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14th Oct 2018

Public Service Announcement – ‘The Snapper’ Is On TV Tonight

James Fenton

You’ve seen it a millions times, you know all the quotes and you might even have caught the play at this stage. That doesn’t mean you don’t tune in to watch The Snapper every single time it’s on TV.

Few movies resonate with the Irish population as much the Roddy Doyle classic and a couple of times a year, Irish TV stations answer the call by throwing it on for the craic. Social media is usually abuzz and tonight will be no different when it airs on Virgin Media One.

Most of us know the plot by now but just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past quarter-century, the story is based around a Dublin family coming to terms with the news that their eldest girl is pregnant.

What might be less known is that Colm Meaney was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in the movie, losing out to Robin Williams’ portrayal of Mrs. Doubtfire. There ya are now.

The Snapper airs tonight on Virgin Media One at 9pm.

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