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
- ContributorAndy 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.
'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.
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- 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
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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