The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week.
The School is a brand new mockumentary from Cork based comedy group CCCahoots, the team behind the popular RTÉ Storyland series (R)onanism, and follows the trials of a brand new school principal as he deals with a disruptive teacher and a school secretary with a crush on him while preparing for the annual Nativity play. A family friendly show, The School is for anyone who looks back fondly on their own school days. In an RTÉ first, the entire series of The School is available exclusively on RTÉ Player prior to broadcast on RTÉ2. Viewers will have the opportunity to binge on the complete box-set six days in advance of episode one being shown on Thursday, 23rd November at 10.35pm on RTÉ2. This is the first time that RTÉ has made a home produced series available in its entirety on RTÉ Player prior to broadcast on television. Watch The School here first!
As Australia marked a resounding and historical ‘Yes’ vote to marriage equality, spare a thought for those newlyweds who might want to take their honeymoon in the Emerald Isle but may find themselves completely confused when it seems everyone keeps paying a visit to some lad called ‘Jack’… Never fear Aussie honeymooners! RTÉ Player has got you covered! Step forward Home & Aways Matt Little (VJ) and Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton) to help decipher this Irish colloquial code. Watch as Dan Ewing (Heath Braxton) issues an apology to the good people of Kildare as he completely misunderstands what a ‘bogger’ is and Matt Little (VJ), finding it all ‘too easy’, gets off to a confident start before plummeting into a pit of puzzlement when asked ‘How’s she cuttin’?’’. Go to RTÉ Player now and see the Home & Away hunks learn the lingo on RTÉ Player.
What Not to Miss?
Nowhere Fast is a comedy about women in rural Ireland, and one woman in particular. Fresh from a disaster in her media career in the big smoke, Angela (played by comedian Alison Spittle) returns to her family home to be mammied for a while, lick her wounds and plan her next move. Can she escape the quicksand of small town Ireland and get her life back on track? And, in the meantime, can she keep her friends and family happy so she can get lifts? The first episode sees Angela move back to the small town in which she grew up after being fired from her job. This is her chance to reassess things and get her life back on track, if her friends don’t ruin everything. Watch the first episode of Nowhere Fast now on RTÉ Player
Pick of the Week
This one hour documentary for RTÉ One presented by Anne-Marie Tomchak, UK editor of Mashable explores how robots and artificial intelligence could be on course to transform the jobs market, render the skills of swathes of the population obsolete and utterly transform the way we work. Are we prepared for this change? Is there scaremongering at play? And how can we make this radical transition work to our advantage? Interviewing world renowned experts and innovators in the field, Anne-Marie will explore advancements in robotics in a variety of sectors, taking in the global impact before questioning what it means for Irish workers and the Irish labour market and education policies. Robots might be able to do certain jobs but can they replace humans when it comes to qualities like empathy, humour or even the capacity for intimacy? Professions like auditors, taxi drivers, GPs, surgeons, customer service staff, legal researchers, journalists, bricklayers, farmers, accountants, diagnostic consultants – the list is endless – will all see their work disrupted by the deep learning capacity of robots. This programme explores what is coming down the tracks and how we can prepare for it. Watch it now on RTÉ Player!