The Story Of Ireland is a five-part landmark history of Ireland presented by Fergal Keane (Wild Africa, Great Railway Journeys).
Ireland is living through a significant period in its cycle of history – since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the island has been at peace. This is unprecedented in the history of modern Ireland and so seems like a perfect time to reflect on the Irish as a people and as a modern European nation.
The story of Ireland is vivid, exciting and immensely varied. It is far more than the sum of old clichés and myths which set the Irish as a people who were prisoners and victims of history. This series sees Ireland as an international island which is both changed by and helps to change the world beyond her shores.
“… perfectly timed … Fergal Keane, a man whose reputation as one of the BBC’s best foreign correspondents was forged in more distant trouble spots, did a fine job of explaining how things unravelled in his native land.”Brian Viner, The Independent
|Series Writer||Fergal Keane|
|Series Producer||Mike Connolly|
|Film Editor (3 epsiodes)||Allen Charlton||Cinematography||Seamas McCracken|