The Royal Television Society (RTS) announced their 2019 programme awards today. Great news that BBC Two’s critically acclaimed Mother’s Day starring Daniel Mays was nominated for Single Drama!
Daniel Mays tweeted:
Very proud for all involved on today’s #RTSAwards2019 nomination for #MothersDay. A drama incredibly close to my heart and a complete privilege to work on. Many congratulations to our brilliant director @fergusobrienuk and writer Nick Leather ❤️ @peacecentre https://t.co/1BWYw0joKi
— Daniel Mays (@DanielMays9) March 5, 2019
This factual drama Written by Nick Leather (Murdered For Being Different, Broken) and directed By Fergus O’Brien (Against the Law) Mother’s Day focuses on two ordinary women living either side of the Irish Sea, brought together in the wake of the tragedy:
On the day before Mother’s Day 1993, Colin and Wendy Parry’s lives are torn apart when their youngest son Tim is killed in a terrorist attack by the IRA in Warrington’s town centre. The attack shocks ordinary people on both sides of the Irish Sea.
Sue McHugh, an unassuming and normally shy Dublin housewife, is deeply affected by the tragedy. Spurred into action by the events in Warrington and the hope that she can make a difference, Sue urges people across Ireland to demonstrate that the killings on all sides must stop. But has Sue underestimated the challenge of brokering peace in a community that has known only conflict?
As the grieving Parrys search desperately for answers to their son’s senseless killing, they form an alliance with Sue, her husband Arthur, and her Peace ’93 movement, travelling to Dublin in a bid to bring about peace and ensure Tim’s enduring legacy is one of hope and tolerance.
Daniel Mays (Against The Law, Rogue One) will play Tim’s father Colin Parry, Anna Maxwell Martin plays Wendy Parry, with Vicky McClure and David Wilmot (The Alienist, Black Sails) as Susan and Arthur McHugh.
Congratulations and good luck to all involved in the making of this important and emotional factual drama.
The 2019 RTS Awards will be held on Tuesday, 19 March in London.
Mother’s Day is also available once again on BBC iPlayer for the next 6 months.
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