Students at a boarding school in the West of Ireland, are not happy with a change in the broadcast time for 'The Riordans' in 1977

'The Riordans' was a popular rural soap opera. Here is a petition from a boarding school in the West of Ireland, protesting at the time change from Sunday to Tuesday evenings in 1977. It says that boarders are only allowed to watch television on a Saturday and Sunday night and requests that RTÉ schedule  'The Riordans' on a Sunday so that they can watch it again. The petition was signed by 81 students.

The response of RTÉ's Head of Drama Michael Garvey is also included. Garvey explains why it is unlikely that RTÉ will revert to a Sunday transmission.