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Alan Parker (far left) with the cast of The Commitments in 1991

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Back to Barrytown, tonight, 9.30pm, RTÉ One

It’s been 30 years since The Commitments, and Colm Meaney presents the first of a three-part series on the films that, along with The Snapper and The Van, became known as The Barrytown Trilogy. Meaney starred in the films all of which were, of course, based on novels by Roddy Doyle, the teacher turned author who had absorbed the life and language of ...