"My Mother and Other Strangers" is written and created by Barry Devlin. Set in 1943, during World War II, the drama follows the circumstances of a community based in Northern Ireland at the time. At the center of the narrative is the Coyne family and their neighbors, whose lives are disrupted when a U.S. Army Air Force of 4,000 service men and women set up base in their rural parish. A school teacher and mother of three, Rose Coyne, finds herself trapped in a love triangle with her husband, Michael, and a USAAF liaison officer, Capt. Dreyfuss.