Killinaskully


Killinaskully

infobox television
show_name = Killinaskully


caption = Killinaskully logo with, (l-r); Jimmy, Dan and Timmy
format = Comedy
runtime = 26 minutes per episode
creator = Pat Shortt
starring = Pat Shortt
Louis Lovett
Páraic Breathnach
Joe Rooney
Pascal Scott
Jack Walsh
John Keogh
Aoife Maloney
country = IRL
network = RTÉ One
first_aired = December 30, 2003
last_aired = present
num_episodes = 29, as of September 28, 2008
imdb_id = 0395060

"Killinaskully" is an Irish television comedy which details the bizarre goings-on in a fictitious Irish village called Killinaskully located in the hills of Ireland. It is actually filmed on location in the villages of Killoscully and Ballinahinch in County Tipperary, the title being a fusion of these two placenames. The show's humour comes from the unusual characterisations of traditional, stereotypical rural Irish folk. The show is chiefly written by the comedian, Pat Shortt, who also performs many of his own roles.

Killinaskully is produced by Shortt's own company and has been broadcast by RTÉ as part of their Sunday night schedule since 2004. The first three series are available on DVD and VHS. The show is currently in its fifth and final series, having begun transmission on September 28 2008.

Cast

Behind The Scenes At Killinaskully

A making-of feature on the second season, broadcast in December.

eries three (2006)

eries five (2008)

Reception

Most receptions are postive. The show pulls in an average viewership of 500,000 for each episode and rising as high as 800,000 for Christmas specials. [" [http://www.medialive.ie/Television/top-tw.html RTE/TV3 Top 20 Programmes] " "Medialive". URL last accessed 2007-03-16] On 25 December 2005, 825,000 viewers tuned in to watch "A Killinaskully Christmas Carol" [http://www.nenaghguardian.ie/news/killinaskully-tops-the-polls-again-558553.html] . Christmas Day 2007 attracted viewing figures of 770,000 for "Christmas Special IV: The Last Round". [http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv-radio/killinaskully-top-holiday-draw-as-rte-hammers-tv3-in-ratings-1254606.html]

Criticism

John Boland of the "Irish Independent" has asserted that the characters lack depth: "I've never been much of a fan of Pat Shortt's broad brand of comedy, with its gallery of cartoon-culchie villagers wearing silly wigs and speaking in exaggerated mock accents." [ [http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/news-gossip/awful-sitcom-tops-on-the-box----but-do-not-adjust-your-mind-theres-a-fault-in-reality-115962.html Awful sitcom tops on the box . . . but do not adjust your mind, there's a fault in reality - News & Gossip, Entertainment - Independent.ie ] ]

Trivia

* In Series Three: Episode 6 "The Lifeboat", it is revealed that Killinaskully is 117 km (73 miles) from the sea while neighbouring Bally is 134 km (83 miles) from the coast.
* In Christmas Special III: "The Christmas Concert", it is revealed that Timmy is 48 years of age. This occurs when Dan asks him his age after Timmy tries to convince him that Santa is real.

See also

* D'Unbelievables
* Jumbo Breakfast Roll

References

External links

* [http://www.patshortt.com/Killinaskully/killinaskully%20welcome.htm Tourist's Guide to Killinaskully]
* [http://www.rte.ie/tv/killinaskully/index.html Killinascully on RTE.ie]
* [http://www.ireland.com/blogs/presenttense/2008/01/05/shortt-shrift-for-the-critics Review of Killinaskully]


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