RTÉ today unveiled details of its Autumn schedule with over 1,400 hours of brand new and returning home produced programmes.

Speaking at the launch Noel Curran, Managing Director RTÉ Television, said: "Irish programmes for Irish people. That's what RTÉ Television provides the Irish viewing public. That's our distinctive offering, above all other broadcasters into this country and it's what viewers choose to watch."

New home productions include documentaries like 'The Asylum' -  a four-part observational series set inside a mental institution, drama series 'Pure Mule' set in contemporary rural Ireland and 'The Last Furlong', a comedy-drama series from the writer of 'Bachelors Walk'.

Other highlights include 'The Mentor', a new eight part series, which features Irish businesses across a range of sectors, each of whom face different commercial challenges and 'Cut & Dry' is a six-part docu-soap following the trials and tribulations of the staff of a Hair & Beauty Salon chain in Galway & Limerick.

Returning to our screens this Autumn will be 'Killinaskully', 'Tubridy Tonight', 'The Clinic', 'The Health Squad', 'Vets on Call', 'Prime Time Investigates' and The 'Late Late Show'.