An unedited and uninterrupted reading of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' began on RTÉ Radio on 16 June 1982 and ended the following day. One year later, Micheál Ó hAodha recalls reaction to the broadcast.
- Title Ulysses Broadcast
- 1st Broadcast 16/06/1983
- ContributorJohn Bowman (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:43
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Day By Day
- Clip title Reading of 'Ulysses' 16 June 1982
- Extended description
An unedited and uninterrupted reading of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' began at 6.30 am on RTÉ radio on 16 June 1982 and lasted for over twenty five hours. It was broadcast on the Dublin medium wave transmitter. The reading of the novel was RTÉ radio's longest uninterrupted broadcast.
The studio director was William Styles and the executive producer for the reading was Micheál Ó hAodha.
One year after the broadcast, Micheál Ó hAodha recalls reaction to the 'Ulysses' broadcast. He believes that the radio broadcast has brought 'Ulysses' and James Joyce to a wider audience.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows the RTÉ Players reading James Joyce's novel 'Ulysses', which was broadcast unedited and uninterrupted by RTÉ Radio 1 (Medium Wave) between 16 and 17 June 1982.
The players are standing around the microphone holding their scripts, are from left to right; Kate Minogue (as Cissy Caffrey), unidentified, unidentified, Marcella O'Riordan (as Zoe Higgins), unidentified and Peter Dix (Narrator).
The photographer was John Cooney
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- Local keywords RTÉ, Broadcasting, Radio, James Joyce, Ulysses, Micheál Ó hAodha, 1980s, John Bowman, Arts
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1983
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA4319
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Stereo
- Language used English (eng)
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