Death And Nightingales

Confirmed for BBC Two on 28 November at 9pm to 10pm

Ep 1/3

Wednesday 28 November



Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan lead the cast of Death And Nightingales, a riveting three-part story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set over a tense 24-hour period across the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885.

Growing up, Beth Winters (Ann Skelly) was caught between two warring parents, her Catholic mother Catherine having married her Protestant step-father Billy when she was already pregnant by an unknown Catholic man.

On her 23rd birthday, her mother long dead, Beth has planned to escape the claustrophobic grip of Billy and their closed community by running away with charming, mysterious Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan). But with the hour of reckoning fast approaching, can Beth hold her nerve?

Death And Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her destiny, illuminating tensions that tear both families and nations apart.

The drama was adapted and directed by Allan Cubitt (The Fall). It is an Imaginarium and Soho Moon production for BBC Two. Commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, the Executive Producers are James Mitchell for Soho Moon, Phil Robertson for Imaginarium and Tommy Bulfin for BBC Two. Produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Breathe), Death And Nightingales is supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Red Arrow Studios International will distribute worldwide.