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On Your Bike - Documentary On Newstalk
Documentary On Newstalk celebrates Ireland’s cycling Greenway.
On Your Bike, is an exploration of Ireland’s first greenway, the Westport to Achill route. Seen through the eyes of a group of social cyclists who travel it in a day, the programme also tells the history of the former rail line, and explores the lives of the diverse range of people who work, live and cycle along its route.
On Your Bike was originally broadcast on Newstalk on Sunday 8th October 2017.
CREDITS: ‘On Your Bike’ was edited and produced by Brian Gallagher. The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.
New Knowledge - Documentary On Newstalk
Producers Maurice Kelliher and Shaun O'Boyle explore a global effort to improve brain health and reduce the impact of dementia, in "New Knowledge"
In Ireland, more than 55,000 people are living with dementia. In this documentary, we visit the Global Brain Health Institute in Dublin, and meet researchers who are looking for new ways to support people living with dementia, to better understand its causes, and to plan for a future where dementia is on the increase.
"New Knowledge" was produced by Maurice Kelliher and Shaun O'Boyle, and was supported by a grant from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, as part of the Sound And Vision Scheme.
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Letters from Midwinter - Documentary On Newstalk
"Letters from Midwinter" provides a rare insight into the private conversations of women in Ireland between 1970 and 2020, through their personal letters.
Produced, written and narrated by Susan Dennehy.
The Researcher and Script Editor was Joanna Marsden.
The programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.
Additional support was provided by An Post.
A Boy From The North West: The Jack Kerrigan Story - Documentary on Newstalk
This week on Documentary on Newstalk - to mark the 60th anniversary of the Irish Wheelchair Association Newstalk is broadcasting "A Boy From The North West".
Producer Susan Dennehy and writer Joanna Marsden team up to tell the story of Donegal-man Jack Kerrigan. Paralysed in a diving accident in 1949, he was one of the first wheelchair users to participate in Irish society and one of the members of Paralympics Ireland's first team in 1960. It is a poignant account of what it was like to be a wheelchair user in Ireland in the 50s & 60s.
Jack’s memoirs are read by Mikel Murfi and original music is by Andrew Synott. The programme was made with the support of the BAI, Sound and Vision Grant.
What is Life? - Documentary On Newstalk
This new radio documentary explores what happened when a physicist asked, “What is Life?”
All life on this planet has something very important in common: DNA. It’s packed into every cell of our body, filled with instructions and tools for those cells to do what they need to do. It carries important information from one generation to the next, just as it did from the beginning of life throughout evolution to every living thing on the planet today.
‘What is Life?’ examines the impact of a series of public lectures given by Erwin Schrödinger in 1943 in Dublin, when he attempted to understand the chemistry of life and inheritance.
"What is Life?" was produced by Maurice Kelliher and Shaun O'Boyle, and was supported by a grant from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, as part of the Sound And Vision Scheme.
COMA - Drama On Newstalk
Another chance to hear the critically acclaimed, award winning ‘Coma’.
In a small town somewhere in Ireland, a young man lies in a coma. His daily visitors confide in him and reveal their innermost secrets.
COMA was produced by Macanna Teoranta and written by Kevin McCann and Peter Murphy Sound recording by Paddy Greenan and Shane O’Connor, with mastering by Maddu Kambamettu and editing by Seamus Callagy
The play was performed by Catriona O’Reilly, James McInerney, Michael Olwell, Orla Cahill, Zoe Hickey, Joanne Brennan, Hugh Leddy, Fergal McAloon, Regina Donoghue, and Sean Nulty.
COMA was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland via the Sound and Vision Scheme.