Posted on June 26th, by admin in Film, TV. Comments Off on Family

(1994) – four-part series for BBC Dir Michael Winterbottom

Family is set in much the same working-class milieu Doyle portrayed in his Barrytown Trilogy, but its tone is much harsher. This four-part serial was written for the BBC and was aired in England and Ireland to great acclaim, attention, and controversy over its handling of the topic of domestic abuse. The overall story is the break-up of a family, the parents separating and the effect on the family dynamic.