May be of limited interest, but an excellent piece of drama for the price. I paid £20 in the BBC shop for this last summer when it came out.
It is the 1840s in Donegal, Ireland. The Phelan family are struggling to save themselves from being evicted from their homestead by an English land agent during the potato famine.
Michael Kitchen ; Joe McGann ; Paul McGann ; Mark McGann ; Stephen McGann ; Fiona Victory
15 years and over
English - Dolby Digital
3 hours and 18 minutes (approx)
Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
Amazon user review:
This is the best screen portrayal of the Irish famine I've ever seen - avoiding the usual tedious martyring of the Irish and vilification of the English. The McGann brothers are all spot on with their performances, not a bad one amongst the whole cast, and Michael Kitchen is especially good as the land agent.
You won't regret buying this. It may make depressing viewing, but it's wonderful nonetheless.