Season 1

Episode 1: Belfast: What Do We Say To The God Of Death

How Game of Thrones Saved a City.  

This week we’re going to explore how a city divided by giant walls and marred by the troubles is being reborn with the help of the most famous TV show ever made. A TV show all about walls and troubles: Game of Thrones.

On this episode of Passport we fly to Belfast to explore a city that has been shaped by two very different wars – one real, and one fake.  Northern Ireland was divided by decades of conflict and marred by bloodshed, but this landscape is changing dramatically with the help of an unlikely force, Game of Thrones.

Passport producer, Billy Craigan Toon, traveled to Belfast to learn about the city with the help of Game of Thrones actor and Northern Ireland native, Andy McClay. The history is dramatic, and violent. But Belfast is about to be pivotal on the world stage, and how it has evolved into a powerhouse city could change the course of world events.  

But first, we start with a confession… Neil has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones.

MORE TO EXPLORE

SAVED PINS

Our top picks for your next visit to Westeros (we mean Belfast)!

  1. THE GLASS OF THRONES TRAIL
    6 epic stained glass windows, depicting the most important scenes in Game of Thrones, lead you along Belfast’s waterfront to Titanic Studios where the show was filmed.
  2. A TOUR WITH ANDY McCLAY
    Visit some of the most iconic GOT filming locations with the world’s most famous extra, and Stark Bannerman, Andy McClay.
  3. THE CUAN
    Enjoy fine winterfell drink, dining, and even archery, at the GOT cast’s favorite Pub.
  4. GAME OF THRONES ESCAPE ROOM
    Solve the clues to find the Wildfire and save King’s Landing in Belfast’s top rated GOT-themed Escape Room.
  5. THE LINEN MILL STUDIO TOUR (Opening November 2020)
    Take the Official GOT Studio tour where you’ll see actual sets, costumes and props from the show – all in the historic studio where much of it was filmed.

CONNECT WITH US!

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CONNECT WITH OUR GUESTS!

Andy McClay on Instagram: @gotandrewmcclay

Andy McClay on Cameo: cameo.com/housestrongbeard

 

CREDITS

This week’s episode of Passport was written, produced and edited by Neil Innes and Billy Craigan Toon.

Huge thanks to Andy McClay, Judith Webb, Pete Campbell, Billy’s date, Helen, and to John and the rest of Belfast for inviting us into your home. 

All of our amazing music on this episode was created by good friend of the show, and genius, Nick Turner.

The show is mixed and mastered by Julian Kwasneski.

Stacey Book, Dominique Ferrari and Avi Glijansky are currently busting a dog trafficking ring in Mexico… they also executive produce the show…

Which is hosted by Neil Innes and the wizardly Andrés Bartos.

See you in the next place! 

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