Tribute to Brendan Behan

Broadcast on 21 March 1964 Michael Ó hAodha pays tribute to the writer Brendan Behan, the day following his death. 

Michael Ó hAodha a radio producer and an Assistant Controller of Programmes for Radio Éireann quotes Behan's own words from the end of 'The Hostage',

"The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling for you but not for me. Oh death where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling or grave thy victory. If you meet the undertaker or the the young man from the Pru get a pint with what is left over now I'll say goodbye to you."

Brendan Behan died on the 20 March 1964. Michael Ó hAodha broadcast this tribute to the writer on 21 March 1964.

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