney - Harry Towb
    Father O'Flatley - John Guiney
    Bohunkus Smith - BJ Hogg
    Terry Black - Mark Lambert
    Consuela Dooley - Cathy Belton
    Daniel O'Searcaigh - James Greene
    Monsignor McFadden - Niall Cusack
    Polly Acton - Joanna Munro
    Eamonn Doyle - Patrick Fitzsymons
    Mr Boylan - Derek Bailey
    with Ruairi McAteer, Catriona O'Reilly, Danielle Costigan and Fabio Aprile

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