Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll will be showing a more serious side to himself tonight in this documentary about the 1916 Rising. It sees the comedian looking at the events of the Rising through the lives of his three uncles, who were among the volunteers.

In what he describes as a "deeply personal film", O'Carroll has said it's "an extraordinary story - a story of subterfuge, violence, of cock-ups, catastrophes but also one of idealism and sacrifice".

The documentary was initially commissioned by the BBC so will also air on BBC Two on Wednesday March 16th at 9:00pm.