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London Irish 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Mini Series (2013)
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. Take a trip down the local with these highly irreverent drinking buddies in this somewhat amoral comedy of hard-drinking and hard-living.
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Kat Reagan Kat Reagan ...  Niamh 6 episodes, 2013
Peter Campion ...  Packy 6 episodes, 2013
Sinéad Keenan ...  Bronagh 6 episodes, 2013
Kerr Logan ...  Conor 6 episodes, 2013
Ardal O'Hanlon ...  Da 4 episodes, 2013
Tracey Lynch Tracey Lynch ...  Ma 4 episodes, 2013
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London Irish follows the antics of four ex-pat Northern Irish 20-somethings in London. Written by Derry girl Lisa McGee, someone who knows a thing or two about 'the craic' in world's best city. These four friends don't find navigating their way through London life easy, especially when they're playing by rules only they get, which leads to a load of wrongdoing. Written by Anonymous

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Actors from this show, Peter Campion, Ardal O'Hanlon, Tracey Lynch, Paul Mallon, Siobhan McSweeney, appear in various roles in Lisa McGee's future project, Derry Girls. See more »

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Good fun, if not slightly stereotypical
13 November 2013 | by rbcc-sllvnSee all my reviews

London Irish centres on the daily drinking habits of four Northern Irish housemates living in London, inspired by the writer's own experiences. Although aspects of the four characters' daily lives enter in to the show every now and again (i.e. going to work), the show is driven almost exclusively by the group's pre-drinking shenanigans and post-drinking headaches. The comedy relies predominantly on the characters playing off each other's wildly different personalities. For instance, Conor's mind-bending lunacy acts as the perfect foil to his sister's, Bronagh's, inexhaustible aggression. Alternatively, Niamh's attitudes towards sex and men, which would be viewed as inexcusably sinister had they been expressed by a male character, are rendered comically creepy by the fact that they are delivered by an extremely petite, sweet-looking girl. While the actor playing Packy seems to have been cast mainly as eye-candy, he is also the most relatable of the characters, being the one who most often attempts to explain Conor or Niamh's idiocy to them. Although the show plays on Irish and English stereotypes quite considerably, the show parodies a drinking culture that most UK viewers will be familiar with. Foul-language and politically incorrect statements are commonplace, so any viewers anticipating the restrained, frustrated, socially awkward comedy of Father Ted (broadly implied by casting Ardal O'Hanlon) will be in for a shock. Altogether the show has many laugh-out-loud-moments and is just generally good fun.


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