Murder in Eden, a new three part drama series set in rural Donegal which starts on Saturday, February 9th on TG4 is based on the book Bogmail written by Patrick McGinley from Glencolumbkille.
The series stars Ian Bannen, Peter Firth, and Donegal man Frankie Mc Cafferty. Roarty, landlord of the local pub, murders his barman and thinks he got away with it, until he is targeted by a blackmailer.
In Part 1 Potter, an English engineer is posted to Co. Donegal to do geological tests. He sets up home in Glenkeel village and frequents the local pub owned by Tim Roarty. Roarty murders his barman, Eales, because he believes that he has seduced his daughter. A series of blackmail letters is then sent to Roarty while bits of Eales’ body is sent by post to the local policeman. Potter is amused by the local antics, not realising that he has become a target for Roarty who suspects him of being the Bogmailer.
In Part 2 Sergeant McGing finds the severed foot of the missing barman hanging from his doorknocker, whilst Roarty is desperate to find and put an end to the “bogmailer”, and suspecting that Keith Potter is behind the blackmail letters, he invites him on a fishing trip with murderous intentions. Potter infuriates the Canon Loftus, by his affair with the Canon’s housekeeper, Nora, and his prevention of his replacing the church’s wooden altar.
The series starts on TG4 on the 9th of February at 9.55pm.