724,000 people tuned in to watch the first episode of RTE’s ‘Charlie’ January 13, 2015

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724,000 people tuned in to watch the first episode of RTE’s gripping new drama series, Charlie on January 4th.

Episode one of the three part series delivered a whopper 43.5% audience share, with an additional 21,000 people watching tuning in to catch it an hour later on RTÉ One+1. Sweeteing the pot even more, the episode has this far attracted 13,000 views on RTE’s streaming service, RTÉ Player

Charting the rise and fall of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey, the gripping series is currently running over three consecutive Sundays, with the final episode set to air this weekend.

Tracing his turbulent political career from 1979 to 1992, Aidan Gillen stars in the lead role alongside fellow ‘Love/Hate’ actors Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Laurence Kinlan, with Vaughan-Lawlor playing Haughey’s adviser PJ Mara and Kinlan as Independent TD Tony Gregory.

Produced by Touchpaper and Element Pictures, Written by Dublin playwright Colin Teevan and Directed by Kenny Glenaan and Charlie McCarthy, the three 90 minute instalments have undergone full Picture and Sound post Production here at Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound, where Nathan Nugent and Isobel Stephenson edited, Simon Thornton onlined, Gary Curran graded, Michelle Fingleton Supervised Sound and Garret Farrell provided the mix.

Screen Scene also provided all of the VFX for the series.

Don’t miss the final episode this Sunday, 9.30pm, on RTÉ One! Episodes one and Two are currently available to watch on RTEplayer, so click HERE to catch up ahead of this weeks finale.