‘Broadsheet’ takes a look at life with the travelling theatrical company 'The James McFadden Show'.

The McFadden family has been involved in the travelling theatre for three generations. Despite growing competition from radio, cinema and television, the travelling theatre has managed to retain an audience performing plays and variety shows throughout the country.

One of the oldest touring shows in Ireland

Reporter Denis Franks talks to Jimmy McFadden in Portarlington about life in a travelling theatre company, and the programmes it performs.

'Broadsheet' was a magazine programme which went out on weekday evenings during the 1960s.

This episode of Broadsheet was broadcast on 12 September 1963. The reporter is Denis Franks.