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'Cancer' (1973)

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Image ref no   2240/012
Caption   'Cancer' (1973)
Programme   Victims Trilogy  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Devlin, JG (1907 - 1991)
Murphy, Wesley
Young, Derek
McPartland, Joseph (- 1994)
Description   A UDR (Ulster Defence Regiment) checkpoint scene from the RTÉ Television drama 'Cancer', during filming in Roundwood, County Wicklow, in May 1973. From left to right; JG Devlin as Dinny (in background), Wesley Murphy as Boyle, Derek Young as UDR officer and Joe McPartland as George (right).

'Cancer' was the first part of a trilogy of television plays written by Eugene McCabe entitled 'Victims'. McCabe based 'Cancer' on a story originally published in 'The Dublin Magazine'. It was first broadcast by RTÉ on 3 October 1973, and was the first television drama RTÉ filmed on location and in colour. The RTÉ Guide published a preview of the play on 28 September 1973. 'Cancer' won an award for best script at the Prague International Television Festival.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Holmes, Eve  
Date of photograph   01/May/1973
(01/May/1973 - 01/May/1973)  
Rights holder   RTÉ