My Astonishing Self; Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw
Internationally-renowned Irish actor Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw – a giant of world literature, and, like Byrne, an emigrant Irishman who had to leave to be heard: Shaw learnt the outsider’s ability to observe, needle and puncture.
A passionate and timely one-hour documentary jointly commissioned by RTÉ and the BBC. My Astonishing Self won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Documentary in 2018.
My Astonishing Self Promo
Vogue Williams Documentaries
Animo TV has produced six documentaries for RTÉ Two with Vogue Williams exploring some fascinating aspects of 21st century life. From women choosing to go it alone when it comes to parenthood, to anxiety, monogamy and the challenges presented by the omnipresence of social media in our lives, Vogue travels Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US asking the questions we all want answers to in her own unique and frank style.
Vogue My Anxious Life
Vogue Going it Alone
Vogue For Love or Money?
The John Pauls
The John Pauls tells some of the stories of the one in ten babies that were named John Paul after the historical Papal visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland in 1979. Now aged 38, what has become of these John Pauls?
This one-hour documentary for RTÉ One explores how their lives panned out over the last four decades during a period of unprecedented economic and social change in Ireland. They are a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life united by one thing - their parents chose to name them after a Pope. In Ireland of 2018, The John Paulstells us a lot about who we were and who we are as a nation today.
Baz and Nancy’s Holy Show
With Nancy’s 75th birthday fast approaching, her only son Baz is determined to get her a gift that will truly impress her. Baz wants to present her with a chance to see the Pope. The programme follows Baz’s series of comical attempts to make her dream come true. This is warm hearted journey to Rome with the famous mother and son which the whole family can enjoy.
Will A Robot Steal My Job?
This one hour documentary for RTÉ One presented by Anne-Marie Tomchak, UK editor of Mashable explores how robots and artificial intelligence could be on course to transform the jobs market, render the skills of swathes of the population obsolete and utterly transform the way we work. Are we prepared for this change? Is there scaremongering at play? And how can we make this radical transition work to our advantage?
Will a Robot Steal My Job
Baz All Bets Are Off
With the help of some brave recovering gamblers and other experts on the subject, Baz Ashmawy takes a look at Ireland’s relationship with gambling.
All Bets Are Off considers the colourful and contagious world of gambling. From the bingo, to the bookies and the charge to Cheltenham every year it’s fair to say Ireland takes gambling very seriously. It is normalised. Endemic. Part of who we are. Baz reflects how his earliest memories shape his own views on gambling and meets a range of contributors whose lives have been turned upside down by gambling addiction.
Ireland's Great Wealth Divide
In this hard-hitting documentary, David McWilliams leads an investigation into the true social economics of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, where wealth is anything but equal. Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide takes a candid look at the nature of wealth distribution in Ireland, examining how a small minority of high earners actually profited during the recession, while the rest of the country struggled to stay afloat.
We get right down to the root of Irish economics – where making money is a good thing, but there is virtually no trickle down from the small percentage of top earners to the rest.
The Great Wealth Divide
Almost half of the Irish population feel they’re not getting enough sleep and that their sleep patterns are negatively affecting their health. In Awake, The Science of Sleep Dr. Pixie McKenna explores the very latest in sleep science and reveals the catastrophic health concerns that can arise from not getting enough shuteye.
As modern science is only beginning to reveal the vital importance of sleep, Dr. Pixie embarks meets scientists and experts whose groundbreaking research has helped unlock the deep secrets of sleep.