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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 6

Guard Gallagher's impending trip to the Big Apple sparks a lot of gossip. It's 1956 in the sleepy Irish town. Stars TP McKenna.

Phonsie’s looking forward to the rich profits Guard Gallagher's singing trip to New York will generate for Ballylenon - and himself...

Series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal in 1956.

Written by Christopher Fitz-Simon.

Starring TP McKenna as Phonsie Doherty, Margaret D'Arcy as Muriel McConkey, Stella McCusker as Vera McConkey, Aine McCartney as Vivienne Hawthorne, John Hewitt as Guard Gallagher, Gerard McSorley as Stumpy Bonnar and Charlie Bonnar as Packy McGoldrick.

Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes.

Directed at BBC Belfast by Peter Kavanagh.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.

30 minutes