The people of Kildorrery in Cork are the stars of this opening sequence to 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly'.
The opening sequence for this episode of 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly’ mostly features local children from the village of Kildorrery in north County Cork. Kildorrery, located in the heart of County Cork's Ballyhoura Mountains is equidistant from Mallow, Mitchelstown and Fermoy.
Two girls push a pram across Main Street, Kildorrery. Another two, sitting on the pavement, are deep in conversation.
A couple of men complete a transaction on the street corner, one of them counting a wad of 20 pound notes. A woman getting out of her Ford Escort car is warmly welcomed by a group of people gathered outside a drapery shop.
This episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ was filmed on 12 October 1975. It was broadcast on 23 October 1975. The producer/director is John Condon.
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.