Friday 30 September 2016

After a summer of anticipation, we'll finally find out who Brian's killer is on Red Rock tonight

Published 12/09/2016 | 07:40

Brian McGonigle in TV3's Red Rock
Brian McGonigle in TV3's Red Rock
Brian McGonigle (played by Sean Mahon)
Rachel Reid (played by Ann Skelly) & Brian McGonigle (played by Sean Mahon)
Brian McGonigle (played by Sean Mahon)

TV3 will finally reveal the killer of Brian McGonigle tonight, after leaving frustrated audiences waiting all summer.

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The new season will start with a sizzle as fans of the acclaimed drama will finally be put out of their misery as they find out in an hour-long special who killed the twisted garda.

Now in a new slot at 9.30pm on Monday night and extended to an hour, the popular drama will feature a "flashback" as it goes back to the night of McGonigle's murder.

A TV3 spokeswoman said it's the first time the format has been used in the programme.

Rachel Reid (played by Ann Skelly) & Brian McGonigle (played by Sean Mahon)
Rachel Reid (played by Ann Skelly) & Brian McGonigle (played by Sean Mahon)

There are seven different suspects who had a motive to kill the character, played by Sean Mahon.

These include his naive teenage lover Rachel, her enraged father Liam, her ex-boyfriend Conor as well as gangster Mick Moran and garda Sharon McCleere, who first uncovered his illicit affair.

Viewers will see Detective Inspector Nikki Grogan finally gathering all the evidence needed to identify McGonigle's killer once and for all, and the "shocking revelation" is even more dramatic than anyone imagined.

Pulling in around 200,000 viewers, the show has exceeded all expectations when it comes to its popularity with audiences.

The rights to the show, which is based around two warring families and a busy garda station, were bought earlier in the year by Amazon Prime and the BBC.

It went down so well with audiences across the Irish Sea that the BBC recently confirmed it has bought the rights to screen series two.

TV3 is expected to resume screening of Coronation Street and Emmerdale after being bought over by Virgin Media last year.

Herald

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