RTE's new five-part 1916 commemorative drama Rebellion begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in ! the narrative of Ireland's independence.
Brilliant tale of 1916 Easter Rising
- Rebellion: Series 1 review by JR
I really enjoyed this and would recommend to anyone interested in history and/or just good drama. The period detail and atmosphere was spot on and very detailed. The characters were all totally believable and the connections between them all were complex but rivetting. It gave a very human face to a slice of Irish/British history. Without giving the story away - be warned it is very sad at times!
I feel ashamed to say my grand father who despised the Irish was sent in Ireland in WW1 after the rising to put down the rebels .