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‘Spanish Princess’ Writer Kate O’Riordan’s Noir Thriller ‘Smother’ To Be BBC Studios’ First Show For RTÉ

‘Spanish Princess’ Writer Kate O’Riordan’s Noir Thriller ‘Smother’ To Be BBC Studios’ First Show For RTÉ

Exclusive: BBC Studios has secured its first commission from Irish public broadcaster RTÉ — a noir thriller from The Spanish Princess and Mr Selfridge writer Kate O’Riordan.

BBC Studios is partnering with Irish producer Treasure Entertainment to make Smother, a six-part series set on the rugged coast of County Clare in which a wife investigates the brutal death of her husband.

Val Ahern’s partner is found dead at the foot of a cliff the morning after a family party and as she unravels the circumstances that led to his demise, she discovers how his controlling, manipulative behavior impacted his children and siblings.

O’Riordan said it was a story about contemporary Irish women and the “challenges of modern motherhood.” She added: “In the aftermath of a tragic death, Val Ahern and her daughters will explore their difficult complex mother-daughter relationships while simultaneously dealing with the shocking realization that one of

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