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A Man of No Importance

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Absorbing drama about a gay bus conductor in 1960s Dublin who encounters persecution when he decides to stage an amateur production of Oscar Wilde's banned drama Salome. The conductor, who gives free poetry recitations to his passengers, is inspired to put on the play when he meets a beautiful country girl who he feels would be perfect as the princess. Show less


Alfie Byrne:
Albert Finney
Lily Byrne:
Brenda Fricker
Ivor Carney:
Michael Gambon
Adele Rice:
Tara Fitzgerald
Robbie Fay:
Rufus Sewell
Inspector Carson:
Patrick Malahide
Christy Ward:
David Kelly
Father Ignatius Kenny:
Mick Lally
Mrs Crowe:
Joan OHara
Ernie Lally:
Joe Pilkington
Joe Savino
Mrs Rock:
Eileen Reid



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