A drunken Cha and Miah take to the park to discuss the new year.

In this sketch for 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' Cha (Frank Duggan) and Miah (Michael Twomey) reminisce over new year's gone by.

We're the men that our mammies warned us against... We're worse than the ads for drink on the gogglebox.

They also contemplate making a new years "revolution".

This episode of Hall's Pictorial Weekly was broadcast on 31 December 1975.

Frank Hall
Frank Hall

Frank Hall's amusing and satirical series began on 29 September 1971 with the full title 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator' which became known as 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'. The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country. 

Regarded as RTÉ's flagship comedy show, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats.

The show ran for 9 series until 1980. 

In the RTÉ Guide on the week of it's first transmission, Frank Hall wrote,

The form and content of Hall's Pictorial Weekly should be impossible to forecast until the last moment. It should be as varied and absorbing as life itself. 

He further commented 

I have an inexhaustible interest in the lives and times of the people who live in our country towns and villages; no event is too small to capture my attention, no community too out of the way... This programme is intended to be about you, your town, your friends, your local interests.

(RTÉ Guide, September 24, 1971, Vol.8, No.9, p.2)