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