The Bracken Season 2 YouTube Playlist, with all 6 episodes, is now available!
Enjoy and Happy Holidays to you! heart
One of the perks of being a Byrneholic is sharing Gabriel Byrne’s work—his movies and TV series, his books and interviews, and his pictures, of course—both with die-hard fans and with those who are just passing by on Twitter or Facebook or wherever and expressing an interest. I meet the nicest people that way.
And here is a perfect example of just that.
One day I received an email from the Contact Us page at this website. Someone was offering to give me ALL of the episodes of Gabriel Byrne’s early Irish television series, Bracken, taped long ago from television, and now in digital form, without ads or breaks. The video quality is at times a bit shaky and the audio has some static, but each episode is watchable–and so much fun!
But HOW to share this bounty with me?
I, of course, jumped on this generous offer like a Texas jackrabbit (they’re amazing jumpers, I can tell you!) with advice about sharing methods and with tons of preliminary gratitude.
That someone turned out to be Aidan, a Bracken fan, and now, at last and out of the blue, we have all 12 of the Bracken episodes.
Here is the YouTube playlist of Bracken, Season 1, which contains 6 episodes:
Nollaig Shona Duit and Happy Holidays, everyone, and many thanks to you, Aidan, for sharing your treasure! heart
Descriptive Text I Added to Each Video
Thanks to BRACKEN Fan Aidan, all 12 episodes of BRACKEN, complete without breaks or ads, are now available. These were taped from television. The video quality is a bit shaky and the audio has some static, but each episode is still watchable.
Bracken was a rural drama written by Wesley Burrowes. It was broadcast by RTÉ in 1980 and 1982 as two six-part mini-series. The RTÉ Guide published a front cover article about the first series on 4 January 1980. An article about the second series appeared in the RTÉ Guide of 1 January 1982.
The cast included:
Gabriel Byrne as Pat Barry
Niall Tóibín as Edward Daly
Mick Lally as Miley Byrne
Joe Lynch as Dinny Byrne
Sean Lawlor as Peter Thompson
Fiona Victory as Louise Daly
Dana Wynter as Jill Daly
The best information available regarding the series episodes, provided by Paul English, is:
Series 1 (broadcast on RTÉ1 during January / February 1980)
1.1 – June
1.2 – July
1.3 – August
1.4 – September
1.5 – October
1.6 – All Saints Day
Series 2 (broadcast on RTÉ1 during January / February 1982)
2.1 – December
2.2 – January
2.3 – February
2.4 – March
2.5 – April
2.6 – May
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