A sketch from 'Living With Lynch' Radio Éireann's first comedy series which began in 1954 and starring Joe Lynch. Schoolboys Fursey and Ernie ponder the advantages of having measles.
- Title Measles Sketch
- Production Year 1954
- ContributorJoe Lynch
- Clip Duration 00:02:40
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Living with Lynch
- Clip title First Radio Comedy Series
- Extended description
'Living with Lynch' began on 3 October 1954, featuring Joe Lynch, a well known actor with the Abbey Theatre and the Radio Éireann Players. This a first attempt for the station at the type of radio sketch comedy shows that were so popular on the BBC and could were available to Irish listeners.
The show was an early example of the 'packaged productions', where an independent production company would present an idea for a show to Radio Éireann and propose cast, budget and sample scripts.
A mixture of comedy and music, 'Living With Lynch' was recorded in front of an audience.Appearing along with Joe Lynch were Pamela Duncan, Charlie Byrne, Ronnie Walsh and music from the Jack Gregory Quintet.
In this extract from 'Living With Lynch' schoolboys Fursey and Ernie ponder the advantages of having measles.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows Joe Lych when he featured on a RTÉ Television series called 'Solo' which was broadcast on 29 January 1964.
© RTÉ Stills Library 1012/040
The photographer was Roy Bedell
- Local keywords Comedy, Music, Joe Lynch, Radio Éireann Players, Jack Gregory Quintet, RTÉ, Radio, Broadcasting, 1950s, Radio Éireann, Charlie Byrne, Pamela Duncan, Ronnie Walsh,
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA838
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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