New Irish programmes take centre stage on Sky 1 this September

Baz and his mammy return to TV screens, along with a new production focusing on protecting Ireland’s coastline

Eleanor Rosney
by Eleanor Rosney on 19th August, 2015

Two new Irish series are starting on Sky 1 this September.

Baz Ashmawy and his 71-year-old mammy, Nancy, return for a second season of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy at 9pm on September 10.

On the same evening at 10pm, Stop, Search, Seize, a new 20-part factual series about protecting Irish borders debuts on the same channel.

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50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy 2

Following the success of the first series, Nancy and Baz Ashmawy return to the screen with more family members and friends.

In the first episode, viewers see the pair head to a maximum security prison in the Philippines to dance with 700 murderers, bank robbers and drug dealers.

Baz Ashmawy said: “After all the amazing things Nancy did last series, I’m as surprised as anyone that she’s still alive! Trying to kill my mum was the best fun I’ve ever had and now I’m thrilled to get the chance to try again.”

Stop, Search, Seize

Each of the hour long 20 episodes of this new production shows what it takes to monitor and protect Ireland’s 3,000 km of rugged coastline.

Viewers can watch customs in action across Ireland in multiple locations, including Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport, Cork Port, Dublin Port and the border with Northern Ireland.

Siobhan Mulholland, Commissioning Editor Factual, Sky Entertainment said: “We are delighted to be bringing Stop, Search, Seize to Sky 1 this Autumn. The access is impressive - providing an in depth look into the work of customs officers at work on all Ireland’s borders.”

It promises to be a fascinating and at times, shocking series.

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