Mayflies Episode 2 Release Date: Anna Opposes Tully’s Plans

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Tony Curran and Martin Compston starring in Mayflies
Tony Curran and Martin Compston starring in Mayflies

Excited for Mayflies Episode 2? A new two-episode BBC drama called Mayflies will showcase Scotland’s brilliance in plenty. It seems to be a great miniseries, starring Tony Curran from Your Honor, Ashley Jensen from After Life, and Martin Compston from Line of Duty.

The show is based on Andrew O’Hagan’s bestseller novel of the same name, which was selected as the 2021 Scottish Book of the Year by Waterstones, and received high praise from authors like Colm Tobin and Graham Norton. In a remark to the BBC, O’Hagan commented on the TV adaptation, “the story is extremely personal to me, and it’s wonderful to witness the characters come to life.”

Mayflies Plot

Everybody has their own Tully Dawson—the friend who helps you define your life. Jimmy and Tully start a fantastic friendship centered on music, movies, and the rebel attitude in the summer of 1986 in a little Scottish town.

After finishing school and facing their dads’ closed-off world, they race towards the peak of their youth: a beautiful weekend in Manchester, the heart of all of working-class Britain that inspires them. They make a promise: to approach life differently, set to the finest backdrop ever recorded.

Younger Tully and James
Younger Tully and James

After 30 years, one of the friends gets a phone call from another. Tully has terrible news and a request that will put their love, friendship, and commitment to the very limit. Mayflies serve as a tribute to both everyday tragedy and teenage joy. It explores the joy and pains of love as it bids a touching farewell to a longtime partnership.

Mayflies Cast

In Mayflies, Tony Curran portrays an elder Tully, and Martin Compston portrays an older James. Thirty years have passed since their fun weekend in Manchester in 1986, and now they are reflecting on what happened. Martin’s breakout performance came as a troubled kid in the Ken Loach film Sweet Sixteen. He is now most recognized for his portrayal of DS Steve Arnott in the criminal drama series Line of Duty. He has appeared in the films Mary Queen of Scots, Traces, The Nest, and Death in Paradise.

Martin got to play Ewan Brodie in the show Monarch of the Glen from the year 2003 to 2005. Martin Compston is scheduled to host the BBC2 new documentary Martin Compston’s Scottish Fling, and he will also appear in the Prime Video thriller The Rig, which is set on an oil rig in Scotland. Tony Curran portrayed Sgt. Mikey in Ray Donovan, and Despero in The Flash. Additionally, he appeared in the TV shows Elementary, Roots, Crazyhead, and Defiance. In Mayflies, Ashley Jensen plays Anna, Tully’s wife, and has previously been in Agatha Raisin and Extras.

Other cast members for Mayflies include Tom Glynn-Carney playing young Tully, Tracy Ifeachor playing Iona, Elaine C. Smith playing Barbara, Rian Gordon who plays young Jimmy, Cal MacAninch playing Tibbs, Shauna Macdonald who plays Fiona, and Colin McCredie who plays Scott.

Mayflies Episodes 2 Release Date & Preview

Mayflies Episode 2 will be released on 29 December 2022 on BBC One. There are only 2 episodes scheduled for this mini-series. This means there will be no episodes after this episode airs.

The Synopsis of Episode 2 is as follows: “While organizing the trip to Switzerland, Jimmy struggles with moral questions, but things get heated when Tully’s wife Anna learns of the plan and says she opposes her husband’s assisted-dying plan.”

Mayflies Episode 2 Release Time & Where To Watch

Episode 2 of Mayflies will air at 9:00 pm GMT on BBC One. If you have BBC On1 on your TV, you could just tune in at the time mentioned above. But if, for some reason, you missed the episode while it was airing live or you prefer Streaming Mayflies, then there is a Streaming option available for you. You can directly stream the show on BBC iPlayer.

There is no charge for using BBC iPlayer. However, the annual license will set you back GB£159. To stream your preferred content on BBC iPlayer, you must pay the BBC licensing charge, which is further divided as follows: GB£3.02 each week or GB£13.13 every month.

The good news is that you just need to pay once to stream all of your favorite BBC iPlayer TV episodes and movies for a full year. The low cost of the BBC subscription is unmatched by any streaming provider in the United States. 

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