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Paul Merton

Paul Merton traces the life of his maternal grandfather and discovers that he was involved in some of the key events that led to Irish independence in the 1920s.

Comedian Paul Merton was very close to his late mum, and he knows that her Irish parents died when she was very young. Her father was a shadowy figure said to have been lost at sea. Paul pieces together his grandfather’s story and discovers that he was involved in some of the key events leading to Irish independence in the 1920s, and that the true circumstances of his death were different from the story that has been handed down. In London, on his father’s side, Paul traces a great-great-grandmother who was sent to prison for her part in an assault - involving a banjo.

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58 minutes

Audio described

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Paul Merton
Director Francis Welch
Series Producer Sarah Feltes
Executive Producer Colette Flight
Production Company Wall to Wall Media

Broadcasts

  • Wed 28 Aug 2019 21:00
  • Thu 29 Aug 2019 23:35
  • Fri 30 Aug 2019 00:05
  • Fri 27 Sep 2019 01:45

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