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13th Aug 2014

RTÉ Announce New Season Line-Up Including Love/Hate, Charlie And An Operation Transformation Special

Love/Hate is back.

Sue Murphy

RTÉ One today launched an exciting new season of home-produced and acquired programming, with over 35 new shows plus 24 returning series. The season will see over 600 hours of home-produced programming and over 90 hours of Irish drama, along with 13 new factual documentaries and five brand-new arts documentaries, according to the National Broadcaster.

Drama on RTÉ One includes the fifth series of Love/Hate which sees Nidge in a return to form. The debilitating paranoia that grew from his guilt – over Darren, over Linda, everything he’s done – has passed as he has narrowly avoided prison following Moynihan’s surveillance operation.

Charlie, starring Aiden Gillen as former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey, navigates the corridors of power from the Dáil to the grand salons of Europe as he does battle with political players both close to home and abroad. Produced by Touchpaper and Element Pictures this three-part feature length drama is co-funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.


Another series that will make a return this year was the extremely popular The Fall. Starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, the second series picks up immediately where series one left off, with Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) in pursuit of Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

Factual on RTÉ One offers 13 new documentaries along with seven returning series. Women on the Inside,  a new two-part documentary series, filmed behind the walls of Ireland’s women prisons, depicts life inside, allowing us a rare glimpse into a world so few of us see.

Close to Evil charts Bergen Belsen concentration camp survivor Tomi Reichental’s quest to meet one of the women who held him in captivity in Belsen and to investigate her claims that she is ‘a victim of victor’s justice’.

Pornation, a new two-part documentary series looks at the scale and impact of pornography consumption in Ireland and asks what it might mean for both adults and young people.

With Entertainment on RTÉ One, there’s something to keep all the family amused and engaged in entertainment programming on RTÉ One this season.

The Imelda May Show celebrates Ireland’s love of music, hosted by the one and only Imelda May. The show will feature chat and live performances from legendary musicians and brand new acts from Ireland and around the world. The Imelda May Show will also feature exclusive additional broadcasts on the Ronan Collins Show on RTÉ Radio 1 and on RTÉ Player.

Following its hugely successful first series on RTÉ One, Ireland’s Fittest Family is back.  New coaches Derval O’Rourke and Jason Sherlock join Davy Fitzgerald and Kenneth Egan in the search for the country’s fittest, fastest and strongest family.  Plus RTÉ Player will have exclusive additional online content.
Returning Series for RTÉ include The Voice of Ireland, The Late Late Show, Irish Pictorial Weekly, The Saturday Night Show, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann, All-Island School Choir Competition, Winning Streak, Up For The Match, People of the Year Awards.
Lifestyle on RTÉ One features everything from health and fitness to culinary endeavours to home improvement and much more.
In Domestic Divas, Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor are on a mission to help the helpless, to demonstrate basic life skills that came so naturally to our parents’ generation but not so easily to 20 to 30-somethings.
The Operation Transformation Christmas Special will take a look back at seven series, almost 40 leaders and the growth of the series.