Friday 23 March 2018

'The Begrudgers' can't argue with Storyland result

COMEDY drama 'The Begrudgers' has emerged as the winner of RTE's Storyland competition, writes Niamh Kirk.

The web series stars Shane Carroll and Ray Fitzsimons as 'Nobby' and 'Snout', a duo who find their local pub is being transformed by new arty owners. Directed by Finn Keenan and produced by John McKeown, the series secured 43pc of the public vote.

Writer Philip Doherty said that he was delighted with the win.

"I really love the two characters, they are lovable rogues really. I'd say every Irish person can relate to them."

Set in Cavan, more than 100 people from the area got involved in the production of the series.

Jane Gogan of RTE Drama said she looks forward to "seeing how this year's participants progress in the future".

Irish Independent

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