TG4 Announce their 2014/2015 Schedule
TG4 have announced their programmes for 2014/2015. TG4's strong eye for Documentary and original drama (both home and abroad) are captured throughout the new season. Documentary’s include Torthaí na Daoirse, which recounts the strike by Dunnes Stores workers in Dublin against Apartheid in South Africa. Corp 's Anam returns for a second series of the successful crime drama series. Children's programming includes new programmesn for Cula4 na nÓg such as Amhrán na Mara, new programmes such as Cribs Scoile for Cula4 and Ponc returns with original series such as the games show Cluiche Thart. Imports include Later with Jools Holland and Top of the Lake.
An Bronntanas (The Present) is a new miniseries for the channel focusing on the lives of a lifeboat crew as they keep the spoils of shipwrecked drugs to themselves. Soon the lives of the men spiral out of control as paranoia sets in.
Soap opera Ros Na Rún returns for its 18th season, while Corp 's Anam returns for a second series. Imports include The Bridge, Hatfield and McCoy's, Justified and Top of the Lake. No mention of the Breaking Bad spin off series Better Call Saul.
Mairéad Farrell explores the life of PIRA volunteer Mairéad Farrell who was killed by British forces in Operation Flavius. Torthaí na Daoirse explores the strike by Dunnes Stores workers against Apartheid in South Africa during the 1980s. Ireland's asylums are investigated in Ar Intinn Eile.
Aspects of St. Patrick's character are explained through Irish gods in Déithe na Spéire.
Other documentaries include Na Máilligh (The Markets), Na Blaas (Taste), Céilí Comhraic, Peann le Pár, Naturopolis, An Teampall Mór (Templemor the Garda College), An Long Chaillte, Enigma de Blaghd and World War 1 is highlighted through Dialann on Chogaidh Mhóir.
TG4 provide three youth strands. Programming for the under 6s on Cúla 4 na nÓg includes Scéal an Lea (Story of the Day), Dean É (Make it) and Bia Linn (Your Food). Other series include Tickety Tock, Igam Ogam and Amhrán na Mara (Songs of the Sea).
Cúla 4 provides programming for older children. Officially Amazing takes a look at extreme sports from around the world, a look behind the scenes at a Berlin Zoo Naionain an Zu takes a look at new life, while Cribs Scoile brings Geal Scoil's around the country to the small screen, other Culá 4 series include Lá Dár Saol, Bushwhacked and quiz show Bog Stop.
Ponc also returns with programming for a teenage audience. Including Cluiche Thart (Game Over) and Wipeout USA.
TG4 entertainment programming includes the return of couch surfing travel series O Tholg go Tolg, talent show An Jig Gig and a new series Wwoofáil which explores the WWOOF experiment to link volunteers with organic farmers.
Comhrá returns to chat with the ordinary folk of Ireland, exploring their past and their lives around the country. An Lá a Rugadh Mé (The Day I was Born) looks at the history on the day that certain people were born. Róisín returns for a second series of her lifestyle programming. While Feirm looks at the industry of farming around Ireland.
TG4 have added Later with Jools Holland to their schedules. Alternative Irish music is also highlighted on their Ceol ar an Imeall series, while sister arts show Imeall also returns. Country music continues to play a big part of TG4 with Glór Tíre (Country Voice) and Opry an Luir returing. Traditional music comes from FleadhTV, which had a successful run during the summer months, and new series Bosca Ceoil (Music Box).
TG4 will continue to support live GAA, Rugby, Cycling and Tennis. Returning programmes include documentry series Laochra Gael which profiles leading GAA players. The ISAF Sailing World Chamipionships will be broadcast live on TG4.