The people and the village of Mullinahone in County Tipperary caught on camera.

This opening sequence for this epsiode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ features the village of Mullinahone in County Tipperary.

The village is fairly quiet and the local post office is closed. There are a few people cycling bicycles, a man drives a tractor and a Guinness lorry makes a delivery. Most people out and about are on foot, and they include a woman and her son leading a goat down the street tethered by a rope. Behind them, a man carries a kid.


This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 20 June 1979.

Frank Hall’s amusing and satirical series began on 29 September 1971 with the full title ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly Incorporating the Provincial Vindicator’ which became known as ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’.

The series allowed Frank Hall to follow his own interest in the lives of viewers throughout the country.

Regarded as RTÉ’s flagship comedy show, it featured satirical sketches on current news stories and popular culture, as well as parody songs, comedy sketches, re-edited videos, cartoons and spoof television formats.

The show ran for nine series until 1980.