'Lesser Spotted Ulster' now outperforms Eastenders and will go 32-county in next series

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:02 -- Editor

UTV’s Lesser Spotted Ulster continues to prove hugely popular with Northern Ireland viewers as the series outperforms BBC NI’s EastEnders.

A peak audience of 200,000 viewers tuned in to UTV last Friday (24 October) at 8pm to watch Joe Mahon visit the charming village of Culdaff on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal in comparison to a peak audience of 156,000 viewers who watched EastEnders.

While visiting the bay of Culdaff, Joe discovered more about the local legend of St Boden including the stone in the Culdaff River which is reputed to be St Boden’s boat and relived his own harrowing experience in the same river.

In tomorrow night’s programme (Friday 31 October), Joe ‘goes along’ to Annalong in Co. Down where he visits the harbour in the popular holiday destination which was once the departure point of some of Ulster’s best known exports such as Mourne granite.

Set against the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains, Joe visits the local museum to learn more about the history of the herring industry, from fishing to smoking and curing to exporting.

The series will conclude on Friday 21 November at 8pm on UTV.