7.2/10
129
4 user 2 critic
Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1995  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Jump (TV Series 1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Having married into a family with Mafia connections, Donna thought her husband George was the diamond in the rough. But after his arrest, she sees layers of him beneath her worst fears, and finds herself fighting for her safety and sanity.

Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Jonathan Cake, Susan Vidler
The Runaway (2010–2011)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will ... See full summary »

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Jack O'Connell, Keith Allen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Paul Finchley (Robbie Coltrane) is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. However, the famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Andrea Riseborough
St. Ives (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hook
Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant
Quirke (2013–2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Nick Dunning, Brian Gleeson
The Take (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Ben Daniels, Eva Birthistle
Comedy | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director: Bill Eagles
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen
Civvies (TV Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Former soldiers in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment struggle to come to terms with civilian life after leaving the army.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Elizabeth Rider, Caleb Lloyd
Elizabeth Is Missing (TV Movie 2019)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A woman affected by dementia struggles to solve the disappearance of her friend.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Maggie Steed, Sophie Rundle
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Sheila Hancock ...  Sarah Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Jason Isaacs ...  Michael Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Susan Lynch ...  Maura Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Owen Teale ...  Terry Patterson 4 episodes, 1995
Cal MacAninch ...  Geoff Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
James Bowers James Bowers ...  Roy Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Philip Wright Philip Wright ...  Garry Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
John Thomson ...  Lee Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Frank Grimes ...  Benjamin Ryan 4 episodes, 1995
Caroline Trowbridge Caroline Trowbridge ...  Janine 4 episodes, 1995
Morgan Jones ...  Benny Ryan 3 episodes, 1995
Sophie Stanton ...  Marge 3 episodes, 1995
Michael O'Hagan Michael O'Hagan ...  Father John 3 episodes, 1995
Alan Hunter Alan Hunter ...  Superintendent Johnson 3 episodes, 1995
Sean McGinley ...  D.I. Murphy 3 episodes, 1995
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ...  Dennis 3 episodes, 1995
Ingrid Wiseman Ingrid Wiseman ...  Angie 3 episodes, 1995
René Zagger ...  Johnny 2 episodes, 1995
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ...  Dopolis 2 episodes, 1995
Catherine Terris ...  Denise 2 episodes, 1995
Anthony Warren ...  Tony 2 episodes, 1995
Edit

Storyline

Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their gangland activity in the city. Although initially shielded from the going ons of the Ryan brothers, she enters into the family business as they attempt to rule the East End. Written by hannahakenn

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1995 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on Martina Cole's novel. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dark and intriguing.
31 May 2006 | by eiglas2003See all my reviews

This was the first vehicle in which I remember seeing Jason Isaacs and his treatment of his character left a lasting impression on me. To me, it's a testament to his talent that he could make such an unpleasant individual sympathetic and, at times, vulnerable. As mentioned in an earlier crit, the unusual presentation of a drab and colourless sixties really creates an atmosphere of sordidity and the authentic sets added to this (...don't you just HATE it when you mumble under your breath '..and that wallpaper's wrong for the time too...'). The impressive cast guaranteed excellent performances all round but, for me, Isaacs took the gong. (I was particularly pleased to later discover he is a fellow Scouser!) Dangerous Lady is available on video at Amazon.co.uk. Buy it. It's good.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed