Bomb Damages RTÉ TV Studios

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A bomb blast causes damage to RTÉ Television studios

  • Title
    Bomb Damages RTÉ TV Studios
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Tom McCaughren (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Bomb Damages RTÉ TV Studios
  • Extended description

    Tom McCaughren reports on the aftermath of a bomb explosion at RTÉ. The report shows damage to the television studio building, workmen clearing glass and debris.

    Tom McCaughren gives details on the bomb and the damage caused. Various shots of damage and workmen beginning repairs. An army officer examines the spot where the bomb was planted.

    The explosion happened at 1.30AM when only a skeleton staff was on luckily nobody was hurt.

    The reporter also assures children that the Wanderly Wagon (from the children's series of the same name) had not been damaged.

    Percy Christie, General Services Manager comments on the extent of the damage and hopes for completion of restoration work.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the aftermath of a bomb explosion at the RTÉ television studios in Donnybrook. The explosion took place at 1.30AM and despite the damage to the buildings nobody was hurt. Broadcast 5 August 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Bomb, Wanderly Wagon, Montrose, Donnybrook, Percy Christie, Terrorism, RTÉ, Tom McCaughren, 1960s
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N3469/0069A
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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