Beth’s bat­tle!

What's on TV - - TV Week -

BShe’ll stop at noth­ing to get what she wants…

eth Win­ters has turned 23 and is des­per­ate for joy. Catholic merchant Liam Ward (Jamie Dor­nan) is her true love, but her step­fa­ther, Billy (Matthew Rhys), is stand­ing in her way so they’ve come up with a plan...

‘Beth hasn’t had an easy life, so she’s hop­ing for a bet­ter one with Liam,’ says Ann Skelly, who plays her. ‘But car­ry­ing out a plan in County Fer­managh in 1885 is far from easy. There’s al­ways a feel­ing of be­ing watched and peo­ple in­form­ing on each other.’ But the lovers’ plot to poi­son Billy goes hor­ri­bly wrong, as a fi­nal tense episode of Death and Nightin­gales will re­veal.

‘It’s about a young woman want­ing to live her own life, and not be un­der the thumb of an au­thor­i­ta­tive fig­ure with all that mas­cu­line pres­sure,’ says Ann. ‘Beth’s courage is ad­mirable, but I wouldn’t want any­one to go through what she does.’

Shock events… Beth’s plan has gone ter­ri­bly wrong

An­gry man… Billy

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.