Sunday, October 24, 2010

The strange case of the Chrysanthemum Killer

OK, at last, the big day is here.

Programme 4 in the CSÍ series on RTE 1: Chrysanthemum Killer featuring reconstructions using a some members of Trim Drama Group and one non-member (he had a beard and was available during the day). He (me), the pathologist, is the real hero of the case.

It's on at 7.30pm tomorrow Monday and should be available on RTE Player for a few weeks afterwards.

This from the RTE website:

The summer 1946 in Athboy, Co. Meath, a young man is pronounced dead after what seems like a street fight. But the death of Larry Higgins, was it accidental? Malicious? or something stranger than fiction? CSÍ - this week investigates the strange case of a murder that never was.

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh remembers as a child the stories about the case but where the truth began and the fiction ended she never was sure. Turning to the official records in the archives and going back to her home place, the scene of the crime, Bláthnaid reveals what really happened to Larry Higgins. She talks to the family of Dan Tom Taimín, who was sent to prison for a crime that he claimed he never committed. Where does the truth lie? This historical crime story is stranger than fiction. This the strange case of the Chrysanthemum Killer!


Niamh said...

Congratulations on a fine performance! Totally believable. Enjoyed the documentary too...its never too late to have someones character redeemed.

Michael Farry said...

Thanks Niamh.

Anonymous said...

Is this episode going to be put on the rte player? I missed it. Aoife

Michael Farry said...

No Aoife, it's not going to be put up for some reason.