A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence during the Easter Rising.The story begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.
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S01 E01Jan 3, 2016
Young Guns Jan 3, 2016 As Irish nationalists plot to overthrow British rule, friends May, Frances and Elizabeth follow separate paths in order to do their bit.
S01 E02Jan 10, 2016
To Arms Jan 10, 2016 The people of Dublin are divided as the rebels launch their attack against the authorities on Easter Monday, turning friends and family against one another as the violence spreads.
S01 E03Jan 17, 2016
Under Siege Jan 17, 2016 The siege enters its third day, and the rebels try to get governments of other nations to recognise Irish independence. However, the British forces are closing in on them. Elizabeth, Frances and Jimmy get caught up in the fighting at the GPO.
S01 E04Jan 24, 2016
Surrender Jan 24, 2016 The reinforcements the rebels urgently needed fail to turn up, and they are forced to surrender to the British army. As the people of Dublin vent their rage, the captive militants await their fate as the first in a series of executions take place.
S01 E05Jan 31, 2016
The Reckoning Jan 31, 2016 A ruthless campaign of executions is carried out, but the deaths have the unintended result of building public support for the defeated rebels. As prisoners are shipped to England, May is persecuted by the authorities, while Frances is driven to take drastic action.