The former Love/Hate stars have reunited on the box once more for RTE's new three part series 'Charlie', which as you can guess from the pic, is based on the controversial former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey.

Aidan Gillen is in the lead as the main man himself, while Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is PJ Mara, who was Haughey's politcial adviser.

Oh how Nidge would laugh...

There will be another Love/Hate star in a leading role too as Peter O’Meara, who played the ill-fated dentist in Stuart Carolan's drama, takes on the role of Brian Lenihan. While Apres Match's Risteárd Cooper will play Dermot Nally.

The drama is written by Dublin-born award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Colin Teevan and directed by Kenny Glenaan and Charlie McCarthy. It will cover the period from Charles J. Haughey’s bid for power in 1979 and chronicles his attempts to maintain that power until his departure from politics in 1992.

Writer Colin Teevan said: “I was not interested in writing a bio-pic or a drama-doc about Charles Haughey, what I wanted to do was tell a global story set in Ireland, one that was both local and international. I was interested in the dynamics of power: what the individual does with power and what power does to the individual. While it is set in an Irish context, it is about the nature and limits of democratic power, something that has resonance across the globe today."

While Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen said; "I think initially the draw for me was simply that it was going to be a drama about Haughey, not having even seen a script, because he was a fascinating, divisive character and because, in a way, you know what people are going to be expecting, which gives a lot of scope to try and deliver something different."

The show also stars Gavin O’Connor (Sean Doherty), Marcus Lamb (Des O’Malley), and Lucy Cohu as Terry Keane.

Charlie starts on RTÉ One on Sunday 4th January and each of the 90 minute episodes will air over three successive Sundays.

Watch the trailer below;