The Private And Public Brendan Behan

EXHIBITION : BRENDAN BEHAN

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On the publication of a biography of Brendan Behan, author Ulick O'Connor and broadcaster Andy O'Mahony discuss the writer.

  • Title
    Ulick O'Connor On Brendan Behan
  • 1st Broadcast
    21/07/1970
  • Contributor
    Andy O'Mahony (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:42
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Focus
  • Clip title
    The Private And Public Brendan Behan
  • Extended description

    On the publication of a biography of Brendan Behan, author Ulick O'Connor and broadcaster Andy O'Mahony discuss how Behan became trapped by his public image. For O'Connor, Behan became weaker as a writer as he was physically weakened by drink and diabetes. O'Connor feels that later he was no longer able to get in touch with his real self.

  • Information

    'Focus' was a weekly magazine of the arts edited and presented by Andy O'Mahony.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows writer Ulick O'Connor, on 'The Late Late Show', on 3 March 1973. O'Connor was a regular 'Late Late' panellist at the time this picture was taken.

    The photographer was Des Gaffney.

    © RTÉ Stills 2043/068

  • Local keywords
    Brendan Behan, Literature, Arts, Culture, Ulick O'Connor, Andy O'Mahony, Biography
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1970
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA3294
  • 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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