The people of Bagenalstown in County Carlow are the stars for this opening sequence of Hall's Pictorial Weekly.
'Hall's Pictorial Weekly’ features Bagenalstown, also known as Muine Bheag, in County Carlow.
Two men walk their dogs alongside the River Barrow while a third feeds the ducks. On Main Street, a couple outside Martin Duffy’s pub attempt to cross the road in front of an oncoming Volkswagen Beetle.
A man on scaffolding is carrying out work on Saint Andrew's Church in Market Square.
This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 5 March 1975.
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.