Documentary on One
Bombs, Balls & Beyoncé10/24/14
A football team and its billionaire owner - some bling and lots of politics: Before the world knew of Maidan Square in Kiev, we knew of Dynamo Kiev and Shakhtar Donetsk soccer teams - football has nothing to do with politics? In Ukraine it does - lots.
DocArchive: The Guest
Cellist Richard Groocock lost his young son to suicide. Kevin, a promising trombone player, was 20 when he took his life. This story explores whether music can still be played and enjoyed in a family whose core has been shattered. (2007)
DocArchive: The Joe Lynch Story
A look at the career of one of Irelands best loved entertainers - Joe Lynch. Focusing at his years with Radio Eireann and with the Abbey, and his cross channel work in the 1970s which established him in an international career. (1976)
DocArchive: The Glen Road to Carrick
Fiddle player Paul O'Shaughnessy's revisits The Glen area of Co Donegal which was a place of formative experience for him. This documentary is an exploration of a musical style told through this tune and the memories of those who've played it. (2006)
The Common Thread
The Bra turns 100 this year. From the Backless to the Bullet, the Demi-cup to the Push-up, the brassiere has evolved from a simple breast support to a symbol of desire. We unclasp the story of the bra in Ireland, and caress our way through its history.
DocArchive: The Ffrench Connection
This is the story of two great estates, one in Monivea, County Galway - the other in Simbirsk, Russia. It is also the story of the woman who owned those two estates - Kathleen Ffrench - and her cousin Rosamunde ffrench. (2009)
DocArchive: From Val Vousden Till Now
Fifty years of entertainment recalled by Maureen Potter, Jack Cruise, Joe Linnane and many others, together with excerpts from radio shows down the years. (1976)
DocArchive: The Fathers House
An intimate and powerful story of heroin, hurt and friendship - of how four dads - John, Jimmy, Paul and Mousey -found a way to live with their child's addiction.
Fantastic Beasts and the People who Love Them
Have you ever wondered about Ireland's mystery animals? Have you ever actually gone in search of one? Referred to by experts as Cryptozoology, Shane Dunphy goes ‘monster hunting’ in the wilds of Connemara and encounters a little more than he bargained...
DocArchive: The Cons are Coming
The story of the annual visit of a family from America and England to their homeplace in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan. It's a story of enduring friendship among a family and their neighbours. (2006)
DocArchive: The Great Debate
The legend of Oisín and Saint Patrick is retold in this dramatisation from 1976.
DocArchive: The Clare Champions
1995 was the first ever Ireland hurling success for Co. Clare. This documentary tracks both the success of that year and all that went before it - the curse of Biddy Early, Ger Loughnane's training methods and the irrepresible Anthony Daly. (2005)
The Lost Orphans
In 1945 two Irish boys arrived in Dublin by boat. Their journey began in a Philippine jungle during World War II. Work had taken their family from Meath to Manilla. When the Japanese invaded, Irish neutrality didn’t save them all. They had to escape
DocArchive: The Blues and the Candy Stripes
The previous time Belfast soccer club Linfield FC travelled to the home of Derry City FC, was January 25th 1969. The two sides found themselves on opposite ends of the social spectrum in a time of civil unrest - 26yrs on, they met again. (2005)
DocArchive: The Siege of 64 Great Strand Street
The story of the attack on Connolly Hall, Great Strand Street, Dublin in March 1933, examining the background and political climate at the time. (First Broadcast 1976)
DocArchive: The Auction
'Victor Mitchell's' Auction House in Roscrea, Co Tipperary is widely respected amongst 'those that know' in the antiques trade. And in this documentary, we get to know a few things about the business. To which room shall the rocking horse return?...
DocArchive: Stories from the Underground
This story charts the changes that occurred in the tiny rural farming community of Tynagh in the west of Ireland from the 1960s when it became the location of one of the most important mines in Europe. The mines changed the way of life forever.
DocArchive: Over the Waves
Gay Byrne looks back on the trends and changes in fashion in the development of light music on radio since the days of 2RN (1976).
DocArchive: Speaking of Grief
Air India Flight 182 was operating on the Toronto-Montréal-London-Delhi-Bombay route. On 23 June 1985, it was blown up in midair, by a bomb, just off the south coast of Ireland. Many of Shalini Sinha's close family friends were affected by the crash...
Never Knocked Down
Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee said the two best chins in boxing belonged to Muhammad Ali and a Connemara man, Sean Mannion. Originally from Rosmuc, Galway, Sean was never knocked down in 57 professional bouts, including a world title fight...
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