My Head Peace goes south
Northern Ireland celebrates a landmark in its history with the screening
of the 50th episode of the hit sitcom Give My Head Peace on Friday
27 December 2002.
Secondary Colours, Da (Tim McGarry) and Cal (Damon Quinn) get a
free trip to Dublin, courtesy of Sinn Fein.
has been chosen to be the election agent for a Dublin Sinn Feiner,
Deso Burke (Joe Savino).
Billy says: "Does the fella not want to win?"
believes he has special expertise and advises Deso from Dublin North
East Central to campaign on the slogan "Vote Sinn Fein or the
Prod will get in!"
points out sectarianism isn't really an issue in Dublin. And it
isn't - until Uncle Andy (Martin Reid) and Mervyn (BJ Hogg) arrive
in the Irish capital.
are on a quest to find all the Protestants who used to live in the
South but, according to Uncle Andy, have now gone missing.
is convinced they are all under the floorboards or hiding out in
Da and Cal get waylaid and forget to lodge Deso's nomination papers.
Is another Republican split looming?
on location in Dublin, Northern Ireland's most dysfunctional TV
family caused quite a stir when visiting some of the best known
sites in the Irish capital, stopping the traffic along the banks
of the Liffey.
came to halt over the Ha'penny Bridge, outside the GPO and during
filming in Grafton Street, as well as outside the Four Courts and
at Dail Eireann.
Quinn, series producer, actor and co-writer said: "We got a
great reception when we took Dublin by storm!
was amazing how many people recognised us and came up to say hello
and have a bit of a chat. People called to us from cars and open-top
buses as they went by.
had a brilliant time making this programme which really is a landmark
for us, it's hard to believe BBC Northern Ireland has let us get
away with 50 episodes!"
My Head Peace, which is now in its eighth series, is on Friday 27
December on BBC ONE Northern Ireland at 9.30pm, preceded by the
screening of Two Ceasefires and a Wedding at 9.00pm, the programme
which led to the commissioning of the hit series.
Give My Head Peace website will have a guest book inviting surfers
to send goodwill messages to the programme and its cast. The site
can be accessed at: www.bbc.co.uk/gmhp.