Dracula and Bram Stoker

EXHIBITION : HALLOWEEN

About this Item

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
  • Contributor
    Dara 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. Dara Ó Briain speaks in both Irish and English. An actress reads aloud from 'Dracula' in a voiceover.

  • Information

    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
  • 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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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