Celebrating 50 years of RTÉ Television.
- Title TV50 Ident
- Production Year 2012
- ContributorPaul Gibney (Director)
- Clip Duration 00:00:10
- Material Type Video
- Clip title 50 Years of RTÉ Television
- Extended description
In 2012 RTÉ celebrated 50 years of broadcasting public service television. This ident animation is a visual representation of the RTÉ Archives and was directed by Paul Gibney.
RTÉ Television marked the occasion with newly-commissioned programming looking at the role of television and the audience's engagement with it. The TV50 project broadcast classic comedy, drama and factual programmes from over the years. Each of these programmes began with the TV50 sting featuring the TV50 logo and the tag line 'Remember Imagine' and 'Cuimhnigh Samhlaigh'.
Pat Butler looked back at 50 years of Irish-language programmes in 'Sup as an Tobar'. 'Nighthawks Rehashed' pulled together the best bits of comedy, music and interviews from the show, which ran from 1989 to 1993.
RTÉ Archives broadcast the only existing copy of 'School Around the Corner' from the original series in December 1962 and curated an exhibition of twelve full episodes of 'Radharc' as a testament to the programme's contribution.
John Bowman presented a two-part documentary 'Battle Station' which examined RTÉ Television's relationships with the Government, the Catholic Church, the Irish-language movement and other political and cultural forces in the first 50 years of Irish television.
In addition to programmes from the Archives, TV50 also asked questions about the future of television in 'What's Happening to Television?' presented by Miriam O'Callaghan.
TV50 celebrated 50 years of RTÉ Television in 2012.
- Local keywords TV50, RTÉ, Television, History of RTÉ
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier sting
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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