Two Thousand Acres of Sky

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  • 2001
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (277)

Two Thousand Acres of Sky is a British television drama series that aired from 2001 to 2003. The show is set in the fictional Scottish village of Ronansay, and follows the story of a London family who moves to the village to start a new life. The series was created by writer and producer Timothy Prager, and stars Michelle Collins in the lead role of Abby Wallace. Paul Kaye, who is best known for his work on Game of Thrones and It's All Gone Pete Tong, also appears in a recurring role.

The series opens with Abby Wallace (Collins) fleeing London with her two children, 14-year-old Kenny (Jake D'Arcy) and 7-year-old Smudge (Jenna Russell), after discovering that her husband has been cheating on her. With no job prospects and nowhere to go, Abby decides to take her children to the remote Scottish island of Ronansay, where she has inherited a cottage from her late father.

The first few episodes of the series deal with the Wallace family trying to adjust to their new surroundings. Abby starts work as a waitress at the local pub, while Kenny struggles to fit in at his new school. Smudge, on the other hand, quickly settles in and makes new friends.

As the series progresses, we see the Wallace family become more and more integrated into the local community. Abby develops a close friendship with the pub's owner, Ewan (Paul Kaye), who is also an artist in his spare time. Kenny starts to get involved in the local fishing industry, and even starts dating a local girl, Janis (Ruth Milne). Smudge, meanwhile, gets into all sorts of mischief, but is always supported by her family and the community.

Throughout the series, we see the characters deal with various obstacles and challenges. Abby struggles to make ends meet and keep her family afloat financially. Kenny faces bullying at school, and later becomes involved in a dangerous feud with a rival fishing family. Smudge has to deal with the fallout from her father's infidelity, and also begins to develop a crush on a boy at school.

One of the most compelling aspects of Two Thousand Acres of Sky is its portrayal of small-town life in Scotland. The series depicts a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone else's business, but where people rally together in times of crisis. We see the characters gather for ceilidhs and other social events, and we get a sense of the importance of tradition and history in this remote corner of the world.

Michelle Collins delivers a strong performance as Abby, a woman who is trying to rebuild her life after a devastating betrayal. Collins brings both vulnerability and strength to the character, and we see her gradually come into her own as the series unfolds. Paul Kaye is also excellent as Ewan, a complex and enigmatic figure who becomes a mentor and confidante to Abby.

Despite its complex themes and character arcs, Two Thousand Acres of Sky has a gentle and understated tone that is both engaging and soothing. The series takes its time to explore the nuances of its characters and setting, and allows us to become fully invested in their lives and struggles.

In conclusion, Two Thousand Acres of Sky is a heartfelt and engaging drama series that explores the complexities of family, community, and identity. With a strong cast and a richly detailed setting, the series offers a compelling and ultimately uplifting portrait of a small Scottish village and the people who call it home.

Two Thousand Acres of Sky is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2001.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 25, 2001
The course of true love does not run smoothly in the final episode of the season. Kenny's hope that Abby might learn to love him are dashed, while the arrival of Ida causes a bit of a stir for Malcolm. Meanwhile, Douglas and Mary's plans to marry are hampered by Carolyn. Could there be an island wedding in the offing?
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 18, 2001
Two of Abby's closest friends descend on the island for a hen weekend, making Abby realize just how much she has changed since moving there. After an evening spent drinking, their indiscretions jeopardize Abby and Kenny's precarious life on the island and Abby is forced to make a confession to the islanders. Will they be able to forgive her?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 11, 2001
A power cut interrupts the island's viewing of the annual football match between Celtic and Glasgow Rangers, and Kenny begins to suspect that the B&B is haunted. Meanwhile, Douglas is worried about about Murdo Campbell who's become quite reclusive. The truth emerges when a fire breaks out at the Campbell's farm.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 8, 2001
When Abby finds a chest belonging to the previous owner of the house she employs the help of Helen Kennedy to track down the owner's son, but she soon becomes concerned about Helen's home life, especially as the Kennedy's have a young son. Meanwhile, Kenny is throwing himself into the role of landlord.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 4, 2001
Abby, Kenny and the kids settle in to island life and the B&B opens for business, albeit with a leaky roof and unreliable plumbing. However, when disaster strikes at the local salmon farm and rumors of Abby's dubious past are spread, Abby and Kenny's 'marriage' along with their future on Ronansay is jeopardized.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2001
When the threatened closure of a school on the remote island of Ronansay forces the islanders to advertise for a family a new family, Abbey Wallace seizes the opportunity. A single mother in a run down part of London, she hopes the move will offer her kids a brighter future. The path will not be easy for her though, especially as the ad specifically requests a married couple.
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  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (277)