Channel 4Channel 4 has announced a new comedy commission called London Irish about a hard-drinking, hard-living ex-pat community of Northern Irish 20-somethings in London.

The six-part, half hour episodes, follows the four friends who discover that is isn’t easy navigating their way through London life, particularly when they’re too drunk to know where they’re going, or remember where they’ve been. If there had been a plan, it wouldn’t have been this. They have shit jobs, no money, and are surrounded by English people. In fact there’s only one thing worse than living in London with the English. And that’s living in Ireland with the Irish. That doesn’t even bear thinking about.

Writer Lisa McGee says, “Ultimately, it’s a show about young people, who value having the craic above everything else. The characters are children of the peace process, living in one of the greatest cities in the world and they want to have a good time. Yeah they’re screwed up, they drink too much, they swear too much…but I really hope people watch the show and think, “I don’t half want a night out with that lot” and love watching these four characters as much as I love writing for them.”

[Reported by Mike Watkins]

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