Golden Gloves 

Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours after the US Army Air Force sets up camp in the middle of their rural Northern Irish parish.


Adrian Shergold


Barry Devlin

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ciarán Hinds ... Older Francis (voice)
Isaac Heslip ... Seamie Brady
Michael Nevin Michael Nevin ... Francis Coyne
Hattie Morahan ... Rose Coyne
Maggie Cronin ... Ellen Quinn
Christina Nelson Christina Nelson ... Nellie Fox
Ryan McParland ... Mickey Joe Hanlon
Seamus O'Hara ... Davey Hanlon
Des McAleer Des McAleer ... Ned Hanlon
Owen McDonnell ... Michael Coyne
Eileen O'Higgins ... Emma Coyne
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Kettie Brady
Aldo Uribe ... Sergeant Noches
Corey Cott ... Lieutenant Barnhill
Ross Anderson ... Lieutenant Wilson


Elderly Francis Coyle recalls how in 1943 an American Air Force unit came to the Northern Irish village of Moybeg, where his mother Rose and father Michael kept the shop and bar. The locals are not welcoming to the incomers, especially when Francis's 16 year old sister rejects love-lorn Barney Quinn to go on a date with 20-year old pilot Frank Barnhill, who is beaten up by the villagers and saved only by Rose's intervention. A year later Frank is killed in action. Rose herself, as an Englishwoman, feels slightly isolated and is pleased when Captain Ronald Dreyfuss asks her to act as liaison between the locals and the servicemen. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance | War


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18 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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About 2/3 of the way through the episode LT Barnhill comes across young Francis along the road and offers him a ride. Just then a B-17 flies overhead and Barnhill says to Francis, "that's Lima Mike, good old Lima Mike," referring to the B-17's identification letters. In 1943 it would have been Love Mike. Lima wasn't adopted for the U.S. phonetic alphabet for L until 1956. See more »


Captain Ronald Dreyfuss: And, um, I-I wasn't expecting to find you. As you, if you see what I mean. The lady on the shore.
Rose Coyne: You make me sound like a Tennysonian heroine.
Captain Ronald Dreyfuss: "I am half sick of shadows," said the Lady of Shallot.
Rose Coyne: Gosh. That's, erm, a bit of a favourite of mine, that one.
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