Documentary on One

The Common Thread

The Bra turns 100 this year. From the Backless to the Bullet, the Demi-cup to the Push-up, the brassiere has evolved from a simple breast support to a symbol of desire. We unclasp the story of the bra in Ireland - and caress our way through its history.

Rate this doc
  • 4.2/5 (41 ratings)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
4.2/5 (41 ratings)
  • 04 Sep: Clouds in Harry's Coffee

    During WW2, 32 Irishmen were held in captivity for 5 years and forced to work in a labour concentration camp - They became known as "Hitler's Irish slaves" - We join the last survivor of that group...

  • 12 Sep: Never Knocked Down

    Sean Mannion is a boxer from Connemara who has been compared to Muhammad Ali - So, how did this quiet humble hero from the West of Ireland blaze a trail to a World Title shot in Madison Square Gard...

  • 24 Sep: The Lost Orphans

    In 1945 two Irish boys arrived in Dublin by boat. Their journey began in a Philippine jungle during World War II. Work had taken their family from Meath to Manilla. When the Japanese invaded, Irish...

  • 08 Oct: Bombs, Balls and Beyoncé

    In 2009, Beyoncé was paid to sing at the opening of a new football stadium in Eastern Ukraine. The stadium looked like a giant blue UFO; it cost $400m to build and was home to the Champions Leagu...

  • Last week: Fantastic Beasts and the P...

    Have you ever wondered about Ireland's mystery animals? Have you ever actually gone in search of one? Referred to by experts as Cryptozoology, Shane Dunphy goes 'monster hunting' in the wilds of Co...

  • Coming up next: Bombs, Balls and Beyoncé

    In 2009, Beyoncé was paid to sing at the opening of a new football stadium in Eastern Ukraine. The stadium looked like a giant blue UFO; it cost $400m to build and was home to the Champions Leagu...