What might have happened if Padraig Pearse, instead of being executed by the British after the 1916 Rising, had been put on trial before a judge and jury?
TV3 is asking this question in a three-part programme this weekend. At 9.15 pm today and tomorrow, they will dramatise this imagined trial, with Love/Hate’s Tom Vaughan-Lawlor playing Pearse.
At 9.15 pm on Monday, they will show a jury of real people deliberating on the trial. I’m one of the jury members, and I’ll write about the experience here afterwards.