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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. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly, Shane Langan and Owen Roe.

The Walshes

BBC Four sitcom about a tight-knit family from the 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
Producers
Richard Boden, Eddie Doyle and Graham Linehan

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.

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