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The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.

The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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The main weekly documentary slot on RTÉ Radio 1 and the biggest arena to which listeners can tune to hear documentary work by RTÉ and independent producers. The fare is eclectic and varies greatly from week to week: human interest stories, issues, ideas, historical events, biography, music and literature.

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@RTEdoconone

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English

Contact:

RTE Radio 1 RTE Donnybrook, Dublin 4 01-2083111


Episodes

After the music - The Daughters story

12/6/2019
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Fran O'Toole, lead singer with the Miami Showband was murdered along with band members in a loyalist ambush in Northern Ireland in 1975. Soon after, Fran's young daughters were taken to live in Canada by their mother. Rachel and Kelly have long searched for a connection to their father and his family, imagining what might have been. (2015)

Duration:00:39:24

DocArchive (1991): Opera at Wexford 40 Years of Wexford Festival

12/3/2019
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This documentary looks to the history of the Wexford Festival Opera since its formation in 1951. From the outset the Festival became one of the world’s leading opera festivals. Under its founding director, Dr Tom Walsh, the festival began a steady climb to international success which continues to entertain audiences to this day. (1991)

Duration:00:41:00

Ireland and the KGB

11/29/2019
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Spy stories typically start on dimly lit streets in Eastern Europe, not in Dublin suburbia. But this isn’t your typical spy story. An Irish KGB ring, deadly poisonings, arms deals - Irish people have been involved, knowingly or unknowingly, in the deeply secret world of Russian spying. Enter the shadowy realm of Ireland & Russian espionage. (2017)

Duration:00:40:54

JG Farrell: 149 Days in the Life Of

11/22/2019
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JG Farrell - the 2 time Booker winning author moved to West Cork in March 1979. Shortly after, he drowned while fishing. Using interviews of neighbours, family and friends - this documentary tells the story of those 149 days in the life of JG Farrell.

Duration:00:35:58

DocArchive (1978): Ashington Miners Radio Ballad on English Miners

11/19/2019
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Life in darkness, miners speak of life below ground dealing with explosives, accidents on the job, workplace strikes and real fact of those who die in the mines. The lack of death inquest and frustration with management. The Ashington Colliery mine created many jobs as well as stories and folk songs, which we hear in this documentary. (1978)

Duration:00:38:48

007, The Irish Connection

11/15/2019
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First appearing on cinema screens in 1962, James Bond brings many famous names to mind - Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig - the list goes on. However, Dubliner Kevin McClory is rarely a name that people connect with 007. We take a look at how one Irishman is inextricably connected to the most famous spy of them all. (2017)

Duration:00:43:55

Did Michael Keogh Save Hitler?

11/8/2019
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Irish man Michael Keogh claims to have saved Hitler's life before he became 'Führer'. Could a Carlow man, who left home at 16 and lived a life of pseudonyms, disguise, conspiracy, and war, have had such an impact on modern history? (2011)

Duration:00:38:59

Letters To Ann

11/5/2019
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In 1984, Anne Lovett, a 15yr old from Co. Longford died giving birth beside a grotto. Her baby son also died. After Anne’s death, the Gay Byrne show received so many letters, they devoted an entire programme to reading them out - a seminal moment in Irish broadcasting & 12 yrs later, Lorelei Harris, made this multi award winning documentary. (1996)

Duration:00:42:05

In Tom Crean's Footsteps

11/1/2019
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In 1916, Tom Crean was part of one of the greatest adventure stories ever told when he joined Ernest Shackleton's Expedition to the Antarctic. 100 years later, in October 2016, his granddaughter, Aileen travelled thousands of miles to try and retrace her grandfather's footsteps. (2017)

Duration:00:38:39

DocArchive (1998): Alexandrias

10/29/2019
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Writer and Broadcaster John Theocharis presents a personal odyssey through the city of his birth, Alexandria in Egypt. After 30 years John revisits his old city and joins one barber in a small barber shop to hear how life has changed since he left. Mr George, a local philosopher would recall stories told to John and his school friends. (1998)

Duration:00:42:04

The Forgotten Visit

10/25/2019
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The visit of a United States President to Ireland that seems to have faded in collective memory of many, despite the fact that it had people lining the streets to welcome Richard Nixon on his trip to Ireland in 1970. We look back at why this state visit was overshadowed by the earlier visit of Nixon’s great archrival, John F. Kennedy. (2010)

Duration:00:40:36

DocArchive (1989): The Undertakers Art

10/22/2019
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During troubled times of grief and sorrow, the undertaker's job is to put the family at ease, guide them through the funeral and help them say goodbye to their loved ones. What type of person goes into the burying business? (1989)

Duration:00:42:46

The Orwell Wheeler

10/18/2019
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Road cycling is one of the world’s toughest sports. In 1987, Stephen Roche did the unthinkable - winning the three biggest cycle races in the world, the Giro d'Italia, Tour De France and World Championship. He was hailed a cycling hero across the world. 30yrs on, we look back at his iconic sporting achievement, which is yet to be repeated (2017)

Duration:00:47:30

DocArchive (1998): In Good Cheer

10/15/2019
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'In Good Cheer' goes beyond the bottle to meet the numerous personalities and the heritage involved in producing Ireland's very own liquid gold. Presenter Julie Duane who once worked in the laboratory at Irish Distillers visited Bushmills Distilleries, the oldest licensed distillery in the world in Midleton Co Cork and Co. Antrim. (1998)

Duration:00:42:00

Mighty Mac - Prix Europa Winner 2009

10/11/2019
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This doc won Best Radio Documentary in Europe in 2009. One of our all time great listens - this story has everything. Limerick man, Ger MacNamara is master upholsterer and world champion power lifter, and we join him as he embarks on two challenges. (2009)

Duration:00:41:18

A Fight To The End

10/4/2019
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In December 2016, Eileen Kenny lost a long battle with cancer. It was not the only battle that Eileen fought in the previous years. Dissatisfied with her treatment, and seeking answers, she had been through a struggle with both her treating doctor and the Irish Medical Council. A struggle that has left her family without closure. (2019)

Duration:00:40:38

Return To The Green Line

9/26/2019
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In 1996, Gardaí deployed on UN peacekeeping duties in Cyprus saw two men killed. Unarmed, and caught up in the violence within the UN buffer zone, Garda Frank Flood witnessed both killings at close hand. Now, for the first time in almost a quarter-of-a-century, Frank is returning to Cyprus to revisit those events and find out more (2019)

Duration:00:40:29

DocArchive (1983): People on the Move

9/24/2019
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Colum Kenny presents an exploration of types of transport as he takes to the skies in an Aer Lingus flight bound for New York, crosses the Irish Sea in the B&I Line ferry, visits the Murder Mile in a Belfast taxi and talks to Dublin motorists. (1983)

Duration:00:43:21

The Undetectables

9/20/2019
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Thousands of Irish people live with HIV today. You can’t see it in their face. Many of them are living in the shadows, fearful of judgement. The numbers of people being diagnosed with HIV are higher than they have ever been. We meet four people affected by HIV and find out what it is really like to be HIV positive in Ireland today. (2019)

Duration:00:39:53

DocArchive (1989): Brides

9/17/2019
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Two women, born almost 50 years apart, recall meeting their husband, falling in love and marrying. (1989)

Duration:00:34:25