VIDEO: The new Liam Neeson-narrated 1916 documentary starting tonight looks brilliant 6 years ago

VIDEO: The new Liam Neeson-narrated 1916 documentary starting tonight looks brilliant

This looks genuinely interesting.

If ever you wanted to know more about our famous history, then RTÉ's new documentary, 1916, is for you.

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Narrated by Liam Neeson, who so memorably starred in Michael Collins, the first episode in a three-part series kicks-off tonight at 9.35 on RTÉ One, and looks at the impact that the Easter Rising had on not just Ireland, but on the British Empire and in America.

Take a look at the short teaser clip...

Clip via YouTube/RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA

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Speaking about the comprehensive documentary, Neeson said:

“1916 is a significant documentary series. As an Irishman, it is, of course, part of my history.

"The series puts the Easter Rising in a broader, more international context than has ever been done, and shows how it inspired similar movements around the world.

"What attracted me most was that the series also focuses on the personal stories of those involved. These stories are very human and powerful”.

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Meanwhile, The Irish Times has reported monumental interest of the documentary abroad, with 120 TV stations in America, as well as the BBC, purchasing the three-parter.

1916 starts tonight on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.