A Man of No Importance

Absorbing drama about a gay bus conductor in 1960s Dublin who encounters persecution when he decides to stage an amateur production of Oscar Wilde's banned drama Salome. The conductor, who gives free poetry recitations to his passengers, is inspired to put on the play when he meets a beautiful country girl who he feels would be perfect as the princess.


  • 2007-09-02 21:00:00 - 2007-09-02 22:35:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland,
  • 2009-05-31 00:40:00 - 2009-05-31 02:20:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,


  • Producer Jonathan Cavendish
  • Alfie Byrne Albert Finney
  • Lily Byrne Brenda Fricker
  • Ivor Carney Michael Gambon
  • Adele Rice Tara FitzGerald
  • Robbie Fay Rufus Sewell
  • Inspector Carson Patrick Malahide
  • Christy Ward David Kelly
  • Father Ignatius Kenny Mick Lally
  • Mrs Crowe Joan O'Hara
  • Ernie Lally Joe Pilkington
  • Breton-Beret Joe Savino
  • Mrs Rock Eileen Reid
  • Director Suri Krishnamma
  • Writer Barry Devlin