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Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly (2004)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel Ding Dong is a live recording of a comedy gig of Paul Woodfull’s comic creation Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly. Through music and banter during the course of the gig, Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly, a working class Irish republican ballad singer, discusses everything from the Irish republican movement to fast food to making love.

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Stew Series 2 (2005)

Producer: Paul Donovan Stew is a witty and sharply observed show peopled by a range of character types recognizable to Irish audiences – mad musicians, gaelgoirs, a pushy mammy, the neighbour from hell, grumpy old codgers, jealous women, feckin’ eejits and many many more – all fictional characters but familiar types in urban and rural Ireland. Reviews “All of our island is in the Stew pot, the characters are subtle and the ideas satisfyingly bleak.” The Irish Times, 2005 Awards Best Entertainment, Celtic Film & TV Festival, 2005

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School Run (2008)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel A comedy about the parents and pupils of a southside Gael Scoil as they struggle to mount a school nativity play.

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Val Falvey, T.D. (2009)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel Val Falvey (Ardal O’Hanlon) is a man who has inherited a job of importance and status only to realise that he is hopelessly out of his depth. While getting his name in the paper and meeting celebrities like Linda Martin makes the life of a politician appealing to Val, the daily grind of dealing with his constituents’ demands lands Val in continuous trouble. His side-kick and fixer, Pat Daly (Owen Roe), has a full-time job handling Val and ensuring he emerges unscathed. The series is a timely insight into the incongruous world of local politics.   Reviews “Ardal O’Hanlon delivers a show-stealing performance as …

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Trivia Series 1 (2011)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel The show focuses on the captain of a pub quiz team – a man who knows it all but has learnt nothing. Trivia explores the relationships between the four team members and their thirty something contemporaries in a small town in Monaghan as they close in on victory for 52 consecutive weeks! David Pearse (Zonad) plays Lawrence the overly obsessed captain, Keith McErlean (Raw) is his long suffering best friend Adam, Olivia Caffrey (Coupling) has feelings for Adam who is also her boss and Janet Moran (Love is the Drug) plays the star recruit who opens Lawrence’s eyes to the world. Reviews “Smartly written …

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Trivia Series 2 (2012)

Producer: Paul Donovan, Co-Producer: Ailish McElmeel A six part TV series for prime time RTE One, Trivia is a witty and charming comedy following Lawrence and Molly who, having got together in series one, now have to make a go of their relationship.  Thirty-something Lawrence is finally moving out of his parents’ home and becoming the temporary bread winner while Molly trains to be a paramedic.  Will their relationship survive as Lawrence is lured back to the world of pub quizzes?

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Moone Boy Series 1 (2012)

Exceutive Producer: Paul Donovan Moone Boy is a comedy series about a boy called Martin Moone growing up in a large family in a small, picturesque, but slightly depressed market town called Boyle. The first series is set in 1989/1990 and the Moone Family live in a cramped house that’s far too small for them. It’s a loud, lively, chaotic, messy (and very typical) household where the parents and children are all pursuing very different lifestyles, all pulling in different directions. And right at the bottom of the pile is the youngest in the family, Martin, the star of the show – a quirky, creative, eleven-year-old with an imaginary friend, …

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Moone Boy Series 3 (2013)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Series 3 moves the action to 1991. Martin is now in secondary school and things are very cramped at home after the arrival of the first grandchild. Debra embarks on a new career in marriage counselling while Martin and Padraic get to visit Dublin for the first time and discover that Grandad has an imaginary friend too.

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Moone Boy Series 2 (2013)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan In series 2 we find the Moone family on holiday during the summer of 1990 – as World Cup fever grips Ireland with the national team qualifying for the first time…and hopes are high. Also in the series, with cash flow being a problem for the Moone family, Martin takes a job as a golf caddy, while his dad, Liam, takes up golf – but with his own unique style….just throwing the ball! We see Martin start his new school, where he promptly falls in love with his new Business Studies teacher, Miss O’Driscoll. Martin and his best friend, Padraic, build a ‘ghost-raft’ which they hope …

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