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Mystery!: Gallowglass 

Gallowglass (original title)
The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John McArdle ...  Paul Garnet 3 episodes, 1993
Michael Sheen ...  Joe 3 episodes, 1993
Paul Rhys ...  Sandor 3 episodes, 1993
Gary Waldhorn ...  Ralph Apsoland 3 episodes, 1993
Arkie Whiteley ...  Nina 3 episodes, 1993
Harriet Owen Harriet Owen ...  Jessica 3 episodes, 1993
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ...  Tilly 3 episodes, 1993
Nerys Hughes ...  Diana 2 episodes, 1993
Barbara Hicks ...  Joan 2 episodes, 1993
Trevor Cooper ...  Stan 2 episodes, 1993
Paolo Giovannucci ...  Cesare 2 episodes, 1993
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ...  Doreen 2 episodes, 1993
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni ...  Adelmo 2 episodes, 1993
Stefanie McFeat Stefanie McFeat ...  Debbie 2 episodes, 1993
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The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide by jumping in front of an oncoming train. So strong is his sense of gratitude that he follows his 'savior' even to the kidnaping of a wealthy woman. But there are ulterior motives to the kidnaping, complicating it with other details that intertwine and make for a typical British murder mystery. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Gallowglass See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

(3 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gallowglass does not mean servant or indebtedness. It comes from a class of mercenary warriors from firstly Scotland and more largely Ireland, where they got their name. See more »

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Very Mysterious
6 March 2005 | by pharrecSee all my reviews

This is one of the finest mysteries I've ever seen. Edgy, anxiety-ridden from moment to moment, homo-erotic, heterosexual obsession, murder; it's got everything including sensational performances by all. A BBC production, the story reminded me so much of "The Servant", the film adaption of Harold Pinter's story/play where a creeping danger permeated the film throughout. "Gallowglass' however is much more sinister. A young man becomes 'servant' to the man who saved his life. From then on a dark world opens for him from which it's almost impossible to escape. Based on Ruth Rendell's(Barbara Vine) novel, this mystery will have you guessing until the last scene. Wear a coat because this one is going to give you chills.


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