Mr. Byrne’s role as Pat Barry in the early 1980’s Irish soap opera Bracken is the role for which many Irish fans remember him.
Those of us who missed out on that show have never had the chance to see him at this early stage of his career. Now that can be remedied.
Thanks to our great friend Elf, a long-time Byrneholic who lives in Germany, we have added six episodes of Bracken to our small but ever-growing archive of early Gabriel Byrne performances.
The Bracken Mega TV Page provides all six episodes with cast information and some history about the series episode order and dates, kindly provided by Paul English.
These episodes were originally videotaped from television some years ago. They have made the transition to digital fairly intact (including commercials, in some cases, so be warned!). The picture might be a bit blurry but the sound seems to be quite good in all cases.
Enjoy seeing Gabriel Byrne in his first starring role on television, a medium to which he has returned in the past few years with great success!