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  • 'Waterways' Presenter Dick Warner Has Died

    June 16, 2017 · 1 year, 9 months ago · by Stephen Rooke · 70 words · 1682 views · » read full entry



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    Tile Films are deeply saddened by the death of "Waterways" presenter and environmentalist Dick Warner. Director and producer, Stephen Rooke described Dick as a truly great inspiration, a poetic writer with a beautiful engaging voice. May he rest in peace. You can read Dr. Ken Whelan's, Dick's friend and colleague, moving tribute to the great man here: http://www.offthescaleangling.ie/issue17/issue17.html#&panel1-17


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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Oct. 5, 2012 · 6 years, 5 months ago · by Dave Farrell · 219 words · 2587 views · » read full entry


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    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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  • Waterways Wins Two Ifta's

    Feb. 12, 2012 · 7 years, 1 month ago · by Dave Farrell · 95 words · 2598 views · » read full entry


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    Stephen Rooke, Director of Waterways- The Royal Canal was presented with the 2012 IFTA Award for Best Documentary Series in the Television Categories at the Irish Film and Television  Gala Awards Ceremony held at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 11th of February 2012. It was also a great night for Peter Robertson DOP of the series who picked up the 2012 IFTA Award for best  Director of Photography Television on the Waterways series in the Craft and Technical Categories(Television). A big thank you to all the Tile team and crew.
     


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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal Aired On Sunday 2nd October On Rte1

    Oct. 1, 2011 · 7 years, 5 months ago · by Timmy O'Mahony · 189 words · 3165 views · » read full entry



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    The first of six episodes of our new production: "Waterways - The Royal Canal" was aired on Sunday the 2nd October 2011 on RTE 1. In episode one, Dick Warner meets the crew of ‘Rambler’ – the 70ft barge he will travel the Royal Canal on.  He and the crew travel through the Liffey Sea Lock up through Sheriff Street and on the banks of the Royal Canal at Mountjoy Prison, Dick meets Ulick O’Connor. Ulick vividly recounts Brendan Behan’s notorious antics and humorous escapades. In Glasnevin cemetery Dick pays his respects to one of Ireland’s greatest heroes Michael Collins and his darling fiancée Kitty Kiernan. His friend Ken Whelan takes him fly fishing in Finglas and after a long days’ travelling, he and the Rambler ...


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