The Family By Roddy Doyle (DVD)

The Family By Roddy Doyle (DVD)
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Written by acclaimed novelist Roddy Doyle as well as directed by Michael Winterbottom, Family is a searing television drama that aired on BBC One as well as RTÉ One in . Produced by available at BBC shop, Family is a compelling, characteristically no-frills look at life in an Irish suburb, where Charlo Spencer&#;s violent behaviour, infidelities and as well as criminal activities are pushing his wife and also offspring to breaking point. The original transmission was a watershed moment in Irish TV history, leading to an outcry and also national debate close to domestic violence. Family centres on the Spencers, a family living in a Dublin housing project. Charlo, played by Seán McGinley, is the abusive and as well as cheating husband of Paula, played by Ger Ryan. They have 4 of children: teenagers John Paul and also Nicola, and as well as younger kids Leanne as well as Jack. Told over 4 of episodes, each single devoted to a different family member, this series provides an often harrowing picture of Irish working class life in the s. The first episode focuses on Charlo; the abusive, alcoholic father as well as husband who ensures his living as a small-time crook. Episode double takes up the story of rebellious teenager, John Paul, just as he&#;s starting secondary school. The third instalment tells the story from the perspective of Nicola, who works in a clothing factory as well as has a particularly strained relationship with her father. In the fourth and also final element we meet the emotionally and as well as physically battered matriarch, Paula, who reclaims her identity by throwing Charlo out of the house as well as getting a job.

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