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The Savage Eye 

The show is a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. It takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary as if made by British ... See full summary »
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4   3   2   1  
2014   2012   2011   2009  
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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David McSavage ...  Various 24 episodes, 2009-2014
John Colleary John Colleary ...  Various 13 episodes, 2009-2014
Patrick McDonnell Patrick McDonnell ...  Various 13 episodes, 2009-2014
Dorothy Cotter Dorothy Cotter ...  Various 12 episodes, 2012-2014
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The show is a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. It takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary as if made by British television. Each show explores one subject from it's history through to the present covering 6 or 7 topics (or subheadings) using voxpops and informed opinion to inspire comedy sketches and unflinching rants from numerous created characters. The third series is performed by comedians David McSavage, John Colleary, Pat McDonnell and Dermot McMorrow among others. The topics we are covering this year range from Media and Politics to Christmas and Family. Written by Blinder Films

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Ireland

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English

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19 January 2009 (Ireland) See more »

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Savage Eye Christmas Special See more »

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Blinder Films See more »
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Worthy effort
28 November 2009 | by jmck-6See all my reviews

I got a sense from The Savage Eye that here is an honest attempt at something a bit better than the lamentable average of comedy in the world of Irish TV. In overview it appears to be soft, plumping for the usual, safe targets of oirish fun. And I won't dismiss those who roll their eyes up at much of the proceedings. But McSavage gave me a laugh when I wasn't really expecting it; he chances some odd ideas and when they succeed they're memorable.

But of course, his is necessary, because the said term tradesman is understood by several people, and in several places, in a different manner: for example, in the north of Britain, and likewise in Ireland, when you say a tradesman, you are understood to mean a mechanic, such as a smith, a carpenter, a shoemaker, and the like, such as here we call a handicraftsman. In like manner, abroad they call a tradesman such only as carry goods about from town to town, and from market to market, or from house to house, to sell; these in England we call petty chapmen, in the north pethers, and in our ordinary speech pedlars.

But in England, and especially in London, and the south parts of Britain, we take it in another sense, and in general, all sorts of warehouse-keepers, shopkeepers, whether wholesale dealers or retailers of goods, are called tradesmen, or, to explain it by another word, trading men: such are, whether wholesale or retail, our grocers, mercers, linen and woollen drapers, Blackwell-hall factors, tobacconists, haberdashers, whether of hats or small wares, glovers, hosiers, milliners, booksellers, stationers, and all other shopkeepers, who do not actually work upon, make, or manufacture, the goods they sell.


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