Brown Thomas Toy Department

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS PAST ON RTÉ

About this Item

Christmas at Brown Thomas Toy Department in 1965.

  • Title
    The Private Life of Santa Claus
  • 1st Broadcast
    20/12/1965
  • Contributor
    Stuart Hetherington (Camerman)
    Brian Cleeve (Script writer)
    Peter Kennerly (Producer/Director)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:52
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Discovery
  • Clip title
    Brown Thomas Toy Department
  • Extended description

    An extract from a documentary from the Discovery series showing children playing with a wide range of toys, and reading books at the Brown Thomas Department Store, on Grafton Street in Dublin in 1965.

    A shop manager talks about moves to protect the store from shoplifting at this time of the year. Children tell Santa what they would like for Christmas this year. 

  • Information

    This episode of 'Discovery' examines one aspect of the commercialisation of Christmas in the form of the 'Store Santa Claus'.

    'Discovery' was a documentary series broadcast on RTÉ between 1964 and 1967. Discovery, which first aired on Tuesday, 14 January, 1964 touched on many aspects of Irish life with an occasional spotlight on events of particular interest.


     

  • Local keywords
    Christmas, Toys, Brown Thomas, Dublin, Grafton Street
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1965
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P62/00065
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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