Transition Year students throughout Ireland are currently out and about getting work experience. RTÉ Archives takes a looks back to this day 30 years ago when schoolgirl Catherine Walsh spent a week at RTÉ learning the ins-and-outs of being TV producer.

As part of Youngline's 'Dream Machine', 14 year old Catherine Walsh visits the RTÉ Studios in Donnybrook to become a TV producer for a week. Catherine attends a production meeting with the Youngline presenters where they run through the programme schedule and make plans for broadcast.

'Youngline' was a once weekly, half-hour magazine show for younger viewers. The first programme was broadcast on Tuesday, 23 November, 1976 and continued until May 1984.

This clip is taken from a programme broadcast on 1 March 1983.

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