Seamus and Marie Heaney tell Gay Byrne how they heard the news.
- Title How Seamus and Marie Heaney Heard the News
- 1st Broadcast 20/10/1995
- ContributorGay Byrne (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:06:39
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Late Late Show
- Clip title "There is No Such Thing as a Free Nobel Prize"
- Extended description
Two weeks after the announcement, Seamus and Marie Heaney tell Gay Byrne how they heard the news of the Nobel Prize win. The poet also talks about his critics and fellow writers in Ireland and abroad.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast at 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years. The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Nobel Prize, Marie Heaney, Gay Byrne
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1995
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier DLX00564
- IPR restrictions Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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