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Entries For October 2012 ·

  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Oct. 5, 2012 · (4 years, 8 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1806 views


    IFTA-winning documentary series ‘Waterways – The Royal Canal’ is to be made available on DVD on RTE's online shop  from  Friday the 5th October 2012. Stephen Rooke (Saving the Titanic)  directed the series which picked up Best Documentary Series and Best Cinematography in Television for Peter Robertson at the 2012 IFTA Awards. Rachel Towell was the production manager for the series.

    The series, which returned to RTÉ screens last year after a 16-year absence, follows naturalist, writer and broadcaster Dick Warner as he travels through the Royal Canal from Dublin to Longford to celebrate its reopening after more than half a century of dereliction.

    Warner, who fronted the original series in the 90s, journeys in an original 70ft Royal Canal tug barge called Rambler, and meets both experts and ordinary people ...

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  • A Terrible Beauty.........

    Oct. 1, 2012 · (4 years, 8 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 834 views


    Director and Writer Keith Farrell and Editor Daithi Connaughton are putting the final touches to this epic 90 minute dramadoc for TG4 at Windmill Lane Studios. Set during The Irish Rebellion in 1916 and using first hand accounts for the first time we hear the authentic voices of the Irish Volunteer, the British soldier and the civilians caught up in the linked battles of Mount Street and North King Street. The finished film is scheduled to be screened in 2013.  

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