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No Tears

Season 1
2002TV-14
Both a searing indictment of official corruption and a sensitively drawn, inspiring story of the power of individuals, this gripping miniseries dramatizes a real-life scandal that rocked Ireland. Oscar® winner Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Striking Out) star as women unknowingly infected by a potentially fatal disease who fight against the medical authorities for justice.
Starring
Brenda FrickerMaria Doyle KennedyTina Kellegher
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    December 31, 2001
    49min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    For a decade, Kitty Fogarty has endured chronic fatigue and pain that prevent her from helping run her business and care for her family, eventually driving her overburdened husband, Sean, to leave. Meanwhile, farmer Gráinne McFadden has been plagued by the same symptoms, with no known cause. Then Dr. Rose Casey makes a disturbing discovery when investigating local cases of Hepatitis C infection.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    December 31, 2001
    51min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Following the news report, women all around Ireland report for screening, but the testing process is chaotic and insensitive. As Kitty and Gráinne anxiously await their results, they’re relieved to finally know what’s wrong but angry about the years of suffering caused by human error. When journalist Monica O’Callaghan contacts fellow affected women, they soon organize into a political force.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    December 31, 2001
    50min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As the Positive Action campaign grows, Monica and Kitty must confront the effect it is having on their families. The group of infected women hire legal representation and present their demands to the government. Gráinne’s condition worsens, and she decides to sue the Blood Transfusion Service Board and the government.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    December 31, 2001
    52min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC], Español [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Gráinne’s health deteriorates, she faces an agonizing moral and personal dilemma. Should she go on with the case and risk losing or dying before it comes to court, or should she accept a financial settlement for the benefit of her family? When Positive Action’s lawyers find damning evidence at a crucial time, will the women be able to get justice at last?

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Producers
Comet Films
Network
Acorn TV