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RiRi-ling in the Years Sneak peek at the new series of RTÉ's Reeling in the Years includes Rihanna music video

Rihanna's feather-ruffling We Found Love video - shot in a field in County Down - is just one of the highlights of the upcoming new season of Reeling in the Years.


Rihanna (Ian West/PA)

Rihanna (Ian West/PA)

Rihanna (Ian West/PA)

A sneak peek at the new season of Reeling in the Years reveals how the show will include a look back at Rihanna's controversial Northern Ireland-filmed 2011 hit We Found Love.

The Barbadian singer famously hit headlines worldwide after the owner of the field in which the saucy video was shot demanded she cover up.

DUP councillor Alan Graham memorably kicked the star off his land when she removed her bikini top while filming for the number one hit featuring Calvin Harris.

And it's just one of the moments recalled on the soundtrack to the newest series of the mega-popular RTÉ show focusing on the years from 2010 - 2019.

Ten years after its last outing, Reeling in the Years returns to RTÉ One and RTÉ Player for a sixth season on Sunday 11 April at 8.30pm.

The nostalgia-packed series will include a look back at the 2015 Marriage Referendum, cultural fads like fidget spinners and Michael D. Higgins becoming President of Ireland.

While memorable television moments such as Teresa Mannion’s “don’t make unnecessary journeys” weather report and homegrown phenomenon Love/Hate are also set to make an appearance.


Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as King Nidge in Love/Hate

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as King Nidge in Love/Hate

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as King Nidge in Love/Hate

Reeling in the Years is one of the state broadcasters most loved shows, finding success with five previous seasons recapping the years from 1962 to 2009.

And the teaser trailer for the latest installment reveals how it will also remember historic visits to Ireland by Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Francis, and Barack Obama during the last decade.

“The end of a decade is a natural time to look back,” says producer John O’Regan.

“We made the Nineties series in 2000, the Noughties series in 2010, and now we’re adding another 10 years to the collection.

“We’re pleased to offer viewers this latest selection of music and moments from RTÉ’s archives.”

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