Kelly: Dan Rooney, Diljit Rana, Rod Hull and other guests

Kelly: Dan Rooney, Diljit Rana, Rod Hull and other guests

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Ulster Television studios




Production 14/09/1990


1hr 15min 28sec




Betacam SP



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


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Gerry Kelly welcomes guests and live audience to another evening of music and conversations in Northern Ireland’s popular chat show.

The first guest of the night is a former Labour MP, Robert Kilroy-Silk, who transitioned to presenting morning television. He talks to Kelly about the career change and his interview style. Kilroy-Silk was sacked by the BBC for anti-Arab remarks in 2004 and joined UKIP the same year. Other guests on the show include the winner of Crossmaglen bare knuckle fighting championship, the King of the Travellers Dan Rooney along with Paul Rooney whose commentary can be heard in the amateur video recording of the event. The former world boxing champion Barry McGuigan also accepts an invitation and talks to Kelly about work, boxing career and the dispute with Barney Eastwood.

In the second half of the show, Kelly meets Belfast entrepreneur Diljit Rana who talks about his humble beginnings in business and about his latest venture Plaza Hotel. Last but not least, Kelly welcomes Rod Hull and his uncontrollably violent bird Emu. The riotous puppet bird wrestles Kelly down and proceeds to torment the unsuspecting members of the audience. Musical guests performing in this programme are Philomena Begley, Jimmy McCarthy, Linda Martin and the resident duo Bacaan.


The programme also includes an excerpt from ‘The Quiet Man’ 00:18:09 – 00:19:02 (courtesy of The Video Collection) and amateur video footage of bare-knuckle fighting championship in August 1990 in Crossmaglen 00:19:17 – 00:21:31 (courtesy of John Boyle).


Guests: Robert Kilroy-Silk, Philomena Begley, Dan Rooney, Paul Rooney, Barry McGuigan, Jimmy McCarthy, Bacaan, Diljit Rana, Linda Martin, Rod Hull & Emu

Presented by Gerry Kelly
Director: Bill Armstrong
Producer: David Donaghy
Cameras: Gil Henderson
Sound: Gary Mawhinney
Lighting: Gary Dixon
Console Operator: David Edgar
Props: John Grimason
Make Up: Sheila Dundee
Wardrobe: Karen Cochrane
Production Secretary: June McClinton
Graphic Design: Trevor McCormick
Aston Operator: Mary McCleave
Floor Manager: Ann McClelland
Vision Mixer: William Scott
Vision Supervisor: Gerry Ross
Title Music: Jingle Jangles
Programme Associates: Paul Madeley and Michael Henderson
Research: John Daly
Production Assistant & Research: Sara Bell

Ulster Television Production


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