Irish Pictorial Weekly
Irish Pictorial Weekly is an Irish satirical television series which has been broadcast on Raidió Teilifís Éireann since November 2012. Series 2 of the show started on 21 November 2013 and was renewed for a third season which began airing on 22 March 2015. On March 30, 2016, the show returned for a one-off special, "focussing on the 1916 centenary celebrations and... on what Ireland has done with its independence in the last 100 years" since the 1916 Easter Rising.
|Irish Pictorial Weekly|
|Written by||Kevin Gildea|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Production location(s)||RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Raidió Teilifís Éireann|
|Original network||RTÉ One|
|Original release||29 November 2012 –|
The show features satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats. Comedians performing on the show include Barry Murphy, Gary Cooke, Paul Howard, John Colleary, Paul Woodful, Colum McDonnell, Alan Shortt, Eleanor Tiernan, Tara Flynn and Abie Philbin Bowman.
- "RTE finally gives us something to smile about..." Herald.ie. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Video: A sneak preview of the return of Irish Pictorial Weekly tomorrow night". Joe.ie. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Entertainment.ie TV Highlights: Irish Pictorial Weekly 1916 Special". Entertainment.ie. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.