Patrick Kavanagh's Film Page

EXHIBITION : PATRICK KAVANAGH

RTV Guide, 5 April, 1963.
Page 4. Patrick Kavanagh's First Film Page in RTV Guide.
RTV Guide, 5 April, 1963. Page 4. Patrick Kavanagh's First Film Page in RTV Guide.

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The first edition of Patrick Kavanagh's column in the RTV Guide is presented here. The column initially began as a film criticism page but over time became an opportunity for Kavanagh to comment on whatever took his fancy.

  • Title
    Patrick Kavanagh And RTV Guide
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • Material Type
    Document
  • Clip title
    Patrick Kavanagh's Film Page
  • Extended description

    Patrick Kavanagh began writing for the 'RTV Guide' in April 1963. The column began life as 'The Film Page'. Kavanagh had not written as a film critic since his time at 'The Standard' ended in 1949. His writing for the 'RTV Guide' became less about film and more of an opportunity for Kavanagh to comment on whatever took his fancy.

    Topics could be as diverse as Bloomsday, "mudsummer medness" [sic] or the television weather forecast: "I have little faith in television weather men. I prefer our old country custom of looking at the butt of the wind". The column lasted until 1967.

    We reproduce here Kavanagh's first edition of 'The Film Page' as published in the RTV Guide.

  • Information

    Page 4 from 'The RTV Guide' Vol. 2 No. 71, 5 April 1963.


    'The RTV Guide' provided listings of television and radio programmes. The first edition was published on 1 December 1961. In July 1966 the magazine changed name to become 'The RTÉ Guide' and is still published on a weekly basis.

  • Local keywords
    Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Film Critic, RTV Guide, RTÉ Guide
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Country of production
    Ireland
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    rtvguide
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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