Scenes from the village of Ballingeary in the Muskerry Gaeltacht, County Cork.

The opening sequence for this episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ features the village of Ballingeary in the Cork Gaeltacht region of Muskerry (Múscraí).

Everyone caught on camera, from a man driving a tractor to a large group of children and elderly people are eager to wave. 

Ballingeary citizens
Other people are filmed going about their business include a man washing his car and a group of people watching a game of tennis.

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.

This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 28 November 1979.