The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist of nominations for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2021, sponsored by Apple TV+. The winners will be revealed on Monday 22nd November, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Merman’s Frank of Ireland has been nominated in the category of Editing: Entertainment & Comedy for Steve Ackroyd. The other nominees in this category are:
- Mike Holliday & Will Peverett Ghosts
- Robbie Morrison We Are Lady Parts
Frank of Ireland follows Frank Marron (Brian Gleeson), a 32-year-old catastrophe; a misanthropic fantasist in arrested development who’s convinced that the world owes him. He’s also our hero. Frank is newly single and still lives at home with his mother, Mary (Pom Boyd). He’s a self-proclaimed musician with a tenuous hold on reality, and hasn’t written a song or played a gig in years. His ex-girlfriend Áine (Sarah Greene) has just found a new boyfriend, and Frank may be finding that a tad difficult. Luckily, Frank has a loyal best friend, Doofus, (Domhnall Gleeson) whose full-time job is clearing the debris left in Frank’s wake. Set in an idyllic suburb of Dublin, Frank of Ireland is the hilarious story of a man’s hapless search for respect, as he struggles to grow up and get his life together, and hopefully not burn everything to the ground in the process.
Liz Fitzgibbon, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson in Frank of Ireland
Frank of Ireland is written by brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson, and Michael Moloney. It is executive produced by Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan for Merman, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, and Michael Moloney. The series is a co-production between Channel 4 and Amazon Studios, and is produced by Rory Gilmartin and directed by MJ Delaney for Merman.