The Irish R.M.: Season 3

Channel Four Films (1985)

Comedy, Drama
UK / English / 310 mins
IMDb 7.9

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Peter Bowles Maj. Sinclair Yeates
Bryan Murray Flurry Knox
Anna Manahan Mrs. Cadogan
Brendan Conroy Peter Cadogan
Lise Ann McLaughlin Sally Knox
Niall Toibin Slipper
Virginia Cole Bridget 
Deirdre Lawless Julia
Jonathan Ryan Dr. Jerome Hickey
Sarah Badel Babs
Diane Fletcher Bobbie Bennett
Eamon Morrissey Sgt. Murray


Roy Ward Baker
Producer Barry Blackmore
Musician Tony Britten


Directed by Robert Chetwyn THE IRISH R.M. is based on the stories of Somerville & Ross and tells of monocled Major Sinclair Yeats, played by Peter Bowles. An English army officer who resigns his commission to become a Resident Magistrate in the West of Ireland, Major Yeates finds himself living in a ramshackle old manor house surrounded by local community's colourful inhabitants. Major Yeats struggles with his new position which turns out to be at the mercy of the Irish.


Episode 1: The Muse in Skebawn

50 min Jun 02, 1985
With Philippa gone to England to tend to her ailing mother, Major Yeates's problems multiply. A shifty entrepreneur brings moving pictures into Skebawn, create havoc that the Major must subdue while fending off the unwanted advances of Miss Bobby Bennell.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy

Episode 2: Major Apollo Riggs

50 min Jun 09, 1985
The Major's sister, Babs, looks after him in Philippa's absence. Cousin Andrew also arrives to help and begins to fix everything in sight, including a crumbling chimney and a mysterious well. Cold water and strange spirits are unleashed as Andrew's enthusiasm goes a bit too far.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Julia Jones

Episode 3: A Friend of Her Youth

50 min Jun 16, 1985
Babs fondly reminisces about her old friend, Julian Chichester, who is coming to stay at Shreelane. But no sooner does Chichester arrive than he begins to scorn the Major's household, including a beloved canine. Flurry decides to teach Chichester a lesson or two with the canine as an unwitting accomplice.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Bill Craig

Episode 4: In The Curranhilty Country

50 min Jun 23, 1985
Yeates's day of hunting goes badly, and he soon decides to abandon a troublesome new car
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Alfred Shaughnessy

Episode 5: Lisheen Races

50 min Jun 30, 1985
A stern official from Dublin Castle observes Yeates' court conduct; Yeates finds Sally's horse hidden in the loft.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Bill Craig

Episode 6: The Devil You Know

50 min Jul 06, 1985
An old friend's offer of a resident magistrate position in a more civilized location tempts Yeates.
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Hugh Leonard


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