'Down the Tube' spends a day with Sligo based RTÉ regional news correspondent Tommie Gorman.

Reporter Eithne Hand sets out with Tommie to get an insight into his working day. One of six regional RTÉ correspondents Tommie operates from the Sligo studio. Eithne Hand joins him at an early morning meeting at RTÉ Sligo studio stories follows Tommie as he covers stories on planning regulations, slot machines, soldiers wives, and a salmonella outbreak in Donegal.

Tommie Gorman talks about his love for journalism. His working day is dependent on the team he works with from studio secretary Catherine MacConville to his camera crew Tony Cournane and Michael Walsh, and technician Jim Gartlan.

'Down the Tube' was a television series about television. Presented by Marian Finucane a panel of guests would discuss television programmes broadcast that week on one of the channels available in Ireland. The programme also contained reports about television production.

'Down the Tube' was broadcast in 1988 and 1989. This report on the work of RTÉ's north-west regional correspondent Tommie Gorman and was broadcast 20 February 1989.

Tommie Gorman (1989)
Tommie Gorman (1989)