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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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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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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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Nowhere Fast (2017)

Nowhere Fast, the brain child of stand up comedian Alison Spittle. The show is a comedy about life in small town Ireland as seen from the perspective of the returning millennial. Nowhere Fast is a comedy about women in rural Ireland, and one woman in particular. Fresh from a disaster in her media career in the big smoke, Angela returns to her family home to lick her wounds and plan her next move.  Can she escape the quicksand of small town Ireland and get her life back on track? And in the meantime can she keep her friends and family happy so she can get lifts? Starring along side Spittle …

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Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Series 2 (2018)

Can’t Cope Won’t Cope Series 2 sees Aisling (Seána Kerslake) and Danielle (Nika McGuigan) struggling with the new normality of being apart.   We meet Aisling after she’s had her soul sucked out of her by small town Mallow for an entire summer. She has a job in a local financial establishment, but in typical Aisling style she throws in the towel at the first signs of trouble. Meanwhile in Vancouver, Danielle is struggling despite having her wish for more art and less Aisling come true. There is no-one at her side to roll her eyes at when the super politically correct art school culture in Vancouver starts grating on …

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Women on the Verge (2018)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on September 21, 2018  /   No Comments

Women on the Verge is a 6-part comedy series about three friends trying not to completely unravel as they car-crash through their thirties towards forty. It follows women teetering on the edge of just about everything – breakdowns, identity crises, settling for men they don’t actually like, amid the dawning realisation that while their Grandmothers had nine kids by this age, they’re still trying to decide whether or not to have one. Women on the Verge starts on RTÉ 2 (Ireland) and W Channel (UK) on October 11th 2018.   

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Dead Still (2020)

Posted by Deadpan Pictures on May 31, 2019  /   No Comments

DEAD STILL stars Michael Smiley, Kerr Logan and Eileen O’Higgins and will hit screens in 2020. Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of ‘postmortem photography’ the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. #DeadStill is an RTÉ and Acorn TV commission, made with the support of the BAI. We’re in production at the mo, alongside partners Shaftesbury and ZDF Enterprises. It was developed with the support of Screen Ireland and Creative Europe, written by John Morton and is directed by Imogen Murphy and Craig David Wallace.

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