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RTÉ Television has launched its new schedule for the autumn season.

In regards to its factual content, RTÉ Television writes:

This year RTÉ continues its proud tradition of delivering high-quality factual programming that goes right to the heart of Irish society, defining who we are as a nation. Highlights across both channels include:

Kenny, a landmark two-part documentary charting the rise, fall and rise again of Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Keeping Ireland Alive: The health service in a day, with 75 cameras following frontline staff over a 24-hour period to give viewers an unprecedented, groundbreaking insight into a service that affects all our lives.

Rural Addiction, tackling the growing problem of addiction sweeping rural Ireland.

Generation Jinxed – Generation F’D, a three-part documentary revealing life for Ireland’s 25-35-year-olds, struggling to kickstart their adult lives.

RTÉ One will feature documentaries bringing in-depth coverage of a broad range of subjects. Highlights include authored documentaries from: Dr Eva Orsmond on prescription pill addiction in Ireland in Medication Nation with Dr Eva; John Connors on the history of the Travellers in John Connors: The Travellers; Ian Kehoe on How Ireland was Bought and Sold and hurling star Henry Shefflin on the psychology of success in Henry Shefflin: Winning.

As regards drama…

Homegrown drama remains a key priority for RTÉ with three brand new shows in production this autumn. Acceptable Risk, a six-part thriller starring Elaine Cassidy and Resistance, a War of Independence drama from the makers of Rebellion, go into production in the coming months. New to RTÉ this season are:

Striking Out, Neil Morrissey joins Amy Huberman and Rory Keenan in the cast of this four-part drama about love, family and friendship in the world of Ireland’s legal system.

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, RTÉ2’s six-part darkly comic drama penned by TV newcomer Stefanie Preissner and starring up-and-coming talents Seána Kerslake and Nika McGuigan.

Viewers can also look forward to great Irish-based drama produced by the BBC in association with RTÉ including EastEnders spin-off drama Redwater starring Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie, Fionnula Flanagan and Maria Doyle Kennedy; and My Mother and Other Strangers starring Hattie Morahan, Owen McDonnell and Aaron Staton; as well as The Fall, starring Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson, produced by Artists Studio in association with RTÉ.

As regards entertainment and comedy…

The hugely popular family-entertainment series Dancing with the Stars debuts in January putting 11 celebrities through their paces, joining a stellar line-up of new home-produced shows and returning favourites including:

The Tommy Tiernan Show, a six-part chatshow with a difference – Tommy has no idea who he’ll be interviewing before they appear on stage.

The Nathan Carter Show, four-part music-entertainment show hosted by Ireland’s favourite country star.

First Dates, the massively popular dating show returns with a supersized 12 episode series.

Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip, the much-loved duo hit the road again with 12 new B&B owners serving up unforgettable experiences.

RTÉ2’s commitment to developing new talent continues to bear fruit with Bridget & Eamon recently becoming the first RTÉ comedy to be sold to a UK broadcaster, UKTV Gold. Bridget & Eamon will also return for a second season.

Fellow Republic of Telly breakout stars The Rubberbandits return to RTÉ2 for more anarchic comedy with The Rubberbandits’ Guides.

Comedian Des Bishop will throw a wry eye over the issues that have exasperated the country for years in Des Bishop: This is Ireland. And the nation’s favourite Dublin matriarch Mrs Brown will be back with more Christmas specials.

FIGHT!

RTÉ drives home drama in Autumn schedule (RTE)

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This afternoon.

At Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2.

The launch of the new season of programmes on RTÉ One and RTÉ2 at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.

Rollingnews

Thanks Gareth Naughton