The Meaning of Christmas Day

The Meaning of Christmas Day

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Details

Location

Belfast, Royal Avenue

Year

1964

Date

8, 9 & 12 December 1964

Length

06min 29sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Jimmy Greene interviews a number of people about what Christmas Day means to them.

One of the people he interviews is Sam Thompson, the Belfast playwright, who has no time for the "racket" of Christmas. 

Notes

Sam Thompson (21 May 1916 – 15 February 1965) was an Irish playwright best known for his controversial plays Over the Bridge, which exposes sectarianism, and Cemented with Love, which focuses on political corruption. His works fall into the social realist genre but are distinct in their dramatisation of Northern Irish issues; they were ground-breaking in documenting sectarian violence before the eruption of the Troubles. 

Credits

An Ulster Televsion Production.

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