Monday 22 December 2014

The Imelda May Show, Love/Hate, The Fall, Charlie and 13 new docs are highlights of RTE One autumn schedule

Published 13/08/2014 | 13:23

'Love/ Hate', the 'Imelda May Show' and three part series 'Charlie' are the highlights of RTE Ones new schedule.

The Late Late Show will receive a make over in January and unveil a brand new shiny set.

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge in Love/Hate
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge in Love/Hate

"I'm excited," Tubridy said. "It will be fresh and modern. Last season I felt we hit our stride - in the range of subjects covered and I felt more confident and comfortable in my own skin as a presenter."

'Charlie', the documentary charting former Taoiseach Charles Haughey's career starring Aidan Gillen will air in the autumn before gangland drama Love/ Hate returns for its fifth season.

Imelda May.
Imelda May.

'The Fall', starring 'Fifth Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson will also return for a second series, picking up immediately after the ending of the first, with Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) in pursuit of Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

The Imelda May Show, filmed in front of a live studio audience, sees the rockabilly singer hosting her own show with chat and live performances and legendary musicians as well as new acts from home and abroad. 

Aiden Gillen as Charles Haughey
Aiden Gillen as Charles Haughey

The documentary heavy schedule will see 13 factual documentary and five arts documentaries air including 'Pornation', a two-part doc series looking at the scale and impact of porn consumption in Ireland.

Meanwhile, in 'The Brendan Boy', commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of Behan’s death, 'The Crying Game' actor Adrian Dunbar sets out to distinguish the man from the myth.

Jamie Dornan in The Fall
Jamie Dornan in The Fall

Two new two-part prison-related documentaries, 'Women on the Inside' and 'Serving Justice - Ireland's Probation Officers' chart life for female prisoners in Ireland and the day-to-day work of probation officers across the country respectively.

Another highlight is 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' which takes an in-depth look at Kevin McGeever's disappearance, examines his past, and charts the sequence of events that culminated in his dramatic disappearance.

'The Bee' will focus on the 1000 children who took part in the 2014 Eason spelling bee while Gray Matters will focus on the legacy of Irish furniture designer Eileen Gray.

New series 'The Speech' follows people overcoming their fear of public speaking while 'Domestic Divas' will see Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor teach individuals how to master domestic skill set.

The channel launched 35 new shows with 24 returning series and over 90 hours of Irish drama.

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