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Willy's Story

Episode 1 of 6

A series of dramas by Jimmy McGovern about ordinary people who wind up in the dock. Willy Houlihan has done well by his family, but then his life begins to fall apart.

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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Mon 27 Feb 2012 03:05

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Role Contributor
Producer Sita Williams
Producer Sita Williams
Director David Blair
Director David Blair
Writer Jimmy McGovern
Writer Jimmy McGovern
Willy Houlihan Christopher Eccleston
Carmel Houlihan Pooky Quesnel
Michelle Fensom Emma Stansfield
Priest Rod Arthur
Laura Houlihan Joanna Higson
Gordon Patterson Malcolm Scates
Functions Manager Tupele Dorgu
Taxi Controller Moya Brady
Mrs Patterson Caroline O'Neill
Matthew Houlihan Nicky Bell
Michael Houlihan Luke Tittensor
Joe Patterson Sean Ward
Tony Rawlings John Paul Hurley
Bank Manager Mark Chatterton
Croupier Kevin Sutton
Cashier Sarah Jane Corrigan
Frank James Foster
Police Officer Simon Holland Roberts
Judge Martin Oldfield
Foreman Eamonn Riley