Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

Big Country

Big Country is a 4-part sitcom, written by comedian Patrick Kielty. The series follows the fortunes of a shameless farmer and his larger than life family as they attempt to hold onto their failing border farm and Country & Western radio station. Storylines focus on the relationships between the cunning country ‘bandit’ JD Quinn, played by Conleth Hill (Games of Thrones), his loving but idealistic daughter Kate, (Amy Huberman - Moone Boy), and his mother-in-law Maggie Murray,(Pauline McLynn - Father Ted). JD's scams are aided by his witless farmhand, Mikey Moran (Ciarán McMenamin – Jonathan Creek/Primeval). The series is made for BBC Radio Ulster by Cave Bear Productions



Festival
Douglas 2017
Title
Big Country
Entry Category
Radio Comedy
Produced By
Cave Bear Productions
Writer
Patrick Kielty
Broadcaster
BBC Radio Ulster