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Baz and Nancy’s Holy Show – tonight at 9.35 on RTE1.

Baz Ashmawy’s mammy is not easily impressed. With Nancy’s 75th birthday fast approaching, her only son is determined to change all that – presenting her with a chance to see Pope Francis.

(Disclosure: Niall Murphy of this parish wrote the script)


Baz: The Lost Muslim,

Trailer for a two part series [beginning on RTÉ2 next Tuesday, December 15, at 10pm] featuring Emmy-winning Baz Ashmawy and billed as a ‘personal journey into Islam – the faith of his late Egyptian father, into which he, himself, was born, but which he has never really understood… until now’.

Thanks Anne Louise Foley


Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy with their International Emmy for ’50 Ways To Kill Your Mother’

“She [Nancy] put it very well, she said as soon as they mentioned that 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy was the one that won, she said she didn’t remember anything, that it was like floating,” he said. “Then we went up onto the stage and said words and spoke to a crowd of very sophisticated television people from all around the world, and she nailed it, I’m just so proud of her to be honest.”

Baz Ashmawy on RTÉ Radio One this morning after his Emmy win for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment

Fair play, in fairness.

Baz and Nancy celebrate Emmy with chicken wings (RTÉTen)