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TG4 Unveil Autumn Season
12 Sep 2008 :
Announcing their highlights for the autumn schedule, TG4 have revealed a diverse range of documentaries combing local and international locations and issues at the core of their forthcoming season, along with the return of home produced lifestyle programmes and dramas.

Home produced documentaries lead the way on TG4 this autumn. Biographical docs include; Forefront Productions ‘Mo Chuisle - Frank Ryan’, which focuses on the life and career of the famous Irish tenor; ‘Lámh Chuidigh’, produced by Lugh Films recaps on the life of Irish volunteer Eileen Coll and her work for the Irish Community Care in Manchester; and ‘Máirín Thomáis’, produced by Topia Films is a personal portrait of Máirín Ní Dhomhnaill - the most famous knitting lady on Inis Meáin. In Hawkeye Production’s ‘Scoil an tSolais’ retired school teacher Moya Mac Eoin sets out on her visit to the Rainbow Children Orphanage in Calcutta, India.

Pivotal community events are explored in the upcoming documentaries; ‘Silvermines’, which looks at the impact of losing an international mining company on a small town; and the influence of the legendary Gugliemo Marconi the revolutionary of trans-Atlantic communication in Dobharchú Film’s ‘Marconi Chonamara’. In addition, Esras Production’s ‘Tairngreacht Acla’ unveils the underlying macabre element to Achill Branch ranch railway line.

Viewers can also view Irish talent in the Irish TV premiere of Cecelia Ahern’s (P.S. I Love You) TV series ‘Samantha Who?’ which began airing this week and Dublin actor Aidan Gillen who stars in the internationally renowned drama series ‘The Wire’

The autumn season also sees the return of the third mini-series of the IFTA winning ‘Aifric’ directed by Paul Mercier and the rural soap Ros na Rún.

In the entertainment and lifestyle sector Kerry presenter Dáithí O Sé undertakes as US road trip in ‘Dáithí ar Highway 61’; lady footballers are assessed and selected in the return of ‘The Underdogs; Síle Seoige joins the ‘Paisean Faisean’ team and married couples return to their honeymoon destination in ‘Mí na Meala’.

Other programmes to be aired include children’s ‘Cúla4’ and the afternoon’s ‘Cúla4 na nÓg’, while Síle Ni Bhraonáin presents the daily popular culture show ‘Síle’.



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