Brendan Behan and Jim Downey talk about 'The Hostage' in New York. Downey describes the extraordinary reaction to an actor's benefit performance of the play.

At a Variety Club of Ireland event, RTÉ reporter P.P. O'Reilly talked to Brendan Behan and Jim Downey. Downey was the owner of a famous New York steak house frequented by members of the city's theatre world. Here Downey describes the extraordinary reaction to an actor's benefit performance of 'The Hostage'.

Speaking in Irish and English Brendan Behan explains why there are so few Dublin people in America.