Willy's Story

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Accused, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Willy Houlihan is in the holding cells beneath a Crown Court, awaiting the verdict of his trial. As he begins the long walk back up to his courtroom, viewers learn the events that brought him there. Willy was a hard-working plumber, with money pressures and a family who rely on him. But what did he get involved in?

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  • Photo: Christopher Eccleston on Jimmy McGovern

    Photo: Christopher Eccleston on Jimmy McGovern

    Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Gone in 60 Seconds) is full of praise and admiration when talking about the series' writer: "Without McGovern, I wouldn’t be where I am."

Credits

Producer
Sita Williams
Director
David Blair
Writer
Jimmy McGovern
Willy Houlihan
Christopher Eccleston
Carmel Houlihan
Pooky Quesnel
Priest
Rod Arthur
Gordon Patterson
Malcolm Scates
Mrs Patterson
Caroline O'Neill
Matthew Houlihan
Nicky Bell
Michael Houlihan
Luke Tittensor
Joe Patterson
Sean Ward
Croupier
Kevin Sutton
Frank
James Foster
Foreman
Eamonn Riley

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