MASTERPIECE: My Mother And Other Strangers
Airs Sundays, June 18-July 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Credit: Courtesy of Steffan Hill/BBC 2016 for MASTERPIECE
The Yanks Are Coming! A World War II love story set in Northern Ireland
Owen McDonnell (AN KLONDIKE) is her loving husband Michael, a Northern Irishman who realizes he never lived up to her dreams. Aaron Staton (MAD MEN) is Captain Dreyfuss, the honorable American officer who upends her life.
Shot on the stunningly beautiful Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland, MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS portrays the culture clash when a U.S. bomber base is established near the fictional village of Moybeg in 1943, bringing hundreds of gum-chewing, swing-band-listening American airmen to a remote Ulster farming community, with its winsome women and stolid workingmen.
Episode 1 airs Sunday, June 18 at 8 p.m. - Learn how Rose meets Capt. Dreyfuss. Emma goes on a date and incites an international incident. Rose defends an airman.
Episode 2 airs Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m. - See what happens when Francis goes poaching and Emma finds a new suitor. Rose stands up for justice and becomes a local hero.
Episode 3 airs Sunday, July 2 at 8 p.m. - Find out if Nurse Tillie comes to the rescue in time and see why stolen paint provokes a theological crisis. Capt. Dreyfuss gives Rose a heads-up.
Episode 4 airs Sunday, July 9 at 8 p.m. - Learn Capt. Dreyfuss' plan to thwart advances from Rose's sister, Vera. Emma gets man advice. Rose and the captain get more serious.
Episode 5 airs Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m. - See how an unwelcome note leads to a disastrous meeting. Find out if Tillie can stop the captain and Rose from making a terrible mistake.
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A BBC Northern Ireland drama production and MASTERPIECE co-production. The executive producers are Barry Devlin and Stephen Wright. The executive producer for MASTERPIECE is Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. The producer is Grainne Marmion. The writer is Barry Devlin. The director is Adrian Shergold.
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