Michael Ó hAodha pays tribute to Brendan Behan on the death of the writer in 1964.
- Title Tribute To Brendan Behan
- 1st Broadcast 21/03/1964
- ContributorMichael Ó hAodha (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:57
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Tribute To Brendan
- Extended description
Michael Ó hAodha a radio producer and an Assistant Controller of Programmes for Radio Éireann pays tribute to Brendan Behan in a short broadcast following his death in March 1964. He quotes Behan's own words from the end of 'The Hostage',
"The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling for you but not for me. Oh death where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling or grave thy victory. If you meet the undertaker or the the young man from the Pru get a pint with what is left over now I'll say goodbye to you."
Brendan Behan died on the 20 March 1964. Michael Ó hAodha broadcast this tribute to the writer on 21 March 1964.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows Brendan Behan leaving the High Court 9 February 1961.
Photographers Andy Farren and Padraig MacBrien
© Irish Photo Archive B728-8467
The image is reproduced here with the kind permission of http://www.irishphotoarchive.ie
- Local keywords Brendan Behan, Literature, Arts, Culture, Michael Ó hAodha
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1964
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BB2336
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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