Broadcasting History

Broadcasting History

Date: 07/06/2019 20:13

Experience Northern Ireland as it was 50 years ago, through recently unearthed TV footage and in conversation with some of the key players in broadcasting at the time.

BBC Northern Ireland is delighted to host this unique event, showcasing rarely seen archive footage from the three main broadcasters on the island – BBC NI, UTV and RTÉ.

A series of short films will be presented, documenting life in Northern Ireland in the 1960s and early 1970s, including events surrounding the Troubles. Following the screening, hear first-hand accounts of the editorial challenges, moral dilemmas and technical battles faced by broadcasters of that era.

Chaired by Peter Weil, former BBC producer (Panorama and Newsnight) and ex-Deputy Head of Programmes at BBC NI, our panel discussion will include contributions from former UTV and BBC news editor Robin Walsh, former BBC news reporter Don Anderson and former RTÉ news reporter Kevin Healy. 

This event is brought to you by BBC Northern Ireland in collaboration with RTÉ Archives, Northern Ireland Screen, UTV and PRONI. Click here to book your free tickets:

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