Nine local couples talk about married life in Northern Ireland

UTV series ‘With this Ring’ returns to our screens next week for a second series, where different couples share the trials and tribulations of married life in Northern Ireland.

We’ll be introduced to nine different couples, each with their own unique story, but all of whom are open and honest about their relationships.  From a couple who have just tied the knot to a couple who have been married for over 50 years (and everything in between,) we will be chatting through the highs and laughing at the lows in what can only be described as the rollercoaster of married life.

Our couples include newlyweds Shane and Alana from Omagh whose wedding video was an internet sensation; Marie and Lynas who’ve been married for 42 years despite him once having tried to strangle her, albeit in his sleep!; Sonya and Liam from Randalstown who got over a height difference to finally got together; Michael and David who had a civil partnership in Lusty Beg just last year; and Carl and Lynda who met through a cross community arts programme.

Each of the eight episodes will focus on a different area of married life.  We hear about first dates, proposals, trials and tribulations of the Big Day, having children, annoying habits and reflections on what their marriage vows mean to them.

Tony Curry, Editor of Programmes at UTV said, “This new series is a fun, light-hearted and touching look at the trials and tribulations of married life.  The series will provide us with an A to Z of a lifetime of memories together.”

The series is sure to strike a chord with viewers as our couples share their experiences and look at the lighter side of life and the things that drive them nuts about each other.

We meet all the couples relaxing on their own sofas, sharing their stories and thoughts.   Through their anecdotes, home movie footage and old photos we will discover what life was like back when our couples tied the knot and how they have endured one another to the present day.

‘With this Ring’ is produced for UTV by Belfast-based independent company Triplevision Productions and is sponsored by Ellison’s Jeweller’s Belfast.  The series starts with a double episode Tuesday 12th November on UTV at 8pm and runs for eight episodes in total.

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