An extract from the opening epsiode of Radio Éireann's first soap opera 'The Kennedys of Castleross' began which on 14 April 1955.
- Title The Kennedys of Castleross Episode 1
- 1st Broadcast 14/04/1955
- ContributorMarie Kean (Actor)
Philip O'Flynn (Actor)
Pat Laffan (Actor)
Mark Grantham (Scriptwriter)
[Radio Éireann Players]
- Clip Duration 00:01:10
- Material Type Audio
- Series title in English The Kennedys of Castleross
- Clip title First Radio Soap The Kennedys of Castleross
- Extended description
The introduction and opening scene from the first episode of 'The Kennedys of Castleross'. The programme was sponsored by Fry Cadbury.
Among the large cast of 'The Kennedys of Castleross' were the actors Marie Kean, Pat Laffan and Philip O'Flynn. Mark Grantham was the main writer at the start of the series. Hugh Leonard, David Hanly and Kevin Fuller also wrote scripts for the series.
The popular lunchtime series ran until 1975.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows the cast of 'The Kennedys of Castleross' recording at the Radio Éireann GPO studios in 1965. From left to right; Máire Ní Dhomhnaill, Marie Keane, Vincent Dowling, unidentified, unidentified, Philip O'Flynn, Angela Newman, unknown, Aideen O'Kelly, Jim FitzGerald, and producer Willie Styles.
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- Local keywords Soap Opera, Marie Kean, Pat Laffan, Philip O'Flynn, Mark Grantham, Hugh Leonard, David Hanly, Kevin Fuller, 1950s, Radio, RTÉ, Broadcasting, Drama
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Drama/Fiction
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1955
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BB310
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