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Love/Hate returns

The best drama on RTE returns on November 11th. Yup, Love/Hate, which also features one of my favourite Irish actors, Peter Coonan (Fran), is back on the streets. RTE sez: “The new series sees the reign of King Nidge (Tom …

Wed, Oct 24, 2012, 13:59

   

The best drama on RTE returns on November 11th. Yup, Love/Hate, which also features one of my favourite Irish actors, Peter Coonan (Fran), is back on the streets.

RTE sez: “The new series sees the reign of King Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) begin, after the death of the erratic and paranoid John Boy. However, Nidge finds himself dissatisfied with his new power, and becomes blinded to the cracks already showing in the gang. Darren (Robert Sheehan) has lost his brother and his love, and is back at Nidge’s side, but his loyalty is yet to be tested. Fran (Peter Coonan) is out of prison and back in the fold, but he too has his own agendas and grudges. And Tommy’s (Killian Scott) family life is jeopardised by his on-off relationship with Debbie (Susan Loughnane). When one of the gang is mistakenly shot by members of a rival organisation, Nidge and his crew find themselves on the brink of war.”

Last December, Conor Lally interviewed Love/Hate’s creator and writer Stuart Carolan and drew parallels with the second series and real life Irish gang crime.