Buying the Christmas Turkey

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

About this Item

Getting the turkey for Christmas dinner was once far removed from picking up a frozen bird at the local supermarket. Look at the Christmas trade at this country market, where live turkeys are brought to town by donkey and cart and weighed on site.

  • Title
    Buying the Christmas Turkey
  • 1st Broadcast
    04/12/1964
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:56
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Newsbeat
  • Clip title
    Buying the Christmas Turkey
  • Extended description

    'Newsbeat' joins housewives selecting turkeys for the Christmas dinner at a country market. The live turkeys are stored in wooden crates and are examined and weighed before being sold.

    Note: This clips is mute.

  • Information

    'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme which ran on television from Monday to Friday from September 1964 to June 1971. Reporting on stories from around the country, 'Newsbeat' covered affairs of the day with contributions from print journalists and RTÉ news staff.

    This report was broadcast 4 December 1964.

  • Local keywords
    Christmas, Turkey, Housewives, Fairs, Market, Festivals, Customs
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1964
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P117/00064
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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