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Hidden Histories: Radharc & The Early Days of Irish Television

Hidden Histories: The Early Days of Irish Television

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12.20 16 Jan 2022


Hidden Histories: Radharc & The Early Days of Irish Television



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12.20 16 Jan 2022


A new exhibition at the National Photographic Archive tells the story of the early days of Irish television, marking the sixtieth anniversary of television here.

While we were relatively late to the game in this respect, there were some in Ireland who understood the potential of the medium, including the Archbishop of Dublin who sent priests to the United States to learn how to produce television - and even invested in cameras and sound equipment, at a time when some TDs were still scoffing at the idea of a national station.

These priests went on to make some of the most influential Irish television programmings of the twentieth century and would shoot films on five continents.

Donal Fallon joined Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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