RTÉ Player Comedy Exclusive
Watch the First Episode of The Savage Eye premières on RTÉ Player
The critically acclaimed series, THE SAVAGE EYE, returns for a fourth series on RTÉ Two this May. For those who can’t wait to get a fresh dose of Publican Mick ‘The Bull’ Daly, The Politicians, the trusty Garda trainees and witness new character ‘Angry Emer’ in action, the first episode of the brand new series will premiere on RTÉ Player on Monday 28th April, a week before it airs on RTÉ Two on Monday, 5th May.
The Savage Eye is testament to RTÉ Two’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality public service programming for 15-34 year olds, not only in Irish comedy, but across a wide range of genres including factual entertainment and the best of international drama as well as sport and Young People’s programming.
Speaking about the new series Eddie Doyle, Head of Comedy, Music & Talent, RTÉ Television commented; “RTÉ Two continually offers Irish audiences new and unique content. In an effort to constantly improve the viewing experience for our audience, RTÉ are always on the lookout for new ways to provide quality Irish programmes that meets the demands of their ever changing lifestyles. By providing exclusive online premieres of brand new series on RTÉ Player we are giving audiences the opportunity to watch their favourite RTÉ shows whenever and however it suits them.”
“This is the first-ever RTÉ comedy series to go online-first on RTÉ Player before being broadcast on RTÉ Television”, said Aoife Byrne, Director of Content & Products, RTÉ Digital. “The Savage Eye premiere presents a fantastic opportunity to use RTÉ Player as a complementary platform to schedule broadcast programmes in new ways, and to give our audiences more choice to enjoy RTÉ’s programmes whenever and wherever they want to – at home, or on the go.”
Now in its fourth series, The Savage Eye returns with a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. Back on screens this year is many of the much loved and familiar characters, with each episode showcasing new sketches that are truly unique. Series Four of will feature six episodes and topics to be explored this year include Childhood, The Universe, Animals, Love, Death and War.
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