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HostageRTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm

About the Show

Spanning a period from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, “Hostage” is a new series from the RTÉ Archive Production Unit. It features six very different, and, as yet, untold stories of Irish people, either at home or abroad, who found themselves in the terrifying situation of being kidnapped or held hostage.

From bank raids gone wrong to political kidnaps as far away as Beirut, and as close to home as Clonmel.

Through a mixture of first-hand accounts, archive, and reconstruction, extraordinary stories of resilience and bravery are vividly recounted.