If you think there's been enough drama from RTE over the last few months, there's even more on the way.

Thankfully, it's of the televisual kind as RTE unveiled its autumn schedule yesterday, and there are numerous homegrown TV dramas on the way for viewers.

It includes season two of the IFTA-winning series 'The Dry'; new crime drama 'Blackshore'; new dark comedy 'Obituary', made in Donegal; season two of 'Hidden Assets'; new drama 'The Gone', which stars 'Grey's Anatomy' actor Richard Flood and 'The Boy That Never Was', a drama by Jo Spain adapted from Karen Perry's novel about a couple whose 3-year-old son disappeared during an earthquake in Morocco.

Aside from all the drama, there'll obviously be a new season of 'The Late Late Show', with Patrick Kielty taking the reins from Ryan Tubridy - that returns on September 15th.

There will also be new series of 'The Young Offenders', 'The Tommy Tiernan Show', 'Dancing with the Stars', 'Ireland's Fittest Family' and 'First Dates', while Baz Ashmawy will host a new quiz called 'The Money List' and the 2FM Breakfast Crew will host a new hidden camera show called 'The Full Irish Hidden Camera Show'. Anna Geary will also host a new show about rural dating lives called 'Love in the Country'.

A number of documentaries will also air this autumn, including one on the Stardust tragedy, 'Let's Talk About Sex' hosted by football pundit Richie Sadlier, and 'A Climate of Change' hosted by Philip Boucher-Hayes.

Joe Duffy will interview some well-known faces including Johnny Logan and former Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on 'The Meaning of Life with Joe Duffy', while Boyzone's Keith Duffy hosts 'Keith's Teeth: A Dental Odyssey' - which explores Ireland's evolving relationship with dental work, and a series called 'Inside Penneys' takes a look at the inner workings of the much-loved retailer.

Marty Morrissey, Dermot Bannon and Kathryn Thomas will also front various factual programmes.

Plenty to keep you entertained on those long, dark winter nights, in other words.