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RTE Ireland

The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena Radio to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.

The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena Radio to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

Description:

The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena Radio to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.

Twitter:

@RTEdoconone

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

Johnny Cash’s Lost Tour Of Ireland

7/13/2018
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A Documentary On One listener shares a recording he had for safe keeping. It brings listeners closer than ever to Johnny Cash on his first tour of Ireland, twelve gigs in ten days. Few people remember the very first Irish performances by the country music legend who would come to love Ireland and be loved by the Irish. (2018)

Duration:00:39:45

DocArchive (1976): Yer Only Man

7/10/2018
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Who is the man Myles na gCopaleen? Brian O'Nolan was regarded as a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature. His novelswere written under the pen name Flann O'Brien, whilst his satirical columns were written under Myles na gCopaleen. Various friends and colleagues remember different aspects of the man. Produced by John Skehan.

Duration:00:43:38

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes

7/6/2018
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In October, 2013, a four year old blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl named Maria was discovered peeping out from underneath a blanket on a Roma camp in Greece. Her discovery would prompt a wave of near hysteria around the globe. Within days, two Irish children with similar features would be taken from their Roma parents here in Ireland (2018)

Duration:00:45:36

White Noise

6/29/2018
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What happens when sounds only exist inside your head? How do you cope with an internal soundtrack from which you can’t escape? We explore the mysterious world of tinnitus (a hearing problem), meet with sufferers and investigate how they live their lives accompanied by their own secret symphony. How do you learn to live with it? (2018)

Duration:00:40:50

Doc Archive (6/3/93): No Less Than Men

6/26/2018
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Four Irish women relive their experiences of London during World War II. They expressed views on Ireland's neutral stance as adopted by Eamon De Valera and war in general. Presented and produced by Eoin Ronayne.

Duration:00:41:57

Sisters

6/22/2018
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Beginning in 1888, hundreds of Irish teenagers were sent to a convent in Texas that was dedicated to educating emancipated slaves after the American Civil War. A lifetime later, the grand niece of two of these nuns uncovers their stories, which chronicle a century of change in the Catholic Church, race relations, and women’s rights (2018)

Duration:00:38:28

Doc Archive (1993): Till The Morning Comes

6/18/2018
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Till The Morning Comes: Night Life in Dublin is a documentary portrait of Dublin while the city sleeps. Producer Yetti Redmond finds out about the night owls, shift workers and even heros that keep Ireland's capital ticking.

Duration:00:40:38

Prince At The Castle

6/15/2018
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On a Summer morning in 2011, a group arrived at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin to work on a concert by Prince. They were nervous. That morning, the morning of the concert, Prince had fired his own crew and an Irish team had been hurriedly drafted in. What would the next 15 hours bring? Would the “difficult genius” have any more surprises? (2018)

Duration:00:40:19

Forum: National School System 1831

6/12/2018
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'Forum: National School System 183' explores the founding of our national school system which was originally multi-denominational. This documentary features many voices on the school system, text books, legislation and religion.

Duration:00:43:15

Does My Bum Sound Big In This?

6/8/2018
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Joyce, is by her own admission, only living a ‘half-life’. A funny, vibrant, creative person with lots of friends, she rarely leaves the house. She’s morbidly obese. Recorded over the last two years, we follow Joyce as she tackles the complex reasons behind her weight, tries to shed her shell and ‘find her way back to normal’. (2018)

Duration:00:41:28

DocArchive (1997): Time Piece

6/5/2018
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Mary Mulvihill’s makes a visit to Time Piece Antiques in Dublin where old clocks are restored.

Duration:00:39:28

Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker

6/1/2018
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If you were battling Nazi Germany which individual would you chose to take on the role? A soldier? Perhaps a great statesman? How many of you would choose a librarian? Well, this is exactly what happened in wartime Dublin. Marc McMenamin tells the story of Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker. (2017)

Duration:00:39:18

DocArchive(1986): Afternoon Tea at the Athenaeum

5/29/2018
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Andy O'Mahony joins Dr. A. L. Rowse for afternoon tea at the Athenaeum in London on November 14th 1985. The many topics up for discussion include the left-wing politics of the Oxford scene in the 1920s and 30s, Rowse's admiration for Margaret Thatcher and his modernisation of Shakespeare's plays.

Duration:00:44:35

A Talent For Life - The Fergus O'Farrell Story

5/25/2018
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Fergus O'Farrell was the Irish singer-songwriter behind the cult band Interferecnce, who died in Februrary 2016. His song 'Gold' featured in the soundtrack and Broadway adaptation of the movie Once. He has battled against incredible adversity, but he kept on making music.

Duration:00:38:18

DocArchive(1977); Squirrel Catcher

5/22/2018
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THE STORY OF A CITY KID AND HIS AMBITIONS TO BECOME A COUNTRYMAN.

Duration:00:35:23

With These Hands

5/18/2018
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This multi award winning documentary is about Tralee man, Eric Roche - a world class virtuosic guitarist - and his younger brother Bryan. Considered by many as Ireland's greatest ever guitarists, this is a story of love, music, life and brotherhood.

Duration:00:41:25

DocArchive (1988): Sheriff Street Flat Complex

5/15/2018
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In the shadow of the multi-million Custom House Dock's scheme, the people of Sheriff Street wonder if this development will provide much-needed employment to the area, which has fallen into serious decline through the closure of local factories, but many locals are sceptical about the promises for a brighter future. (1988)

Duration:00:40:01

The Long Goodbye

5/11/2018
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The award-winning tender and loving story of a husband, Matt, and his wife, Mai, whose lives have changed entirely since Mai was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is a story of a solemn promise made in marriage 'In sickness and health, till death do we part'. (2007)

Duration:00:41:14

DocArchive (1994): War and Want

5/8/2018
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Two nations tell apparently separate stories, yet these are both tales of war and of want, and both trace their roots to the destructive effects of apartheid. Local villages in South Africa and Mozambique try to rebuild after years of neglect through self-aid schemes set up by community leaders. (1994)

Duration:00:42:25

More Irish than the Irish Themselves

5/4/2018
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In the last 100 years, we Irish have struggled with our native language. Now in 2011, less than 5% of us speak it on a daily basis. This is a story of passion - from 'non-Irish' people who see the beauty in the language and have been inspired to learn it. (2011)

Duration:00:39:03