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#ON THE TV – In tomorrow's concluding two-part documentary 'Hostile Environment' (RTE 1, 21.35) actor Liam Cunningham explores the criminal world in the Seychelles. Also examined is the role of anti-piracy work, as almost one third of all the oil in the world passes through the Indian Ocean.
Cunningham highlights how the country is combating crime, and where Irish private security contractors have had an impact on turning around crime rates.
Former intelligence officers Declan Barber and Niall Scully were first brought to the island when the Seychelles government suspected sensitive information was being leaked.
This led to Barber and Scully recruiting former army ranger Seamus Griffin to set up and train the Tazar Unit, the Seychelles Anti-Terrorist Unit.
To date the unit has successfully stopped five pirate attempts, resulting in the release of 35 hostages and the capture of 63 pirates.
#ON THE TV-It's just over a year ago to when filming took place for parts of the TV Movie "Treasure Island" off Dalkey Island, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. Fans of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson 18th century tale can look forward to this new two-part adaptation starring Eddie Izzard as the one-legged pirate, Long John Silver, on New Year's Day on Sky 1 HD at 7pm and also at the same time on 2nd January, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Joining the Emmy award winning Izzard is BBC TV series Spooks actor Rupert Penry-Jones and Hollywood stars Donald Sunderland and Elijah Wood.
The nautical scenes where set on board Square Sails tallship, the barque Earl of Pembroke which used Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a base. During the Irish scenes, the production crew and members of the cast had to endure the bitterly artic-like conditions of last winter's big freeze as the 174-tonnes barque was off The Muglins Lighthouse with a camera-equipped helicopter whirling above.
Following the shoot in Ireland which involved Dun Laoghaire based Parallel Film Productions and the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) which provided marine co-ordination services for the drama commissioned by Sky 1 HD TV Chanel, the shoot re-located to Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
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