The people of the small town of Piltown in Kilkenny are the stars of this opening sequence to 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.
Children eating ice pops and waving to the camera, a car mechanic with a vintage car and motorbike, young girls trot through the town on horseback and young boys with their fishing rods.
This episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly’ was broadcast on 19 March 1980.
Once a week, from June to September, the ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ film crew would arrive at a town or village in any county in Ireland. They would film the people and the place and return to RTÉ where the footage was edited and put to music.
This short film of around one minute’s duration formed part of the opening sequence for that week’s episode. No one knew which location had been chosen, and it was not advertised as part of the programme billings in the RTÉ Guide or newspapers.
So with this in mind, people the length and breadth of the country tuned in religiously, in case it was the turn of their town or village to have its few minutes of fame.