Narrated by Northern Irish actor Colin Morgan (Humans and Merlin), The Chronicles of Mourne is a four-part documentary series about The Mournes, a unique area of outstanding natural beauty, in the south of Co. Down in Northern Ireland.
Filmed over a year, each episode concentrates on the unfolding of one season, following the challenges facing the men, women and animals that are drawn to live, work, or seek solace in this distinctive landscape. They need the mountains and forests of the Mournes as much as the mountains and forests need them.
The series is beautifully shot using a variety of techniques including drones and time-lapse photography, which bring familiar landscapes and secret corners of the Mournes to life in a spectacular fashion. The landscape and weather is as much a part of the programme as the people we follow, and their relationship with their natural surroundings is the overall theme of the series.
The series is about the Mournes but it’s also about the human condition and our place in the world, it offers an escape from the never ending churn of global politics, and offers a glimpse into a lifestyle where saving, preserving and enjoying the environment takes centre stage.