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Wesley Murphy and JG Devlin in 'Cancer' (1973)

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Caption   Wesley Murphy and JG Devlin in 'Cancer' (1973)
Programme   Victims Trilogy  
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Personalities/Groups   Murphy, Wesley
Devlin, JG (1907 - 1991)
Description   Irish actors Wesley Murphy as Johnny Boyle (left) and JG (Jimmy) Devlin as Dinny, in a scene from the RTÉ Television drama 'Cancer', during filming in the Kilbride/Ballysmuttan area of County Wicklow in May 1973.

'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 publsihed 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  
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