Paddy Joe Canavaun has a Christmas message for the viewers of Ballymagash.

On behalf of the Ballymagash Television Co-Operative, reporter Frank Duggan asks Paddy Joe Canavaun ( Michael Twomey) of Tooreendohenybeg to give a Christmas message. He is specifically seeking some words of encouragement and good cheer for depressed viewers and Paddy Joe is more than happy to oblige.

This is Christmas Day and I hope you're making the best of it, eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we starve.

Paddy Joe is optimistic that Minister for Labour Michael O’Leary, Minister for Transport and Power Peter Barry and Fianna Fáil leader Jack Lynch will be most beneficial for the people of Cork, but for those living in less fortunate parts of the country.

No doubt something will turn up that we can't get our hands on, so let ye buck up and best of luck to all of ye.

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 18 December 1974.