Pioneering gay and lesbian theatre group comes to Trinity College Dublin.
The Gay Sweatshop Company from England are in Dublin for a week-long run at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) performing the play 'As Time Goes By'.
'As Time Goes By' written by Noel Greig and Drew Griffiths, places the homosexual in three different cities during three different periods - Victorian England, pre-Nazi Germany and New York in 1969.
In this excerpt from the play Magnus Hirschfeld, played by Bruce Howard Bayley, questions the definitions of 'queer' and 'normal'.
Queer, a term of abuse and one which I sometimes apply to myself in preference to my medical title.
This episode of 'PM' was broadcast on 5 April 1978.
PM was a magazine series reporting on aspects of Irish life with interludes for music from Irish performers.
PM first began on Tuesday, 20 September 1977 and was initially aired three nights a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm on RTÉ 1.
The original presenters John O'Donoghue, Áine O'Connor, Nicholas Coffey and Doireann Ní Bhriain were later joined by Pat Kenny.
As editor Noel Smyth sees it, the Tuesday programme will consist mainly of film reports on topical events anywhere in Ireland, the Wednesday edition will concentrate on studio discussions, and the Thursday programme will be in Irish, with just as wide a brief as the other two.
(RTÉ Guide, 16 September 1977, Vol.1, No.37, p.18)
PM ran until Thursday, 12 April 1979.