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Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Sheila Hancock ...  Sarah Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Jason Isaacs ...  Michael Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Susan Lynch ...  Maura Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Owen Teale ...  Terry Patterson 4 episodes, 1995
Cal MacAninch ...  Geoff Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
James Bowers James Bowers ...  Roy Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Philip Wright Philip Wright ...  Garry Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
John Thomson ...  Lee Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Frank Grimes ...  Benjamin Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Caroline Trowbridge Caroline Trowbridge ...  Janine 4 episodes, 1995
Morgan Jones ...  Benny Ryan 3 episodes, 1995
Sophie Stanton ...  Marge 3 episodes, 1995
Michael O'Hagan Michael O'Hagan ...  Father John 3 episodes, 1995
Alan Hunter Alan Hunter ...  Superintendent Johnson 3 episodes, 1995
Sean McGinley ...  D.I. Murphy 3 episodes, 1995
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ...  Dennis 3 episodes, 1995
Ingrid Wiseman Ingrid Wiseman ...  Angie 3 episodes, 1995
René Zagger ...  Johnny 2 episodes, 1995
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ...  Dopolis 2 episodes, 1995
Catherine Terris ...  Denise 2 episodes, 1995
Anthony Warren ...  Tony 2 episodes, 1995
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Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their gangland activity in the city. Although initially shielded from the going ons of the Ryan brothers, she enters into the family business as they attempt to rule the East End. Written by hannahakenn

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23 May 1995 (UK) See more »

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(4 parts)

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unusually dark television
22 January 2001 | by Chancery_StoneSee all my reviews

A really good film noir style mini-series covering subjects that aren't normally treated on TV, at least not so unsaccharin as this. The two leads are really top-notch and Jason Isaccs especially good as an icy, over-restrained psychopath. He manages at the same time to give the character tremendous sympathy - not easy when you're a brutal gangster. The period is also caught unusually well, catching the drabness of the sixties in Britain, instead of portraying it as a really hip time when everyone wore psychedelic clothes and sung Beatles tunes. Highly recommended - I just wish that they would issue it on video. Distributors please take note!


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