Ciara Kenny

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Controversial ‘London Irish’ to air tonight

Promo describes protagonists as ‘too drunk to know where they’re going, or remember where they’ve been’

Tue, Sep 24, 2013, 17:00


The first episode of Channel 4′s heavily advertised comedy London Irish will air tonight at 10pm.

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The programme sparked Twitter rage among the Irish community in the UK back in March, when a promo for the show described the four Northern Irish protagonists as “too drunk to know where they’re going, or remember where they’ve been”, while a trailer showed one of the female characters waking up in a bed next to a small child, asking “We didn’t, did we?”

The Guardian have described the first episode as a “mindless, grinning sick-com” which “feels spectacularly misjudged”.

If you’re tuning in this evening, let us know what you think of the show in the comments section below.

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