Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on a novel by Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell), this three-part BBC1 miniseries began as a young fellow named Sandor (Paul Rhys) showed up just in time to save another young man named Joe (Michael Sheen) from drowning himself. From this point forward, Joe regarded himself as a "gallowglass," or unofficial indentured servant, indebted to Sandor for life. Joe's devotion to his rescuer led him into a complex plot to kidnap wealthy young heiress Nine (Arkie Whitely), and, subsequently, a baffling murder mystery. Gallowglass first aired in 1993.
debt, drowning, heir, kidnapping, servant