Aifric

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Aifric
Aifric.png
GenreTeen drama
Created byPaul Mericier and Micheal ó Domhnaill
StarringClíona Ní Chíosain
Narrated byClíona Ní Chíosain
Country of originIreland
Language(s)Irish, also dubbed into Scottish Gaelic, Catalan, Breton, Spanish, Portuguese, Farsi
Production
Camera setupSingle-Camera
Running time22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelTG4
Picture formatPAL (16:9)
Audio formatStereo
Original runNovember 2, 2006 (2006-11-02) – Present
External links
Website
 
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Aifric
Aifric.png
GenreTeen drama
Created byPaul Mericier and Micheal ó Domhnaill
StarringClíona Ní Chíosain
Narrated byClíona Ní Chíosain
Country of originIreland
Language(s)Irish, also dubbed into Scottish Gaelic, Catalan, Breton, Spanish, Portuguese, Farsi
Production
Camera setupSingle-Camera
Running time22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelTG4
Picture formatPAL (16:9)
Audio formatStereo
Original runNovember 2, 2006 (2006-11-02) – Present
External links
Website

Aifric (Irish pronunciation: [æfʲrʲɪc]) is an Irish-language TV series aimed at young teenagers, directed by Paul Mercier.

The first of the weekly thirteen-part series began broadcasting on 31 October 2006, the date of TG4's tenth anniversary.

The series follows the life of Aifric whose wacky family have just moved to a new town in the West of Ireland. The 14yr old wants nothing more than to fit in but feels her family will not make it easy for her. Her mother is a new-age hippy who has banned television, while her father is a wannabe rock star, not to mention her annoying little brother.

As well as on TG4, Aifric is also shown on BBC Alba, where it is dubbed in Scottish Gaelic.

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Characters

RoleActorInformation
Aifric de SpáinnClíona Ní ChíosainThe lead role. Aifric is a shy and quirky teenage girl.
SophieGráinne BleasdaleAifric's best friend.
ClaudiaSláine HutchinsonAifric's rival; Claudia is blonde, wealthy, arrogant, and selfish.
Traolach de SpáinnKevin O'DwyerAifric's younger brother. He is an intelligent and quirky child and has a keen interest in Eastern philosophy.
Janis de SpáinnMairéad ConeelyAifric and Traolach's mother.
Tom de SpáinnBarry BarnesAifric and Traolach's father. He is an accountant by profession, but rock musician by aspiration
BrónaGráinne PollackEccentric classmate of Aifric's; has few (if any) friends; plays the cymbals.
BeartlaColin MurrayAifric's classmate. He is the seemingly attainable "Hottie" of the group.
MaidhcJosef HrehorowAifric's classmate. He has a crush on Aifric.
JimínCárthach Bán BreathnachMaidhc's right hand man and the chief messer
LeoChristy LeechThe "surfer dude" of the series, who Aifric had a crush on at the start of season 2.
BertieEoghan O'DubhghaillThe strange character with an odd fondness for jellyfish.

Trivia

Awards

Aifric won best Children's/Youth programme at the 2009 Irish Film and Television Awards, and was nominated for Best Irish Language show.[1]

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