Tuesday 28 February 2017

WATCH: Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Mark Huberman in extended clip of 'Trial of the Century'

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Pictured in Green Street Courthouse, Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Padraig Pearse in TV3s new 1916 commemorative three-part series Trial of the Century.
Pictured in Green Street Courthouse, Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Padraig Pearse in TV3s new 1916 commemorative three-part series Trial of the Century.
Pat Kenny, foreman of the jury, pictured in The Lir Theatre, in TV3s new 1916 commemorative three-part series Trial of the Century.
Trial of the Century on TV3 - Episode 1 - Aoibhinn McGinnity as mum Catherine Foster
Trial of the Century on TV3 - Episode 1 - Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Padraig Pearce (3)
Tv3's Trial of The Century Pictured in Green Street Courthouse, Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Padraig Pearse in TV3s new 1916 commemorative three-part series Trial of the Century.

A new extended clip of TV3's upcoming Trial of the Century featuring Tom Vaughan Lawlor has been released.

The Love/Hate actor stars as Pádraig Pearse in an imagined, alternative history which grants him the trial he never received in life.

Pearse is forced to defend the Rising while the arguments for and against are put forth.

The series airs over three consecutive nights from Saturday April 30 with the first two episodes shot in Green Street Courthouse in Smithfield and the final instalment recorded in The Lir Theatre on Pearse Street.

The first episode kicks off with the British prosecution presenting its case against the Rising leader.

The question asked is whether or not it was justifiable to stand over so many deaths and destruction of the city when home rule was imminent and World War I was raging?

Trial of the Century on TV3 - Episode 1 - Mark Huberman as George Gavan Duffy
Trial of the Century on TV3 - Episode 1 - Mark Huberman as George Gavan Duffy

The second episode sees Pearse defending the Rising by addressing Britain's long history of oppression.  He argues that it is legitimate to overthrow a tyrannical regime with force.

The final instalment on Bank Holiday Monday will see twelve modern day jury members deliberate over the trial.

Pat Kenny, foreman of the jury, pictured with jury in The Lir Theatre, in TV3s new 1916 commemorative three-part series Trial of the Century. Jury L-R: Back: Damien Dempsey, Patrick Geoghegan, Una Mullaly, Eleanor Tiernan, Colm O'Gorman, Lynn Ruane , Oisin McConville and Nick Leeson.
L-R Front: Michael Nugent, Emma Dabiri, Pat Kenny & Justine McCarthy.
Produced by Loosehorse Television and Treasure Entertainment for TV3, Trial of the Century is a provocative and entertaining take on historical storytelling, as Padraig Pearse - the leader of the 1916 rebellion - is put in the dock. In a trial that he was never afforded in real life, Pearse (played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) must defend the actions that changed the course of Irish history.
In the first episode, the British prosecution presents its case against the Risings leader. At a time when home rule was imminent and World War I was raging, was it justifiable to stand over so many deaths as the capital city burnt to the ground?
In the second installment, Pearse mounts a robust defence of the Rising, reaching into a long history of British oppression in an attempt to prove that it is legitimate to overthrow a tyrannical regime with force.
In the third and final programme, the viewers will eavesdrop on the real time deliberations of an assembled contemporary jury who have the responsibility to convict or acquit Irelands iconic patriot. The jury in the programme will be made up of both well-known public figures and ordinary Irish citizens, representing all shades and flavours of Irish life.
Other well-known names that feature in the three-part special include Mark Huberman as George Gavan Duffy, Andrew Bennett as lead prosecutor Sebastian Banks, Aoibhinn McGinnity as mum Catherine Foster, Denis Conway as Pearses senior counsel and Anthony Brophy as Eoin MacNeill.
Trial of the Century will air on TV3 over three consecutive nights Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st May and
Pat Kenny, foreman of the jury, pictured with jury in The Lir Theatre, in TV3s new 1916 commemorative three-part series Trial of the Century. Jury L-R: Back: Damien Dempsey, Patrick Geoghegan, Una Mullaly, Eleanor Tiernan, Colm O'Gorman, Lynn Ruane , Oisin McConville and Nick Leeson. L-R Front: Michael Nugent, Emma Dabiri, Pat Kenny & Justine McCarthy. Produced by Loosehorse Television and Treasure Entertainment for TV3, Trial of the Century is a provocative and entertaining take on historical storytelling, as Padraig Pearse - the leader of the 1916 rebellion - is put in the dock. In a trial that he was never afforded in real life, Pearse (played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) must defend the actions that changed the course of Irish history. In the first episode, the British prosecution presents its case against the Risings leader. At a time when home rule was imminent and World War I was raging, was it justifiable to stand over so many deaths as the capital city burnt to the ground? In the second installment, Pearse mounts a robust defence of the Rising, reaching into a long history of British oppression in an attempt to prove that it is legitimate to overthrow a tyrannical regime with force. In the third and final programme, the viewers will eavesdrop on the real time deliberations of an assembled contemporary jury who have the responsibility to convict or acquit Irelands iconic patriot. The jury in the programme will be made up of both well-known public figures and ordinary Irish citizens, representing all shades and flavours of Irish life. Other well-known names that feature in the three-part special include Mark Huberman as George Gavan Duffy, Andrew Bennett as lead prosecutor Sebastian Banks, Aoibhinn McGinnity as mum Catherine Foster, Denis Conway as Pearses senior counsel and Anthony Brophy as Eoin MacNeill. Trial of the Century will air on TV3 over three consecutive nights Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st May and

These include Pat Kenny, Professor Patrick Geoghegan, Justine McCarthy, Una Mullaly, Colm O’Gorman, Lynn Ruane, Oisín McConville, Emma Dabiri, Michael Nugent, Nick Leeson, Damien Dempsey and Eleanor Tiernan.

Trial of the Century starts this Saturday at 9.15pm on TV3 and airs over three consecutive nights.

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