The Irish R.M.
Based on the turn-of-the-century stories by Somerville and Ross. Peter Bowles (Rumpole of the Bailey, To the Manor Born) stars as Major Sinclair Yeates, a retired English army officer who becomes a Resident Magistrate in pre-independence West Ireland.
- 1. Great Uncle McCarthyJanuary 5, 198352min13+SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishWith few prospects, Major Yeates leaves his home and fiancée in England and accepts a position as resident magistrate in Ireland. Upon arriving, he discovers that not only is the house he rents not as grand as it was advertised, it might also be haunted.
- 2. Trinket's ColtJanuary 12, 198351min13+SubtitlesEnglish [CC], Enus [CC]Audio languagesEnglishFlurry's imposing grandmother turns up at court and invites the Major to a dinner party. The Major wants to give Philippa a horse as a wedding gift and Flurry devises a plan to get one of his grandmother's colts.
- 3. A MisdealJanuary 19, 198350min13+SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishSally's new neighbor, Mr. Shoot, seeks help buying a horse. When the Knoxs and Yeates take him to the market, they are surprised to learn how clueless he really is. Flurry becomes jealous of Mr. Shoot's attention to Sally.
- 4. The Boat's ShareJanuary 26, 198350min13+SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA visit from the Major's officious cousin Basil coincides with an unusually complicated case. A dispute between two fishing families living on a remote island involves an alleged assault, a marriage proposal, and a “boat's share.”
- 5. Occasional LicencesFebruary 2, 198352min13+SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA local publican smoothly sidesteps the Major's objections to beer sales at the annual St. Peter and St. Paul's Day Games, which are being held on Shreelane land. Philippa offers to organize tea for the event, and unknowingly becomes part of Flurry's scheme.
- 6. O Love O FireFebruary 9, 198352min13+SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishFlurry and Sally's blossoming relationship is hindered by Sally's mother. Old Mrs. Knox is giving a tenants ball to which all the servants are invited. Recruited to help out, the Major and Philippa have an exciting evening dousing fire and promoting romance.
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- Amazon Maturity Rating
- 13+ Teens. Learn more
- Content advisory
- Alcohol use foul language sexual content