Ultimate Ulster: Most Admired Women

Ultimate Ulster: Most Admired Women

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Location

Belfast, Bushmills, Castlewellan, Whitehead

Year

2011

Date

Transmission 06/06/2011

Length

22min 35sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

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

Courtesy

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

Rights Holder

ITV, Televisionary Productions

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Description

In this episode of Ultimate Ulster, presenter Frank Mitchell guides us through the public's choice for the Top Ten Northern Irish Women (living or dead), they most admire.

Out of many worthy choices, the nation's leading lady is Dame Mary Peters. A 1972 gold-medal winning Olympian from the Munich games, Peters has subsequently worked extensively for charities, in particular for local hospitals. Following this, is Mary McAleese, the former President of Ireland, with Peter Sheridan and Anne Fenton giving testimonials. Coming in third is TV presenter Christine Bleakley, with Chris Sherrard interviewed about why he voted for her. 

Then the women with the highest number of votes, in running order are, Gloria Hunniford (TV personality and presenter) with Julie Rowlands, from Whitehead giving a testimonial. The person you call 'mum' is next, Ashley and Gail Harrison from Castlewellon speak about why they voted for their mum, Tracey. Following this is Baroness May Blood, a member of the House of Lords and education advocate, with Jane Morrice interviewed. Proceeding this is the only woman not from Northern Ireland, former Secretary of State, Mo Mowlam, with Denis Murray and Monica McWilliams giving testimonials. The last three voted for are politican Naomi Long, the person you call 'wife' and, then, 1970's Eurovision winner, and politician, Dana Scallon.

Notes

The series features ten guides to Northern Ireland, as chosen by local people. The previous series was the most watched regional programme in the entire ITV Network.  

Credits

Presented by Frank Mitchell.

A Televisionvisionary production for UTV.

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