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BBC acquires North Sea Connection

January 23, 2023

By Nik Roseveare

The BBC has acquired North Sea Connection, with the Irish crime drama set to air on BBC Four and iPlayer in February.

Written by Mark Greig (Marcella, Bulletproof), and directed by Hannah Quinn and Paul Murphy, the six-part series is a story of complex family dynamics set against a dramatic Irish landscape. Ciara Kenny fishes the waters off Roskillane as her family has done for generations. But when her ambitious brother Aidan secretly agrees to carry out a drug run at sea for a Nordic cartel that goes horribly wrong, their lives are forever changed.

North Sea Connection stars Lydia McGuinness, Kerr Logan, Sinéad Cusack, Claes Ljungmark, Dónall Ó Héalai, Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle, Alida Morberg and Natalie Simpson.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, commented: “Set amongst the stunning scenery of West Coast Ireland, North Sea Connection is a dark and brooding thriller which will keep BBC viewers totally absorbed until the very end.”

North Sea Connection was acquired for the BBC from A+E Networks International. It was made by Mopar Studios for RTE and Viaplay.

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