Between The River, The Road, The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

Between The River, The Road, The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

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Belfast, Lower Ormeau Road




Transmission 26/08/1993


25min 44sec







Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)


Banter Productions, Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

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Documenting the lives of the residents of the Lower Ormeau Road, and the challenges they face both with community development and sectarian violence. 

The Concerned Community group was established after the horror of what residents call the "bookies massacre" at Sean Graham's bookmakers', where members of the Ulster Defence Association opened fire at the customers, killing five civilians and wounding another nine. The group provides the community a chance to gather residents together for activities, and as well known local, Dolores says, gives them "a wee trip to let our hair down"!

Other issues tackled in the programme is the area's level of deprivation - with unemployment figures in excess of 40% - and a big concern for the community is the 12th July marches, which come through the area, and causes the RUC to block in the streets so residents can't leave their homes.


A Banter Television Production for UTV

Filmmaker: Simon Wood 

The producers would like to thank: LORAG and the Lower Ormeau Concerned Community Group and The residents and friends of the Lower Omreau who helped make this film.




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