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Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for www.emmahynes.net

Well, as if it wasn’t exciting enough to be longlisted for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016, I am absolutely over the moon to have made the shortlist. As I wrote on being longlisted, I really do love blogging. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share your thoughts and opinions, the things you enjoy,… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for www.emmahynes.net

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The Irish Famine as Comedy Material

It was with great surprise that I learned yesterday that Channel 4 have commissioned a sitcom by Dubliner Hugh Travers entitled Hungry which is said to centre on the Irish famine. Reported in the Irish Times alongside other New Year aspirations relating to music, body painting, catering and running, the section devoted to a sitcom… Continue reading The Irish Famine as Comedy Material

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Interview with Brian Capron

Earlier this week I posted a review of brand new sitcom Staff Room, and I have since had the pleasure of catching up with the wonderful Brian Capron to chat about his starring role as Principal Kipling and what it’s like to be the man who played Richard Hillman. The manner in which he came… Continue reading Interview with Brian Capron

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Review: Brand New Sitcom, Staff Room

I’m always excited to hear about a fresh comedy venture, and so the opportunity to preview new online sitcom, Staff Room, was not going to be passed up. The situation comedy has gone through some interesting developments over the past twenty years. Its liberation from the traditional four wall studio sets and laughter tracks during the late nineties and… Continue reading Review: Brand New Sitcom, Staff Room

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Damo and Ivor: A Whopper Sitcom

Irish people love to see themselves represented on television. And why wouldn’t we? Enjoying a diet largely consisting of British and American content, there is naturally anticipation when we hear of the arrival of a new home grown drama or comedy set in Ireland portraying Irish characters, issues, colloquialisms and traditions. Take Love Hate, for… Continue reading Damo and Ivor: A Whopper Sitcom