The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: email@example.com
Christmas 1913 saw cinema audiences treated for the first time to the screen adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. His 1843 novel was produced as a silent movie starring Seymour Hicks as the miserly businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge. But that’s just one of the films that was on offer to enthusiastic audiences that year which saw picture houses spread as rapidly here as elsewhere in the world – as Ruth Barton, head of film studies at Trinity College told us. Christmas 1913 at the Pictures by Ruth Barton By 1913, going to the pictures was a popular leisure activity, ...
Ruth Barton discusses this week's Classic Movie 'The Private Life of Henry VIII' from 1933 starring Charles Laughton with Seán Rocks. The film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-OVnZuEXhM.
Drama On One's 'What Is Life?' season of science plays begins this Sunday April 7th at 8pm on RTÉ Radio 1 with "What next for Hedy Lamarr", Written and Directed by Joe O'Byrne. For more details go to www.rte.ie\dramaonone. Joe O'Byrne and Ruth Barton, Author of 'Hedy Lamarr: The most beautiful woman in film', join Evelyn O'Rourke.