Moone Boy (Sky) – If you’re a fan of Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, FM), this show is a must-see. Loosely based on O’Dowd’s own life, the show is about 11 year-old Martin Moone, a boy growing up in Boyle, Ireland in the late 80s. His father is a henpecked sign maker, while his mother obsessively campaigns for presidential contender Mary Robinson. Martin has three overbearing older sisters – Trisha, Fidelma and Sinead – who give him endless grief, but he has an imaginary friend, Seбn Murphy (O’Dowd, playing an adult as seen through a child’s eyes) to help him through the tough times. It’s heartwarming coming-of-age comedy along the lines of The Wonder Years, Irish-style.
Clare Monnelly, Chris O'Dowd, David Rawle, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald, Aoife Duffin