Writers: Michael McElhatton, Ian FitzGibbon
Director: Ian FitzGibbon
Producer: Eoin Holmes
Executive Producers: Michael Garland, Paul Donovan
With: Michael McElhatton, Brendan Coyle, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald
Out of jail and back to reality with a camera crew in tow, Paths to Freedom is a six-part 'dramatised' fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the experiences, trials and tribulations of two ex-prisoners from contrasting class structures upon their release into society.
"Very, very good. It might even be great...Comic creation of immediate brilliance."
"The biggest comedy success in the station's history...Brilliant performances."
The Sunday Tribune
"Paths to Freedom has raised the benchmark for Irish television comedy...the sharpest comedy on Irish television."
The Sunday Times
"Absolutely hilarious...the funniest Irish comedy since Father Ted."
Ireland on Sunday
"Glorious...possibly one of the greatest ever Irish comic creations...far more realistic, executed far more professionally and much, much funnier...the story lines are wholly credible. Hopefully, this isn't a one off series."
"The funniest programme RTE has ever made...Quite possibly the greatest reason to pay your television license fee."
The Irish Examiner
"The comic conceit behind Paths to Freedom work brilliantly."
Irish Times Magazine
Best Television Drama, IFTA, 2001
Best Actor in a TV Drama for Michael McElhatton, IFTA, 2001
Best Drama, Celtic Film & TV Festival, 2001