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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

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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

New York - 1, David - 0

11/9/2018
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David Atkinson, a cocky, 22-year old from Wexford goes to New York to find work after college. Which sounds great except that David’s going on a visa which gives him just 90 days to find work. The clock starts when the wheels of his suitcase hit American soil. Will he find a job before his money, his visa or his luck runs out? (2018)

Duration:00:40:21

DocArchive (1982): Families for Children Fostering

11/6/2018
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Ireland has a long tradition of fostering in Ireland. Families have always taken care of the young and vulnerable but many opt to foster children for long periods of time. An insight into fostering, social work and children in foster care in 1982

Duration:00:37:41

Ireland's First Superstar

11/2/2018
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Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore emigrated from Ballygar Co Galway to America in the 1840's. He went on to become a leading bandmaster and composer, writing the song ‘When Johnny comes marching home’. He played to millions during his lifetime. But this hugely successful entertainer and Ireland’s first real superstar remains largely unknown. (2018)

Duration:00:40:24

DocArchive (1996): Goodnight Ballivor, I'll Sleep in Trim

10/30/2018
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Goodnight Ballivor, I'll Sleep in Trim is an expression known to many across Ireland but for Radio Producer John Quinn, it is his memoir of a childhood in the Meath village of Ballivor. This documentary was first broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on 7th of May 1996.

Duration:00:42:42

Richard Hayes, Nazi Codebreaker

10/26/2018
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In October 2018, a new book entitled Code Breaker by Marc McMenamin was published. That book was borne out of this documentary - which tells the incredible true story of a librarian, a Nazi spy and Ireland's secret role in turning the tide of World War II. And at the heart of this story lies an unassuming man from Limerick, named Richard Hayes 2017

Duration:00:39:17

DocArchive (1977): Painters and Sculptors

10/23/2018
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An exploration of the art scene in Ireland, particularly in Dublin. Contributors speak of the elitist image of the commercial gallery, the lifestyle and pressures of an artist and the public's engagement with art.

Duration:00:43:34

Chasin' Roe

10/19/2018
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In the 1980’s, Kildare man Michael Roe was amongst the quickest drivers in the world. Destined to become a global household name, the biggest teams in Formula 1 scrambled for his signature. However, a critical decision sent Michael down a different road. But now he’s back, helping his nephew James Roe Jr follow in his footsteps. (2018)

Duration:00:41:39

DocArchive (1983): A Town No God Could Please

10/16/2018
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This is a history of Belfast, from its beginnings as a river-crossing, through its centuries of radical politics and commercial enterprise to the nightmare of the Troubles. Based on the book "“Belfast – An Illustrated History” by Jonathan Bardon (1983).

Duration:00:43:00

The Summer of Astral Weeks

10/12/2018
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Van Morrison is one of the great musicians of his generation. His 1968 album Astral Weeks is said to be one of the finest albums of all time. We visit Boston, LA and New York to hear the story of that summer and reunite, for the first time in 50 years, the musicians who played on Astral Weeks – bar one. Narrated by Richard Dormer (2018)

Duration:00:40:19

DocArchive (1993): Halfway House

10/9/2018
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A snapshot of relationships in Ireland at a time when they were considered to be scandalous ... Bill Long talks to people, involved with much older or much younger partners. All these relationships started out with hope and enthusiasm, some lasted and some didn’t...

Duration:00:42:48

The Hospital Always Wins

10/5/2018
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In 2005, American producer Laura Starecheski began recording at the Living Museum, an art studio for patients at Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital in New York City. Whilst there, Laura stumbled on to a mystery that would take ten years to unravel. It involved one patient, Issa Ibrahim. First broadcast by State of the Re:Union on NPR. (2018)

Duration:00:39:50

DocArchive (1985): Mulligan

10/2/2018
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Mulligan was an Irish record company in the 70s and 80s with a catalogue ranging from traditional to contemporary. However, it was far from a typical 9 to 5 office. This collective had an idealistic approach and was perhaps ahead of it's time

Duration:00:46:18

Finding Private Branch

9/28/2018
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This is a tale that spans 60 years. It begins in Dublin, travels to America, then onto Germany, before finally returning to Dublin. It’s about friendship and guilt - of bonds made and of bonds broken - and of a mans search to find closure. Throughout all of this, it’s the story of two men inextricably linked by an incident in 1959 (2018)

Duration:00:39:50

DocArchive (1958): Hilton and Micheál

9/25/2018
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Two of the most recognizable figures in the arts in twentieth-century Ireland - Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir, cofounded The Gate theatre. Partners in life and in business, they had an ambitious and revolutionary approach to the theatre.

Duration:01:27:07

The Yellow Line

9/22/2018
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Monday morning in an Irish town. Commuters are waiting for their train. For them, it’s a normal day, heading to school, work and elsewhere. But there’s a movement in the crowd. Some shouting – those waiting know that they’re about to witness a tragic event. This is the often overlooked story of those who witness a death by suicide (2018)

Duration:00:41:24

DocArchive (1980): Image Makers

9/18/2018
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The art and science of Public Relations is explored. In Ireland, in 1980, there were 150 full time PR practitioners and it was a rapidly expanding industry at the time. The myth of a gin swilling, cigar smoking PR man who parries tricky questions at press conferences, is debunked. It is more than throwing lavish parties and working a room...

Duration:00:42:34

A Tale of Two Sheelas

9/14/2018
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For years gangs have been looting the ancient treasures of Ireland. In 1990 Jim O’Connor is accused of being involved in stealing a Sheela Na Gig, a stone carving of a naked woman. Later another Irishman tries to sell ancient Irish stones to a college in the US, leading to an FBI sting operation. But are the two stories connected? (2018)

Duration:00:41:21

DocArchive (1990): The Wonderful Country Far Away

9/13/2018
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John Boyle O'Reilly (b.1844) was an Irish poet, journalist, author and activist. As a youth he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent newspaper editor standing up for the Irish community and culture (1990)

Duration:00:43:17

The Announcement

9/6/2018
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In 2015, 22yr old student Laura Molloy sought medical help after discovering changes in her body she didn’t recognise - and that Google simply couldn’t answer. Laura’s doctor examined her mysterious ailments. What happened next turned conventional medical wisdom on its head - and changed her life, and those around her, forever. (2018)

Duration:00:38:43

DocArchive (1990): Making of a President

8/31/2018
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Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh president of Ireland. She is widely regarded as a transformative figure for Ireland and the presidency. This is a profile on the former president and her election campaign.

Duration:01:03:14