Witches On Liveline

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Janet and Stewart Farrar, who are witches and authors of books on witchcraft, answer questions from callers on 'Liveline'.

  • Title
    Witches On Liveline
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/10/1985
  • Contributor
    Marian Finucane (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:42
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Liveline
  • Clip title
    Witches On Liveline
  • Extended description

    Presenter Marian Finucane introduces Janet and Stewart Farrar who are witches. Janet explains that they are just ordinary people who are practising one of the oldest religions in the world.

    A young girl, Susan, phones in to ask what the witches will be doing for Halloween? They answer they will be worshipping God and not riding around on broom sticks frightening people.

    Another caller Christy wants to know if as white witches they have a function to counter black magic? Janet and Stewart explain that they see black magic as a fringe of practising Satanists.

    Another young girl, Vanessa wants to know if they live in a castle? Janet and Stewart explain that they live in an ordinary house watch television and play records and have a donkey in the garden.

  • Information

    'Liveline' is a phone-in radio programme broadcast from Monday to Friday from 13.45 to 15.00. The programme is currently presented by Joe Duffy with the tagline "Talk to Joe".

    The accompanying image shows Janet Farrar (right) with her other husband, Gavin Bone (left). It was taken for a RTÉ Guide article promoting the documentary 'Witch Woman', published on 29 October 1999. © RTÉ Stills Library 4262/076

    Halloween (a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening) is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day incorporates traditions from pagan harvest festivals and festivals honouring the dead, particularly the Celtic Samhain.

  • Local keywords
    Halloween, Witchcraft, Festivals, Jane Farrar, Stewart Farrar
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    1985
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA3952
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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