Jack Campbell talks about life in the trenches, the fear of going over the top, going hungry and the danger of rats.
- Title Jack Campbell Life in the Trench
- 1st Broadcast 11/11/1988
- ContributorGay Byrne (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:38
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Late Late Show
- Clip title "It Was Just Sheer Punishment"
- Extended description
Jack Campbell describes shouting to help overcome the fear he felt in going over the top. Life in the trenches meant putting up with all sorts of weather,going hungry, being surrounded by the dead, and the danger of rats to the wounded.
"We weren't living in in the sense of the word, it was just punishment."
'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.
Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcastat 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on
so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords First World War, World War 1, Great War, Wars, Conflicts, Gay Byrne, Jack Campbell
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Wars and Conflict
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1988
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 95D00042
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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