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Can’t Cope Won’t Cope (2016)

Living and dying from the weekend in Dublin.. Some say it caused the recession, Coppers getting its own ATM. It’s certainly put a dent in the bank accounts of Aisling O’ Dowd (Seana Kerslake) and Danielle Mullane (Nika McGuigan).   CCWC is a dark comic drama detailing the unravelling of a friendship between two co-dependent young women as the hangover wears off and their lives and priorities begin to radically diverge. Danielle and Aisling get as excited about the ‘euro saver menu’ as their school friends now get about their engagements and mortgage approval. And they both agree that the real walk of shame is when you bring all the mugs and plates that have gathered in your room back down to the kitchen. …

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Burning Wishes (2015)

‘Dying is easy, digging up the past is hard.’ Ne’er-do-well brothers Seamus and Martin Geraghty promise to honour their friend Paudie’s deathbed request and scatter his ashes at their favourite childhood spot. After letting him down in the past this is one promise to Paudie that Seamus is determined to keep even when Paudie winds up buried instead of being cremated. Burning Wishes is a black comedy about death, friendship and good ol’ fashioned grave-robbing.

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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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Fergus’s Wedding (2002)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Six part comedy series following the adventures of Fergus who is engaged to be married to his English girlfriend Penny.

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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 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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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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Paths To Freedom (2001)

Executive Producer: Paul Donovan Out of jail and back to reality with a camera crew in tow, Paths to Freedom is a six-part ‘dramatised’ fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the experiences, trials and tribulations of two ex-prisoners from contrasting class structures upon their release into society.   Reviews  “Very, very good. It might even be great…Comic creation of immediate brilliance.” Irish Independent “The biggest comedy success in the station’s history…Brilliant performances.” The Sunday Tribune “Paths to Freedom has raised the benchmark for Irish television comedy…the sharpest comedy on Irish television.” The Sunday Times “Absolutely hilarious…the funniest Irish comedy since Father Ted.” Ireland on Sunday “Glorious…possibly one of the greatest ever Irish comic …

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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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Stew Series One (2004)

A pacey character driven sketch show with a wide variety of comedy from classic slapstick to surreal to black humour.   Reviews “No longer does comedy shuffle onto RTE like a clown with a malfunctioning dickie-bow. Stew is confident, well made and well acted.” Irish Times “Stew is that rarest of beasts, a very funny Irish comedy show.” Irish Independent “Ineffably Irish, Stew is up there with anything the BBC is doing.” Evening Herald “A deliciously deranged slice of surrealism from some of the silliest brains in Ireland…there are some sublime flashes of genius in Stew.” Irish Independent “Played with an impressively straight face, Stew offers a substantial repast for …

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