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Old School, New School

15 retired teachers from Ireland embark on a trip of a lifetime, as they travel to West Africa to bring over 500 years of teaching experience into the classrooms of The Gambia.

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Award Winners

Over the years the Documentary on One has won many national and international awards - Delve into our treasure chest....

Heroes of the Caribbean

Finalist Certificate Winner in Sports Analysis Documentary Category @ 2011 New York Festivals

John Kenny from RTE Sport tells the story of Irish Cricket. In particular, he looks back at the 2007 Cricket World Cup. After 150 years of being of bowled out, the Irish cricket team bowled everyon...

Clouds in Harry's Coffee

Winner of Gold Award, New York Festivals 2015

During WW2, 32 Irishmen were held in captivity for 5 years and forced to work in a labour concentration camp - They became known as "Hitler's Irish slaves" - We join the last survivor of that group...

The Echo Chamber: The Story of Jihad ...

Special Commendation in 'European Radio Investigation of the Year' at Prix Europa 2013

One day three people in different parts of the world went online, the meet in a chat room, they talk with each other, it will change their lives forever.

Letters to Ann

Special Mention, Prix Italia - 1996

Why did hundreds of Irish women write letters to a county Longford schoolgirl in 1984?

The Reindeer Santa Left Behind

Bronze Radio Winner - New York Festivals 2012 - Best Childrens Program

An Exclusive - Recorded over the last year, this is the incredible story which began last Christmas Eve just as Santa arrived into Ireland and Blitzen, one of his reindeers got badly injured.

Skelligs Calling

Silver Radio Winner - New York Festivals 2012 - Best Sound

A sonic portrait of Skellig Michael in the company of world-renowned sound recordist, Chris Watson.

Undue Alarm

Silver Medal Winner, New York Festivals 2014

How an Irish doctor came face to face with the biggest industrial project on the planet.

The Echo Chamber: The Story of Jihad ...

Special Commendation in 'European Radio Investigation of the Year' at Prix Europa 2013

One day three people in different parts of the world went online, the meet in a chat room, they talk with each other, it will change their lives forever.

A Knock on the Door

(1) Silver in 'Radio Documentary of the Year' category at 2013 PPI's (2) Finalist Certificate in 'Human Relations' category at New York Festivals 2013

How a forgotten Irish kidnapping irrecoverably changed the lives of 3 generations of one family - Thomas Niedermayer was taken from his Belfast home in 1973 - 40yrs later, his grandchildren tell th...

The Voices of Vern Nash

i) Special mention at the Prix Italia. ii) Winner of 2009 Ake Blomstrom Memorial Award.

A portrait of an elderly jazz man and his long battle with schizophrenia - Vern has multiple voices that speak to him - and he talks right back to them