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.

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Series 3, Episode 5 - Bells 'n' Smells

Dessie aims to put Catholicism on the map by setting up a bookshop.

Further details

With Dessie, Fidelma and baby Rose back living with the Moones, the choir master sets to work on a fortune-making business idea to help him give his family their own home. And what does he think Boyle needs most of all? A Catholic bookshop, of course. As Dessie aims to put Catholicism on the map, he learns of a strong need for literature on more than just his own faith and, soon, his shop houses a "cacophony of catechisms", although nothing Protestant.

Liam is less than convinced by Dessie's 'cash cow' and sets to work on plan B - having an extension built in the garden. With a wealth of building materials now at his disposal, Martin also sets to work on a construction project, as he renovates his new 'penthouse'.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th March 2015
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 5th April 2015 5:00pm Sky1
Sunday 13th September 2015 10:00pm Sky1
Monday 14th September 2015 5:30am Sky1
Monday 5th October 2015 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 22nd June 2016 10:30pm Sky2
Sunday 26th June 2016 8:30pm Sky2
Wednesday 29th June 2016 8:30pm Sky2

Cast & crew

David Rawle Martin
Chris O'Dowd Sean Murphy
Ian O'Reilly Padraic
Deirdre O'Kane Debra
Peter McDonald Liam
Aoife Duffin Trisha
Clare Monnelly Fidelma
Sarah White Sinead
Ronan Raftery Dessie
Mark Doherty Father Linehan
Norma Sheahan Linda
Guest cast
Simon Delaney Gerry Bonner
John O'Dowd Jim Mannion
Patrick McDonnell (as Pat McDonnell) Frank
Brendan Frayne Jonner Bonner
Cilian Frayne Conner Bonner
Louis Lovett Kevin Leech
Paul Tylak Shandy
Prachi Sharma Nina
Jeff Mirza Gundeep
John Quinn Farmer
Writing team
Chris O'Dowd Writer
Nick Vincent Murphy Writer
Production team
Chris O'Dowd Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Paul Donovan Executive Producer
Chris O'Dowd Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Nick Vincent Murphy Associate Producer
Simon Brasse Editor
Alan Levy Editor
Gavin Buckley Editor
Ray Ball Production Designer
Ronan Johnston Composer

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