The people and town of Boyle in County Roscommon are the stars in this opening sequence for 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.
The town of Boyle in County Roscommon is full of life with people running errands and going about their daily business.
An elderly man drives a horse and cart through The Crescent past the 19th century clock tower. This limestone tower was erected by the tenants of Boyle and Rockingham Estate in memory of Lawrence Harman King-Harman.
A woman crosses the Boyle River Bridge towards the Riverside Tavern. Also featured in this sequence is the 12th century Cistercian monastery Boyle Abbey.
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 5 February 1976.