6 episodes

RTÉ Drama On One in Ireland presents a collection of Samuel Beckett’s writings and showcases performances by one the world’s greatest Beckett interpreters, Barry McGovern with introductions by Gerry Dukes. See rte.ie/dramaonone for more. Series made possible by the kind permission of the Estate of Samuel Beckett. Lead photo courtesy of the Board of Trinity College, the University of Dublin.

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RTÉ Drama On One in Ireland presents a collection of Samuel Beckett’s writings and showcases performances by one the world’s greatest Beckett interpreters, Barry McGovern with introductions by Gerry Dukes. See rte.ie/dramaonone for more. Series made possible by the kind permission of the Estate of Samuel Beckett. Lead photo courtesy of the Board of Trinity College, the University of Dublin.

    A Piece of Monologue

    A Piece of Monologue

    Originally written for the actor David Warrilow and first performed in 1979. Performed here by Barry McGovern, and directed by Daniel Reardon - with an introduction by Gerry Dukes,.

    • 30 min
    Extra: Meeting Samuel Beckett

    Extra: Meeting Samuel Beckett

    Gerry Dukes has been remembering his own meetings with the writer on numerous occasions in the 1980s.

    • 24 min
    The Old Tune

    The Old Tune

    The Old Tune is Samuel Beckett's free adaptation of La Manivelle/The Crank, a radio play by French writer, Robert Pinget. Starring Barry McGovern as Cream and Eamon Morrissey as Gorman.

    • 53 min
    Extra: The myths and mysteries of Samuel Beckett

    Extra: The myths and mysteries of Samuel Beckett

    A pair of programmes made in 2006 by John Bowman celebrating the centenary of Samuel Beckett's birth. In these episodes of "Bowman: Sunday 8.30", John Bowman explores RTÉ Archives recordings addressing some of the myths and mysteries surrounding Beckett and his work.

    • 54 min
    All That Fall

    All That Fall

    All That Fall reveals the tortuous journeys of Maddy Rooney to Boghill train station and back, when she decides to surprise her husband Dan on his return train journey from work. Premiered on the BBC in 1957, this RTÉ version was recorded in 1990. Starring Pegg Monahan and Aidan Grennell (pictured) - produced & directed by Barry McGovern.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Watt

    Watt

    Drama On One begins its Beckett Season with Watt, adapted and performed by Barry McGovern. Published as a novel in 1953, Watt tells the story of a nomadic manservant who works for a Mr Knott. Barry McGovern’s acclaimed stage version of Watt premiered at the Gate Theatre in 2010. Both the stage and radio versions are directed by Tom Creed.

    • 58 min

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