Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’ begins 15 May. Original music by PJ Harvey.

‘The Virtues’, featuring original music by PJ Harvey, begins on Wednesday 15th May at 9pm GMT on Channel 4.

The 4-part drama tackles themes of repressed memory, apocalyptic revenge and the hope of redemption.

‘The Virtues’ stars BAFTA-nominated Stephen Graham (This is England, ’86, ’88, ’90, Boardwalk Empire, Taboo, Line of Duty) alongside Irish actors Helen Behan and Niamh Algar.

“I am so happy to have provided the original music for this extraordinary and powerful new drama by a director I have admired and followed all my life,” says Harvey. “Shane has a unique directness and sensitivity to his work which I am drawn to and aspire to in my own work, so our collaboration was open and trusting. I sent Shane ideas as demos for him to try out as he edited and let him choose what he used and where to the greatest effect. In the end we both loved how the demos worked so left them as they were, adding to the raw beauty of the piece.”

‘The Crowded Cell,’ a new song by PJ Harvey, closes each of the 4 episodes.

The trailer for ‘The Virtues’ can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/DOons8oVsmE

Stephen Graham stars in Shane Meadows' 'The Virtues'
Stephen Graham stars in Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’
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