TV review: A month of no Sundays

A few days ago in the office, an impromptu debate sparked up regarding the most cliched and well worn themes in Irish literature. Sexual awakening was one hardy annual. So was the ‘Big House’.

20th September, 2008

A few days ago in the office, an impromptu debate sparked up regarding the most cliched and well worn themes in Irish literature. Sexual awakening was one hardy annual. So was the ‘Big House’.

Others to get a mention were picture-postcard rural childhoods, maudlin emigration yarns set in north London hellholes and republicanism filtered through an emotional or religious prism.

The winner, by a mile, was drink, which shouldn’t be much of a...

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