This three-part documentary series examines the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and the subsequent events that led to the establishment of an independent Irish state and indirectly to the breakup of the British Empire. A century later, this series narrated by Liam Neeson places the Irish Rising in its European and global contexts as anti-colonialism found its voice in the wake of the First World War. It explores the crucial role of the United States in the leadup to and the aftermath of the events.
Air Date: February 19, 2017 - 52:36
The concluding episode details the aftermath and response to the Rising in Ireland and abroad.
Air Date: February 12, 2017 - 52:38
The second episode examines the events of Easter Week 1916 on a day-to-day basis.