The Virtues

The Virtues

The Virtues

With his son and his ex leaving for Australia, a man rises from a ghastly hangover and boards a boat for Ireland to confront memories from his past in this four-part BAFTA-nominated mini-series.

2019UK
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
5 February 2021

Episode 1

Joseph falls into despair when his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex. Haunted by memories from his past, Joseph decides to travel to Ireland to confront his demons.

EPISODE 1.2
5 February 2021

Episode 2

After a long journey Joseph arrives in Ireland where he has an emotional reunion with an important person from his childhood, and is introduced to a new family.

EPISODE 1.3
5 February 2021

Episode 3

As he tries to come to terms with his past, Joseph revisits a place he has confused and fractured memories of, with tough consequences

EPISODE 1.4
5 February 2021

Episode 4

The final episode sees Joseph and Dinah finally get the answers they have been searching for. They each have to decide whether to seek their own justice, or to forgive.

The Virtues / Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's almost impossible to imagine this riveting, emotionally devastating mini-series without Stephen Graham at its centre.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The concluding episode of The Virtues saw Meadows working on a new level, blending raw feeling and technical mastery to create drama that will live in viewers' minds for days, weeks, maybe years to come.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

It did, in its own way, achieve something close to redemption.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The series is a reminder that facing up to one's problems doesn't guarantee release, but does allow for the possibility of moving forward.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Breathtakingly raw performances from Graham and Algar...

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BBC

BBC

This is Stephen Graham's greatest thing he's ever been in.

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The Times

The Times

It is some of the best TV you'll see this year.

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