A satirical look at Charles Haughey and the Fianna Fáil party from 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' in 1980.
Charles Haughey, is parodied as "Charlie Hawkeye" played by Frank Kelly from the "Feel and Fall" political party.
In full dressage, seated at a ministerial desk, "The Boss" addresses the nation and bursts into a version of the song "Accentuate the Positive".
Frank Hall's amusing and satirical series began in 1971 with the full title 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator'. It became known as 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'. The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in lives of viewers throughout the country.
Writing in the RTÉ Guide Hall said, "Ideally, it seems to me, the form and content of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' should be impossible to forecast until the last possible moment. It should be as varied and as absorbing as life itself."
This clip titled 'A Ministerial Broadcast by the New Lad' from 'Halls Pictorial Weekly' was broadcast on 30 January, 1980.