- 13 Aug 14
Following last year’s successful pilot run, The Imelda May Show returns to RTÉ One for a full series of Irish-accented music and chat.
Unveiled today, the national broadcaster’s Autumn/Winter schedule also sees the return of Love/Hate and Gillian Anderson vehicle The Fall while Aiden Gillen stars in the Haughey chronicling drama, Charlie.
New documentaries include prison two-parter Women On The Inside; Serving Justice - Ireland’s Probation Service; Dónal Óg Cusack - Pride which examines how coming out has impacted on the All-Ireland winner; and Pornation, which asks, “What effect does does pornography have on Irish teenagers and young adults?”
We’re also looking forward to What’s Another Year: The Shay Healy Story, and Man On The Bridge, which recalls street photographer Arthur Fields who snapped tens of thousands of ordinary Dubliners on O’Connell Bridge between the 1930s and 1980s.
On a sad note, Imelda May has paid touching social media tribute to a member of her family who passed away earlier this week.
“I’ve been deeply sad over the last few days and didn't want anyone to feel it at the gigs,” she writes. “The show must go on as they say and all the band and crew have been amazing as I grieved. You see, my fabulous, gorgeous, charismatic, funny and loving cousin Caroline Dowling (nee Clabby) died at 40 years old. She battled like a warrior with cancer and it unfortunately won. All my love goes to her two kids and husband. Brother, sister, nieces and my Uncle Michael. Raise a glass or a smile to our Caroline.”