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|Directed by||Tim Fywell|
|Written by||Ruth Rendell (writer)
Jacqueline Holborough (screenplay)
|Original run||10 January 1993– 24 January 1993|
|Running time||157 minutes|
|No. of episodes||3|
Joe (Sheen) is saved by Sandor (Rhys), from committing suicide in front of an oncoming tube train. Sandor now demands his absolute loyalty and teaches Joe that he is now a 'gallowglass', a servant of a chief. So deep is Joe's gratitude that he helps with the kidnapping of a young wealthy married woman, Nina (Whitely), that Sandor is obsessed with. His adoptive sister Tilly is also involved in the plot, which also involves the abduction of the daughter of Nina's bodyguard.
Nina and the child are both released when the ransom is paid, and soon after this Sandor jumps to his death into the path of a train as Joe watches. Nina is then lured to her death by Gianni, a former gay partner of Sandor, and her body is found buried in woodland a few days later. Sandor's mother, who had no other children, then accepts Joe as her second son, and he begins a relationship with Tilly.
- Michael Sheen – Joe
- Paul Rhys – Sandor
- Arkie Whitely – Nina
- John McArdle – Paul
- Claire Hackett – Tilly
- Gary Waldhorn – Ralph Apsoland
- Harriet Owen – Jessica