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Picnic at Hanging Rock: The story of Marion Quade

In the late summer of 2018, RTÉ 2 aired the Australian set period drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. An adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same name, the six-part series tells the story of the disappearance of three school girls and their teacher in 1900 Australia. This is the second major screen adaptation… Continue reading Picnic at Hanging Rock: The story of Marion Quade

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Picnic at Hanging Rock: “Purity and refinement, the Appleyard promise.” Part Two, conduct and confinement

In the late summer of 2018, RTÉ 2 aired the Australian set period drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. An adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same name, the six-part series tells the story of the disappearance of three school girls and their teacher in 1900 Australia. This is the second major screen adaptation… Continue reading Picnic at Hanging Rock: “Purity and refinement, the Appleyard promise.” Part Two, conduct and confinement

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Picnic at Hanging Rock: “Purity and refinement, the Appleyard promise.” Part One, clothing and identity

In the late summer of 2018, RTÉ 2 aired the Australian set period drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. An adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same name, the six-part series tells the story of the disappearance of three school girls and their teacher in 1900 Australia. This is the second major screen adaptation… Continue reading Picnic at Hanging Rock: “Purity and refinement, the Appleyard promise.” Part One, clothing and identity

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Picnic at Hanging Rock: “The arse end of the world.” Colonialism and escape in the Australian wilderness

In the late summer of 2018, RTÉ 2 aired the Australian set period drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. An adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same name, the six-part series tells the story of the disappearance of three school girls and their teacher in 1900 Australia. This is the second major screen adaptation… Continue reading Picnic at Hanging Rock: “The arse end of the world.” Colonialism and escape in the Australian wilderness

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Hidden lives and conflicting identities in The Assassination of Gianni Versace

The second season of American Crime Story ended its run on RTÉ last month. Entitled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the series focuses on the crimes of Andrew Cunanan, a disturbed young man who killed five people over the course of a few months in 1997, with the celebrated fashion designer Gianni Versace becoming his… Continue reading Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Hidden lives and conflicting identities in The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Culture · Literature

The Curious Case of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

“I remember one particular kid… one of the players… he left the pitch and he said to his dad; ’I don’t give a fock how you think I played, just crack open the wallet dude’ … and that’s the moment in my mind that Ross O’Carroll-Kelly was born.” Paul Howard, Episode 86: An Irishman Abroad… Continue reading The Curious Case of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

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Season 1 of Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls bows out with a gripping and poignant finale

Since its debut on Channel 4 this spring, Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls proved to be a hit with critics and viewers alike. Partly based on McGee’s experiences growing up in Derry, the series offered a refreshingly warm and funny look at adolescence in 1990’s Northern Ireland. Throughout the first season the Troubles acted as a… Continue reading Season 1 of Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls bows out with a gripping and poignant finale