Resistance 2019


Resistance is a thriller that unfolds at the height of what became known as the War of Independence (August to December 1920).

The War of Independence was a guerilla war, led by Michael Collins, aimed at making British rule of large parts of Ireland unworkable by the setting up of a counter state.  Everything is double - two states, two armies, two judicial systems – and with each of those states working overtly and covertly to destabilise the other, parents and children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives are all forced to live double lives themselves, and can no longer trust each other. The destruction and collapse of the state is echoed in that of the families and the relationships of our protagonists.  Everyone is fighting for their lives, and for the future.

Our thriller follows those caught up in the vicissitudes of history. Through the experiences of Frances, Jimmy, Arthur, Dolly, Harry, Ursula and Agnes, we will experience the visceral fear of a defining moment in Irish history.


Broadcast Information



RTÉ Player

TX Date 6th January 2019 Live Stream + Catch-Up
TX Time 9.30pm --
No. of Episodes 5 x 60mins 5 x 60mins
Stings 30 on RTÉ One 30 on RTÉ +1 10" Pre-Roll on Catch-Up
Ratings Estimates Based on 'Live' only 330 Adults 15+TVRs 264 Adults 25-44 TVRs --
Promos Estimates 400 Adults 15+ TVRs --
RTÉ Player Streams Estimate -- 300,000



  • - 5 x 60 minute episodes
  • - 2 x 10" & 4 x 7" sponsorship stings per episode on RTÉ One
  • - 90 x sponsorship stings total (including RTÉ One +1 and repeat)
  • - Sponsor logo on all dedicated TV promos
  • - 10' Pre-roll on all Catch Up

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