Before answering his country’s call and returning to Ireland in 2003, Seamus Cassidy spent thirteen years at Channel 4, where he was Senior Commissioning editor for Comedy and Entertainment. During that time he commissioned Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, Father Ted, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Drop The Dead Donkey, Brass Eye, Clive Anderson Talks Back, as well as a lot of shows that no-one remembers and a couple that he wishes he could forget. Since setting up Happy Endings he has overseen, and produced, a wide range of programming, including nine series of The Panel, two series of Dirty Old Towns with Diarmuid Gavin, as well as work with Phill Jupitus, Andrew Maxwell, Marty Whelan, Miriam O’Callaghan, Podge and Rodge, Dara O’Briain.
Kathy Tynan has dabbled her hand in various genres both in Ireland and the UK over the last nine years. These include entertainment, lifestyle, natural history, factual, drama and film. Having worked in entertainment and lifestyle in Dublin; You’re a Star, Jigs and Reels and The Panel, each for a couple of series she then moved to BBC NI to work on The Blame Game, The Arts Show and Dead Fat the Big Debate. After this she made the leap to drama and film working on When Harvey Met Bob, Treasure Island, Shadow Dancer, Titanic: Blood and Steel (12 part drama). She moved to BBC Bristol to join the National History Unit team on The Great British Year before moving to Belfast to work with HBO on Game of Thrones . Now she’s back at Happy Endings Productions, one of her starting companies, as Production Manager.