Former world champion boxer Bernard Dunne joins the TRTÉ team with Bernard Dunne's Mythical Heroes, a brand new six-part series bringing the stories of the heroes of Irish mythology to life. Using a combination of drama reconstruction, documentary storytelling and animation, Bernard will take viewers to sites across Ireland synonymous with stories of Fionn MacCumhall, Cúchulain and the Children of Lir.
Spooky Stakeout - The Movie is a feature length family adventure film featuring four young ghost-hunting schoolfriends hired to solve the vexing mystery of an ancient haunted castle in Ireland. Having solved two mysteries already, Team Spooky is surprised to find a common thread between all three but their ultimate goal remains finding a real ghost. Produced for RTÉ by Tailored Films, Spooky Stakeout - The Movie is aimed at 7-12-year-olds and the family audience.
The RTÉ Animated Shorts Scheme '16 saw five shorts commissioned with three premiering on RTÉ2 this autumn. The scheme was established at the end of 2015 with the aim of supporting the development of new and emerging Irish animation talent.
The three shorts premiering this autumn are: The Last Wrangler (Whackala Ltd); Urban Tails - Madra Rua (Pink Kong Studios) and The Totally Normal Everyday Adventure of Slaps & Sandbags.
RTÉ’s flagship series for 7-12 year olds, Swipe TV, returns with even more great content for kids including new healthy lifestyle and drama strands plus lots of interactivity on Swipe TV's newly-enhanced App which is available 24/7 and features a number of new App exclusives. Presenters Claire and Simon - and Mebs the puppet - oversee more gunging mayhem on Mondays; on Wednesdays, Donncha O'Callaghan challenges viewers to get outdoors and get moving in 'Fit For Life' whilst Fridays see an exciting new mystery drama, Miss Mogul, and a super new series of Pop Up Pop Stars.