RTE showing “Insurrection” as part of 1916 Centenary Series after a 50 years gap


Conor Doyle talks to BRID DOOLEY – Head of RTE Archives about showing after a gap of 50 years the acclaimed “Insurrection” as part of their 1916 Centenary Series.

On the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Telefís Éireann produced ‘Insurrection’ an eight part drama that depicted the events of Easter Week 1916 as they might have been covered if television had existed.

‘Insurrection’ has been restored and is preserved at RTÉ Archives, which wasn’t initially the plan of the producers.

The extract shown here is from the second episode in the series and shows Ray McAnally as the studio anchor reporting on the events of April 24 1916.

Duration: 11'07" DATE: March 14, 2016
Interviewer:Conor Doyle
Producer:Conor Doyle
Interviewee:Brid Dooley
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:RTE Archives, Irish history, 1916 Easter Rising , "Insurrection", 1916 Centenary Series, drama
LocationDublin Time Period:2016
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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