New Season: Arts and Religious

RTÉ continues its commitment to the arts this season with new documentaries spanning the worlds of film, literature and art to inspire and illuminate viewers' imaginations.

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A Grand Experience

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Genre:
Arts

A Grand Experience charts a journey by three artists – a writer, a photographer and a musician – along the Grand Canal on board an original 68 metre Grand Canal barge.
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Hell's Kitchen To Hollywood

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RTÉ One, Thursday 4th April, 10.15pm
Genre:
Arts

Hell's Kitchen to Hollywood tells the story of the Irish-American men and women who shaped American cinema and helped change the fortunes of an entire people. Mixing travelogue with biography and interview, John Kelly journeys around the States to discover how the Irish in the movies created archetypes that shaped America's image of itself and how their legacy informs distinctive screen drama that still captivate global audiences.

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See You At The Pictures

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RTÉ One, Bank Holiday Monday 1st April, 9.30pm
Genre:
Arts

See You at the Pictures is a brand new feature length documentary which looks at movie-going in Ireland throughout the decades.
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The Missing Bones of W.B. Yeats

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1 x 52"
Genre:
Arts

Kicking off a season of programmes celebrating the Irish love affair with the movies, See You at the Pictures is a feature-length documentary exploring the century-long love affair between Irish people and the cinema.
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The Stranger / An Strainséir

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1 x 52"
Genre:
Arts

In 1990 the body of a man in his 40s was found in a hovel on Inishbofin Island in Donegal, near a cliff overlooking Toberglassen Bay.
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The Works

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RTÉ One, Thursday 13th September, 10.45pm
Genre:
Arts

Presenter John Kelly and reporters Kevin Gildea, Sinéad Gleeson and Nadine O'Regan go behind the scenes in the worlds of books, film, music, theatre, visual art and more on RTÉ TV's weekly arts magazine programme, The Works.


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Beyond Belief

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RTÉ One, Tuesday 25th September, 11.15pm, 4 x 45"
Genre:
Religious

This new, late-night discussion series, presented by Mick Peelo, will explore the issues and arguments behind religious and ethical current affairs. It will react to events in the News and the discussion will be informed and energetic, reflecting a range of passionately held beliefs and opinions.


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The Choice

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5 x 30"
Genre:
Religious

The Choice is a new interview-based format, in which we explore the processes and consequences of life-changing religious and ethical decisions. Subjects will range from informers and whistle-blowers to radical career changes and conversions – the thinking behind them and the impact and legacy of the choice.


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The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne

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Thursday 11th October, 10.15pm
Genre:
Religious

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne returns with six new episodes, in which Gay talks to major public figures about how life has shaped their beliefs and values… and vice versa.
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The Radharc Squad

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2 x 52"
Genre:
Religious

Just over fifty years ago, spotting the likely influence of the soon-to-be-launched national TV broadcaster, Archbishop John Charles McQuaid put together and trained a small group of filmmaker priests, to offer programmes to Telefis Éireann.
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Would You Believe? God On The Box

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Genre:
Religious

Mick Peelo will also be presenting Would You Believe?'s contribution to the TV50 celebrations: an hour-long special, examining the changing face of God On The Box over the last fifty years.


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