Fiction Culture

Ardal O’Hanlon in Conversation

  • 16
  • Oct




Book sleeve and headshot for Ardal O'Hanlon

Irish actor, comedian and writer Ardal O’Hanlon joins us to talk about his work, the power of satire and dark humour, and his latest novel Brouhaha. In a border town in Ireland, the death of Dove Connolly brings to the surface long unanswered questions about the disappearance of teenager Sandra Mohan a decade earlier. As Dove’s best friend Sharkey searches for answers in a place reluctant to give up its secrets, questions about whether peace is possible, for the town and the country, rise to the surface.

Ardal played Detective Jack Mooney in Death in Paradise, Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted, and has featured in several television series including My Hero, Taskmaster and Derry Girls. Hosted by Caroline Magennis, Reader in 20th & 21st Century Literature at the University of Salford.