Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd), Martin (David Rawle)
Moone Boy

Moone Boy

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Semi-autobiographical sitcom written by Chris O'Dowd about a boy growing up in Ireland accompanied by his imaginary friend. Stars David Rawle, Chris O'Dowd, Ian O'Reilly, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald and more.

Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Martin (David Rawle), Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012 - 2015
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Creator
Chris O'Dowd
Stars
David Rawle, Chris O'Dowd, Ian O'Reilly, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald, Aoife Duffin, Clare Monnelly, Sarah White and more
Writers
Chris O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy
Directors
Declan Lowney, Ian FitzGibbon and Chris O'Dowd
Producers
Ted Dowd, Henry Normal, Gina Carter, Paul Donovan, Chris O'Dowd, Lucy Lumsden and Nick Vincent Murphy
Companies

Inspired by his Little Crackers 2010 short Capturing Santa, Moone Boy is a semi-autobiographical sitcom written by and co-starring The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd about a boy growing up in Ireland in the 1980s.

O'Dowd plays Sean, the imaginary friend of 11-year-old Martin Moone, the youngest child of a family living in a small town in Ireland.

Martin has a unique perspective on life aided by an imaginary friend. His imagination comes into play both in his childish drawings, which come alive through animation, and in the ridiculous schemes he comes up with, against Sean's better judgement. With Sean's help, Martin negotiates life as the youngest in a chaotic, scatter-brained family.

In Series 2, the story of Martin Moone picks up as Martin begins life at secondary school and also steps into the 1990s, taking in all the excitement of the new decade as Italia '90 and Jack Charlton's Army provide a thrilling backdrop.

Martin, the youngest of the scatter-brained Moone family, continues to let his imagination run wild both in his childish drawings, which come alive through animation, and in the ridiculous schemes he comes up with, against imaginary friend Sean Murphy's better judgement.

Series 3 is set in the 1990s. In no hurry to grow up, Martin Moone and his imaginary pal Sean Murphy, plus best mate Padraic, enjoy a fresh batch of escapades, from becoming door-to-door salesman and hunting for UFOs to wrangling pet donkey Donkey Kong. The Moone household, meanwhile, is at bursting point following the addition of Dessie and baby Rose to the chaotic brood.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
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Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 14th September 2012 at 9:30pm on Sky One
Most recent repeats

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