Here is a real rarity: an excerpt, including the opening credits, from the first episode of the series Bracken, with Gabriel Byrne in the role of Pat Barry.
Many thanks to @g12_el on Twitter for making this available and to Linda for her video wizardry!
Bracken, a rural television drama series, created by Wesley Burrowes, was first broadcast in January 1980. The cast included Gabriel Byrne, who had played Pat Barry in The Riordans, and Dana Wynter. Bracken in turn led to Glenroe which inherited the characters of Dinny and Miley Byrne and ran for 18 years on RTE.
Mary Kearns, Gabriel Byrne and Sean Lawlor in a scene from Bracken
It is great to see a glimpse from this series with the young Gabriel. It would have been wonderful if all of this series had been on DVD, but that is just wishful thinking. Thanks for sharing this.
oh that’s great !! :D Is there more of this ? He looks so young and so cute !
was wondering where i could all the episodes of bracken. such a great show. very edgy for it’s time, any help would be appreciated
If you look on the homepage, you will see a posting that takes you to 6 episodes of Bracken: https://www.byrneholics.com/2013/news/gabriel-byrne/media/six-episodes-of-bracken/ The series was never released on DVD and, as far as we know, these are the only episodes available anywhere. If more turn up, you will see them here! Thanks for dropping by.