RTE crime drama wins international award
AN RTE drama exploring the murky world of gangland crime has won a top international award, writes Allison Bray.
The four-part series 'Love/Hate' picked up the Best Series award at the Cinema Tous Ecrans film festival in Geneva. The drama stars Aidan Gillen, Robert Sheehan, Ruth Bradley, Ruth Negga and Brian Gleeson -- the son of Hollywood actor Brendan Gleeson.
RTE's commissioning editor for drama, Jane Grogan, said the series, produced by Octagon Films, attracted an average weekly audience of 453,000 viewers.
She said: "This award is testimony to the overall calibre of the series and we have high hopes that as 'Love/Hate' is picked up by international broadcasters, that its reputation and fan base will continue to grow," she said.