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Midas Productions' New Series 'Tabú' Launches on TG4 This November
05 Nov 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Dublin-based factual television production company Midas Productions has announced the TX Date of their new series ‘Tabú’. The first episode will debut on TG4 this Wednesday, November 7 at 9.30pm.

‘Tabú’ is a series of standalone hour-long documentaries, which will cover topics including Domestic Violence, Rural Decline, Medicinal Cannabis, Online Shaming, Sacrificial Sporting Injuries and Random Acts of Violence

Contributors discuss their experiences and explore how these events, beyond their own control, have changed their lives forever. As well as delving into the issues, the contributors attempt to understand what compels people to act in such ways.

These poignant, and often thought-provoking, films encourage the viewer to reflect on the subject matter and consider the effects on our society. Contributors include 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott, who himself was the victim of a Random Acts of Violence, Medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey and slam poet and blogger Ciara Ní É.

Speaking about the new series, Stephen Smith, Series Producer of Tabú told IFTN:

“Midas Productions are delighted to be working with TG4 on a long-term basis and we’re very proud that Tabú is the first production of our collaboration. The series’ contributors have opened up on camera and shared their experiences with the audience in a very honest and authentic way and we would hope it encourages broader conversations across the country.”

Episode 1: Foréigean Gan Choinne / Random Acts of Violence

TX November 7, 2018

Eoghan McDermott goes on a journey based on personal experience to explore the increasingly prevalent and disturbing culture of random acts of violence in Ireland and the enduring effects they have on victims and their families.

Speaking about the opening episode, presenter of ‘Foréigean Gan Choinne’, Eoghan McDermott told IFTN:

“This topic is really close to my heart, particularly as I have suffered as the result of this type of unprovoked attack. We need to look at what’s going on in Irish society which allows people to act this way, for no reason and without consequences.”

The running order for the rest of the series includes:

Episode 2: Bánú / Rural Decline (TX November 14, 2018)

Episode 3: Ag Teacht Slán / Domestic Violence (TX November 21, 2018)

Episode 4: Cinneadh Cannabais / Medicinal Cannabis (TX November 28, 2018)

Episode 5: Íobairt Imeartha / Sacrificial Sporting Injuries (TX December 5, 2018)

Episode 6: Náire / Online Shaming (TX December 12, 2018)

‘Tabú’ has been produced as part of an output deal agreed by Midas Productions and TG4 earlier this year.

Past projects of Midas Productions include ‘13,000,000,000 miles from Birr’ (RTÉ), ‘Asking For It’ (RTÉ2), ‘Fir Marú agus Grá’ (TG4), and ‘The Joy’ (TV3).

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