RTÉ’s autumn schedule has been launched last week and there are a few interesting programmes on the list, Killers Profiles, John Connolly: Of Blood and Lost Things and The Eclipse.
There are several other new programmes to be shown during the autumn schedule which could make up for some interesting viewing. I was interested to see the replacement for the Fianna Fáil-centric Questions and Answers, which seems to be re-hashed under The Frontline hosted by Pat Kenny. This seems to be the same programme under a different name. Pity. I hope it doesn’t become another Fianna Fáil Party Political Broadcast.
RTÉ has also brought back some favourites which seems conservative, as Pure Mule makes another Rolling Stones type return in a ‘once off’ episode. It is disappointing that The Eclipse is the only new Irish drama shown by the state broadcaster, as Irish TV does need new blood.