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The Commitments

Jimmy Rabbite is on a mission - he wants to spread the gospel of soul to Dublin. Barrytown is about to become Motown as Jimmy decides to put a band together.

The first of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown series of novels, all to be dramatized by BBC Radio 4. Roddy Doyle's ground-breaking classic is the story of a working class Dublin band -The Commitments.

With Joey the Lips Fagan on trumpet, Billy The Animal Mooney on drums, Derek the Meatman Scully on bass, Dean Good Times Fay on sax, L. Terence Foster on guitar, James the Soul Surgeon Clifford on piano and - not forgetting the singers - Declan Blanketman Cuffe and The Commitmentettes, Sonya, Sofia and Tanya. This Dublin band are ready to bring some serious soul, the working man's rhythm, to Dublin's Northside.

Dramatised by Eugene O'Brien. Directed on location in Dublin by one of Ireland's finest filmmakers, Jim Sheridan (In the Name of The Father, In America, My Left Foot, The Field.)

The young cast is comprised of a new generation of talented young Irish actors and the music is by the emerging Dublin band, The Riptide Movement.

Guitar ..... JP Dalton
Bass ..... Gerard McGarry
Drums ..... Garrett Byrne
Sax ..... Ciaran Sutton
Trumpet ..... Robert Grant
Piano ..... Enda Collins

Written by Roddy Doyle
Dramatised by Eugene O'Brien
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Director: Jim Sheridan.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Dec 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
Jimmy JnrRonan Raftery
Joey the LipsGavin Friday
OutspanLloyd Cooney
DerekTom Ward
DecoMal Tuohy
DeanDevon Murray
Animal MooneyJohnny Ward
James CliffordDamien Molony
NatalieSarah Greene
SharonSarah Greene
BernieEve Macklin
ImeldaKate Stanley Brennan
MickahPeter Campion
Jimmy SnrAndrew Connolly
Dave MoranColm Meaney
AuthorRoddy Doyle
AdaptorEugene O'Brien
DirectorJim Sheridan
ProducerGemma McMullan