Paddy Crosbie The School Around the Corner


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An article about a special edition of the popular programme 'The School Around the Corner.'

  • Title
    The School Around the Corner
  • Production Year
  • Contributor
    Matt Farrell (Reporter)
    Roy Bedell (Photographer)
  • Publisher Broadcaster
  • Material Type
  • Clip title
    Paddy Crosbie The School Around the Corner
  • Extended description

    RTV Guide reporter Matt Farrell writes about a special end of season edition of 'The School Around the Corner'.

    'The School Around the Corner' was started on radio by presenter Paddy Crosbie. The programme transferred to televsion on the 2 January 1962 and soon became one of the most popular programmes on the new television service.

    In this article Paddy Crosbie talks about the origins of the show and bringing it to television.

  • Information

    In addition to presenting the show, Paddy Crosbie was the originator and writer of 'School Around the Corner'.

    The show was first broadcast by Radio Eireann in 1954, and ran continuously until 1961 when it was transferred to Telefís Éireann (RTÉ Television). It was the first Telefís Éireann programme to be pre-recorded in 1961; the first episode was broadcast on 2 January 1962. The format of the programme saw Paddy Crosbie chat to school children often with hilarious results.

    The programme continued until 1966 on RTÉ Television before returning to RTÉ Radio for another year. It was again revived on radio in 1973. Between 1990-1994 'The School Around the Corner' returned to television and was presented by Gerry Ryan.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Paddy Crosbie, The School Around the Corner, RTV Guide, Children, Broadcasting, RTÉ Guide, 1960s
  • Geographical coverage
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Country of production
  • Original identifier
    RTV Guide_01061962
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
  • Original language
    English (eng)

Paddy Crosbie The School Around the Corner

Category: The Media