Heaney argues that when dealing with the situation in Northern Ireland, "people set terms that are too simple".
- Title Hanly's People: Seamus Heaney
- 1st Broadcast 10/04/1989
- ContributorDavid Hanly (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:51
- Material Type Video
- Series title Hanly's People
- Clip title "I Actually Have an Enormous Love for the Protestant Community in the North"
- Extended description
Heaney argues that when dealing with the situation in Northern Ireland, "people set terms that are too simple", that it is the impulses from moment to moment that you go on. From being born and growing up in Northern Ireland, he feels that he has an instinctive sense "of the velleities and dangers and the underground life of ... Protestant, Catholic in the Northern thing".
‘Hanly’s People’ was a weekly programme featuring a guest in conversation with presenter David Hanly in a living-room setting for half an hour. Each guest was someone in the news, making the news, or behind the news. They were drawn from all spheres of public life, including politics and the arts. ‘Hanly’s People’ was first broadcast on 6 October 1986 and ended on 6 June 1991.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Northern Ireland, Troubles, David Hanly
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1989
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 97D00239
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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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