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Stop calling Normal People an RTE series

Pat Stacey


TALKING POINT: All the credit is due to Hulu and the BBC, no one else, writes Pat Stacey

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Paul Mescal as Connell and Daisy Edgar Jones as Marianne in Normal People

Paul Mescal as Connell and Daisy Edgar Jones as Marianne in Normal People

'As the series progressed, I found myself wanting to dredge up long-forgotten episodes set around lost weekends and festival frolics in Dublin, Dingle and Kinvara.'

'As the series progressed, I found myself wanting to dredge up long-forgotten episodes set around lost weekends and festival frolics in Dublin, Dingle and Kinvara.'

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Paul Mescal as Connell and Daisy Edgar Jones as Marianne in Normal People

There’s just no getting away from Normal People. It has been talked about everywhere – on television, in the newspapers (including several times in this column), on social media and on radio. Especially on radio.

There was the celebrated Liveline kerfuffle about the sex scenes, of course, a storm in a bra cup that flared for a day or two before that show’s listeners, like sniffer dogs in a butcher’s shop, alighted on a fresh morsel of offence – a “vulgar” Tampax television advert.

Normal People was also the lead topic on The Last Word’s weekly television slot with Jennifer Gannon and Joe O’Shea last Friday.