How stories of the day are put together for RTÉ News programmes.

A look at the work behind the scenes in the preparation for the Nine O'Clock News on RTÉ television.

Production begins with a plan to cover the main stories of the day.

Reporter Charlie Bird sets out for the High Court but is then sent to Crumlin Shopping Centre in search of Dunnes Stores strikers against apartheid.

Graphics staff prepare the corresponding illustrations for stories.

This episode of Slants was broadcast on 13 October 1985. The reporter is Ciana Campbell.

'Slants' was a weekly television magazine programme made by the media about the media.