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James Nesbitt in Bloodlands

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Adrian Dunbar in Ridley

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James Nesbitt in Bloodlands

Rewatching Our Friends in the North on BBC4 last week for the first time since its original broadcast in 1996, I was struck by two things.

First, how brilliantly it holds up as both drama and state-of-the-nation social commentary. Its then-rising young stars may have aged, but the series hasn’t.


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