Schedule Nua: TG4’s autumn line-up is a real thriller

TG4 has launched its autumn schedule, with the promise of a ‘bronntanas’ for viewers in the shape of a thriller set in the wilds of Connemara.

Schedule Nua: TG4’s autumn line-up is a real thriller

The drama, An Bronntanas, is one part of the schedule, and is based around the discovery by a life-boat crew of a large cargo of illegal drugs.

Another crime thriller, Corp + Anam, returns for a second series, alongside TG4 soap Ros na Rún.

Documentaries also feature heavily in the new schedule, among them Anamnocht, which will include special programmes on the two-year 1988 Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike, and the story of Donegal’s famous tunnellers.

Cogar returns for another series, while Feirm will look at the evolution of Ireland’s farming and agri-business sector.

To mark the centenary of World War One, Dialanna ón gCogadh Mór uses the diaries of participants in the conflict to tell the story of the conflict, while An Lá a Rugadh Mé allows participants to look back at the news events that unfolded on the day they were born.

Rugbaí Beo and GAA Beo will feature live coverage of the Guinness Pro12 competition and the International Rules Test from Perth, among other sporting events. Music programmes include Bosca Ceoil and Opry an Iúir.

Other strands of the schedule include drama from Scandinavia and the US, with the station having already screened mega-hits such as Breaking Bad and Borgen. The autumn schedule launch took place yesterday at the Marker Hotel in Grand Canal Square in Dublin’s Docklands.

Meanwhile, new channel Irish TV yesterday launched its autumn season which will feature more than 1,000 hours of home-produced programming.

Hosts announced for the station include country music star Lisa McHugh, journalist Dave Kenny, celebrity chef Paul Treyvaud, and author Emma Heatherington.

Yesterday’s launch included the spectacle of Foster and Allen being drenched in water, having accepted the ice bucket challenge from past X Factor winner Shayne Ward. The station began broadcasting in May and can be viewed on Sky TV 191, Freesat 400, eircom eVision 191 and online at irishtv.com. Finally, RTÉ announced a new fashion show, which will air on RTÉ Two in the autumn, called #Trending, presented by Darren Kennedy.

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