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1916: THE EASTER REBELLION

1916: THE EASTER REBELLION

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Historical Docu-Drama Series This major new seven-part historical docudrama series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes, examines the lives of the seven men who were the signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation. This is the first major television series on the Irish Rebellion since the 50th anniversary, over forty years ago. The seven signatories have become legendary figures in Irish Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. Who were these seven men who drafted and signed the Proclamation, and in doing so effectively signed their own death-warrants? This series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. This important series chronicles the story of each man and probes the individual circumstances and chain of events in each man's life that led him to the Dublin Post Office on Easter Monday 1916, the defining moment in 20th century Irish history.