There’s gold in that thar Galway

Reviewed this week: An Klondike TG4. Lady Chatterley’s Lover BBC One. The People’s Debate TV3

13th September, 2015
An Klondike (TG4): filmed in Oughterard, but you’d never know it

The wonderful thing about television – or, indeed, cinema – is that almost anywhere can stand in for anywhere else. Dublin becomes Victorian London in Ripper Street, Wicklow becomes Kattegat or Wessex in Vikings, and the spectacular Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border was brazenly labelled “Texas 1868” in the opening sequence of John Ford’s The Searchers.

So if the Skelligs can become somewhere in a galaxy far, far, away, how...

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