This week, new series Go Outside and Play: Local Adventures, in which Carl Mullan explores all the activities available right on our doorsteps, started on RTÉ Player. As well as checking out Carl’s new series, viewers might like to explore what else is on offer on RTÉ Player this summer.
For classic Irish drama the RTÉ Player has full box sets of: Love/Hate, Raw, Resistance, Love is the Drug (with Ruth Negga), Bachelors Walk, Falling for a Dancer (with Colin Farrell and Liam Cunningham), Pure Mule (with Charlene McKenna), Paths to Freedom, Striking Out, Amber, and Can’t Cope Won’t Cope. And if you were living under a rock this spring, the full Normal People series still available to watch..
Acclaimed world-class drama series which might fit the bill for your next weekend drama binge include: The Hunting, which follows the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families in the aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal; The Victim, a four-part Scottish thriller miniseries starring Kelly Macdonald and John Hannah; The Secret She Keeps, a psychologically tense adaptation of Michael Robotham’s book (which recently aired on RTÉ One on Tuesday nights); I am the Night, starring Chris Pine, in which a teenage girl and a disgraced journalist find themselves drawn into a web of secrets revolving around 1940s Los Angeles’ most infamous cold case, The Black Dahlia; Looking for Alaska, about a new arrival at a boarding school who falls in love with a beguiling female student; and Modus, a psychological thriller from Sweden.
And there’s classic 90s boxsets too, that you might not expect to find on the RTÉ Player: Seinfeld; Fraser and ER.
RTÉ comedies on the Player include: the deliciously acerbic The Savage Eye; Naked Camera, the hidden camera show which launched PJ Gallagher and Maeve Higgins; Hardy Bucks; Bridget & Eamon; and two-hander couple shows Dan & Becs and Sarah and Steve.
The RTÉ Player is also home to much-talked about RTÉ documentaries and series featuring inspiring Irish stories and heroes: John Hume in America, O’Casey in the Estate; Fearless Samantha Barry; The Funeral Director; This Land; Jayo; Laura Brennan – This is Me; Philly McMahon – The Hardest Hit, Becoming Irish, and Boys in Green, which celebrates the career of the legendary Jack Charlton.
For a bit of guilty pleasure there’s The Bachelor in Paradise, featuring sun, sex, winners, losers, players and heartbreak. And Fade Street, which is now 10 years old!