THE VIOLENT BIRTH OF MODERN IRELAND
It’s 1922 Dublin Castle is in a permanent state of lockdown and the rural communities are caught in the crossfire of the Black and Tans and Flying Columns, brutalised by both sides. It is a time of high tension, fear and anxiety, rife with double-agents and unreliable narrators. It’s a world of contrast too; the rooftops, cellars and rat-runs; the warm and opulent receptions of the Butler’s household; the mean Dublin tenements where children are left to fend for themselves.
Rebellion Series Two explores how the events of the Irish War of Independence, culminating in Bloody Sunday changed peoples’ lives, their sense of themselves, their families and their society.
5 Episodes X 60 Mins