Terry Wogan’s Ireland

Sir Terry Wogan is set to embark on a fascinating landmark journey in a brand new two-part documentary, Terry Wogan’s Ireland, for BBC One. After 40 years, one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters is going back to his homeland.

This two-part series will offer a unique insight into Sir Terry’s early years and follow him as he travels around Ireland from the south to the north. Along the way he’ll meet old friends, as he steps back into his past to explore how Ireland helped shape him. He’ll journey across a stunning landscape, through towns and villages dominated and irrevocably changed by their historic and political past. He’ll meet the people of a new Ireland and look forward to what it means to be Irish in the 21st century.

Cardiff-based Presentable will produce the two 60-minute programmes for BBC One. Terry Wogan’s Ireland will be filmed later this month in HD and will air on BBC One in 2010. It will be executive produced by Martyn Ingram and Teresa Watkins, and directed by Christopher Bruce.

Terry Wogan’s Ireland has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC Commissioning Editor for Documentaries, and is being made through BBC Cymru Wales.

Maxine Watson, BBC Commissioning Executive, says: “Terry is the perfect person to take us on this journey. He, like millions of Irish people before him, may have settled elsewhere, yet across the diaspora there remains a strong sense of Irish identity.”

Terry Wogan is currently presenting Weekend Wogan, the second series of which is on every Sunday on BBC Radio 2 between 10am-1pm. Watch programme highlights each week on bbc.co.uk/radio2.


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