The Radharc Squad - Priests or FilmMakers?


About this Item

'The Radharc Squad' tells the story of one of the greatest adventures in Irish television history how of a group of Catholic priests turned filmmakers produced over 400 groundbreaking, influential and often controversial films between 1962 and 1996. Marking the 50th anniversary of both Radharc and RTÉ, this two part documentary uses the Radharc archive and interviews with key figures and commentators who examine the value and legacy of the Radharc films to Irish broadcasting.

  • Title
    Priests or FilmMakers?
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Ruán Magan (Producer/Director)
    Philip Cullen (Editor)
    Laura Ní Cheallaigh (Producer)
    Patricia Carroll (Executive Producer)
    Roger Childs (Executive Producer RTÉ)
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  • Series title
    The Radharc Squad
  • Clip title
    The Radharc Squad - Priests or FilmMakers?
  • Extended description

    The first part of 'The Radharc Squad' looks at the establishment of the Radharc series and the early programmes made in Ireland. Also discussed is how Radharc showed television viewers back home the work of the Irish Missionaries abroad.The programme also looks at 'Radharc in Derry 1964' a film made looking at the social injustice in that city and why it would not be broadcast for 25 years.

  • Information

    'The Radharc Squad' was a Tyrone Production in association with RTÉ made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

  • Local keywords
    Radharc, RTÉ, Religion, Catholic Church, Priests, Television, Broadcasting, Peter Kelly, Colum Kenny, Dermod McCarthy, Eoghan Harris, John Charles McQuaid, Tom Arnold, Gerry Stembridge, Mary McAleese, Peter Lemass, Jim Sheridan, Matthew McAteer, Christy Brown, Missionaries
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Africa, Turkana, Derry
  • Topic
    Religion and Belief
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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  • Country of production
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  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)