A soldier holds a gun from Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland

August 28 at 8 p.m.

A powerful five-part series from the makers of the Bafta and Emmy® winning “Once Upon a Time in Iraq.” This is the story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland told by the ordinary people whose lives it changed forever.

It Wasn’t Like a Movie Anymore – Part 1

August 28 at 8 p.m.

In 1968, tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities explode after decades of relative peace. Hopes of equality are lost as a civil rights movement is suppressed. The British Army is deployed and Northern Ireland descends into conflict.

Do Paramilitaries Lie Awake At Night – Part 2

August 28 at 9 p.m.

By 1972, a deeply segregated society has emerged. The violence has escalated and the British Army are a constant presence. Catholic and Protestant working-class communities find themselves policed by rival paramilitary organizations.


So Many Broken Hearts – Part 3

August 29 at 8 p.m.

The devastating impact of the hunger strikes as seen through the eyes of three women. Tit for tat killings, car bombs and assassinations are now part of everyday life.

The Dirty War – Part 4

August 29 at 9 p.m.

Fourteen bloody days in March 1988 mark a new level of harrowing savagery. Tensions rise as the British police and Army infiltrate all paramilitary organizations to gain intelligence. No one can be trusted as fear and suspicion run rife.


Who Wants to Live Like That – Part 5

August 30 at 9 p.m.

In 1993, a bomb on a busy Saturday leads to a week of gruesome tit for tat violence. There have been many false dawns in the conflict, but finally the desire for change propels the possibility of peace for the next generation. But at what cost?

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