Irish-made comedy drama Animals will draw obvious comparisons to shows such as Fleabag, writesWhen Tyler finds flatmate and fellow party animal Laura tied to her bedposts following another hedonistic night out, she has one simple question. “Girls are tied to beds for two reasons — sex and exorcisms. Which was it with you?”
The night belonged to Mná na hÉireann at the IFTA Gala Television Awards tonight with Derry Girls’ Lisa McGee winning Best Writer in Comedy or Soap, the show also taking home the prize for best Comedy and Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan dedicating her award to the women of Ireland.
ITV has reported stronger-than-expected first-half earnings despite weak advertising income, showing that new boss, former EasyJet chief Carolyn McCall, will inherit a media group better placed to withstand economic downturns than in the past.