|Created by||Scratch Productions/RTÉ|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||24 minutes per episode|
|Original channel||RTÉ Two|
|Original run||20 September 2005 – 30 April 2007|
|Related shows||Makin' Jake|
Naked Camera is an Irish hidden camera comedy television show which began airing on RTÉ Two in 2005. It is set and filmed in the Republic of Ireland, mostly in Dublin. Its concept is similar to that of the UK show Trigger Happy TV but can be seen as a descendent of the candid camera elements in RTÉ's own "The Live Mike". The sketch characters are played by the comedians PJ Gallagher, Patrick McDonnell, and Maeve Higgins, who also write the scripts. The third and final series aired in February 2007. It is produced by Scratch Productions for RTÉ.
This is a list of regular characters, the most celebrated and cult of which is Jake Stevens. There are also a number of other characters who make appearances on an occasional basis.
Behind the scenes of Naked Camera there is a crew of five members who must stay incognito at all times during filming.
|Liam McGrath||Tony Deegan||Michael O Reilly||Ray Cross||Emmet Harte|
A number of celebrities made accidental and unsolicited appearances during the third series of Naked Camera. These included the rugby analyst and radio presenter George Hook, the professional taxi person Tommy Gorman, the blues musician Don Baker and the association football presenter Bill O'Herlihy. Each is singled out in a taxi.
Christmas single and spin-off show
Similar to other comedic acts in Ireland (Dustin the Turkey, Pat Shortt and Richie Kavanagh) Jake Stevens released a Christmas single "Merry Christmas Jakey Boy". He performed this single on The Cafe and Tubridy Tonight in December 2006. Stevens later received his own spin-off show, Makin' Jake, which commenced broadcasting on RTÉ Two in January 2008. It was not commissioned for a second series.
- "Naked Camera gets George Hook". Naked Camera. Accessed 21 November 2008.
- "Don Baker on Naked Camera". Naked Camera. Accessed 21 November 2008.
- "Bill O Herlihy on Naked Camera". Naked Camera. Accessed 21 November 2008.
- The Cafe - 14 December 2006. RTÉ. Accessed 7 November 2008.
- Jake Stevens. Tubridy Tonight. Accessed 24 December 2008.
- "Makin' Jake". Irish Independent. 2008-01-05. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
- "Awards for Naked Camera". IMDb. Accessed 21 November 2008.