Nigel O’Neill in BBC horror drama – Stumpy’s Brae

COOKSTOWN actor Nigel O’Neill is starring in a new chilling horror drama due to be broadcast on BBC Two Northern Ireland this Halloween night (Thursday 31st October) at 10pm.

Stumpy Brae

Stumpy’s Brae, is directed by Chris Baugh from Omagh and produced by Brendan Mullin for BBC Northern Ireland through their Belfast-based company Six Mile Hill Productions, Stumpy’s Brae is a dark and gruesome tale of temptation, murder and revenge.

When their meagre life savings are unjustly taken from them, a poor peasant couple decides, one stormy night, to offer shelter to a mysterious pedlar in exchange for money. However a terrible turn of events brings about strange and horrifying consequences with a supernatural twist.

Eglinton writer Darren Gibson scripted the half hour drama, which is in the Ulster Scots, and is adapted from the eponymous poem by celebrated writer Cecil Frances Alexander, famous for penning hymns such as ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ and ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’.

Stumpy’s Brae runningtime is 30 minutes, cast is Lalor Roddy (Pedlar), Nigel O’Neill (John), Andrew Porter (Shipping Clerk), Louise Mathews (Sarah).

2 replies on “Nigel O’Neill in BBC horror drama – Stumpy’s Brae”

Neill has played heroes and occasionally villains in a succession of film and television dramas and comedies. It was six months with a character that I found immensely intriguing, with a cast that I liked very much and with a story I found very compelling.

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