Christmas TG4 treats for fans of Tóibín

Christmas TG4 treats for fans of Tóibín

Niall Tóibín. Picture: Laura Hutton

TG4 has included a number of programmes involving recently-departed comedian Niall Tóibín in its December programming.

On December 27, viewers will have a rare chance to see his one-man show A Jar with Brendan Behan.

Directed by Birgitta Pierre and produced by Godfrey Graham, the 1970 film stars Tóibín playing the iconic playwright as only he could.

Three nights later, on December 30, the channel will screen the documentary Seó Man — Niall Tóibín.

New Decade has gained exclusive and unprecedented access Tóibín for the programme, granting viewers a unique insight into his professional and personal life.

Interviewees in the documentary include Eoghan Harris, Gabriel Byrne, David Kelly, Noel Pearson, and Brian Mac Lochlainn.

The legendary Cork entertainer passed away last month following a long illness.

Tributes poured in for the comedian and actor, whose career spanned decades and made him one of the most recognisable figures in Irish entertainment.

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