The Irish RM

1983 | United Kingdom

The Irish RM starred Peter Bowles in a series of lively stories based on three novels by Irish cousins Edith Oenone Somerville and Violet Martin Ross, the first of which, 'Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.' became an international success when it was first published in 1899. 

Bowles starred as Major Sinclair Yeates, a retired British Army officer who moves to the west of Ireland at the turn of the century, to become a Resident Magistrate (a Justice of the Peace who assists local magistrates) and enjoy the quiet life. However, any thoughts he had of a peaceful existence are soon shattered by narrow-minded disputes, arguments about livestock and large portions of blarney. The gullible Yeates soon finds himself in hot water and being taken advantage of by his sly scheming landlord, Flurry Knox (Bryan Murray).

Published on December 23rd, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.