Sunday October 25, 2020

Crime pays for RTE

The huge success of gangland serial Love/Hate could act as a springboard for Irish television, commissioning editor for drama Jane Gogan tells Samantha McCaughren.

9th December, 2012
Jane Gogan: 'The characters in Love/Hate are people who live in the world we all live in. This is a world where the M50 is its geography.' Photo: Maura Hickey

At a time when budgets for Irish home programming have been sorely squeezed, the success of the current series of Love/Hate has come as a welcome boost to the production sector.

More than 800,000 viewers have been tuning into each episode of the gritty Dublin crime drama, making it a huge hit for RTE by any measure.

Love/Hate has already had some international success, and Jane Gogan, RTE's commissioning editor for drama, is hoping that...

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