The Hill Bachelors: Damien Molony Returns to BBC Radio 4 on Monday 3 June


We reported it back in January and now we are only days away from Damien’s second performance in a radio drama.

Be sure to tune in to BBC Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Monday 3 June, to listen to The Hill Bachelors, Damien plays the lead in the afternoon drama alongside Fionnula Flanagan, Peter Gowen and Dierdre Donnelly.

Damien Molony and Fionnula Flanagan during 'The Hill Bachelors' recording. (c) photo credit BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama (please do not copy)

Damien Molony and Fionnula Flanagan during ‘The Hill Bachelors’ recording. (c) photo credit BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama (please do not copy)


Damien made his Radio 4 debut with Student Stories in January this year.


The Hill Bachelors Official Synopsis

Paulie has returned home for the funeral of his father. A man he barely knew. The remote farm is on a boreen, high up in the hills, a place he hasn’t been back to in many years. As his brothers and sisters arrive home for the funeral, the question on everyone’s mind is – ‘What will happen to Ma?’ She cannot manage by herself and Paulie knows what they are inadvertently saying – he is the only one who is unmarried, doesn’t have children – it is up to him to move back and help his mother.

Caught between desire and circumstance, Paulie, must choose between marrying his long-time love, Patsy Finnucane, or caring for his widowed mother and resigning himself to the isolated life of a hill bachelor.

‘There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world’ The Wall Street Journal

William Trevor has long been hailed as the master in short story telling. He has published nearly 40 novels, short story collections, plays, and collections of non-fiction. He has won three Whitbread Awards, a PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and been nominated five times for the Booker Prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer (2009). In 1977 Trevor was awarded an honorary CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to literature.

Paulie – Damien Molony

Michael’s Widow – Fionnula Flanagan

Hartigan – Peter Gowen

Miss Hartigan – Deirdre Donnelly

Patsy – Susan Loughnane

Frances – Ruth Bradley

Annie – Aoibhinn McGinnity

Aidan – Padraic Delaney

Caslin – Ian McEllhinney

Director – Gemma McMullan

Producer – Gemma McMullan

Writer – William Trevor


The Hill Bachelors airs on BBC Radio Monday 3 June at 2.15pm, listen live and afterwards on the BBC Radio iplayer, by clicking the pic below!



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