Irish Classic – Lamb

Ireland, UK, 1985

Director: Colin Gregg; script: Bernard McLaverty; cinematography: Mike Garfath; editing: Peter Delfgou; music: Van Morrison; production design: Austen Spriggs; producers: Martin Proctor, Neil Zeiger; production company: Channel Four

Running time: 110’

Cast: Liam Neeson, Hugh O’Conor, Ian Bannen, Frances Tomelty, Ronan Wilmot, Ian McElhinney



Michael Lamb is an idealistic young Brother in a west of Ireland reformatory, ill at ease with the brutal regime under which the young inmates live. The recent death of his father and his growing anger at the mistreatment of one of the boys, the young epileptic Owen Cane, prompts him to take dramatic action: cash his inheritance and flee with the boy to England.



Colin Gregg is a British film and television director, editor and photographer. He has also directed episodes of television series including Inspector Morse and the BBC’s Screen Two, and award winning adverts.