Dara Ó Briain in Halloween costume hears all about Bram Stoker and his creation Dracula from Dennis McIntyre.
- Title Dracula and Bram Stoker
- 1st Broadcast 31/10/1996
- ContributorDara O'Briain (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:20
- Material Type Video
- Series title Echo Island
- Clip title Dracula and Bram Stoker
- Extended description
An extract from a Halloween special for the series 'Echo Island' aimed at young people. In this clip presenter Dara Ó Briain in a Halloween costume talks to Denis McIntyre of the Bram Stoker Project about the book 'Dracula' the most popular book in the world after the Bible.
Bram Stoker was born in Dublin and his inspiration for Dracula may have come from Ireland. The presenter speaks in both Irish and English. An actress reads aloud from 'Dracula' in a voiceover.
The RTÉ series for young people 'Echo Island' was broadcast from 1994 to 1999.
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, Literature, Dracula, Dublin city, Denis McIntyre, Bram Stoker Project, Horror, Literature
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Entertainment and Performing Arts
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Two (Network 2)
- Production year 1996
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier HX30/06140
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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