The opening scenes from the 'mockumentary' series 'Paths To Freedom'. Jeremy and Rats leave prison.

RTÉ Television commissioned a number of new dramas which came to air from 2000. 'Paths to Freedom' was the first of these to attract both critical and public acclaim. Filmed as a documentary this comedy drama written by Michael McElhatton and Ian Fitzgibbon follows two prisoners who are released from Mountjoy Prison on the same day.

Brendan Coyle plays Jeremy a middle class gynaecologist who ended up in prison for drink driving and Michael McElhatton plays Rats a habitual offender who are the subjects of the fly on the wall documentary.

The opening title sequence from episode one sees Jeremy and Rats leaving prison. Jeremy is met by his wife Helen (Deirdre O'Kane). There is no one to meet Rats who tries to get back into the prison to make a telephone call.

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