By James Hanley, dramatised by Kevin Fegan.
This powerful family saga follows the fortunes of the Fury family.
With Brenda Fricker, Tony Rohr, Annabelle Dowler and Susan Twist.
Directed by Melanie HarrisIn LIVERPOOL, 1912, disgraced youngest son Peter makes a dramatic return.
Peter Fury is terrified of telling his mother why he has been expelled from college by the priests.
Determined to avoid his mother, Peter Fury leaves the house and is caught up in a violent street protest.
Peter visits his brother Desmond and immediately falls for his sister-in-law, Sheila.
Fanny Fury finally agrees that Peter should go to sea.
But he has other ideas.
Fanny Fury almost forgets about her debts when her husband takes her out for a night at the Lyric.
Peter's return is the perfect excuse for his father's escape to sea.
Peter begs his brother's wife to run away with him.
Fanny Fury has trouble paying the money lender.
Furious with rejection, Peter goes in search of vengeance.
Peter's jail sentence is enough to send his mother into a state of collapse.
As the war draws nearer, Denny has his orders to sail and Fanny starts work cleaning troop ships.
Fanny writes to Denny at sea, but hears nothing until a news report announces that his boat has been torpedoed.
Fanny accedes to her children's request that a memorial service be held for their father.
True to form, Denny Fury turns up for his own funeral.