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The Borgias

Directed by Neil Jordan, Simon Cellan Jones, John Maybury, Jeremy Podeswa

THE BORGIAS is the sweeping saga of one of the most remarkable and legendary families in history.

Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, THE BORGIAS chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons) to the Papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth for himself and his family and yet still suffers anguish and guilt as he struggles with the contradictions of his actions against the message of his faith.

The unbounded audacity of this original crime family went on to inspire Machiavelli's The Prince and Mario Puzo's The Godfather.

From the creative mind of Academy Award® winner Neil Jordan, THE BORGIAS charts the legacy of corruption that restored the beauty of a wonderful renaissance city but destroyed its soul.

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Love/Hate

Directed by David Caffrey

LOVE/HATE is a gritty crime drama based on Dublin's criminal underworld.

Created by writer Stuart Carolan, this fast paced series has swept the nation and was voted the most popular series in 2011, 2012 & 2013.

With the idea of Love/Hate building in Stuart's mind for years, he has managed to successfully depict the drug addiction, squalor and violence of organised crime that has grown in postboom Ireland.

Staring Aiden Gillen, Robert Sheehan, Ruth Negga and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, LOVE/HATE was the winner of seven awards at the 2012 IFTAs and six at the 2013 IFTAs, including best television drama, best director, and best writer.

Currently filming and returning to our screens for a fifth series in late 2014.

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Vikings

Directed by Johan Renck, Ciaran Donnelly & Ken Girotti

VIKINGS charts the destructible behaviour of the powerful Norsemen who raided their way through Europe in medieval times. The series follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age, and tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods; legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Written by acclaimed writer and period drama specialist Michael Hirst (Elizabeth/The Tudors), VIKINGS Season 1 was the first ever scripted series to be aired on the History Channel.

VIKINGS stars Gabriel Byrne, Travis Fimmel, George Blagden and Jessalyn Gilsig.

VIKINGS Season 2 airs on the History Channel in March 2014.

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The Tudors

Directed by Ciaran Donnelly, Derbhla Walsh, Jeremy Podeswa
 
King Henry VIII's (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) fierce passion to secure England's world prominence and his own legacy leads him through a string of six wives, an ill-advised war with France, and ultimately a place in history as one of the world's most charismatic, most brutal, and most deeply human kings. The all-star cast includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole, Joely Richardson and Henry Cavill.

 

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Raw

Directed by Simon Massey, David Caffrey, Kieron J. Walsh

RAW is a fast-paced drama set in the kitchen and floor of a successful and thriving Dublin restaurant. It is an exhilarating and anarchic relationship drama that follows, to the beat of a pulsating soundtrack, the lives, loves and tribulations of the young staff, their friends and families and the intense friendships, relationships and rivalries that blossom and thrive. RAW is a microcosm that mirrors the daily swings and roundabouts of life in a busy, Dublin business trading in today's Ireland.

Starring Charlene McKenna and Aisling O'Sullivan.


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Camelot

Directed by Ciaran Donnelly, Jeremy Podeswa, Mikael Salomon, Stefan Schwartz

In the wake of King Uther's sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs on the throne the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther's unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur's cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new king, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur's harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know... this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.

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Father & Son

Directed by Brian Kirk

Set against the backdrop of Ireland's once rapid economic resurgence, FATHER & SON depicts the complexity of modern inner city life where crime is now a global business and where gun culture is an ever more entrenched part of everyday life. Ex-criminal Michael O'Connor (Dougray Scott) is lured back to Manchester from a quiet life in Ireland by lawyer Augustine Flynn (Stephen Rea) in order to save his teenage son from prison, but also to redeem his own troubled past.

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My Boy Jack

Directed by Brian Kirk

Daniel Radcliffe, in his first TV drama role since finding fame in the HARRY POTTER series of films, plays John 'Jack' Kipling in MY BOY JACK, an epic and moving story of an extraordinary family.

Set during the First World War, MY BOY JACK tells the true story of how Rudyard Kipling (David Haig) used his influence to get his 17 year old son Jack a Commission in the Irish Guards despite his poor eyesight. Jack went missing in action during the Battle of Loos and his mother (Kim Cattrall) and father carried out a futile search, first for news and finally for his body.

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