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New RTÉ Series Casts ‘Savage Eye’ on Irish Culture
23 Nov 2009 :
Irish comedian David McSavage’s new project, ‘The Savage Eye’, begins a six-part run on Monday, November 23rd. The series aims to be a satirical and surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people such as the arts, property, sex and religion. The first episode will ask the question 'Why are the Irish so influential in the world of Arts?'

‘The Savage Eye’ takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary and features sketches performed by well known Irish actors and comedians, including David McSavage, Declan Rooney, Pat McDonnell, Eleanor Tiernan, Gerard McSorley, Liam Hourican, John Colleary and Dermot McMurrow.

The series will also feature interviews on the various topics with personalities such as Senator Eoghan Harris, Patsy McGarry, artist David McDermott, Ivor Browne and Anne Sexton.

Created and written by David McSavage (Project Ha Ha) it also features additional writing by John Colleary (Touching People), Pat McDonnell (Actor, Val Falvey TD) and Dermot McMurrow (actor, Emily’s Song). ‘The Savage Eye’ is directed by Kieron J. Walsh (When Brendan Met Trudy, RAW), and Damian O'Donnell (East is East, Inside I'm Dancing) and produced by Katie Holly (One Hundred Mornings, Striapacha) for Bl!nder Films.

‘The Savage Eye’ begins its six-part run on Monday, November 23rd at 13.30pm on RTÉ2.



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