Mrs Brown star Brendan O'Carroll's link to 1916 Rising
Brendan O'Carroll believes the world has failed to learn the lessons of history from the Easter Rising in 1916.
A century after the uprising, which saw a battle on the streets of Dublin as Irishmen and women fought for independence, the star and creator of Mrs Brown's Boys has taken a personal journey to discover more about his own family's connection to the conflict.
In a new programme, the Irish actor and author explores the story of his uncles Liam and Peadar, who took part in the rebellion - and finds that Liam once ordered the killing of a British solder and went on to radicalise others in a high-security prison camp.
The Dublin-born comic actor said he had been struck by looking at old photos of schoolchildren in the Stoneybatter area of Dublin, where he was later a pupil.
In a 2014 edition of Who Do You Think You Are?, O'Carroll had already learned that his republican grandfather Peter had been assassinated by a British undercover agent during the Irish War of Independence.
Brendan O'Carroll: My Family At War airs on Wednesday, March 16 on BBC Two at 9pm.