The Walshes. Image shows from L to R: Tony (Niall Gaffney), Carmel (Philippa Dunne), Ciara (Amy Stephenson), Rory (Rory Connolly), Graham (Shane Langan). Copyright: Boom Pictures / Delightful Industries.

The Walshes

BBC Four sitcom about an Irish family. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly and others.

The Walshes

BBC Four sitcom about a tight-knit family from West Dublin. Created by Irish comedy troupe Diet of Worms with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Starring
Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly, Shane Langan and Owen Roe
Writers
Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly, Shane Langan and Graham Linehan
Director
Graham Linehan
Producer
Richard Boden

The Walshes are a warm, tight-knit family from the West Dublin suburb of Strollinstown. But sometimes tight-knit is too much, and the Walshes are tripping over each other as the kids out-grow the family home.

Tony, head of the household, tells the sort of Dad jokes that most people would cross continents to avoid; his wife Carmel is the typical Irish Mammy, and they're parents to Ciara and Rory, both still living at home because the state of the Irish economy has forced them all back together.

Even Ciara's new boyfriend Graham is forced to move in and family friend Martin always seems to be hanging around mending bits and pieces - as well as accidentally becoming trapped in the wall cavity.

The script was developed by comedy group Diet Of Worms in collaboration with Graham Linehan. The characters are based on The Taste Of Home, a low-budget web series created by the comedy group in 2010.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 13th March 2014 on BBC Four at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 27th March 2014 on BBC Four at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 25th November 2014 at 10:00pm on BBC2
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