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Thinking Outside the Box – Schrödinger in Ireland

1 x 25 MIN DOCUMENTARY RTE One (Broadcast Friday 23rd November 2018)

In 1943 Prof Erwin Schrödinger gave a series of lectures in Trinity College Dublin entitled “What is Life?”.  It would lead to one of the greatest developments in modern science.  75 years on from those momentous lectures, Ireland’s Prof Luke O’Neill, a world-leading Immunologist has some questions. Who was Erwin Schrödinger?  What was the impact of his work?  And how on earth did a Nobel prize winning physicist end up in Ireland just before the outbreak of WWII?!

 

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(Series 4) 10 Things to Know About…

6 x 23 MIN FACTUAL SERIES RTE One (Broadcast Nov-Dec 2018)

Aoibhinn, Kathriona and Jonathan are back to investigate the latest developments in Irish scientific research and reveal the work that will impact on all our lives.  Highlights include: exploring historical shipwrecks located along of coastline; investigating promising new cancer treatments; the project that will put Ireland’s first satellite into space; a project that aims to identify biomarkers for dementia; world-first wastewater-to-energy technology and satellite driven tractors!

Check out the series website for full details – www.10thingstoknowabout.ie

 

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(Series 3) 10 Things to Know About…

6 x 23 MIN FACTUAL SERIES RTE One (Broadcast Nov-Dec 2017)

Revealing secrets of the earth and stars, and blurring lines between minds and machines, Irish scientists have their fingers on the pulse!

Aoibhinn, Jonathan and Kathriona are back and checking out all the latest incredible developments in Irish research. This year we will see them up in the skies and deep underground, across Ireland and Europe, investigating the projects that will impact on all our lives. Topics include: the alarming rise of Superbugs; the race to recreate the awesome power of the sun; Gene therapies that could provide the answer to some devastating conditions such as blindness; Secrets under the earth’s surface that threaten but also sustain our way of living; mind controlled technology and lifesaving drones.

Perennial favourite, Dr Fergus McAuliffe, returns with his weekly Weird Science segment showcasing some of the more bizarre aspects of current research – from hipster beards that harbour new antibiotics, to brain controlled turtles and Jurassic park-style Mammoths!

Check out the series website for full details – www.10thingstoknowabout.ie

 

(Series 2) 10 Things to Know About…

6 x 23 MIN FACTUAL SERIES RTE One, Nov – Dec 2016

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Jonathan McCrea and Kathriona Devereux return to present series 2 of “10 Things to Know About…” and highlight exciting Irish research themed around “Staying Young”, “Virtual Reality” “Alien Invasion”, “Beef and Beer”, “Smarter Living” and “Sports Performance”.

Aoibhinn travels to the gothic churches of Brittany, France where Irish researchers are investigating whether bats could hold the key to eternal youth, Kathriona looks into the science behind the perfect steak, and Jonathan heads underwater to discover how Irish engineers are helping to build and maintain our increasingly connected and smarter planet!

And Fergus McAuliffe is back with some more ‘Weird Science’ highlighting the world’s most expensive beef burger, the frightening connection between the first recorded example of doping in sports and rat poison, and why the modern Irish could well be considered aliens in their own nation…

Check out the series website for full details – www.10thingstoknowabout.ie

 

10 Things to Know About…

6 x 26 MIN FACTUAL SERIES RTE One, Nov – Dec 2015

In our newly formatted science series, Aoibhinn gets up close and personal with some massive spiders in a bid to better understand her arachnophobia, Kathriona investigates the fascinating connections between our gut and our brain which give a whole new meaning to “you are what you eat”, and Jonathan undergoes a version of waterboarding to find out whether the neuroscience of torture really adds up. And in Weird Science, Fergus reveals how we could quite literally give our fears the chop, and how some creatures go as far as spilling their guts in a last ditch fight for survival!

Check out the series website for full details – www.10thingstoknowabout.ie

 

The Science Squad Series 3

6 x 26 MIN FACTUAL SERIES RTE One, Oct – Dec 2014

The Science Squad is back! This year, Aoibhinn visits Uganda to highlight an Irish-led water purification project which could save the lives of millions, Kathriona investigates lifesaving diagnostics for pregnant woman which is being pioneered in Cork, and Jonathan meets the scientists planning a one-way trip to Mars! And in Weird Science, Fergus talks carnivorous plants, magnetic flips, and remnants of Cold War technology still floating above us…

Check out the series website for full details – www.thesciencesquad.ie

 

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Way to Go? Death and the Irish

1 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – RTE One, July 2014

Presented by Norah Casey, who lost her husband Richard to cancer in 2011, this documentary examines Ireland’s Historical and Cultural attitudes to death in Ireland and looks at how they have changed in the modern day.

(Click here to view trailer)

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The Science Squad Series 2

7 x 23 MIN FACTUAL SERIES – RTE One, 2013

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea return for a second series to investigate the exciting science and technology research that is currently underway in Ireland.

(Click here for series website)

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Lives on the Line

1 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – RTE One, 2013

Narrated by Martin sheen, this film highlights the incredible work of human rights defender and environmental activist Dr Yuri Melini who continues to fight for the rights of indigenous Mayan communities in Guatemala, despite an assassination attempt on his life in 2008.

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The Science Squad Series 1

6 x 23 MIN FACTUAL SERIES – RTE One, 2012

Presented by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea, this series highlights Irish research that is creating waves around the world.

(Click here for series website)

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Alec Reid: Secret Peacemaker

1 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – RTE One, 2012

The incredible story of Father Alec Reid’s crucial role in the Northern Irish Peace Process. The film was screened as part of RTE’s Would You Believe series in Easter 2012.

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Green Gold?

1 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – RTE One, 2010

RTE’s Environmental Correspondant Paul Cunningham investigates the opportunities for Ireland’s Green Economy.

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Mary Ward: Dangerous Visionary

1 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – 2010

The life and legacy of Mary Ward, foundress of the Loreto Order in 1609, who dedicated her life to the education of women.

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The Rutland

2 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – RTE One, 2010

Landmark observational documentary series on addiction and recovery at the Rutland Centre in Dublin.

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Secret Billionaire: The Chuck Feeney Story

1 x 52 MIN DOCUMENTARY – RTE One, 2010

World exclusive documentary on the self-styled ‘shabby philanthropist’ who talks about his rise from modest beginnings to billionaire status as the founder of Duty Free Shops, and about his decision to give it all away.

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The Investigators

13 x 30′ MIN FACTUAL SERIES – RTE One, 2007 & 2008

Science series highlighting some truly innovative Irish solutions to a number of the global problems facing mankind.

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Niall Tóibín: Seó Man

1 x 52′ MIN DOCUMENTARY – TG4, 2008

Profile of the fierce, controversial and hilarious Niall Tóibín, who has entertained and challenged us now for almost half a century.

Tales from the Big House

6 x 26′ MIN DOCUMENTARY SERIES – RTE One, 2002

Presented by David Norris, the series follows a journey through 6 of Ireland’s most beautiful historic houses within which the original families still live.

Schrodinger’s Cat

5 x 5′ MIN ANIMATION SERIES – RTE One, 2005

Science-friendly animation series for kids, produced with RTE and the Royal Irish Academy.