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1916: The Irish Rebellion
In Dublin during Easter Week 1916, a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. Although defeated militarily, they won a moral victory that led to the creation of an independent Irish state and inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this three-part documentary tells the dramatic story of this seminal event. Featuring rarely seen archival footage and interviews with leading international experts, it also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion.
Episodes
Ep 1
Awakening
Watch January 15, 8:00pm
Ep 2
Insurrection
Watch January 22, 8:00pm
Ep 3
When Myth and History Rhyme
Watch January 29, 8:00pm
Awakening
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this three-part series examines the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and subsequent events that led to the establishment of an independent Irish State and indirectly to the breakup of the British Empire. (1 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 15, 8:00pm
Sun Jan 21, 5:00pm
Insurrection
Examines the events of the Easter Rising and the week of violent fighting that ended in the failure of the armed insurrection in Dublin. (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 22, 8:00pm
Sun Jan 28, 5:00pm
When Myth and History Rhyme
The final episode deals with the surrender and subsequent executions of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion and the fundamental changes arising from these events. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon Jan 29, 8:00pm