Insurrection to be Re-Broadcast on RTE

A TV series made by RTE in 1966 is set to be re-broadcast this year to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. 

Insurrection, an eight part drama, told the story of the Rising in a real-time news report style in an ambitious project for the then six year old television network. 

The series was written by acclaimed playwright Hugh Leonard and featured well known actors. 

Brid Dooley, head of RTÉ Archives, said: 'We are delighted to bring this beautifully restored programme to audiences 50 years after it was first created.

'Our restoration project for Insurrection which was completed in 2007 involved painstaking picture and audio restoration work by RTÉ’s expert archives conservation staff and Windmill Lane post production studios.'

Watch a preview of the series below: