Scenes from the village of Carrignavar in County Cork.
The opening sequence for this episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ features the village of Carrignavar in County Cork situated north of Cork City.
Local people, many of them children, are more than happy to wave at the camera. Two boys freewheel down a hill on a bicycle and another demonstrates his skateboarding skills to an assembled group of spectators. A girl shows off her pet mice. A couple of men enjoy a pint outside a pub while another pair take part in a game of road bowling.
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 13 February 1980. The presenter is Frank Hall.