Episode 3 Hector goes Digging
So… what are we actually made of? We’re not taking about the artistic soul of the warrior Gael here – but rather about the ground beneath his feet. What is Ireland made of? What’s under this green and fertile and stony grey soil? And how much of it is there? And who have we sold it to? With his divining rod in one hand, his panning pan in his back pack and the metal detector back in the camper van, Hector will set off to find out about the zinc under Navan, the gold in Croagh Patrick and the water in his own back garden. We’ll talk silver, lead, coal, copper and gas and we’ll talk fracking (why?), we’ll talk turf cutting (why not?) and we’ll talk pipelines !
After a hugely successful run in Series One Hector Goes…returns to RTÉ One with a new four-part series. Once again we’ll get the orange combi van back on the road and Hector will hit the high roads and the low roads, the streets and the laneways as he discovers and explores down some of the quirkier side roads of Irish life. From Fishing to the GAA, from Courting to Digging for what lies beneath the ground Hector, in his own unique style, allows himself to become “immersed” in these various Irish worlds.