Episode One of incredible Easter Rising documentary ‘1916’ now available on RTEPLAYER February 12, 2016

 RTÉ’s Easter Rising documentary, 1916, proved a massive hit with audiences and critics when it premièred on RTÉ One on Wednesday night.

The landmark three part series, narrated by Liam Neeson, gives an in depth overview of the Rising, and the subsequent events that led to the establishment of an independent Irish State and indirectly to the breakup of the British Empire.

The Irish Times have called the series “well constructed, thoroughly researched project…. Its key strength is the way it skilfully condenses historical events without leaving the viewer feeling shortchanged or confused”, while The Independent labelled it a “a big, lavishly produced slab of prestige television — expansive and expensive-looking.”

Boasting incredible production value and featuring an incredible wealth of archive material, the series has already been been sold to 120 television stations across the globe.

Directed by  Ruan Magan and Pat Collins and Produced Jackie Larkin for Coco Television, where Linda Cullen and Stuart Switzer were the executive producers, the series underwent Full picture and Sound post here at Screen Scene.

Edited by  Isobel Stephenson, Stephen O’Connell, and Keith Walsh, with Paul Rankin assisting; Warren Dowling provided the online edit, while Donal O’Kane handled the grade. Michelle Fingleton was the series Sound Editor with Garret Farrell  doing his usual bang up job as the Sound re-recording Mixer. Aishling Vesey was the Post Production Supervisor.

Episode one can be watched over on RTE player right now in its entirety for free if you some how managed to miss it, with episode two set to air next Wednesday at 9.35pm on RTE ONE.