Drumaness in Dublin Murders drama

Drumaness in Dublin Murders drama

9 October 2019

DRUMANESS is to feature in Dublin Murders,, a new gripping BBC One crime drama series which starts on Monday evening.

Parts of the Mullamore Drive and Shanvalley Way estates in the village will be periodically shown as the story of two Dublin detectives, investigating child disappearances and murders over 20 years apart, unfolds.

The village was swamped by a production crew and vehicles when filming began last September, with Drumaness GAC’s car park used to accommodate all of the production and catering vehicles.

There were also local reports of old-style Garda cars, green post boxes and vintage Mr Whippie ice-cream vans being seen during filming.

Dublin Murders is an eight-part murder-mystery series based on two novels from Irish crime queen Tana French.

While the drama is set in 2006 at the height of the Celtic Tiger financial explosion and investigates the murder of a young girl in a wood, it links back to the mysterious disappearance of three young boys in the same wood in 1985.

The series blends the first two novels, ‘In The Woods’ and ‘The Likeness’’ threading the stories together.

It stars acclaimed Irish actor Killian Scott, known from his role in the Dublin drug crime drama ‘Love/Hate’ from RTE One, as Detective Rob Reilly. Sarah Greene is his partner Detective Cassie Maddox.

Scott plays Rob as an Englishman who, he says, is obsessed with getting the truth.

He explained: “Rob is one of those characters entirely focused on his work to the detriment of everything else in his life. 

“He’s obsessive, yet also very talented. By virtue of this particular case both he and his partner Cassie begin to unravel, in the sense that a lot of regular boundaries are crossed, both personally and professionally. 

“We also see how far people go to get what they perceive to be the truth. I would say that’s where Rob’s real fixation lies: it’s in the truth, which he pursues ruthlessly.”

Dublin Murders has been written by former EastEnders writer Sarah Phelps, who also wrote the reimagined Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None,’Witness for the Prosecution and Ordeal by Innocence, all for the BBC.

Ms Phelps described Dublin Murders as “part psychological thriller, part police investigation, with a shiver of modern gothic.”

She added: “It’s about the borderlands between memory and forgetting, madness and sanity, between the present and the voracious pull of the past. 

“It’s a story about the terrible things we do when we think no-one can see us, when we think we can get away with it. It’s a love story about the search for forgiveness, for some tiny shining tenderness to guide us home.”

Dublin Murders airs every Monday and Tuesday night at 9pm on BBC One over the next four weeks.