After seven years the RTÉ series 'Newsbeat' ends Frank Hall says goodbye as the set is taken down.

In the final moments of the series presenter Frank Hall thanks the audience for watching as the 'Newsbeat' set is dismantled around him. His closing remarks are interrupted by floor manager Charlie Roberts who is eager to wrap things up.

Thank you for everything and please God, see you around.

As the ‘Newsbeat’ set is struck a new backdrop for the programme ‘7 Days’ is revealed.

Frank Hall wanders the studio reflecting on his years presenting the show before joining reporters George Devlin, Michael Ryan and Cathal O'Shannon along with cartoonist Terry Willers at a bar in the studio. The end is bitter sweet as they toast the final episode of Newsbeat.

First broadcast on Monday 14 September 1964, 'Newsbeat' was a news feature programme which ran on Telefís Éireann from Monday to Friday. The RTÉ Guide listing for the first episode described it as,

News, weather and supplement where possible to major news items, with commentary on events and people of local interest. The programme includes regular contributions from well-known Dublin journalists.

The programme reported on stories from around the country covering affairs of the day with contributions from journalists and RTÉ News staff. With Frank Hall as the main anchor, the programme also featured George Devlin, Michael Ryan and Cathal O’Shannon on reporting duties with contributors including Vincent Scally, Frank Kelly and Eamon Morrissey amongst others over the years.

The subjects for Newsbeat reports were wide ranging and included apparitions, a magician priest, pornography, poteen, and public toilets.

The final episode of ‘Newsbeat’ was broadcast on 11 June 1971.