Super 8 Stories: 'Dopey Dick' Killer Whale

Details

Location

Derry

Year

1970s

Source

BBC NI

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

03min 33sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Seamus Mallon

Rights Holder

BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Seamus Mallon

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Description

In the 1970s Londonderry gained a celebrity in the shape of a killer whale nicknamed 'Dopey Dick' who swam up the River Foyle and couldn't get back out to sea. James Kelly remembers shooting his film of the incident and his son, Eddie, talks about how the local children reacted. This clip appeared in Series 1, Programme 2 of Super 8 Stories.

Notes

  

Shot List

Shots of killer whale in River Foyle, Londonderry. Contemporary BBC News report from the scene. Schoolkids gathered to watch. Children in classroom drawing pictures of the event. Another segment from the news report. Crowds gathered on bridge. Final shots of the killer whale as it swims back out towards the sea.

Credits

Narrator - Maire Jones; Camera - Michael Quinn; Sound - Sion Kerr, Gregg Bailey; Music Consultants - Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Production Accountant - Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant - Tammy Moore; Graphic - Alan Perry; Dubbing - One Zero Zero; Online Editor - Johnathan Fetherstone; Researcher - Ronan Feely; Archivist - Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer - Jenny Waugh; Executive Producers - Deirdre Devlin, Michael Hewitt; Editors - Greg Darby, Henry Wood; Producer - Diarmuid Lavery; Director - Brian Henry Martin

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