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Children of the North


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A contemporary thriller in four parts by Michael Hale from the novels of M S Power, starring Michael Gough
Patrick Malahide
Two MI6 officers are shot in a car near the border. Col Mailer , in harness with RUC Special Branch officer John Axton , hunts the marksman. IRA godfather Seamus Reilly pulls young Martin Deeley out of active service and recruits the old, eccentric Arthur Apple.
ProducerChris Parr Director David Drury ● STEREO


Unknown: Michael Hale
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Col Mailer
Unknown: John Axton
Unknown: Martin Deeley
Apple: Michael Gough
Col Mailer: Patrick Mauhide
Axton: Tony Doyle
Daphne: Lynda Steadman
Donovan: Joseph Crilly
Reilly: John Kavanagh
Deeley: Adrian Dunbar
Larry Heneghan: Sean Kearns
Ballister: Paul Brooke
Official: Donald Pickering
IRA Chief of Staff: Sean Caffrey
Mc Illiver: Brian McGrath
Fergal: Frankie McCafferty
Nancy Mailer: Joanna David
Kate: Michelle Fairley

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