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5 TV Things we didn’t know about Dearbhla Walsh

In the run-up to our Talking TV Drama Event on October 17th/18th in Galway city, we’re asking our 14 guests some questions about themselves, just so we all get to know them a bit better before they hit the West Coast!

We’ll be releasing the answers everyday here on our website so watch this space. For more details on the seminar, click HERE.

Today, Dearbhla Walsh, Emmy-winning, Irish director, fills us in on her TV viewing habits!

Five TV things we didn’t know about Dearbhla Walsh

First TV Job
(unpaid)
RUNNER on SCREENTEST – RTÉ’s 80’s forerunner to THE X FACTOR – Louis Walsh was one of the judges back then too!
(paid)
SCRIPTWRITER/EDITOR  for Granada Television’s PROMOTIONS DEPT.
First TV Memory
Not being allowed watch THE SPIKE because it would change the course of my life – a naked woman!!
Favourite TV Character
SABRINA from CHARLIE’S ANGELS in the 70’s
PETROCELLI in the 80’s
DR. GREEN from ER in the 90’s
NATE FISHER in SIX FEET UNDER in the 00’s
WALT in BREAKING BAD last month
PIPER CHAPMAN in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK this month
or is it
CARRIE in HOMELAND???
or
LIZZIE from LOVE / HATE….
No – it’s too hard. As you can see I’m not a TV monogamist !!
Guilty TV Pleasure
Mrs Brown’s Boys
and
Call The Midwife
Are you ‘a boxset- watch in one-go’ or ‘tune in every week’ person?
I’m a BOXSET /NETFLIX person…except for LOVE / HATE of course !

 

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