What is Clean Break?

Clean Break

Wondering what RTE’s new series “Clean Break” is all about? Well, we have you covered! Here are some facts and information about the upcoming drama, which will begin airing at 9.30PM on RTE One on Sunday, the 27th of September:

Who produced it?

  • The series was written by Wexford playwright Billy Roche.
  • It was produced by Octagon Films and 152 Productions.
  • Octagon Films are the same production company that produced RTE’s crime drama Love/Hate.
  • Scottish film director Gillies MacKinnon directed episode one and episode four.
  • Irish director Damien O’Donnell directed episode two and episode three.
  • Production of the series began back in November of 2014.
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November 2014: Filming at John’s Gate Street in Wexford Town.

What’s it about?

  • Clean Break is a four-part drama series that is set in Wexford Town.
  • The main character in the series is a car dealer called Frank Mallon.
  • When Mallon falls into severe financial difficulties, he decides to carry out the “tiger kidnapping” of a local bank manager’s family. Unfortunately for Mallon, the kidnapping doesn’t go to plan.
  • The story is based on how the kidnapping affects the local community.

Clean Break Trailer.

A trailer for the show was released earlier this month:


Some of the cast members of Clean Break:

  • The main character Frank Mallon is portrayed by Irish actor Adam Fergus.
  • Bank Manager Desmond Rane is played by Aidan McArdle.
  • Desmond’s wife Annette Rane is portrayed by Irish actress Simone Kirby.
  • Corrina Mallon is played by Kelly Thornton.
  • Damien Molony plays Danny Dempsey.
  • Noel Blake is played by Ned Dennehy.
  • Desmond’s daughter Jenny Rane is portrayed by Amybeth McNulty.
  • The character Snowy White is portrayed by Wexford actor Dermot Murphy.
  • Tom Burke is played by Phelim Drew.
  • Old Mrs Rane is portrayed by Irish actress Marie Mullen.
  • The character Ben is played by Sean McGinley.