The Irish R.M.: The Complete Collection
Peter Bowles (Rumpole of the Bailey, To the Manor Born) stars in this lighthearted drama series as Major Sinclair Yeates, a retired English army officer who becomes a resident magistrate in turn-of-the-20th-century West Ireland. Living in a ramshackle country house surrounded by the community's eccentric inhabitants, Major Yeates struggles to apply judicial logic in a land where the inevitable never happens, but the improbable frequently does. Based on the works of Somerville and Ross, these winning adaptations (The Boston Globe) were shot entirely on location in County Kildare and capture the beauty of the lush Irish countryside. This complete series also stars Beryl Reid (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Bryan Murray (Perfect Scoundrels), Niall Toibin (Ballykissangel), and Sarah Badel (Mrs. Dalloway).