"You Have No Idea How Bad French Television Is"

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Young Irish people living in Paris, talk about work, French men and women and French television.

  • Title
    Kitty O'Shea's Paris
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/02/1989
  • Contributor
    Anne Marie Hourihane (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:33
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Nighthawks
  • Clip title
    "You Have No Idea How Bad French Television Is"
  • Extended description

    A filmed insert for the programme 'Nighthawks'. The report shows interviews with four young Irish people living in Paris intercut with shots of the Arc de Triomphe, the Paris metro, the Eiffel tower, and the Louvre.

    The interviews were filmed in Kitty O'Shea's pub Rue des Capucines, Paris. The subjects discussed are, working and living in Paris, hours, money and holidays. Short discussion on French television which two of the Irish people describe as being "awful".

    A young Irish man is asked the difference between French women and Irish women. Two young Irish women talk about French men who they describe as being good looking, well dressed but not always faithful.

  • Information

    'Nighthawks' was a programme that was set in a bar/cafe where the presenter Shay Healy was also the proprieter. The content was a mixture of comedy sketches, interviews, music performances and music videos.'Nighthawks' was broadcast between 1988 and 1992 and went out three nights a week.

    The report shown here was filmed in Paris and was first shown on 7 February 1989.

  • Local keywords
    Emigration, Paris, France, Pubs, Kitty O'Shea's, Young People, Television, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Two (Network 2)
  • Production year
    1989
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    01D02408
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Stereo
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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