Reading of 'Ulysses' 16 June 1982

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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
  • Contributor
    John 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.

  • Information

    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

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2098/093

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, Broadcasting, Radio, James Joyce, Ulysses, Micheál Ó hAodha, 1980s, John Bowman, Arts
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1983
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA4319
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Stereo
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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