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Pure Mule 

Each of the episodes is a self-contained story focusing on the weekend of one particular character from a Friday until a Monday morning. Set in a Midlands market town, which remains unnamed... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Tom Murphy Tom Murphy ...  Shamie Donoghue 6 episodes, 2005
Garrett Lombard Garrett Lombard ...  Scobie Donoghue 6 episodes, 2005
Dermot Ward ...  Niall Scully 6 episodes, 2005
Eileen Walsh ...  Therese Farrell 6 episodes, 2005
Charlene McKenna ...  Jennifer Jackson / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Dawn Bradfield Dawn Bradfield ...  Deirdre Freeman 6 episodes, 2005
Simone Kirby ...  Geraldine Grehan 6 episodes, 2005
Brian Doherty Brian Doherty ...  Eamonn Freeman 6 episodes, 2005
Liam Carney Liam Carney ...  Cliff Jones 5 episodes, 2005
John Maguire John Maguire ...  Cyril McKeon 5 episodes, 2005
Stella McCusker Stella McCusker ...  Molly Jackson 5 episodes, 2005
Ger McCormack Ger McCormack ...  Mole Finnegan 5 episodes, 2005
Luke Griffin Luke Griffin ...  Kevin Walsh Jnr / ... 5 episodes, 2005
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ...  Bomber Brennan 4 episodes, 2005
Andrea Kelly ...  Aine 4 episodes, 2005
Bríd Ní Neachtain Bríd Ní Neachtain ...  Phil McKeon 4 episodes, 2005
Gail Fitzpatrick Gail Fitzpatrick ...  Angela Donoghue 3 episodes, 2005
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ...  Fidelma McCarthy 3 episodes, 2005
Lucy McBride Lucy McBride ...  Majella McCarthy 3 episodes, 2005
Aisling Meaney Aisling Meaney ...  Ciara Freeman 3 episodes, 2005
Graham Lynch Graham Lynch ...  Paudge Freeman 3 episodes, 2005
Richie Recks Richie Recks ...  Seamus Devine 3 episodes, 2005
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Each of the episodes is a self-contained story focusing on the weekend of one particular character from a Friday until a Monday morning. Set in a Midlands market town, which remains unnamed, the series weaves in and out of the stories of the various characters over the course of the series. Written by Anonymous

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Ireland

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English

Release Date:

6 September 2005 (Ireland) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Drama set in rural Ireland showing the lives of six characters between Monday and Sunday
14 September 2005 | by ariba-1See all my reviews

'Pure Mule' is set in contemporary, rural Ireland in the same terrain as award-winning playwright, Eugene O'Brien's play 'Eden'. It's a midlands market town, unnamed, but utterly familiar. Each of the six episodes is a self-contained story focusing on the weekend of one particular character from a Friday until a Monday morning. Although the focus moves from one character to another with each episode, they all weave in and out of each other's stories as the series evolves. In each story, disillusion and fear hover behind cocky bravado as the characters desperately signal for attention.

By times sexy, violent, comical and elegiac, the series expresses the frailty and longing that is at the heart of each booze-fuelled weekend. The drama is rich in language, loss and the edgy exchanges that can turn a night out into one of magic or misery. The phrase 'Pure Mule' can be positive or negative - 'went out, long queue, shite beer, no craic, walked home in the rain on me own, it was pure mule' or 'went out, straight in, no kissin', loadsa drink and scored big time, it was pure mule'. It all depends on the intonation.


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