Ann Skelly stars in this adaptation of the Irish novel set over the course of a single day – that isn’t Ulysses.
Skelly plays Beth Winters, a woman celebrating her 23rd birthday in Fermanagh, 1885. However, she is spending her time with her often drunken stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). Then Beth catches a glimpse of one her family’s tenant farmers, Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan), and begins to fall for him.
Death and Nightingales is on BBC Two at 21.00.