What to watch on RTÉ Player this week!

The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week.


What’s Trending?

Fade Street and Vogue: Going It Alone

RTÉ Player has now released every episode ever of Fade Street!  Cast your minds back to the year 2010.  A time when MySpace pages were still a ‘thing’, the ‘Dublin Eye’ was slowly revolving at the Dublin Docklands, the Rubberbandits had a horse outside and 20-something girls could afford to rent a luxury, 3-bed apartment in the highly sought after Dublin city centre location that is Fade Street.  Reminisce on the RTÉ reality show that introduced us to Vogue Williams as the entire Series 1 and 2 of Fade Street is now available on RTÉ Player!  And where is she now?!  Vogue Williams is back with an ambitious three-part series for RTÉ2 that takes on some of the most relevant and engaging issues facing us today. Vogue’s innate curiosity plunges her into the world of solo mums through sperm donation, anxiety and the debilitating effects of its spectrum of disorders, and the modern phenomena of online ‘sugar dating’.  The first episode, Vogue: Going It Alone, available now on RTÉ Player, sees Vogue explore the world of single mothers by choice, meeting Irish solo mums like Vicky and Annemarie who have made that life changing decision to have a baby alone because life hasn’t dealt them the cards they thought it might. Vogue takes the plunge and gets her own fertility checked while exploring all the options for single parenting through sperm donation as she travels to the World’s largest sperm bank, responsible for over 1,500 Irish babies. Watch now on RTÉ Player!


What’s New?

Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge

Repro Free: 17/05/2016 Brendan O’Connor is pictured on the set of his brand new series ‘Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge’. The new show kicks off on Wednesday 18th May at 10:10pm on RTÉ One. Picture Andres Poveda

Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge returned this week and sparked a whole new Twitter conversation.  Joined by opinionated commentators and personalities Jennifer O’Connell, Baz Ashmawy and Brenda Power, Brendan approaches the subjects of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s now famous visit backstage at the LCD Soundsystem gig, Islamaphobia and oversharing on social media among others.  Watch the first episode now on RTÉ Player.


What Not to Miss?

Hardy Bucks

Chris Tordoff as ‘The Viper’, Martin Maloney as Eddie Durkin, Peter Cassidy as Frenchtoast, Tom Kilgallon as Boo and Owen Colgan as Buzz McDonnall. Hardy Bucks, Series 3, RTÉ2.

Put down that ‘Tipperary Trance’ CD and get yourself online as RTÉ Player brings the adventures of Eddie Durkan and co. back into our lives with the complete Series 1, 2 and 3 of Hardy Bucks available to watch now!  The dream is well and truly over for Eddie Durkan as he finds himself on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams after losing his car and his woman in one night but sure, it’s nothing a packet of Banshee Bones and a trip to the ‘dishco capital of the world’ can’t fix.  Not Enniscrone… IBIZA!  Eddie’s pal, French Toast has had it with the demon drink as he makes the switch to pints of milk and heads to AA meetings where there’s women and biscuits.  Buzz is plagued with a money mad MILF who loves the 3 L’s – Lovely Loaded Lads – but, can he make it 7 in a row?  Cruise on down to Shady Town and delve into the criminal underbelly of Castletown with the Viper as he plans to live the ‘Crème de la Crème’ of life and get rich or die tryin’, P. Diddy schtyle but, as his plans fall apart and he is the laughing stock of the town, he must find another way to pay off the Schligo boys.  Remember, if you dance with the schnake in the schnake bin, you’re going to get slithered on.  Hardy Bucks is the latest series box set to be made available exclusively on RTÉ Player following the release of Popstars and The Clinic earlier this year.   Watch the entire series 1, 2 and 3 of Hardy Bucks now on RTÉ Player and revisit some of RTÉ’s most popular programmes as more series are set to become available on RTÉ Player including Fade Street and IFTA winning drama, Proof.



Pick of the Week

First Kiss

RTÉ Players Culture Hub now features a series of short films previously screened at the 2017 Fastnet Film Festival.  With each film less than 15 mins, they’re perfect to watch anywhere, anytime.  Our pick of the week is First Kiss.  Completely hopeless in understanding women, Rick falls for an amazing girl who agrees to meet with him.  Watch it now on RTÉ Player.