"There is No Such Thing as a Free Nobel Prize"

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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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
  • Contributor
    Gay 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.

  • Information

    '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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