I TALK Moone Boy

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you'll be aware of Sky's recent drive into original comedy. Whilst most of them are good, some stand out as being very good, Trollied, Stella and Moone Boy are just a few examples of those exceptional comedies.

Moone Boy, first burst onto our screens in September 2012 and 17 months later is back for a second series, with an IFTA and an International Emmy Award for Best Comedy under its bobbly hat, and I'm happy to say that the series certainly hasn't lost its charm second time around.

The comedy starring Chris O'Dowd (The IT Crowd, Family Tree), is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy set in the small Irish town of Boyle in 1989 which started life as part of Sky's Little Crackers series in 2010. The series follows the adventures of 12-year-old Martin Moone, played brilliantly by young actor David Rawle, and his imaginary friend Sean Murphy, played by Chris O'Dowd.

So happens in episode one? Well, it's 1990 for a start, so a year later than series one, and Football fever has well and truly swept the nation as Ireland enter the World Cup finals for the first time ever.The nation minus one that is, Liam (Peter McDonald), Martin's father, is less caught up in the World Cup and decides to take the family away on holiday.