To mark 100 years since the creation of Northern Ireland, Patrick Kielty will explore its story, from partition through to present day, in a one-off, authored documentary for BBC One.
Patrick will embark on a journey to uncover some of the turning points in Northern Ireland’s history, meeting people whose stories have an intimate connection to the key moments in its first 100 years and discovering how their remarkable stories intersect with those of his own family.
Patrick Kielty, says: “It’s almost 100 years since the border was drawn in Ireland and Northern Ireland was born. Now is the perfect time to look at how that border came to be, what it means for the future, and how it has shaped my own family’s story.”
Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, History and Religion, says: "We are delighted to announce that Patrick will be presenting a film on this landmark anniversary for Northern Ireland in a way only he could do. With humour and compassion, he will explore one of the most contested borders in history to deliver a special insight into how it has shaped the people and their lives."