Over six episodes, this series will give fascinating new perspectives on sacred sites in different times and settings throughout history. Each episode entices viewers with a powerful hook, a fundamental new take on the sites in question and the people or group that constructed them. Was the fabulous rock-cut city of Petra once ruled by a ‘lost matriarchy’? Were prophecies at ancient Greek oracles triggered by tectonic turmoil and electromagnetic fields? Did the Knights Templar belong to an obscure cult that worshipped John the Baptist? Through expert analysis, scientific breakthroughs and fresh archaeological discoveries 'Sacred Sites' answers these long asked ...
Everyone has heard of the seven men who signed the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, but we never hear about the women who were caught up in the extraordinary events of Easter 1916. Some of them were literally airbrushed out of history. This riveting documentary reveals the astonishing stories of seven women who were at the heart of the Easter Rising.
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Wrecking The Rising (Éirí Amach Amú)
When three modern day Dublin men are mysteriously transported back in time to 1916, where they commit a huge blunder. Realising they have wrecked the Easter Rising before it has even begun, they must somehow keep history on course – and figure out a way to return to the future.
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Over six episodes, this series will give fascinating new perspectives on sacred sites in different times and settings throughout history. Each episode entices viewers with a powerful hook, a fundamental new take on the sites in question and the people or group that constructed them. Was the fabulous rock-cut city of Petra once ruled by a ‘lost matriarchy’? Were prophecies at ancient Greek oracles triggered by tectonic turmoil and electromagnetic fields? Did the Knights Templar belong to an obscure cult that worshipped John the Baptist? Through expert analysis, scientific breakthroughs and fresh archaeological discoveries 'Sacred Sites' answers these long asked questions. Ultimately we will see how these discoveries add to our knowledge of civilisation and gain insights into what this tells us about ourselves and the world we live in today.
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Bás nó Saoirse
'Bás nó Saoirse' (Death or Liberty) is a gripping 2 part series telling the story of the heroic idealists and patriots who challenged the might of Great Britain and who were banished to Australia as punishment for their crimes. 'Bás nó Saoirse' will be broadcast this Autumn on TG4; Part One - Éire go Bragh on the 6th of October at 21:30, and Part Two - Éire Óg, on 13th of October at 21:30.
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Waterloo: Na Laochra Gael
The Duke of Wellington would not have defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo without the valour and brilliance of his Irish and Scottish troops. Now, to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary, their extraordinary and heroic stories are told onscreen for the first time on TG4.
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A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis
A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis ... a 93 minute feature docudrama is set during the Irish Rebellion of 1916. It is centered on two linked events during that Easter week, the battles of Mount Street and North King Street, culminating in the massacre of fifteen innocent young men and boys.
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"Wrecking the Rising" received a great review in The Herald today. See below for a snippet:
"Despite the fantastical concept, Wrecking The Rising stays just the right side of all-out irreverence. Any budgetary constraints are overcome by Phelan's irresistibly clever and funny script (there's a great recurring gag about Joe Duffy).
The three stars are marvellous too, creating characters that are immediately warm, likeable and believable. Once again TG4 has trumped the big guys and worked miracles on the paltry €6.71 it receives from every licence fee."
Tile Films "Paramedics" was given a great review by Liam Fay of the Sunday Times. See below for a snippet of wrote:
"Tile Films has drawn together an impressively diverse wealth of stories that speak volumes about contemporary Irish society. Encompassing everything from sports-related injuries to heroin overdoses, a day in the life of an ambulance staffer proovides an eloquent running commentary about the way we live now.
Like the paramedics, the series is calm, purposeful and sharp-eyed. There's no shape-throwing or sensationalism, no attempt to use patients as tear-jerking props. "
Don't miss the next episode of "Paramedics" this Thursday at 9pm on TV3
"TG4's Déithe na Spéire (The Gods of the Sky), made by award winning Tile Films, features new findings that suggest a shower of meteorites helped Christian monks to convert the pagan masses in ancient times. Experts, such as Celtic scholar Patrick McCafferty, explain how ancient Irish people changed from worshipping gods in the earth to gods in the sky - and eventually this helped bishops like St Patrick convert them to the new Christian Church. "
See Déithe na Spéire on TG4 on Wednesday February 4th at 9.30pm
"A Terrible Beauty," its title taken from a famous poem by W.B. Yeats and premiering at 8 p.m. Friday 26th September and 3 p.m. Sunday the 28th September at the Siskel Film Center, is a docudrama of extraordinary power. It is about bullets flying and bodies falling, but it will capture you on a deeply personal level.
A Terrible Beauty 1916-2016 is an ongoing project which has grown out of the TG4 docudrama A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis which dealt with events during the 1916 Easter Rising from a fresh and unbiased perspective. It is a "Living History" project that will consist of a digital portal for the stories of the participants and living relative of those involved in the Rising in Dublin, including those who led the fight for Irish freedom, those who opposed it, and those - both the famous and unknown - who were caught up in its wake. It will chronicle and preserve vital individual stories as a resource for all.