'The Radharc Squad' tells the story of one of the greatest adventures in Irish television history how of a group of Catholic priests turned filmmakers produced over 400 groundbreaking, influential and often controversial films between 1962 and 1996. Marking the 50th anniversary of both Radharc and RTÉ, this two part documentary uses the Radharc archive and interviews with key figures and commentators who examine the value and legacy of the Radharc films to Irish broadcasting.
- Title Priests or FilmMakers?
- 1st Broadcast 04/12/2012
- ContributorRuán Magan (Producer/Director)
Philip Cullen (Editor)
Laura Ní Cheallaigh (Producer)
Patricia Carroll (Executive Producer)
Roger Childs (Executive Producer RTÉ)
- Clip Duration 00:53:08
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Radharc Squad
- Clip title The Radharc Squad - Priests or FilmMakers?
- Extended description
The first part of 'The Radharc Squad' looks at the establishment of the Radharc series and the early programmes made in Ireland. Also discussed is how Radharc showed television viewers back home the work of the Irish Missionaries abroad.The programme also looks at 'Radharc in Derry 1964' a film made looking at the social injustice in that city and why it would not be broadcast for 25 years.
'The Radharc Squad' was a Tyrone Production in association with RTÉ made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
- Local keywords Radharc, RTÉ, Religion, Catholic Church, Priests, Television, Broadcasting, Peter Kelly, Colum Kenny, Dermod McCarthy, Eoghan Harris, John Charles McQuaid, Tom Arnold, Gerry Stembridge, Mary McAleese, Peter Lemass, Jim Sheridan, Matthew McAteer, Christy Brown, Missionaries
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Africa, Turkana, Derry
- Topic Religion and Belief
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2012
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier PXD6/10181
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- Item type whole
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Stereo
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)