Ireland's answer to Making A Murderer is on TV tonight 2 years ago

Ireland's answer to Making A Murderer is on TV tonight

We imagine this show will get a lot of people talking.

As we've proven time and time again, if there is a popular form of entertainment out there, then Ireland can produce their own brilliant version of it.


Remember when murder-mystery podcasts were huge, and then out came West Cork, which became a huge worldwide hit?

It looks like the same is set to happen again, as we've come up with a Making A Murderer-type documentary series, titled Finné.

Inspired by recent Netflix-style documentaries, Finné is a brand-new home-grown documentary series commissioned by TG4 featuring the human side of big Irish stories that have made the headlines over the past 50 years.

Filmed over 12 months by Galway’s Magamedia and presented by RTÉ’s courts correspondent, Orla O’Donnell, Finné (the Irish for 'Witness') revisits gross miscarriages of justice that have taken place in Ireland in the recent past.

Over the course of the series, viewers will be taken as far back as 1971, and then as recently as 2015, with Gail O’Rorke re-telling how she was charged with the assisted suicide of her best friend Bernadette Ford in 2015.

The show will also include some controversial issues such as Peter Mulryan's recounting of his upbringing in the Tuam mother and baby home, and his subsequent quest to find his mother which led him to Galway’s Magdalene laundry.

The first of the eight-episode series airs on Wednesday 5 September at 9.30pm, and will revolve around Martin Conmey revisiting his wrongful conviction for the manslaughter of Una Lynskey and the subsequent fight to clear his name.


You can check out the introduction to the show below: