Our Dermot Stars In Ireland’s...

Dermot & Dave

Our Dermot Stars In Ireland’s First Socially Distant TV Show

Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

10:50 AM - 3 Jul 2020

Listen to this episode



As lockdown kicked in and TV series around the world halted production, it looked like it would be a long time before we’d see any new comedy on our screens.

But this Sunday on RTE One at 10:35, the first Irish comedy about the lockdown, made during lockdown will be on our screens, and our Dermot is starring in it!

The brainchild of James Cotter, Socially Distant is completely self-shot by the actors and uses video messages, group chats and all of those things that we’ve all come to know and love.

Socially Distant tells the story of a dysfunctional family trying to arrange a surprise birthday party during the onset of the coronavirus crisis.

Our Dermot plays Dave (we know, we know) and also stars Oliver Callan, Mary McEvoy, Eric Lalor, Bernard Casey, Camille Lucy Ross and Karen Kelly.

The show was made in April, at the height of lockdown and in an incredibly challenging environment with the actors having to become all-in-one cinematographers, sound-ops and stylists all while working with people they might not have even met before.

Writer and director James Cotter and star Dermot Whelan joined & Dave this morning to chat about bags of props being stolen and directing from the toilet!

Our Dermot Stars In Ireland’s First Socially Distant TV Show

00:00:00 / 00:00:00


Read more about

Dermot And Dave Dermot And Dave Today Fm Socially Distant TV Show TV Shows About Lockdown Today FM

Related Podcasts

00:07:03

"It should fit just like a condom" - Irish Doctor On The Right Way To Wear A Face Mask

Dermot & Dave

00:07:03


Group of Mates Throw A 'Back G...

00:05:45

Group of Mates Throw A 'Back Garden Festival' After Missing Out On This Years EP

Dermot & Dave

00:05:45


Crowded Rooms, Nightmares And...

00:16:43

Crowded Rooms, Nightmares And Language Barriers - Life Inside A Direct Provision Centre

Dermot & Dave

00:16:43


Amazon Is Considering Using Va...

00:08:55

Amazon Is Considering Using Vacant Shopping Centres As Warehouses

The Last Word With Matt Cooper

00:08:55

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Fergal D'arcy

Fergal D'arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

Up next

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's National Anthems

Ed's National Anthems

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on